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Marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery arrested in Toronto, stores raided

Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery have been arrested in Toronto and police are raiding several pot dispensaries associated with the couple. Lawyer Jack Lloyd says the couple was...
4-20 event in downtown Vancouver April 20, 2015

Vancouver pot protest 'necessary' despite legalization promise, activist

VANCOUVER — Optimism mixed with thick clouds of pot smoke in downtown Vancouver last year as tens of thousands of people gathered for the annual "4-20" marijuana legalization rally under a massive...
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Great Northern Extraction: marijuana concentrate producers compete against prohibition

At a secret location in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood, leaders in the illegal and unregulated marijuana extract industry met to test their product.

Birdman, Whiplash and St. Vincent top a full slate of new films now playing

And watch a refugee from Downton Abbey land as The Guest in New Mexico.

Canada’s new drug laws deliver a blow to dispensary operators

Lawyer Kirk Tousaw represents many medical cannabis dispensaries. Last week, he spoke to an audience in downtown Vancouver, outlining his concerns about recently revised Canadian drug policy.

Pot culture in Vancouver: photo essay

Marijuana possession is illegal in Canada. But a VO photo series shows that not everyone is following the letter of the law.

Jodie Emery on running Prince of Pot's Cannabis Culture empire

"The Princess of Pot", Jodie Emery, talks with VO about high times at Cannabis Culture Magazine and hard times without Marc.

NPAer on NPA fundraiser. Ouch!

Alex Tsakamis went to last night's NPA Fundraiser. And then he skewered it.