Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in the House of Commons Wednesday (June 20) the country’s official legalization date is October 17, 2018.
Piper Courtenay is a cannabis writer at The Georgia Straight, Vancouver’s longest-running weekly newspaper. While obtaining a Bachelor of Journalism Honours degree from Humber College in Toronto, ON, Piper honed her skillset during several competitive internships, including CBC (London, England), ELLE Canada, and Chorus Entertainment. During her time in Ontario, she experience the stigma surrounding cannabis-use firsthand and became empowered to learn as much as possible from the community. Craving the mountains and ocean, she returned to the West Coast as a writer and dedicated her newfound intellectual passion to normalizing the conversation surrounding cannabis, mental health, and plant medicine. Recently, Piper co-moderated Grassroots: An Expo for the Cannabis Curious hosted by The Georgia Straight, and led discussions on a variety of topics including cannabis and cancer, the new laws, pain management, cooking, and women's empowerment.