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Episodes
  • Listen to the Trailer

    Aug 16 2021
    Preview this series to learn about the winners and losers of cannabis legalization in Canada.
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    2 mins
  • Episode 1: Legalization Day

    Aug 17 2021
    We set the stage for weed legalization in Canada, zooming in on the sleepy, seaside town of St. John’s, Newfoundland, the first Canadian city to celebrate legal cannabis with late-night lineups and midnight grand openings of the nation’s first recreational cannabis retail outlets.
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    28 mins
  • Episode 2: The Grey Market

    Aug 17 2021
    One of the government’s big promises was that legalizing weed would stamp out the black market. So…why did we see the illicit market explode after legalization was announced?
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    33 mins

Publisher's Summary

On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first G7 nation to legalize cannabis for recreational use. So, how has legalization changed things? And what has the rest of the world learned from this once-in-a-generation experiment? Jay Baruchel hosts, as we take a look at the winners and the losers of this historical event in Canada.
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About the Performer

Jay Baruchel continues to cement his leading man status with many exciting projects. He currently stars in the FOX series The Moodys, alongside Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins. He also recently starred in the critically acclaimed FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman, based on Simon Rich's book The Last Girlfriend on Earth and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Jay co-wrote the hockey cult feature film Goon with Evan Goldberg and was nominated for two 2013 Canadian Screen Awards in the Best Supporting Actor category and for Adapted Screenplay. He then reprised his role in Goon: Last of the Enforcers, which he also co-wrote and in which he made his directorial debut. Other selected film credits include This Is the End, Knocked Up, She's Out of My League, Tropic Thunder, The Trotsky, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture Million Dollar Baby. He also voiced the lead role of Hiccup in the DreamWorks Animation How to Train Your Dragon franchise, in which all three films grossed over $1.6 billion dollars worldwide. Most recently, Jay starred in, co-wrote, and directed the horror thriller Random Acts of Violence, starring Jesse Williams and Jordana Brewster.

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Highly Legal is fantastic!

This well-written series is interesting, informative and fun. Jay is the ideal narrator, and it contains lots of other speakers. Fascinating story. Highly reccomended!









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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-14

Very entertaining and informative!

This was a fun episode to listen to. The storytelling is really well done, and I enjoyed the narrator's approach with it. Overall a great listen, fun, and informative as well.

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  • SunnyAmber
  • 2021-09-05

Sucks that this is over

This was a great podcast to listen to. It gave great information while still being entertaining!! I wish this series would continue.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-08-29

I'm old but...

it's well produced and I can identify with the content, also an informative timeline. I'll listen to more episodes an give a better review.