pandemic

Have Canadian cannabis users increased their usage during the pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many Canadians’ mental health and spurred on boredom due to lockdowns. While multiple studies have looked at the increased consumption of alcohol during lockdown, what about cannabis? According to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH),… Read More »Have Canadian cannabis users increased their usage during the pandemic?

‘It’s the first thing I do when I wake up.’ Canadians turning to cannabis to cope through COVID-19 pandemic

Arianne Persaud has been using more cannabis this year, after losing a restaurant industry job at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. To cope with the stress of being unemployed, Persaud initially turned to alcohol. But Persaud decided to cut down the drinking and consume… Read More »‘It’s the first thing I do when I wake up.’ Canadians turning to cannabis to cope through COVID-19 pandemic

Loansharking, fake test results and betting on chess: How organized crime has learned to thrive in the COVID-19 pandemic

Pat Musitano was a brash, loud mob boss, but his funeral was so low key it went almost entirely unnoticed after he was murdered by a gunman in a Burlington parking lot this summer in the midst of the global pandemic. When his associate, Joseph… Read More »Loansharking, fake test results and betting on chess: How organized crime has learned to thrive in the COVID-19 pandemic