Hundreds of Montrealers lined up at the Société québécoise du cannabis’s (SQDC) Ste. Catherine and Peel location on Oct. 17, vying to be among the first Canadians to buy legal marijuana. Only a few blocks away, a few new rules were also taking effect at McGill. In accordance with provincial […]
Is McGill depriving your right to smoke? Contributor Heng Jiang addresses McGill’s new smoking policy. How will it affect students (smokers and non-smokers alike)? Where will the designated smoking areas on campus be? Will you be able to smoke weed on campus when it is legalized? Is this the right first step in McGill’s mission to phase-out smoking on campus entirely?
In anticipation of the Canadian federal government’s plan to vote on Bill C-45, which would legalize the sale and recreational use of cannabis, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Continuing Studies will offer two full-day workshops on medical cannabis production on May 1 and 2. […]
On Oct. 18, McGill sent an email to students detailing a policy proposal on the movement towards a smoke-free campus. The proposal states that the Downtown Campus will prohibit smoking on the premises—aside from the Upper Residences, which will have a designated smoking area. I am not a smoker. With […]
On Sept. 25, a town hall meeting was held to discuss McGill’s potential transition to a smoke-free campus. According to plebiscites run by both the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) in 2016, 73 per cent of undergraduate students and 77 per cent of […]
Following a history of prohibition and criminalization since 1923, the legalization of marijuana will soon be brought to a vote in Canada. The Liberal government will be announcing their new legislation in the spring of 2017, in line with their current platform. A nine-member task force of experts was formed […]
Between the congregation of smokers found in front of Leacock and the countless cigarette butts littered near Roddick Gates, it is not difficult to spot nicotine use at McGill. In a way, smoking is accepted as a regular part of campus life. The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), however, […]
At its Jan. 27 Council meeting, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) clarified questions regarding their involvement in forming two new provincial student federations: The Union Étudiante du Québec (UÉQ) and the Association pour la Voix Étudiante au Québec (AVÉQ). Council additionally took an early step toward establishing a […]
McGill University’s smoking policy will be up for review by the University Health and Security Committee (UHSC), which may include discussion of a smoke-free campus. The current policy specifies that all smoking must be at least nine metres from any building entrance in order to comply with Bill 112, which […]
As a cultural hub, Montreal is always quick to adopt the newest trends. It comes as no surprise, then, that when the coolest thing since smoking became ‘smoking,’ Montrealers began using e-cigarettes.