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Jesse B. Staniforth
Jesse B. Staniforth is the editor of the free cannabis-industry newsletter WeedWeek Canada. He also reports on Indigenous issues, cybersecurity, and food safety.
Most Popular Articles

Chuck Rifici: The Problem-Solving Cannabis Financier

How a passion for innovation—and disdain for opioids—made a cannabis true-believer of this Canadian entrepreneur.

Henry Rollins: How a Drug-Hating Punk Came to Respect Cannabis

The famously straight-edge punk legend holds forth on lovable stoners, the connection between cannabis and gay rights, and his goal of being a "moral force" in the cannabis space.

Quebec Wants to Ban Homegrow. Is It the Will of the Voters or Vested Interests?

When Health Minister Lucie Charlebois speaks of a majority who oppose home growing, it very well may be a deck stacked with companies who stand to make a profit from keeping Quebeckers from growing their own.

Canada’s Marijuana Party Founder Loves Legalization Even Though It ‘Pisses Me Off’

Founder of the Bloc Pot and the Marijuana Party (and co-founder of the Montreal Compassion Centre), Marc-Boris St-Maurice reflects on several decades of fighting the good fight for cannabis.

Indigenous Communities and the Cannabis Act: A Clash of Tradition and Treaties

Some Indigenous communities want an all-out ban on cannabis. Others want to be able to grow and sell cannabis freely. All feel they have a moral right to decide for themselves.

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Niagara Senior Arrested for 1,200 Cannabis Plants, Claims Personal Use

A search warrant was issued based on the strong smell of cannabis emanating from his house.

Edibles Unlikely to Launch in Canadian Market Until 2020

The Canadian government is set to legalize edibles by Oct. 17 but don’t expect an automatic unveiling on store shelves the next day.

Cannabis Smoke in Public Not a Crime, Quebec Decides

Cities in Quebec claim it would be too difficult to enforce a ban on consuming cannabis in public.

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From May 3-9

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This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Apr. 27-May 2

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This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Apr. 20-26

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This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Apr. 12-19

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Vancouver Park Board Urges 420 Organizers to Cancel Cypress Hill Concert

But the show will go on… probably.

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Apr. 5-11

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This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Mar. 29-Apr. 4

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