Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws

New rules governing cannabis use are different in each of the country’s 10 provinces and three territories, and experimentation could still result in hefty fines – or even arrest.

Posted:
October 23, 2018
Article source:
The Guardian

Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

The service is available in 13 Indigenous languages through translation. 

Posted:
October 19, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

10 things that are still illegal after pot legalization

Despite being allowed to use or even grow marijuana, Canadians can still be charged if they're caught breaking a number of important laws accompanying legalization.

Posted:
October 19, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

Posted:
October 18, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

Justice for Children and Youth has information for youth about cannabis laws

Justice for Children and Youth has prepared information and a graphic directed at young people. 

Posted:
October 17, 2018
Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth

October 24: Police Surveillance and Civil Liberties

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Ryerson University, Room 230, Rogers Communication Centre, 80 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario

The growing number of police technologies may serve legitimate police purposes but raise serious questions about civil liberties and privacy. 

Posted:
October 17, 2018
Article source:
Centre for Free Expression

Steps to Justice now has information about the new cannabis laws

Steps to Justice now has information about the new cannabis laws: What do the new laws mean? and rules about cannabis and driving.

Posted:
October 17, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases updated policy ahead of cannabis legalization

In its updated guidance ahead of the legalization of recreational weed, the commission says employers can expect workers to be sober at work, particularly in safety-sensitive jobs.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Canadian Civil Liberties Association has video series on cannabis legalization

Topics in the series include cannabis legalization, cannabis at the border, at home, in the workplace, driving, and when it's legal or illegal.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

Legalization is only the start: Canada must do right by its 'cannabis criminals'

"Canada has spent far more money on drug-law enforcement than on the investigation, enforcement and prevention of serious crimes of violence": Globe and Mail opinion piece.

Posted:
October 15, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail