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How compassion club founder Hilary Black changed the course of cannabis law in Canada

Hilary Black started out distributing cannabis in Vancouver with a mountain bike and a backpack stuffed with joints. Since then, she's helped set the blueprint for medical cannabis distribution and advocated for legislation in front of a Senate committee.

October 19, 2018 episode transcript

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'Leadership shapes culture': Addressing doctor burnout, depression must start at the top, doctors say

After hearing The Current's segment earlier this month about doctors and medical residents who suffer burnout and depression, we heard from doctors who wanted to add their voice to this "public health issue."

How compassion club founder Hilary Black changed the course of cannabis law in Canada

Hilary Black started out distributing cannabis in Vancouver with a mountain bike and a backpack stuffed with joints. Since then, she's helped set the blueprint for medical cannabis distribution and advocated for legislation in front of a Senate committee.

How to be a good house guest? Don't be like Julian Assange, says this master butler

The Ecuadorian embassy has set some house rules for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to clean up after his cat and do his own laundry. It's perfectly in line to set these kinds of rules, says veteran majordomo Charles MacPherson.

How to be a good house guest? Don't be like Julian Assange, says this master butler

The Ecuadorian embassy has set some house rules for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to clean up after his cat and do his own laundry. It's perfectly in line to set these kinds of rules, says veteran majordomo Charles MacPherson.

Is luck real? A probability expert untangles the difference between fate & chance

Can someone truly be lucky or are life events just random? Statistician Jeffrey Rosenthal untangles the meaning behind luck, chance, fate and magic in his new book, Knock on Wood.

As Quebec's Nunavik region grapples with youth suicides, leader decries 'beautiful promises' that 'never come'

School and community leaders are pleading for help after a rash of youth suicides in the northern Inuit community of Nunavik, Que.

The Current for October 19, 2018

From the community of Nunavik, Quebec reeling after a recent spike in suicides, pleading for support from the government; to why it's taken six years for the Ecuadorian embassy in London to tell its house guest, Julian Assange to clean his dirty dishes ... This is The Current with guest host, Piya Chattopadhyay.
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Mixing pot & sex? Make communication a priority, says sexologist

Sexologist Carlen Costa suggests take it slow if incorporating cannabis in an intimate relationship.

The Current transcript for October 18, 2017

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'Leadership shapes culture': Addressing doctor burnout, depression must start at the top, doctors say

After hearing The Current's segment earlier this month about doctors and medical residents who suffer burnout and depression, we heard from doctors who wanted to add their voice to this "public health issue."

Could outcry over missing Saudi journalist change tide of war in Yemen?

A Yemeni-Canadian says allegations that Saudi Arabia was involved in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not come as a surprise to those following the Kingdom's involvement in the war in Yemen.

Mixing pot and sex? Make communication a priority, says sexologist

When it comes to cannabis and sex, communication is key, a sexologist says.
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Saudi Crown Prince's image as a reformer is destroyed, says friend of missing journalist

A Saudi activist who was friends with Jamal Khashoggi says that the journalist's disappearance has dealt a blow to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to brand himself a reformer.

The Current for October 18, 2018

From the latest on what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the possible consequences for Saudi Arabia; to the highs and lows of mixing pot in intimate relationships; to doctors speaking out about their own struggle with burnout and depression ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

By suing U.S. government over climate change, young people 'take some of that control into our own hands'

Twenty-one young co-plaintiffs say they are fed up with the U.S. government's lack of action on climate change. So they're taking their government to court.

Oct. 17, 2018 episode transcript

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How do you talk to your kids about cannabis? First, know the facts

Ottawa Public Health nurses have been running information sessions for parents about how to talk to kids about cannabis in the lead up to Canada's end of prohibition. Here's how to inform your kids about marijuana use.

How do you talk to your kids about cannabis? First, know the facts

Ottawa Public Health nurses have been running information sessions for parents about how to talk to kids about cannabis in the lead up to Canada's end of prohibition. Here's how to inform your kids about marijuana use.

Saudi Arabia's 'new face' of reform has been destroyed, says friend of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A Saudi activist who was friends with Jamal Khashoggi says that the journalist's disappearance has dealt a blow to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to brand himself a reformer.

By suing U.S. government over climate change, young people 'take some of that control into our own hands'

Twenty-one young co-plaintiffs say they are fed up with the U.S. government's lack of action on climate change. So they're taking their government to court.

'Legalization 1.0': Cannabis is legal now, but what problems still need to be solved?

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosted a town hall event to discuss the road to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and the bumps that still lie in the road ahead.

The Current for Oct. 17, 2018: Into the Weeds

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosts a town hall at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature to explore the implications of Canada's legalization of marijuana, from the legal and social, to the commercial and compassionate.

'Legalization 1.0': Cannabis is legal now, but what problems still need to be solved?

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosted a town hall event to discuss the road to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and the bumps that still lie in the road ahead.