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All your legal pot questions answered

Last Updated Oct 16, 2018 at 5:25 pm EDT

A cannabis plant approaching maturity is photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. The Manitoba government says it's still preparing for the legalization of recreational cannabis a week from now. The government has released new public service announcements warning of the potential health impacts of marijuana, and of the penalties for breaking the law. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

MONTREAL (CITYNEWS) – In the months leading up to “weed day” CityNews has aired daily pot feature The Marijuana Files, following along as the country prepares for legal pot. Now with October 17th upon us, we’ve compiled a list of the things you absolutely must know about marijuana legalization.

Pot FAQs

Marijuana 101: A newbie’s guide to pot

Pot speak 101: cannabis terminology explained

Does pot affect sexual performance and fertility?

Can you get a ‘contact high’ from second-hand pot smoke?

Examining effects of second-hand pot smoke

Is today’s cannabis higher in potency?

Does cannabis help or hinder your sleep?

What are the mental health risks of marijuana use?

Rules about consumption

Montreal lays out its rules around legal pot

Quebec’s New Marijuana Rules

Higher education: examining campus pot policies

Renters, landlords & attitudes about smoking pots indoors

Ahead of cannabis legalization, cities consider drinking in public parks

What’s the difference between the 2 types of marijuana plants?


Edibles: The Wild West of pot

Smoking vs edibles

Cooking with cannabis

Cannabis beer: a buzz without the hangover?

Edible pot products to be popular

Weed and work

Canadian military releases marijuana rules for members

Standardizing marijuana usage for police officers

WestJet bans staff in ‘safety-sensitive’ jobs from off-duty cannabis use

Air Canada introduces cannabis policy

Enforcement and amnesty

Canada’s cops are ready for legal cannabis, but retailers may wait a while to go legit

Some police forces will not allow members to consume cannabis

Roadside pot test: will it work?

Getting behind the wheel after smoking pot? Wait it out

NDP asks government to erase past records for personal pot possession

Racial profiling and cannabis legalization

Legal vs. Illegal

Pot prices: legal vs. illegal

How will marijuana legalization affect the black market?

Trudeau says Quebec cannabis plan leaves opening for organized crime

Kids, pets, and travel

Pot for teens: is medical marijuana right for minors?

How does pot impact the teenage brain?

Pot use for pets: pros and problems

Canada is ready for the legalization of marijuana, Minister of Border Security says

Rules around travel to U.S. for Canadians working in cannabis industry clarified

Rules around travelling with weed post-legalization

Storing cannabis safely at home

Buying marijuana

Marijuana is being treated more like a “sin product” similar to cigarettes and gambling, putting cannabis companies under very strict guidelines on how they can brand

Shoppers Medical Pot Producer License Approved

Second Cup may convert Ontario shops to pot dispensaries

Canadians will travel different distances to get to pot