The Calgary Journal
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The Queen of Bud cannabis vendor on Calgary’s 10th Avenue is enjoying a superb reaction from buyers of cannabis since Canada’s legalization of marijuana.

The store is designed to cater mainly to female customers. It opened its doors on Oct.17, the day recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada. Ms. Newman says that response from the public is better than what they could have hoped for.

The opioid crisis has had a devastating effect on families throughout Canada, with 4-thousand people losing their lives in 2017. Opioid Stories is a multimedia website featuring a handful of the individuals who have experienced the epidemic firsthand, in one way or another.

Dr. Richa Love, the medical director for Harvest Medicine Cannabis Clinic in Calgary, said four out of every 10 patients are in the 55-plus demographic.

“I have a couple patients over 100-years-old, which is always interesting because when a 103-year-old walks into the clinic. I'm just thinking, ‘Wow, this is great,’” said Love.

“I think that seniors are probably the biggest growing demographic because of the conditions that they have that cannabis can treat for them."

Ukrainian InPhoto Final

 

During the first World War, Canada enacted the War Measures Act for the first time resulting in many Ukrainian immigrants being imprisoned and forced into hard labour against their will.