Tagged cannabis

Eight things you need to know about legal weed

By Matty Hume, October 17 2018 — It’s official. As of today, the use of recreational cannabis is now legal in every province and territory in Canada. But each municipality is taking on the big change in their own way. Here are eight things you need to know about using recreational cannabis in Calgary. 1….

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…

Blaze it: U of C offers FILM 420 just in time for legalization

By Frankie Hart, September 3 2018 — With the legalization of cannabis en route for October, the film department is introducing FILM 420: ‘Exploration of Stoner Cinema’ in time for students to legally access the full stoner experience. Although some students certainly ‘toked’ in-class screenings before, it is now actively encouraged. “Stoner movies are a…

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,…

U of C tackle marijuana legalization with on-campus forum

By Justin Schellenberg, February 13 2018 — The University of Calgary held a forum on Feb. 5 to discuss the future legalization of recreational marijuana and its potential impacts on society. The event, titled “Clearing the Smoke about Cannabis,” aimed to provide research-based evidence on issues surrounding the substance. Four speakers presented their findings, followed by…

Know the risks of weed before lighting up

By Kent Wong, September 27 2017 — Weed, marijuana, the Devil’s lettuce, pot, Ganja — all common names for cannabis. Maybe you’re an expert on the stuff or perhaps you’ve only ever taken a puff of someone’s joint at a house party and gagged for the next minute. The pros, cons and risks of using…

Canadian government endorses marijuana use guidelines

By Jennifer Khil, July 26 2017 — According to guidelines endorsed by the Canadian government, you should not smoke weed every day. Federal health minister Jane Philpott is supporting the “Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines” (LRCUG) published in June in the American Journal of Public Health. The guidelines were funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health…

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