"Canada’s federal government has assessed more than 1 BillionCanadian dollars ($740 MillionU.S.) in total taxes on cannabis products since they were legalized for recreational use in 2018, according to federal data.
The CRA has yet to publish comparable figures for the 2021-22 financial year.
But the most recent public accounts, which detail the government’s expenses and revenues, show the federal government received revenue from the cannabis levy worth CA$160.2 Million that year, bringing total taxes since 2018 to a minimum of CA$1.02 Billion."
"The largest provincial business advocacy body in Canada is calling on the Ontario government to allow cannabis consumption establishments as part of efforts to modernize and champion the sector.
That was just one of six recommendations made by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to address major hurdles inhibiting the growth potential of the industry – barriers it says are deterring investment and squeezing margins for stores and producers."
"The use of plant-derived cannabis oils containing balanced ratios of THC and CBD is generally safe and effective for patients suffering from neurological diseases, according to observational trial data published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.
Investigators reported that patients age 65 or older and/or those suffering from neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis, perceived the greatest overall benefits from cannabis therapy. Their findings are consistent with those of several other studies reporting health-related quality of life benefits among older patients who consume cannabis."
"The implementation of adult-use marijuana sales in Canada is not associated with any increase in traffic injury-related hospitalizations, according to data published in the journal Addiction.
Investigators assessed nationwide rates of emergency department visits and hospitalizations in the years before and immediately following legalization.
Authors concluded, “Overall, there is no clear evidence that RCL [recreational cannabis laws] had any effect on rates of ED visits and hospitalizations for either motor vehicle or pedestrian/cyclist injury across Canada.
Several studies from the United States also found no significant changes in traffic safety in the years immediately following the enactment of adult-use legalization. However, other assessments evaluating longer-term trends in traffic safety following legalization have yielded inconsistent results."