Canada became the first country to legalize recreational cannabis in October 2017, but I began covering cannabis in this country and the United States a few years earlier than that. It’s a great beat for a generalist, as it touches all facets of society: government policy, politics, lifestyle, business. And as a journalist who began her career in health reporting, and still covers that beat regularly, I enjoy producing coverage that demystifies and explains this fascinating industry.

CBC News

N.L.’s new Cannabis Control Act sets driving penalties, fines for public and underage use

N.L. business banking on people needing pots to grow pot

Canopy growing pains should even out in a couple of weeks, CEO says

Crossed wires in council’s rejection of Portugal Cove pot shop, mayor says


Canada’s First Cannabis Clones Are For Sale Online Now

From Point A to B: How to Transport Cannabis by Car

Newfoundland Cannabis Store Closes Amidst Supply Shortages

Cannabis Accessories Store Scrutinized for Using the Word ‘Cannabis’

Cannabis Legalization Day in Canada: Leafly’s Live Coverage

Days Into Legalization, Canada Is Already Running out of Cannabis

Yahoo Canada News

How will legalized pot change the medical marijuana industry?

Public health considerations a key part of pot legalization

Cannabis patients farm out their growing needs as they await legalization

Provinces unsure how to move forward on marijuana legalization

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals refuse to adopt marijuana decriminalization

Medical marijuana users shouldn’t be forgotten on path to pot legalization: advocates

Pot legalization path has many twists and turns

Huff Post Canada

Weed Etiquette To Follow When Bringing Cannabis To A Holiday Party


Incredible Medibles: Marijuana Meets Culinary Innovation

4 Purveyors of Surprisingly Delicious Marijuana-Infused Edibles

Beyond Brownies: 5 Spots to Explore Marijuana Cuisine


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