Grieving father warns kids about dangers of drugs after son's
SMOKE from a smudging stick and the warm breath of friends and family
of Jeremy Hobson filled the front yard of the house where the
21-year-old accidentally overdosed and died on the weekend, during a
ceremony held Thursday.
Jeremy died after taking a pill, which he thought was OxyContin, at a
gettogether with friends and cousins on Saturday night, according to
his father Larry Hobson. Hobson said he thinks the pill that killed
his son was laced with fentanyl.
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WINKLER'S mayor vows that until the smoke clears on pot legalization,
his community won't vote to allow retailers to sell recreational pot.
Mayor Martin Harder says his council recently decided to ignore the
province's Dec. 22 deadline to vote on the issue.
"Our biggest issue is the rules keep changing," Harder said on
"They said you have to vote by Dec. 22 and then the next one says you
can have four years to have a plebiscite. We don't want to do that.
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WINKLER - The City of Winkler will not honour the province's Dec. 22
deadline to indicate whether or not they'd be willing to have
marijuana sold in the community.
Mayor Martin Harder was the first municipal leader in Manitoba to make
that statement and he said they don't feel they have enough facts to
make a decision either way.
"We haven't got any information," he said. "It's a moving target, and
every time we get some information it's different than what we knew
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WHEN politicians talk about the arrival of legal cannabis, they make
it sound like it's going to be more trouble than it's worth.
Oh, the worry. According to the narrative coming out of the federal
and provincial capitals, legalizing pot is going to involve enormous
costs with very little return, in terms of tax revenue.
There are expected to be increased costs for provinces and
municipalities in the areas of law enforcement, public education,
health care and addictions treatment at a time when governments of all
levels are having trouble generating the revenues needed to sustain
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So, pot czar Justin Trudeau, realizing his actual street dealers were
on the verge of a revolt, turned to his Mr. Big, Bill Morneau, and
told him to divvy up a more saleable split of the profits from
upcoming pot deals.
When profits are projected to be in the billions, honour among
thieves, and we say "thieves" with all due respect, begins to lose its
After all, it will be the street dealers who will be taking on the
majority of the risk, meaning all those premiers hypnotized by dollar
signs who will have to set up their own turf, build their own drug
outlets, collect the juice from the sales, and deal with law
enforcement should the criminal element invade their space.
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Consumer advocacy group concerned marijuana treated differently than
A consumer choice advocacy group has condemned the Manitoba
government's plan to ban homegrown marijuana when it becomes legal in
the country next year.
David Clement, the North American affairs manager for the Consumer
Choice Centre, an independent entity that aims to promote more choice
and freedom for consumers, says the decision to ban the growing of pot
in homes is "silly" questions why the ability
Clement said the reason the CCC has spoken out is two-fold.
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Re: Manitoba's legal age for cannabis to be set at 19: source (Dec. 5)
With legislation now tabled, it has now become obvious that the
federal Liberals and provincial Progressive Conservatives still
believe the lies their governments told about cannabis for the last
It is ridiculous to ask 18-year-olds to risk their lives for their
country in military service but not permit them to smoke cannabis
legally. The idea that government should protect children from
anything is just as ridiculous. Parents are the proper authorities to
protect their children from all of life's never-ending dangers.
Crony capitalism seems to be the driving force in "legalization."
Legalization policies will make enforcement even more expensive than
Province's age restriction, home-growing ban lack common
GOVERNMENTS in Canada have been playing politics with marijuana for
some time now. The promise to legalize cannabis helped Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberals achieve a majority government
in 2015, and now provincial governments across the country are coming
to grips with legalization according to their own political principles.
Some provincial governments (Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick) are
creating Crown corporations to be the legal marijuana dealers. Others
(Manitoba, Alberta, Newfoundland) are letting the private sector run
the stores. British Columbia just announced a retail solution that
will include both the public and private sectors.
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MORE than 21 per cent of adult Manitobans used cannabis in the past
year and another 21.1 per cent may try it after legalization, new data
from the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba suggests.
The figures come from an anonymous phone survey of 1,201 adults in
September. The alcohol and gambling regulator, whose mandate will
include marijuana, says its sample is "quasi-representative" of the
province's adult population. The survey found 55.2 per cent of
Manitobans have used cannabis, with 16 being the most common age of
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A SLIGHT majority of Manitobans disagree with Premier Brian
Pallister's calls to delay federal legalization of cannabis in Canada,
according to a new online poll from the Angus Reid Institute.
Fifty-eight per cent of Manitoba respondents say, "The timeline should
not be changed." Nationwide, 53 per cent of all respondents agree.
The Angus Reid Institute's online poll used a sample of 1,510
Canadians who were randomly selected members of the pollster's
proprietary Angus Reid Forum, which the website describes as a
representative panel of "almost 130,000 Canadian households." The
poll, conducted Nov. 14 to 20, includes a sample of 101 Manitobans.
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Province sets 19 as minimum age to buy pot
You'll have to be 19 to buy recreational marijuana in Manitoba and
only eligible medicinal users will be able to grow weed at home.
If provincial legislation introduced Tuesday passes as is, the minimum
purchase and possession age for recreational cannabis will be one year
older than both the federally required minimum and Manitoba's legal
drinking age. The feds are set to legalize recreational pot on July 1,
The province says setting a higher-than-required minimum consumption
age will help keep marijuana out of schools and out of the hands of
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MANITOBANS will be prohibited from growing marijuana for recreational
purposes at home after cannabis is legalized in 2018, should the
provincial government's new Safe and Responsible Retailing of Cannabis
Act become law.
The bill was introduced by Justice Minister Heather Stefanson in the
provincial legislative assembly Tuesday.
Although the federal Cannabis Act will allow Canadian adults to grow
up to four cannabis plants at their home, Stefanson said her
government was banning the practice, primarily for two reasons.
"This approach is consistent with our commitment to protect youth, and
also responds directly to concerns that homegrown cannabis may be
diverted to the black market," she told reporters Tuesday.
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AS first reported in the Free Press, the Safe and Responsible
Retailing of Cannabis Act will set the minimum age to buy and possess
cannabis in Manitoba at 19, one year higher than the legal age
requirement for purchasing alcohol.
Tuesday's announcement means Manitoba is set to be the only province
where the legal ages to use alcohol and cannabis don't match.
Zach Walsh, a native Winnipegger who studies cannabis as a psychology
professor at the University of British Columbia, said the age
differential in Manitoba "seems a little incongruous."
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Re: Marijuana in workplace focus of chamber panel (Nov. 29)
There is a high incidence of marijuana use among fatally injured B.C.
(20 to 30 per cent), and Manitoba employers would be well advised to
educate their workers on the harms posed by marijuana use.
Canadians need look no further than to the country's health watchdog,
Health Canada, for credible information and evidence-based advice on
this matter. Health Canada's consumer information web page states
unequivocally that using marijuana can impair concentration and
reaction time. It is well established by scientific research that the
less-than-regular user of marijuana products should not operate a
motor vehicle for at least eight hours after consuming 18 mg or more
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MANITOBANS will have to be at least 19 years of age to legally
purchase and possess cannabis in the province after it is legalized,
the Free Press has learned.
The minimum age will be part of a new bill to be introduced today at
the Manitoba Legislative Building, according to a government source
familiar with the matter.
According to the legislature's Monday notice paper, Justice Minister
Heather Stefanson is scheduled to introduce the Safe and Responsible
Retailing of Cannabis Act.
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LEGALIZE and tax marijuana and the budget will balance itself - or so
marijuana advocates, from stoners to recreational users to the prime
minister, have tried to convince us of this for years.
But they're all wrong.
It makes some sense that a product so commonly used should be
regulated rather than criminalized, sending its newly-enabled taxation
revenues to the public coffers.
Unfortunately, recent federal announcements and the examples of two
U.S. states tell us that a fiscal boon from legal pot is nothing more
than reefer madness.
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Tracy Sanderson understood opioid addiction. Her daughter Kelsie began
struggling with opioid addiction after she had a traumatic experience
being tasered by RCMP officers.
After drinking with some friends, Kelsie, who was 16 at the time,
stole her parents' truck. When Sanderson received a call from RCMP
officers, she said, "Keep my daughter overnight. She needs to learn a
She did not expect to pick up a different girl the next day.
"Something inside my daughter died that night," she said. That's when
Kelsie's descent into fentanyl addiction began.
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When the police came to Lois Fridfinnson's door and told her that her
son, Michael Johnson, died from a methadone overdose, she fell to the
floor. She thought that would be the worst day of her life.
Her 23-year-old son struggled with opioid addiction. Michael had been
waiting nearly three months to get into treatment. He had been given a
two-day supply of methadone and was supposed to enter treatment on May
3, 2010. He died on May 1.
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As a power-lifter who could bench 340 pounds, a talented guitar
player, and a driven young man with a strong work ethic who bought his
own house at the age of 18, Jessie Kolb defied the stereotype of a
If there's one thing his parents, Arlene Last-Kolb and John Kolb, have
learned about opioid addiction is that it can happen to anyone and all
the preconceived notions some people have about opioid addiction just
perpetuate the stigma.
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IF you want to know how quickly this country is turning over a new
leaf, consider the curious case of Julian Fantino.
The tough-on-crime former Toronto police chief was eager to help lead
the war against drugs - including cannabis - during his time as a
cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government.
In fact, the record from the 2015 federal campaign is filled with
public stands Fantino took about the danger of legalizing marijuana.
And today? Well, the former politician has had his own epiphany on the
pot-marked road to the legalization of marijuana.
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When Dalton Fredericks took Jesse, his 18-year-old son, to the
hospital because his son seemed dangerously high, he learned about the
stigma associated with opioid addiction.
"I took him to the hospital and I said, 'I want you to keep him here.'
I went home and after three hours, I got a call from the hospital that
they were releasing him," he said.
The nurse told Fredericks that his son had been doing drugs, but there
was not much they could do for him. He had the RCMP take Jesse into
custody because he feared for his safety.
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Adam Watson didn't want to break his parents' hearts, and he did not
want to die, but after battling opioid addiction for six years, he
became the victim of a system woefully ill-equipped to help him.
Adam tried a methadone program, he attempted to detox at the Main
Street Project, he saw family physicians, he ended up in emergency
four times in the throes of withdrawal, and he met with a counsellor
at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM). None of the treatment
options or resources gave Adam the support he needed.
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There seems to be a general euphoria with the upcoming legalization of
marijuana while, at the same time, there is silence from the majority
who oppose legalization.
Perhaps one should look at why marijuana was made illegal in the first
place. For many, it was a case of "We have enough problems with
alcohol. If marijuana is legalized, we'll have twice as many drug problems."
Others didn't want to live in a nation of zombies, where people are
walking around stoned all day.
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A GENERATION of Canadians who grew up with the "Just Say No" anti-drug
messaging of the 1980s will find themselves in uncharted waters next
As of July 1, 2018, marijuana will be legal, which will radically
change a lot of things - including, significantly, how we talk to our
kids about it.
Realistically, it's a conversation we should already be having.
According to a 2013 UNICEF Office of Research report, Canadian youth
are among the top users of marijuana in the developed world.
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That fury you hear?
The betrayal medical cannabis patients and activists feel after the
federal government went back on yet another promise surrounding legal
Last Friday, the Department of Finance announced a federal tax
proposal that could see an excise charge of $1/gram or 10% (whichever
is higher) on both recreational and medical cannabis. According to
Ottawa, the revenues will be shared equally between the feds,
provinces and territories.
So what are they smoking? The shady government is apparently
'concerned' users will lie to their doctors, pretend to be sick and
navigate the complex workings of the medical cannabis system in order
to save the extra 10% tax that would be reserved for recreational pot.
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Questions raised about decision to allow municipal authority over
PREMIER Brian Pallister's government went stone cold silent on legal
retail cannabis Thursday while federal officials considered their
reaction to Manitoba's plan of allowing municipal councils to have the
final say on local sales.
The federal government will brief reporters in Ottawa today on its
plans to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis.
But the Pallister government did not make the premier or any cabinet
ministers available to the media Thursday and a communications staffer
intervened when a reporter tried to ask Justice Minister Heather
Stefanson about any possible reaction from Ottawa.
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PREMIER Brian Pallister has always been coy about whether he has ever
enjoyed the pleasures of cannabis. "I prefer beer," has become his
standard retort when asked if he's ever taken a toke.
Regardless of whether the premier smoked, inhaled or appreciated the
mystic qualities of marijuana, you can bet he will learn to love the
tax revenue that will flow from a legalized marketplace.
Manitoba's plan for the legalized wholesale and retail sales of
cannabis is pretty thin. Pallister has only confirmed a plan to have
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries act as a wholesale distributor, with
retail sales going to the private sector.
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MGEU off-base when it comes to private pot stores
Manitoba's largest union is accusing the Pallister government of
compromising the safety of Manitobans and foregoing millions in
profits by allowing private retailers to sell marijuana once it
becomes legal next year.
But as usual, the union provides some of the dumbest arguments
possible to try to support its case.
The province announced Tuesday that legal weed would be regulated by
Liquor and Gaming Authority but would be sold through private retail
outlets. It would be much like how beer, wine and other liquor
products are sold through vendors, private wine stores and private
liquor outlets in rural Manitoba. The outlets are private but the
products must be purchased through Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corp.
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Legal pot sales could lead to $95M annual profits for province
Legal pot sales in Manitoba could raise as much as $95 million a year
for government after five years if the province could take over 80% of
the black market, according to recent figures released by the
The sales projections, which contemplate various levels of black
market penetration, are based on selling marijuana products through
stand-alone government stores. However, since the Pallister government
has opted for private retail stores instead, updated projections could
be higher or lower.
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WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister signalled Monday that the
province's private sector will be involved in the distribution of
marijuana when recreational use is legalized next July.
Pallister said details of the provincial plan to govern cannabis would
be released Tuesday. He rejected earlier statements from the Manitoba
Government and General Employees' Union that sales should be done
exclusively through government-run stores.
Pallister said there will be some sort of a "hybrid option" -
public-sector regulation and distribution combined with private-sector
delivery - that could take business away from the existing black market.
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If Colorado is any indication, provincial coffers will be filled
Premier Brian Pallister may not be holding out much hope that the
province will cash in on a windfall of taxation revenue from the
legalization of marijuana.
But if skyrocketing sales of commercially-available weed in the state
of Colorado - which legalized pot in 2012 - are any indication, the
government of Manitoba could be in for a sizeable revenue stream once
the industry shifts into high gear.
Pallister announced Tuesday that recreational marijuana, which becomes
legal on July 1, 2018 under federal legislation, will be regulated by
the provincial Liquor and Gaming Authority but sold through private
retail outlets. The province issued a request for proposals Tuesday to
solicit bids from private retailers.
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There's plenty of interest in selling legal pot in Manitoba. The
province notes an expression of interest on the subject attracted more
than 60 responses.
Premier Brian Pallister said that bodes well for his government's goal
to ensure official marijuana stores are accessible enough to undermine
the black market.
Pallister said the province aims to ensure access to marijuana sales
within a 30-minute drive for 90% of Manitobans to meet that goal.
"We wish to see broad coverage, broad availability," he
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Province planning public-private hybrid plan
A local advocate believes "Manitoba has an opportunity to be a
country-wide leader" in marijuana legalization after the province
announced plans to exclusively sell marijuana through private retailers.
"Get ready for the green rush," said Steven Stairs, Winnipeg's most
outspoken cannabis proponent and community organizer.
On Tuesday, the Manitoba government revealed details of its hybrid
public-private response to the federal government's impending
legalization of recreational cannabis on July 1, 2018. It's a
significant departure from the public-sector biased approach of at
least one other province.
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MANITOBA has become the first province to allow the private sector to
play a central role in the future retail sales of recreational
cannabis in Canada.
The federal Cannabis Act, which is not yet law, would make the federal
government responsible for regulating the production of recreational
cannabis. Designing a system for distribution and sales will be up to
provinces and territories. The Manitoba government's plan, which will
let private retailers operate cannabis stores in conjunction with a
government-owned regulation, distribution and supply regime, is a far
cry from the all-public plans already revealed by some other provinces.
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MANITOBANS are learning it will be their mayor and local council who
will decide if legal retail cannabis can be sold in their communities
Notwithstanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize
pot nationally by July 1, and Premier Brian Pallister's months of
accusing Ottawa of moving too fast, it turns out it will be a local
Municipal councils found out Tuesday, and Pallister's office confirmed
Wednesday, that the province is giving them the same local power over
pot as they have over Sunday shopping.
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MANITOBA Premier Brian Pallister says he wants "the best of both
worlds" by including both private and public sectors in the handling
of legalized marijuana.
Nevertheless, he was talking up the attractions of the private sector
a lot more than the public Monday.
The premier will release details of the government's request for
proposals today. However, he repeated warnings Monday that gangs will
not simply go away when cannabis becomes legal in Canada on July 1.
The illegal gangs want to keep supplying the product that's been
making them a lot of money, Pallister told reporters. "They know how
to adapt. The competition isn't going to go away."
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Province says top concern must be health, safety
KEEPING cannabis out of the hands of minors will be of paramount
concern when the Pallister government announces how the drug will be
legally sold in Manitoba, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson says.
Speaking Friday to the annual general meeting of the Manitoba
Progressive Conservative party in Winnipeg, Stefanson blasted the
federal government for rushing cannabis legalization and failing to
estimate its associated costs, many of which are expected to fall to
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MANITOBA Liquor and Lotteries (MLL) wants to handle all angles of
legal pot in Manitoba - everything including production, distribution
The Crown corporation said Friday that it submitted an expression of
interest to the government of Premier Brian Pallister in September.
Pallister will issue a request for proposals Tuesday, setting out for
anyone interested in getting a piece of the action in the legal pot
business, where the government wants to go when cannabis becomes legal
MLL declined Friday to elaborate or provide any further
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Premier urges ministers, civil service to declare any potential issues
with business side of marijuana sales
MANITOBA - Premier Brian Pallister has ordered cabinet ministers,
their legislative assistants and senior civil servants to declare any
possible conflicts of interest they may have with legalized marijuana,
as he prepares to ramp up its implementation July 1.
Pallister told reporters Wednesday he'll issue a request for proposals
next Tuesday for anyone interested in being involved in the
production, storage, and sale of legalized marijuana.
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ANY Canadians can hardly wait for the day recreational use of
marijuana becomes legal. As a medical doctor, I'm far less
enthusiastic. I worry about two things: the experimental nature of
marijuana in medical practice, and the public health consequences of
Before you write me off as overly prudish or an anti-marijuana
conservative, let me say I'm not opposed to legalized marijuana in
principle - I'm just paying attention to the evidence, or rather, the
lack of it. My concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily
available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with
what's been called a "miracle drug."
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Tells colleagues to disclose any ties to marijuana industry
Manitoba's premier is calling on his cabinet colleagues to declare any
potential conflicts of interest related to the marijuana industry.
Premier Brian Pallister said his government will release details of a
request for proposals next Tuesday that relates to the sale of
recreational marijuana, which the feds will legalize on July 1, 2018.
Pallister said it's clearly time to ensure all those who could benefit
from the marijuana business don't sway the outcome of that process.
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Pallister tells cabinet to come clean on marijuana ties. How rare in
politics - a leader setting a high moral and ethical standard. Premier
Pallister deserves kudos for ensuring none of his cabinet minsters
will gain financially when marijuana is legalized. I have not seen any
"progressive" government leaders, including the Trudeau Liberals,
setting this same high standard.
Pot legalization is certainly open to financial gain by those with the
inside information. Premier Pallister is also one of the few provincial
leaders wanting the feds to slow down the legalization date. Trudeau
came up with this risky plan for votes and new revenues, but it will be
the premiers who will be saddled with the many negative unintended
(Sad he felt he had to. It should go without saying.)
'That doesn't mean I like it,' Pallister says
PREMIER Brian Pallister said Manitoba is "ahead of most other
provinces" when it comes to preparing for federal legalization of
cannabis by July 1.
"That doesn't mean I like it,"he added at a press conference Tuesday
afternoon. "I'm going to continue to express my concerns about the
rapidity of this change; this is a significant change."
The provincial government will unveil its approach to cannabis
legalization "over the course of the next few weeks," Manitoba Justice
Minister Heather Stefanson said.
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Fentanyl traffickers are murderers, plain and simple
On a warm Sunday, October afternoon, the kind of fall day when it
seems anything is possible, I went to a funeral.
I knew the dead man by proxy. I never met him.
One of those things a dutiful partner does because it's the right
thing to do. He was dead at 36. Fentanyl. Another casualty of the
opioid epidemic ravaging cities and towns alike.
Last summer a hometown buddy told me his daughter's friend, 14 at the
time and with her whole life in front of her, was having a
limited-time engagement at a local funeral parlour.
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Real estate agents are worried about damage to home interiors with the
proliferation of legal medical marijuana grow-ops in residences, even
before marijuana is legalized in Canada.
Peter Squire, vice-president of the Winnipeg Realtors Association,
said members of the Canadian Real Estate Association were in Ottawa
last week to meet with federal MPs.
One of the chief topics discussed was Bill C-45, the law to make
cannabis legal across Canada in July.
"(The association) does have several concerns about the implications
and consequences of personal cultivation for homes and homeowners," he
said, noting damage from mould is a major issue.
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For a government that promised to legislate using evidence-based
science, the rapid approach of legalized marijuana in Canada is
starting to look like a case study in blind faith.
Last week, federal justice officials issued the next round of details
in their impending pot law.
In addition to existing impaired-by-drug laws that police are already
using to prosecute drugged drivers, three new criminal offences are
destined to be born to deal with pot-impaired driving all based on the
quantity of THC found in a person's body.
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There are concerns that once pot is legalized for recreational use,
it'll be flying off the shelves at such a rate that those who
justifiably need it for pain - medical users - won't be able to get
Cannabis growers have been expanding their operations as fast as
possible, and Health Canada is issuing more licences, but it still
might not be enough to meet the coming demand.
Some analysts expect a countrywide shortage once the cannabis market
goes legit in July 2018.
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ACCORDING to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the rate
of opioid poisoning hospitalizations has been steadily on the rise,
with approximately 13 Canadians a day hospitalized for an opioid
overdose in 2014-15. What began with the over-prescription of opioids
such as OxyContin, a painkiller previously thought to have a low
potential for addiction, led first to the diversion of legal drugs to
the illegal market, and later to the dramatic expansion of the illegal
production of fentanyl.
As the horror stories of addiction and death have multiplied, it is
now clear that what was once a medical issue is now a population
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Re: Plan to police cannabis-impaired driving full of holes: experts
Can we stop the parade of nonsense about the dangers of the
legalization of marijuana? People have been smoking marijuana for
decades and the idea that there will be a crush of people rushing to
use this drug and drive is unfounded. You cannot stop drug use by
criminalizing it. You simply create victims and drug dealers.
In my opinion, there should be two categories of drugs: recreational -
such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, nicotine and marijuana - that we
regulate, and ones that are available by prescription. Prescription
drugs like opioids, and unregulated non-prescription drugs, like
Tylenol, cause more deaths than all the recreational drugs combined.
We know recreational drugs like alcohol and nicotine cause problems
for some; making them legal won't change that, but it will create
fewer victims and casualties than drug wars.
Schools have been called upon to teach more than the Three Rs for many
decades now, but they should add one more assignment to their long
list of lessons: Warning students about drug use, especially deadly
There'll be some who'll say such a message will fall on deaf ears, but
we have a duty to try. Today's young people deserve credit for their
sensible approach to hazards such as cigarette smoking and impaired
driving - they certainly exhibit more common sense than many of their
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