The Calgary Stampede will not allow attendees to consume cannabis, but they will be allowed to smoke tobacco (and drink beer) on site. Attendees may carry cannabis with them, but they will have to leave to use it and re-enter.
- MED users are considered an exemption under Calgary’s bylaw banning public cannabis consumption, but there is no such exception in the Stampede’s rules.
- “Leaving the site to medicate is not always an option for people who are severely ill,” said the Calgary Cannabis Club’s Gordon Hayes, who suggested restrictions on MED consumption could violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- In a survey commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), a quarter of MED users said MED is harder to get since legalization. Supply issues or increased prices, or both, have forced 64% to under-dose and sent 37% to the illicit market.
- In Toronto, 86% of the city’s illicit REC stores have been closed, either by raids, or by owners getting out of the business.
- Rolling Greens, a cannabis-friendly rebranding of links previously known as the Lombard Glen Golf Course, will hold its grand “BYOB” opening this weekend in Smith’s Falls, where Canopy is also headquartered (for now?).