Michael J. Armstrong

Michael J. Armstrong is an associate professor of operations research at Brock University.

Recent articles

This Week’s Music: Billie Eilish, Panic! At The Disco And FKA Twigs

This week there's new songs from Billie Eilish, FKA Twigs and Panic! At The Disco.

Dogs Of Instagram: Basenji

The Basenji is bred for hunting. At full stride, the Basenji resembles the beauty of a racehorse.

Should Holiday Office Parties Include Marijuana Bars Now?

Cannabars at company outings can change the vibe, one catering service says, and bring people together in a new way.

5 Things We Usually Get Wrong About Sex

There are tons of myths and generalizations surrounding sex, perpetuating beliefs both outdated and not based on science.

How Introverts Can Use Cannabis To Cope With Social Anxiety

For those who experience social anxiety, smoking beforehand allows them to actually  enjoy themselves, instead of allowing their anxieties to keep them on high-alert.

Meme Of The Week: ‘Ok Boomer’ Is The Internet’s New Way Of Dragging Older People

'Ok Boomer' has become this week's most popular phrase and meme.

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Cannabis Quality Involves Careful Science And Carefree Highs

Product quality is one area where legal suppliers might have advantages over the black market, but to deliver good quality cannabis, producers must simultaneously aim for both careful science and carefree highs.

Feds Are Blowing Smoke About Canada’s Ample Pot Supplies

Ontario’s first legal cannabis shops are finally here. One challenge they’ll face is Canada’s nationwide product shortage.

Scarce Retail Weed Shops Mean Most Canadians Still Use Black Market Pot

Canada has fallen short in eradicating black markets through marijuana legalization. Here's what the country is losing as a result and how Canada could improve the shortcoming.

How Canadians Are Buying Cannabis And Getting High Now That It’s Legal

There was much speculation throughout 2018 about Canada’s soon-to-be-legal cannabis market. But only recently has data become available that shows what cannabis consumers really want and actually buy.

Where’s The Weed? Clues To Canada’s Marijuana Shortages

Where’s the weed!? That’s been a common Canadian refrain lately. Shortages appeared almost immediately after recreational cannabis sales began last October.

Legal Cannabis Vs. Black Market: Can It Compete?

Legalization day marks the start of several interesting competitions. The most important one from a public policy perspective is the competition between legal cannabis and black markets.