A newly-released report suggests wide racial disparity in marijuana-related arrests in Buffalo and Erie County. Advocates for marijuana reform says it's one more reason why it's time laws changes to allow the regulation and taxation of pot in New York State.
The recently-passed state budget eliminates a cap on New York’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry. That will allow more farmers to be able to research, grow and process a crop that could turn into a million-dollar business.
Canada's public safety minister says he will push the United States to change some of its border policies when it comes to marijuana. Some Canadians have been barred for life from entering the U.S. after admitting to American border guards that they have smoked marijuana in the past.
Ontario's premier Kathleen Wynne was on hand at a Toronto supermarket this week to buy a small case of beer, the first to be sold in grocery stores in the province. At the same time, she is also being criticized for a comment she made about Ontario government liquor stores being the best place to one day sell legal marijuana.
Canada's largest addiction and mental health treatment and research center is calling for the legalization of marijuana. The director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto says the current system of controls no longer works.