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Will You Be Turned Away At The Border Once Cannabis Is Legal?

While some marijuana-smoking Canadians have already thought about how they will answer questions about their consumption when crossing the border, people working in the cannabis industry may not have turned their minds to how seemingly benign questions about their employment could affect them.

A question as simple as “what do you do for a living?” could result in a lifetime ban for people who work with cannabis. 

It is a scary thought…which is made all the more frightening by the sheer potential of its scope. 

After all, the Canadian cannabis industry is booming. 

If you receive financial remuneration for your participation or promotion of cannabis, you may be affected.  People working in legal cannabis in Canada, are considered to be living off the profits of the drug trade in America.

To learn more, read the full article at the link.


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Expert Legal Evidence On Bill C-46 In Canada's Senate

Earlier this week, I was honoured to honoured to be personally invited to appear before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in order to advise them on bill C-46.

In the course of my appearance, I was asked to provide the Committee with five minutes of testimony in relation to the bill.  Afterwards, I was questioned by the Senators for fifty minutes.  

What resulted was a very broad and interesting conversation about the constitutional implications of this proposed law and the state of impaired driving. 

You can watch a video link or read a complete transcript of the appearance, which is archived here.

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The B.C. Government Reveals Its Plan to Create a 90-day Drug-Impaired Driving Scheme

Our provincial government has released a plan to deal with cannabis once it becomes legal.  

Amongst other things, it has revealed an intention to create a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition scheme for drug-impaired drivers.  It is likely that this scheme will be similar to the one already in place for alcohol-impaired drivers.  

Of course, no one is pro-impaired driving...but will innocent people be unfairly punished?  And what does this mean for our Charter rights?

I sat down with Roundhouse Radio's Gene Valaitis to discuss some of the potential problems with our governments plan to curb drug-impaired driving.

You can listen to the full interview on Roundhouse Radio here.

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B.C.'s Answers to Some Big Cannabis Questions Leaves Much To Be Desired

Yesterday afternoon, the B.C. government made an announcement in relation to the use of recreational marijuana in our province.

We now have some more clarity around how the use, regulation and sale of the drug will look in B.C. will look once it becomes legal.  

And while the announcement answered some big questions, it also left a lot hanging in the balance.   

So let's get to it and break this announcement down into three topics - tenancy issues, drug-impaired driving and public use - in order to find out what it might mean for you.

You can also read the full article, as it appears in The Georgia Straight, here.

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Allegations of Wide Spread Sexual Misconduct Plague the RCMP

When a case action lawsuit involving sexual harassment and the RCMP was approved to go ahead, lawyers estimated that they would receive about one thousand claims.

So far, there are over 2,400 claimants, and many more coming forward.  Lawyers are now expecting over 4,000 claimants before it's all over.

Many have expressed shock and outrage at the fact that such a toxic workplace could exist for so long, under the eye of the government.  

Earlier this week, I sat down with Roundhouse Radio's Gene Valaitis to discuss sexual misconduct in the RCMP and beyond.  You can hear the entire interview here.

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