Tagged cannabis legalization

Has Canada become the new Amsterdam?

By Aaren Abigail, November 7 2019— In spite of what many think, and what some politicians would have you believe, the legalization of cannabis in itself was not to discourage drug use by making it more accessible to Canadians. Neither was it to reduce the amount of organized crime in Canada. It was a promise…

Legalization won’t change the prohibition of cannabis in varsity sports

By Kristy Koehler, September 28 2018 — Recreational cannabis will become legal in Canada on Oct. 17. How will this impact varsity athletics? The short answer, according to president and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Paul Melia, is that it won’t. “We want athletes to remember that they are liable…

U of C keeping higher education sober with Cannabis Policy

By Jason Herring, September 24 2018 — Despite the impending Oct. 17 legalization of cannabis across Canada, students at the University of Calgary will have to venture off-campus to light up a legal joint. The U of C unveiled its stand-alone Cannabis Policy on Sept. 24, but the policy doesn’t come into effect until Oct….

U of C ranked fourth-last in national marijuana use survey

By Henry Ma, March 16 2018 — According to a Maclean’s survey on marijuana use by post-secondary students, the University of Calgary is ranked fourth-last nationally. Over 22,000 students responded to the survey. Nearly two-thirds of the respondents said they never smoke pot, while only a small percentage reported being weekly or daily users. Overall,…

Cave talks Task Force at Jan. 30 SLC meeting

By Tina Shaygan, January 30 2017 — (With files from Derek Baker) The Jan. 30 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a brief unanimous passing of resolutions on minor policy changes regarding General Faculties Council reporting. The meeting continued with Students’ Union president Branden Cave’s report on the Jan. 11 meeting of the…

On-campus regulation hot topic ahead of marijuana legalization

By Justin Schellenberg, January 26 2018 — The University of Calgary, in conjunction with the Students’ Union and other campus organizations, has created a cannabis working group tasked with figuring out how the future legalization of cannabis in Canada will affect the university community, as well as what policies and procedures should be implemented to…

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