Canada is the second country in the world to legalize pot, and the details are hazy. For the past two years, we’ve all wondered what would change when the day finally came. Now that it has, we’ll start getting you answers on everything from buying and selling to culture, enforcement and tourism. Join CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt as she explores the highs and the lows of legalization.
Our new podcast: The Gravy Train
The Gravy Train is a special, eight-part narrative podcast from the Frequency Podcast Team that explores the tragic life and enduring legacy of Toronto's notorious mayor Rob Ford.Hosted by Jordan Heath-Rawlings, and featuring dozens of interviews from key players, the series tells the inside story of Ford's rise and fall, and lays out the populist blueprint that politicians around the world are following today. Rob Ford's rise was a sign the world was changing, but we were too busy laughing at him to notice.Have a listen to the trailer and subscribe to The Gravy Train in your favourite podcast player. On Apple Podcasts, just tap right here. The first two episodes arrive Oct. 31, 2019.
Inside CAFE: The illegal pot dispensary police can't shut down
This episode originally aired on The Big Story. To be fair, they do force it closed. But then it reopens. Sometimes the very same day. So why, nine months after legalization, can police and the City of Toronto not manage to keep CAFE's dispensary doors shut? And why is it worth the monumental hassle on the part of the owners to keep reopening in the face of locks and bars and fines and threats?The latest salvo occurred over the past week. Police brought in gigantic 4,000-pound cement blocks and stacked them in front of the entrances and exits of the stores. CAFE found machinery and removed them in the dead of night. Police brought them back and barred the doors. CAFE staffers started selling pot directly on the street. Why is the black market still alive and thriving almost a year after pot became legal? What are we getting wrong?GUEST: Adrian Ghobrial, CityNews Toronto
The Hotbox Cafe
Toronto’s first vapour lounge opened when medical marijuana was being legalized nearly 20 years ago. On the final episode of the Legal Potcast, go inside the HotBox Cafe to meet owner and ganja groundbreaker Abi Roach. Then, Shauna sits down with veteran 680NEWS reporter Richard Southern to talk about the past, present and future of Canadian cannabis.
If #WineMom can trend on Twitter, why can’t moms who get high find the same social acceptance? What if using pot was just like uncorking a bottle of wine after a long day at work? For some moms, it is. But even after the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, a toke is more taboo … Continue reading "#PotMom"
Canada is in the process of turning an illegal industry into a successful legitimate market. Shauna sits down with Brad Pulous who teaches a University course called the Business of Cannabis. They discuss how our country’s legalization plan is unfolding so far and if it’s enough to snuff out the black market.
Since legalization, yoga studios across the country have started to include cannabis in their classes. Let’s go inside House of Yoga—where ganja is infused into the popular practice—to meet some fascinating yogis and learn how weed is used to heighten the experience.
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Would be 5
BUT #imnotapothead is feeding the negative stereotype it seems you folks are trying to dispel. #ditchthehashtag I really don’t care how often you consume.
I want more :’(
Enjoyed listening and learning... but wish there was more... I would love to see how things are changing
Informative and Mature
Have listened to many other podcasts on the subject of weed and most all pale in comparison providing interesting, m as tire views on the culture. I'd recommend removing the tag at the end of the episodes disclaiming the host isn't a 'pothead'. Partaking in the product or talking about the subject doesn't imply your a pothead. Lose the crappy stereotypes.