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151 CN ON: Will You Try Edible Pot Products?Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Source:Toronto 24hours (CN ON) Author:Miller, Jacquie Area:Ontario Lines:97 Added:09/29/2017

New study says almost 50% of Canadians would

Nearly half of Canadians say they are interested in trying cannabis-laced edibles such as brownies when marijuana is legalized, according to a study by Dalhousie University professors.

The survey also found that 39 per cent of respondents would be willing to order a dish made with marijuana at a restaurant, but most said they would have no idea how to cook with cannabis at home.

The study was led by Faculty of Management professor Sylvain Charlebois, a specialist in food distribution and policy.

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152 CN ON: Wynne To Work With Mayors On Pot ConcernsWed, 27 Sep 2017
Source:Toronto Star (CN ON) Author:Benzie, Robert Area:Ontario Lines:94 Added:09/29/2017

As legalization approaches, premier promises to help municipalities manage costs

Premier Kathleen Wynne insists the province will not let Ontario cities go to pot once the federal government legalizes marijuana next July. Wynne emerged from a meeting Tuesday with Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area mayors and regional chairs promising a clampdown on illegal storefront "dispensaries" and vowed to help municipalities cope with weed.

"The federal government's legalization of cannabis, of course, has implications for the province as we move to administer the rules," the premier told reporters.

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153CN PI: Editorial: Let There Be Public MeetingsWed, 27 Sep 2017
Source:Guardian, The (CN PI)          Area:Prince Edward Island Lines:Excerpt Added:09/29/2017

For a government that likes to tout its commitment to openness and public engagement, the MacLauchlan Liberals' decision to forego public meetings on legalizing cannabis is disappointing.

After all, it was the province that issued a call for opinions from Islanders on how P.E.I. should adapt to federal legislation that will make marijuana legal by July 2018.

"Have your say on cannabis legislation," the P.E.I. government website proclaims. "Share your thoughts on what cannabis legislation should look like for Prince Edward Island."

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154 CN BC: PUB LTE: Cannabis And EducationFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Coast Reporter (CN BC) Author:Renaud, Judith Area:British Columbia Lines:57 Added:09/29/2017

Editor:

Re: Bill Good's "Emery pot bust makes no sense," Sept. 22.

Instead of continuing to waste money on the failed War on Drugs, we should end drug prohibition and spend the money we save on making all schools safe places to learn.

I have recently returned from Ottawa after being invited to testify as an expert witness to the Standing Committee on Health regarding Cannabis Act C-45 in the House of Commons on Sept. 13. The topic of the panel was Legal Age for Possession and Cannabis Youth Use.

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155CN BC: Editorial: Too Soon For Pot?Fri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Tri-City News (Port Coquitlam, CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:09/29/2017

Ontario has already decided how it will distribute recreational marijuana once it's legal next summer. But many other provinces are in differing stages of identifying how this shift in federal drug policies and policing will be handled.

In B.C., consultation started Monday - with a reportedly swift and massive response - while municipalities are wondering how they will manage this change, especially in the area of zoning, policing and managing costs. Others wonder how potent the pot strains will be and if there will even be enough supply to meet demand.

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156 CN ON: Column: Campaign Must Be HonestFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Intelligencer, The (CN ON) Author:Soupcoff, Marni Area:Ontario Lines:66 Added:09/29/2017

You're about to legalize a drug that poses more serious risks to young people than it does to adults. You want to make sure young people know about these risks so that they don't see legalization as a green light to start or continue using the drug. (The drug will still be legally off limits for those under 18 at least, but this doesn't tend to mean a lot in practice.) What do you do?

Creating successful anti-drug campaigns is tricky. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been used in U.S. schools since the eighties and has proved popular and pervasive.

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157Canada: Column: Pot Education: Truth Is A Good Place To StartFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:National Post (Canada) Author:Soupcoff, Marni Area:Canada Lines:Excerpt Added:09/29/2017

You're about to legalize a drug that poses more serious risks to young people than it does to adults. You want to make sure young people know about these risks so that they don't see legalization as a green light to start or continue using the drug. (The drug will still be legally off limits for those under 18 at least, but this doesn't tend to mean a lot in practice.) What do you do?

Launch an educational campaign, of course. That's why, in anticipation of Canada's legalization of marijuana in 2018, Health Canada has put out a new tender. They're looking for a contractor to create marketing events - geared mostly to teenagers and young adults - that will raise awareness of the health and safety risks of cannabis. Which is a good idea... if the department, and the firm they hire, do their homework first.

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158 CN ON: Column: Pot Education Must Be HonestFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Sault Star, The (CN ON) Author:Soupcoff, Marni Area:Ontario Lines:66 Added:09/29/2017

You're about to legalize a drug that poses more serious risks to young people than it does to adults. You want to make sure young people know about these risks so that they don't see legalization as a green light to start or continue using the drug. (The drug will still be legally off limits for those under 18 at least, but this doesn't tend to mean a lot in practice.) What do you do?

Creating successful anti-drug campaigns is tricky. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been used in U.S. schools since the eighties and has proved popular and pervasive.

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159 CN BC: Editorial: Need Time To AdaptFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Penticton Herald (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:92 Added:09/29/2017

The B.C. government is making time to listen as it plans new marijuana regulations, even though the listening will leave only a few months to finish crafting the rules for the coming new era of legal pot. Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general, said this week that the public consultation will be finished by Nov. 1. The government will have to finish writing rules and regulations by next summer.

The federal government introduced legislation in April that would legalize recreational marijuana by July 1, 2018, but is leaving it up to each province to determine its own distribution system and usage regulations.

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160 CN BC: Editorial: Clock Ticking On New Pot LawsFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Daily Courier, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:92 Added:09/29/2017

The B.C. government is making time to listen as it plans new marijuana regulations, even though the listening will leave only a few months to finish crafting the rules for the coming new era of legal pot.

Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general, said this week that the public consultation will be finished by Nov. 1. The government will have to finish writing rules and regulations by next summer.

The federal government introduced legislation in April that would legalize recreational marijuana by July 1, 2018, but is leaving it up to each province to determine its own distribution system and usage regulations.

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161 CN BC: Manager Of Thriving Marijuana Store Faces ChargesFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Williams Lake Tribune, The (CN BC) Author:Lamb-Yorski, Monica Area:British Columbia Lines:93 Added:09/29/2017

Six months after seizing a quantity of marijuana, Williams Lake RCMP announced Tuesday charges have been approved against the manager and a former employee of Mary Jane's Glass and Gifts.

Mary Jane's, which is located on Oliver Street in downtown Williams Lake, was stripped of its inventory in April following a search and seizure by police.

Mark Cowan faces one charge of trafficking a controlled substance contrary to section 5(1) of the Canadian Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) and one of possession for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA.

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162 Canada: OPED: Money Alone Can't Solve Ontario's Opioid CrisisFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Globe and Mail (Canada) Author:Jivani, Jamil Area:Canada Lines:92 Added:09/29/2017

The Toronto Board of Health has joined the chorus of voices asking the Ontario government to better fight the opioid crisis. This week, the board voted unanimously to recommend the province declare the opioid crisis a provincial emergency. Last month, more than 700 health-care workers across Ontario signed an open letter also requesting Premier Kathleen Wynne declare the opioid crisis a provincial emergency.

In response to last month's open letter, Ontario's Health Minister Eric Hoskins resisted declaring an emergency and instead offered a familiar solution: spending more money. The provincial government plans to spend $222-million over three years to hire more harm-reduction workers, expand the supply of naloxone and create more clinics. Following the board of health's vote, Dr. Hoskins doubled down on his refusal to label the opioid crisis an emergency.

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163 CN BC: Mayor Doesn't Want Delta To Become Pot Growing Capital OfFri, 29 Sep 2017
Source:Delta Optimist (CN BC) Author:Gyarmati, Sandor Area:British Columbia Lines:96 Added:09/29/2017

Lois Jackson says municipal hall is receiving five to 10 inquiries a day as legalization date less than a year off

There are a lot of questions that need answering before recreational marijuana is legalized, says Mayor Lois Jackson.

There are a lot of questions that need answering before recreational marijuana is legalized, says Mayor Lois Jackson, who's troubled Delta could become the pot growing capital of Canada.

Jackson is attending the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver this week where members on Wednesday endorsed a resolution asking for cities to have meaningful consultation on legalizing pot.

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164 CN AB: PUB LTE: Getting GreenTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Edmonton Sun (CN AB) Author:Dahl, Corey Area:Alberta Lines:37 Added:09/28/2017

I keep hearing arguments against the government's plan to legalize marijuana. It seems that those opposed believe there will be a massive increase in consumption and a huge increase in people driving while under the influence of the demon weed.

As Mr. Snobelen points out it is quite simple to obtain and use the drug. I hope he is being facetious about driving ten miles an hour with doritos bags flying out the window.

It is time we threw away all the misleading propaganda about marijuana. There are doctors, lawyers and other professionals that are regular users. These are not street people or ne'er do wells, these are people you interact with everyday. People would be shocked to discover the truth, you can use marijuana on a regular basis and it doesn't destroy your life. It's time we stopped believing the untruths used for prohibition.

Corey Dahl

Lac La Biche



(What are those folks smoking?)

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165Canada: Pot Task Force Member's Move Raises Red FlagTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:National Post (Canada) Author:Platt, Brian Area:Canada Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

Now heads private firm in marijuana sector

A New Democratic MP is warning of a 'clear appearance of conflict of interest' after it was revealed that a member of the government's marijuana legalization task force is now running a medical marijuana company.

Raf Souccar, a former RCMP deputy commissioner, served on the independent task force that advised the government on legalizing recreational marijuana use. The task force filed its non-binding report on Nov. 30, 2016, and it was made public two weeks later.

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166CN PI: OPED: Sell Pot At The LCCTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Guardian, The (CN PI) Author:Jackson, Karen Area:Prince Edward Island Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

UPSE supports public model for marijuana

The federal government is set to legalize marijuana in July 2018.

The P.E.I. government indicated that it will introduce legislation to regulate the sale of the product in the spring. Recently, in Ontario the government has chosen to distribute the sale of marijuana through the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). The government and the province's public sector union agree that having the LCBO regulate the sale of cannabis is the best way to protect minors from purchasing the product, and to ensure quality control and public safety.

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167 CN ON: Location Of Marijuana Stores Not Yet Determined - GrantWed, 27 Sep 2017
Source:Tribune Express (CN ON) Author:Marsillo, Alexia Area:Ontario Lines:58 Added:09/28/2017

Ontario has announced the province's plan for the distribution of marijuana, ahead of legalization planned for next spring. Recreational cannabis will be sold through a chain of specialty stores operated by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).

The plan is to open 150 marijuana stores by the year 2020 and 40 stores by next summer. According to Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack, it has not yet been determined as to where these stores will be located across the province and what that would mean for the Prescott-Russell region.

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168US CA: Recreational Marijuana Sales Won't Start In January In SFTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:San Francisco Chronicle (CA) Author:Swan, Rachel Area:California Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

People eager to start buying recreational marijuana from shops in San Francisco when sales become legal throughout the state in January are going to have to wait a little longer.

The city won't issue permits to sell recreational marijuana until it passes new laws to regulate the industry and creates an equity program to help low-income entrepreneurs, people of color, and former drug offenders break into the market.

According to Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, who introduced an ordinance with proposed regulations at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, city officials still have no idea what that program will look like or how it will operate.

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169 US MI: Michigan Lawmakers Want Reprieve For Medical MarijuanaWed, 27 Sep 2017
Source:Detroit Free Press (MI) Author:Gray, Kathleen Area:Michigan Lines:80 Added:09/28/2017

Medical marijuana dispensaries would be allowed to stay open while the state decides who will get a license for the lucrative cannabis business under a pair of bills to be introduced in the state Legislature.

Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, and Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, will introduce the bills in the Senate and House this week to counteract an advisory by the state to dispensaries that they should close before Dec. 15 or risk their chances at getting a license.

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170 CN ON: How To Smoke Cannabis SafelyTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:St. Thomas Times-Journal (CN ON) Author:Pin, Louis Area:Ontario Lines:97 Added:09/28/2017

By this time next year cannabis - or marijuana, pot, or hash - will be legal in Canada, and public health units like the one in Elgin-St. Thomas are bracing for impact.

They released an updated set of safer-use guidelines last week in an effort to inform public opinion before the drug becomes legal. The ESTHU guidelines are a clearer version based off the official, reported guideline package released in June by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

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171 CN BC: Guest Editorial: Input Sought For Pot OutlookTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Prince George Citizen (CN BC) Author:Mulgrew, Ian Area:British Columbia Lines:98 Added:09/28/2017

The fledgling B.C. NDP government has decided how it will deal with the looming legalization of marijuana: continue talking it to death.

Dispensary owners, illegal producers, consumers, patients, parents - Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth explained Monday that everyone's opinion is being sought because "one size does not fit all" and "we need to get it right."

Until four o'clock on the Day of the Dead, Nov. 1, Farnworth says anyone can participate in a new province-wide conversation on pot - the minimum age, personal possession limits, public consumption, drug-impaired driving, personal cultivation, distribution, retail models … It's all on the table. "We want to hear from as many people as possible about how we can best protect our kids, keep our roads safe and lock criminals out of the non-medical cannabis industry," he told a packed meeting room at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in downtown Vancouver. "Public engagement is crucial."

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172CN BC: Column: NDP Seem In No Hurry To Draft Provincial MarijuanaTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Vancouver Sun (CN BC) Author:Mulgrew, Ian Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

The fledgling B.C. NDP government has decided how it will deal with the looming legalization of marijuana: continue talking it to death.

Dispensary owners, illegal producers, consumers, patients, parents - Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth explained Monday that everyone's opinion is being sought because "one size does not fit all" and "we need to get it right."

Until 4 p.m. on the Day of the Dead, Nov. 1, Farnworth says anyone can participate in a provincewide conversation on pot - the minimum age, personal possession limits, public consumption, drug-impaired driving, personal cultivation, distribution, retail models ... It's all on the table.

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173CN BC: Column: When It Comes To Pot Sales, Chill Out And Get It RightTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Victoria Times-Colonist (CN BC) Author:Knox, Jack Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

They say B.C.'s pot laws have taken so long to sort out because May's provincial election delayed the process.

Either that, or our guys were hot-boxing a van behind the legislature and simply forgot to get it done.

In any case, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth left more questions than answers Monday when, rather than unveiling the regulations many expected, he merely announced a public consultation process.

Ontario might already have its pot plans in place, but here in the birthplace of B.C. Bud, we prefer a more relaxed approach: We'll gather information from stakeholders and the public, or maybe listen to a little Allman Brothers, until Nov. 1.

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174Canada: Almost Half Of Canadians Would Try Cannabis-laced Edibles:Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:Miller, Jacquie Area:Canada Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

Only dried pot and oil included in plans for first round of legalization in 2018

Nearly half of Canadians say they are interested in trying cannabis-laced edibles such as brownies when marijuana is legalized, according to a study by Dalhousie University professors.

The survey also found that 39 per cent of respondents would be willing to order a dish made with marijuana at a restaurant, but most said they would have no idea how to cook with cannabis at home.

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175 CN ON: Judge Adjourns Medical Pot RulingTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Observer, The (CN ON) Author:Bowen, Neil Area:Ontario Lines:64 Added:09/28/2017

Sorting out whether possession of medical marijuana can become a crime remains in the hands of a Sarnia judge after a brief court appearance Monday.

Justice Mark Hornblower said there is a unique point of law he must be satisfied with before accepting a man's guilty pleas to marijuana possession. The issue is whether involvement of the medical marijuana in another crime makes the possession a crime.

After short submissions by Crown and defence lawyer, Hornblower adjourned his decision to Oct. 18.

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176 CN ON: How To Deal With Drug-Impaired Driving Remains Work InTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Globe and Mail (Canada) Author:Moore, Oliver Area:Ontario Lines:100 Added:09/28/2017

There will be zero tolerance for cannabis among young, novice and commercial drivers, the Ontario government announced last week, with the province's Premier and Transportation Minister standing before a carefully curated group of police and safety advocates to deliver the uncompromising message.

"We are proposing to strengthen our impaired driving laws," said Steven Del Duca, who heads the Transportation Ministry. "Let me be clear, driving while impaired is not acceptable and will not be tolerated."

Ministerial handouts spelled out the proposed new regime, saying that young, novice and commercial "drivers should not get behind the wheel if they have any detectable presence of drugs or alcohol in their system."

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177 CN NS: Officer's Sense Of Smell Not Sufficient For Arrest And SeizureTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Cape Breton Post (CN NS)          Area:Nova Scotia Lines:85 Added:09/28/2017

A RCMP officer's decision to arrest and search two people because he could smell fresh marijuana in the vehicle has resulted in drug and weapon charges being dismissed against an Ingonish couple.

Provincial court Judge Peter Ross ruled Monday that it is widely held that police officers can give evidence on what they detect or recognize by smell.

"But difficulties arise when the police claim to be able to recognize this particular smell (raw marijuana) as a basis for arrest, with no other supporting grounds," said the judge. Ross ruled that the seizure of the marijuana and the arrest of the two individuals violated their rights not to be arbitrarily detained and to be protected from unreasonable search. The decision meant that items seized would not be admitted into evidence at trial.

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178 CN BC: Kelowna Wants Cut Of Profits From PotTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Daily Courier, The (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:99 Added:09/28/2017

Mayor says share of taxes from sale of legal marijuana should go to municipalities to cover extra policing costs

Municipalities should get a share of tax revenue collected by the provincial government when marijuana becomes legal, says Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran.

"We want to make sure we get our cut of the profits," Basran said Monday from the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Vancouver.

If the government ultimately chooses to allow private stores to sell pot next year, additional policing costs are likely to arise to ensure such operations abide by all relevant rules and regulations, Basran said.

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179 CN BC: Cannabis Sales Could Vary Between Cities, Public SafetyTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Globe and Mail (Canada) Author:Dhillon, Sunny Area:British Columbia Lines:106 Added:09/28/2017

The B.C. government has launched a five-week consultation process around the legalization of marijuana and says the way the drug is purchased could differ from city to city.

The minister in charge of the file told a news conference Monday that Vancouverites might prefer to continue buying marijuana through dispensaries, while other communities opt for something else.

"One size does not fit all," B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth told reporters.

The federal government has committed to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by July.

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180CN BC: No Single Model For Retail Pot Sales In B.C.: FarnworthTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Victoria Times-Colonist (CN BC) Author:Smart, Amy Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

Recreational pot could be sold at dispensaries in one city and corner stores in another when it becomes legal next summer.

Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general, said the province is embarking on public consultation for non-medicinal marijuana regulation, but doesn't expect to force a retail model on local governments.

"I think it's important that local government is not only heard and at the table, but there's an understanding that one size does not fit all," Farnworth said.

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181CN BC: Assessing 'A Critical Issue'Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Province, The (CN BC) Author:Saltman, Jennifer Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

Public engagement on cannabis legalization coming in B.C.

The provincial government has given itself just over five weeks to gather input from municipalities, the public and other stakeholders about non-medical cannabis regulation in B.C.

It's an ambitious deadline, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth conceded on Monday during the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) conference in Vancouver as he announced the province's plans for public consultations.

The goal is to collect feedback in time to draft legislation for the spring legislative session and be ready when the federal government legalizes marijuana next July.

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182 US CA: Months Before California Allows The Sale Of Marijuana ForThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:Los Angeles Times (CA) Author:McGreevy, Patrick Area:California Lines:69 Added:09/28/2017

Months before California allows the sale of marijuana for recreational use, the state has launched an education campaign about the drug, including highlighting the potential harms of cannabis for minors and pregnant women.

The state is scheduled to issue licenses starting Jan. 2 for growing and selling marijuana for recreational use, expanding a program that currently allows cannabis use for medical purposes.

In response, the California Department of Public Health has created a website to educate Californians about the drug and its impacts, including how to purchase and safely store cannabis.

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183 US AZ: Column: Out With A WhimperThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:Tucson Weekly (AZ) Author:Meyers, Nick Area:Arizona Lines:99 Added:09/28/2017

Maricopa County Attorney loses legal battle with tail between his legs

Earlier this month, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state's medical marijuana industry by quashing a long-standing legal assault by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

Montgomery constantly rails against imaginary dangers of marijuana, likely borne from knowing little to nothing about the plant, and based on flawed data. He was a major player in the fight against Proposition 205 along with Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk.

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184 CN ON: Pot Shop Divides DuttonThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:London Free Press (CN ON) Author:Pin, Louis Area:Ontario Lines:74 Added:09/28/2017

While Dutton Dunwich council may not want an LCBO outlet selling pot, some residents disagree

DUTTON DUNWICH - Dutton Dunwich council may want no part of a provincial pot shop, but it's a different story on the rural municipality's main street.

As councillors forged ahead Wednesday on a path that could make Dutton Dunwich the first municipality in the province to declare it doesn't want the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to sell marijuana in a local outlet, several residents said they wouldn't mind if pot was on the shelves.

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185 CN ON: Councillors Oppose Provincial Pot Shop, Residents Not On BoardThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:Observer, The (CN ON) Author:Pin, Louis Area:Ontario Lines:71 Added:09/28/2017

DUTTON DUNWICH - Dutton Dunwich council may want no part of a provincial pot shop, but it's a different story on the rural municipality's main street.

As councillors forged ahead Wednesday on a path that could make Dutton Dunwich the first municipality in the province to declare it doesn't want the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to sell marijuana in a local outlet, several residents said they wouldn't mind if pot was on the shelves.

"I don't think I would have a problem with that," Jenna Lynch said.

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186 CN ON: Province's Pot Shop Plans Have Dutton Dunwich DividedThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:Chatham Daily News, The (CN ON) Author:Pin, Louis Area:Ontario Lines:71 Added:09/28/2017

DUTTON DUNWICH - Dutton Dunwich council may want no part of a provincial pot shop, but it's a different story on the rural municipality's main street.

As councillors forged ahead Wednesday on a path that could make Dutton Dunwich the first municipality in the province to declare it doesn't want the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to sell marijuana in a local outlet, several residents said they wouldn't mind if pot was on the shelves.

"I don't think I would have a problem with that," Jenna Lynch said.

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187 CN MB: LTE: Wrong MessageThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:Winnipeg Sun (CN MB) Author:Lockman, Rick Area:Manitoba Lines:28 Added:09/28/2017

Increases in opioid overdoses send a clear message. Our prime minister needs to see it. The message is that more people are turning to drugs, not away from them. A culture of using less drugs, prescription or illegal, needs to be encouraged. Legalizing marijuana sends exactly the wrong message. People need to learn to deal with life's stresses without crutches. Justin Trudeau is supporting drug use, not condemning it. And that is the wrong message.

Rick Lockman



(For his government, that horse has already left the barn.)

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188 CN ON: Potential Perils Of Pot Use?Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:Intelligencer, The (CN ON) Author:Miller, Tim Area:Ontario Lines:86 Added:09/28/2017

Anti-smoking advocates question impact of marijuana legalization on smoking rates

With marijuana legalization looming on the horizon, antismoking advocates are hoping the soon-to-be recreational substance won't send some of their efforts up in smoke.

"We're definitely keeping an eye on it," said Hastings Prince Edward Public Health health protection program manager Roberto Almeida.

Legalization of cannabis for recreational use is expected to come into effect July 1, 2018 with the product available in Ontario either by purchasing from 150 LCBO-run stores or through a government-controlled website.

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189CN BC: Editorial: Clock Is Ticking On New Pot LawsThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:Victoria Times-Colonist (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:09/28/2017

The B.C. government is making time to listen as it plans new marijuana regulations, even though the listening will leave only a few months to finish crafting the rules for the coming new era of legal pot. Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general, said this week that the public consultation will be finished by Nov. 1. The government will have to finish writing rules and regulations by next summer.

The federal government introduced legislation in April that would legalize recreational marijuana by July 1, 2018, but is leaving it up to each province to determine its own distribution system and usage regulations.

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190 CN ON: Fantino Turns Over New LeafThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:NOW Magazine (CN ON) Author:DiMatteo, Enzo Area:Ontario Lines:100 Added:09/28/2017

Toronto's former chief is not the only ex-cop or politician looking to profit from legal marijuana, but he may be the biggest hypocrite among them

Julian Fantino has turned over a new leaf on marijuana. The former Toronto police chief, OPP commish and Harper-era cabinet minister will serve as executive chair of something called Aleafia Inc., which describes itself on its website as a "total health network."

The company will essentially act as a middleman that connects prospective medicinal-marijuana users with licensed growers, according to the Globe and Mail, which broke the story over the weekend - and then promptly put it behind a paywall knowing full well the clicking frenzy Fantino's association with legal weed would touch off.

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191 CN ON: Edu: The Mind On MushroomsThu, 28 Sep 2017
Source:Varsity, The (CN ON Edu) Author:Mohan, Govind Area:Ontario Lines:94 Added:09/28/2017

Conference showcases findings of the psychedelic research renaissance

Contrary to the prevailing Nixonian portrayal of drugs as the last century's public enemy number one, this decade has seen a massive increase in the public acceptance of drugs as therapeutic agents.

This can be largely attributed to groundbreaking research coming out of neuroscience and psychiatry which seem to suggest an immense therapeutic potential for these drugs beyond previous estimation. The rise of national and international groups that aim to promote these findings have also contributed to this increasingly widespread acceptance.

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192 US: Column: How To Win A War On DrugsSun, 24 Sep 2017
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Kristof, Nicholas Area:United States Lines:252 Added:09/27/2017

Portugal treats addiction as a disease, not a crime.

LISBON - On a broken-down set of steps, a 37-year-old fisherman named Mario mixed heroin and cocaine and carefully prepared a hypodermic needle. "It's hard to find a vein," he said, but he finally found one in his forearm and injected himself with the brown liquid. Blood trickled from his arm and pooled on the step, but he was oblivious.

"Are you O.K.?" Rita Lopes, a psychologist working for an outreach program called Crescer, asked him. "You're not taking too much?" Lopes monitors Portuguese heroin users like Mario, gently encourages them to try to quit and gives them clean hypodermics to prevent the spread of AIDS.

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193 US CT: Police: Shootings That Left 2 Dead Were Drug-RelatedMon, 25 Sep 2017
Source:Hartford Courant (CT) Author:McWilliams, Kathleen Area:Connecticut Lines:96 Added:09/27/2017

Two men were killed in Hartford in a few-hour span Friday into Saturday.

Six people were shot, two fatally, in separate narcotics-related shootings in Hartford Friday night and Saturday morning, police said.

As of Sunday morning, victim identifications were being withheld, but Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said at least one of the victims was from out of state.

Foley said the two shootings immediately appeared to be narcotics related, with heroin, cocaine and other drugs found at the scene. Police said they believed multiple guns were involved and at least one of the shootings was described as a "gunfight."

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194 CN ON: Editorial: Legal Pot A Tough Sell In Price And QualityMon, 25 Sep 2017
Source:London Free Press (CN ON)          Area:Ontario Lines:65 Added:09/27/2017

To combat organized crime on pot sales in Ontario, legal marijuana is going to have to be competitive with the black market on price, availability, quality and variety.

With legal pot coming July 1 - unless Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delays the law - Premier Kathleen Wynne's provincial government already appears to have conceded the field on price and availability.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa said last week Ontario is looking at selling legal pot for about $10 per gram.

That compares to an average street price in Ontario of about $8.64 per gram, according to a report by the federal parliamentary budget officer late last year.

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195 CN QU: Cannabis Capitalism Divides First NationsMon, 25 Sep 2017
Source:Toronto Star (CN ON) Author:Woods, Allan Area:Quebec Lines:135 Added:09/27/2017

As pot legalization looms, Indigenous communities are weighing benefits, risks

MONTREAL- Is it a cash crop to lift struggling First Nations out of poverty, or a vice posing a particular risk for a vulnerable population?

As Canada forges ahead with the legalization of marijuana, slated for July 2018, Indigenous people are split about what to do on their territory.

A number of First Nations have signed investment deals with marijuana producers, lured by the promise of profits and other benefits. Others have slammed on the brakes until they can draw up their own rules for growing and selling what is, for a few more months, an illegal drug.

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196CN PI: 'Grass' May Mean More GreenMon, 25 Sep 2017
Source:Guardian, The (CN PI) Author:MacDonald, Mitch Area:Prince Edward Island Lines:Excerpt Added:09/27/2017

P.E.I. could see substantial economic impact through cannabis, says group

Annie MacEachern wants to see P.E.I. become Canada's green province.

MacEachern, a communications consultant, says the province has the opportunity to see a substantial economic impact through cannabis, which is expected to become a multibillion dollar industry once it's legalized across Canada next summer.

However, she said the province must first approach the issue with more education.

"I have a dream of Prince Edward Island becoming Canada's green Island. I really think that growing cannabis here and allowing cannabis tourism should be something that is highlighted on P.E.I.," MacEachern said during the second public discussion in Charlottetown on the upcoming legislative changes.

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197CN QU: Marijuana On Construction Safety AgendaMon, 25 Sep 2017
Source:Montreal Gazette (CN QU)          Area:Quebec Lines:Excerpt Added:09/27/2017

'Zero tolerance' to remain in place despite legalization, companies say

If the repercussions from the legalization of cannabis by next July 1 are already preoccupying certain workplaces, the topic is of particular interest to areas of work in which health and security questions are omnipresent, such as construction sites.

"Our rule won't change," said Eric Cote, spokesperson for l'Association de la construction du Quebec (ACQ). "It will be zero tolerance for people working with weakened faculties," be they weakened by alcohol, cannabis or any other substance.

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198 CN ON: Complaints Drive Pot Shop Raids, Police ClaimMon, 25 Sep 2017
Source:London Free Press (CN ON) Author:Carruthers, Dale Area:Ontario Lines:70 Added:09/27/2017

A police raid on a new downtown London pot shop resulted from citizen complaints, not because the illegal business was openly selling cannabis to anyone older than 19, the city's police chief says.

Police swooped in on the London Relief Centre on Richmond Street last Wednesday, less than two weeks after it opened in defiance of the law, charging five staffers and seizing cannabis and cash.

But unlike the spring crackdown on pot shops, when police raided five dispensaries across the city, last week's clampdown only targeted the Richmond Row operation, leaving London's four other dispensaries unscathed.

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199 CN BC: Municipalities Seek Insight From NDPMon, 25 Sep 2017
Source:Globe and Mail (Canada) Author:Bula, Frances Area:British Columbia Lines:105 Added:09/27/2017

Councillors and mayors will have first chance to suss out party's stand on issues such as marijuana legalization at annual convention

B. C.'s mayors and councillors are pouring into Vancouver this week with one main goal at their annual convention - to get a handle on what changes the new NDP government will be bringing them.

The more than 1,800 attendees - a higher than usual number - are looking for signs of what Premier John Horgan's team will do about the impending explosion of retail marijuana, housing and mental health, drug and overdose issues, say councillors on the executive of the Union of B.C. Municipalities.

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200CN ON: 'Creativity' Helps Get Injection Site GoingSat, 23 Sep 2017
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:Willing, Jon Area:Ontario Lines:Excerpt Added:09/27/2017

Lowertown location receives exemption

Health Canada on Friday granted the necessary exemption for an interim supervised injection site in Lowertown, with Ottawa Public Health planning to greet the first clients on Tuesday.

The health unit is using the federal exemption granted to the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre to run the temporary injection facility at 179 Clarence St.

David Gibson, executive director of the Sandy Hill health centre, said it's a first to see an interim exemption for an injection site granted to an organization using another organization's exemption.

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