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1 US NY: NY Governor Signs Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSDSat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (TX)          Area:New York Lines:31 Added:11/14/2017

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed Saturday to mark Veterans Day.

The Democratic governor said 19,000 New Yorkers with PTSD could be helped by medical marijuana.

He said the potential beneficiaries include veterans as well as police officers and survivors of domestic violence, crime and accidents.

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2 Philippines: When Trump Meets The Philippines' Duterte, 'Drug War'Fri, 10 Nov 2017
Source:Los Angeles Times (CA) Author:Kaiman, Jonathan Area:Philippines Lines:160 Added:11/14/2017

In President Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines, the police, with his explicit support, have killed thousands of alleged drug dealers and users without due process, some while they were in jail, or asleep, or at home with their families. They allegedly shot a 17-year-old while he was in custody, then dumped his remains in an alley. The youngest victim was 4.

Human rights groups, the U.S. Congress, the European Union and the United Nations have all condemned Duterte's "war on drugs." Yet when President Trump meets Duterte in Manila, it probably won't enter the conversation.

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3US CA: Colton Group Petitioning To Put Citizen-Backed MarijuanaSun, 12 Nov 2017
Source:Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) Author:Whitehead, Brian Area:California Lines:Excerpt Added:11/14/2017

A citizens committee in Colton has launched an initiative to regulate and tax local cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution in order to generate millions of dollars in revenue for law enforcement, schools and public safety programs.

The Committee for Safer Neighborhoods and Schools recently filed its proposed marijuana ordinance with the city and will soon begin gathering signatures for placement on the 2018 ballot.

Meanwhile, the Colton City Council awaits a drafted ordinance of potential regulations recommended by a committee of city leaders and other representatives.

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4 US MI: You Can Be Fired For Medical Marijuana. Advocates Want That ToMon, 13 Nov 2017
Source:Detroit Free Press (MI) Author:Lehr, Sarah Area:Michigan Lines:203 Added:11/14/2017

Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana?

Joseph Casias injured his knee at the Battle Creek Wal-Mart where he worked in 2009.

Per company policy, he took a drug test. It came back positive.

Casias had been using marijuana at home to treat pain from sinus cancer and an inoperable brain tumor.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued on his behalf for wrongful discharge in violation of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

A U.S. District Judge sided with the company. The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals later upheld the ruling.

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5 CN BC: Revelstoke Secondary School Receives Naloxone KitsWed, 08 Nov 2017
Source:Revelstoke Times Review (CN BC) Author:Tiel, Marissa Area:British Columbia Lines:128 Added:11/13/2017

Staff at Revelstoke Secondary School now have a new tool to keep students safe. The high school received two Naloxone kits at the end of September.

Naloxone is used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.

With a focus on student safety and well-being, principal Greg Kenyon said that getting the kits was an obvious decision, despite the school being low-risk for drug overdoses.

"It's just another thing we do and have," said Kenyon. "It's like we're trained for responding to anaphylaxis and we're trained now to respond to Naloxone and administering that."

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6 CN BC: Schools Tackle Drug UseSun, 12 Nov 2017
Source:Morning Star, The (CN BC) Author:Crook, Parker Area:British Columbia Lines:117 Added:11/13/2017

The Vernon School District is taking a proactive approach to battling the opioid crisis.

Rather than waiting for drug problems to develop, school counsellors, backed by the district, are tackling potential problems before they materialize through a new program.

Preventure, a school-based preventative drug and alcohol program, aims to reduce drug and alcohol use in high-risk teenagers.

"The starting point is prevention, then intervention," said Doug Rogers, district substance abuse prevention counsellor.

The Canadian-developed program screens Grade 8 students for four personality traits that are considered at risk: sensation-seeking, impulsiveness, anxiety sensitivity and hopelessness, as research indicates that up to 90 per cent of at risk youth can be identified from these traits.

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7=?UTF-8?Q?US CA: Think You=e2€™ll Be Able To Buy Recreational MFri, 10 Nov 2017
Source:Sacramento Bee (CA) Author:Branan, Brad        Lines:Excerpt Added:11/13/2017

Recreational weed is now legal in California. So what does that mean?

In January 2018, state and local authorities will begin issuing licenses for the sale of legal recreational marijuana. But what do you need to know before you rush to the dispensary? Information courtesy of Ballotpedia.com.

When recreational marijuana sales became legal in Nevada on July 1, customers were lined up around the block of a dispensary near downtown Reno, eager to buy buds. In Las Vegas, cannabis enthusiasts showed up in limos and tour buses, ready to participate in the opening-day pot festivities.

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8 CN ON: Wynne Down On Ottawa's Marijuana Tax ProposalsSat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Toronto Star (CN ON) Author:MacCharles, Tonda Area:Ontario Lines:100 Added:11/13/2017

$1 per gram plan revealed, but premier says provinces will carry an unfair burden

OTTAWA- The federal government formally rolled out details Friday of its tax plan for legalized marijuana, proposing a combined federal-provincial excise tax capped at 10 per cent, or $1 per gram, with the revenue haul split equally with provinces.

In documents that urge a "co-ordinated approach" between federal and provincial/territorial governments, Ottawa implicitly acknowledged that provinces could move to set excise taxes higher, but said that would fail to keep black market producers out.

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9 CN AB: Alberta To Fight Ottawa's Cannabis-Tax 'Clawback'Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Globe and Mail (Canada) Author:Cryderman, Kelly Area:Alberta Lines:98 Added:11/13/2017

Alberta will introduce legislation as soon as next week to allow the establishment of private cannabis stores, and will also launch a battle with Ottawa over how to split the tax revenue from the drug sales.

Late Friday, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci held a news conference to slam the federal government's proposal that Ottawa get 50 per cent of the excise tax on marijuana products. The provinces and territories would receive the other half.

Ottawa's claim to a large share of the $1 a gram, or 10 per cent of the producer's sale price, is not fair, Mr. Ceci contends. The provinces and municipalities, not Ottawa, will be responsible for related costs, such as policing, education and other implementation work.

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10 Canada: Plan To Tax Medical Marijuana Spurs OutrageSat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Globe and Mail (Canada) Author:Leblanc, Daniel Area:Canada Lines:139 Added:11/13/2017

Advocates say Ottawa's proposed excise levy will simply penalize the sick

The federal government has angered proponents of medical cannabis and the opposition by announcing that its planned excise tax on recreational products will also apply to marijuana that is used to treat various illnesses.

A large number of groups had been calling on Ottawa to remove the sales tax that is currently imposed on medical marijuana. Instead, they were shocked to learn on Friday that sales taxes will continue to apply on medical marijuana, but also that an excise tax of $1 a gram will be added on the product.

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11 CN ON: A Awaiting A Game For Local Impact Of Pot LegalizationSat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Beacon Herald, The (CN ON) Author:Juha, Jonathan Area:Ontario Lines:86 Added:11/13/2017

Mayor Dan Mathieson said it was to be expected that Stratford wasn't included in the first wave of municipalities chosen by the province to have government-run marijuana outlets by next year.

But more information will be needed from upper levels of governments, he added, to determine the real impacts the rollout of the proposed legislation will have in the city and whether not being included in the first wave was a positive or negative development.

The province announced last week the first cities where the province will open stand-alone LCBO-like stores that will be authorized to sell pot.

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12CN AB: Province Slams Ottawa Over Proposed Split On LegalizedSat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Edmonton Journal (CN AB) Author:Graney, Emma Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:11/13/2017

The provincial government's plan to allow legal marijuana sales at privately owned stores has the business community optimistic about potential opportunities.

Less impressed is Finance Minister Joe Ceci, who was grinding his teeth Friday at the federal government's proposed 50/50 split in tax revenue from pot sales.

"I'm not sure what the federal government is smoking, but I can tell you that's not going to work for Alberta," he told media.

Provinces and municipalities are bearing the brunt of the responsibility around legalized pot sales, he argued, so it's unfair for the federal government to swoop in and grab half of the cash.

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13 Canada: Provinces Split On How To Sell CannabisSat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Toronto Star (CN ON) Author:Woods, Allan Area:Canada Lines:87 Added:11/13/2017

Western regions may pass sales off to private retailers to try to thwart black market

MONTREAL- A national split is emerging on marijuana legalization that pits Ontario and eastern provinces opting for total control over pot sales against private retail regimes emerging in the West.

The regional divide reflects a clash of opinions about whether it is more important to put black-market pot producers out of business or heed public-health warnings when access to the drug becomes legal on July 1, 2018.

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14Canada: Got Pot? Get Ready For Questions At BorderSat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Victoria Times-Colonist (CN BC) Author:Bronskill, Jim Area:Canada Lines:Excerpt Added:11/13/2017

OTTAWA - Travellers to Canada will be routinely asked whether they are bringing marijuana into the country as Ottawa moves to legalize recreational pot use.

Signs will also be posted at major ports of entry to remind people that the unauthorized importation of pot remains illegal, said Peter Hill, associate vice-president of the Canada Border Services Agency.

In addition, the border agency plans a communications campaign through social media to ensure travellers "are aware of the new legislation and the requirements," Hill told MPs on the House of Commons public safety committee.

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15 CN ON: Employers Get Help To Prepare For Legal PotFri, 10 Nov 2017
Source:Observer, The (CN ON) Author:Morden, Paul Area:Ontario Lines:84 Added:11/13/2017

A workshop to help employers get ready for coming changes in Canada's marijuana laws is being offered Nov. 21 in Sarnia.

The half-day Cannabis and the Workplace session, set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Lambton College Residence and Event Centre, is being organized by the Sarnia Lambton Workplace Wellness steering committee.

The cost is $49 per person, and participants must register in advance online at bit.do/ cannabis workplace.

"We've heard from employers that they're concerned about the coming legalization of cannabis," said committee chairperson Martina Jackson, a health promoter for Lambton public health.

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16 CN AB: Important To Be Informed About Marijuana, SACPA ToldFri, 10 Nov 2017
Source:Lethbridge Herald (CN AB) Author:Schnarr, J. W. Area:Alberta Lines:64 Added:11/13/2017

A discussion on medicinal marijuana, its uses and who is using it was the on the menu at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs' weekly speakers series.

Dr. Ife Abiola, medical director for the 420 Clinic, spoke on the drug and gave anecdotal information on many of the patents seen at the clinic.

He said it is important for local residents to get informed on the drug ahead of impending national legalization.

"This is going to be changing a lot of different facets of our lives," he said. "You can expect to be seeing whether it's through a medical clinic, dispensary or other people just using in a ubiquitous way in our lives. Everyone needs to have a certain level of education about this. "

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17 CN MB: Feds Mull Manitoba Marijuana PlanFri, 10 Nov 2017
Source:Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB) Author:Martin, Nick Area:Manitoba Lines:125 Added:11/13/2017

Questions raised about decision to allow municipal authority over sales

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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18 CN YK: Pro-Cannabis Respondents Smoke DissidentsFri, 10 Nov 2017
Source:Whitehorse Star (CN YK) Author:Blewett, Taylor Area:Yukon Territory Lines:128 Added:11/13/2017

A significant majority of Yukoners are behind the federal government's plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use

A significant majority of Yukoners are behind the federal government's plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use and believe it's acceptable to occasionally use the drug for exactly that reason.

Those findings are in the results from the Yukon government's most successful survey ever in terms of participation numbers.

Nearly 3,200 responses to the introductory section of a YG public engagement survey on cannabis legalization were filed.

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19 CN ON: Pot Find Adds To Gas Well BillSat, 11 Nov 2017
Source:Simcoe Reformer, The (CN ON) Author:Sonnenberg, Monte Area:Ontario Lines:90 Added:11/13/2017

SIMCOE - A marijuana patch wound up costing Norfolk County $76,100 during last summer's toxic gas well emergency in Silver Hill.

Staff from the Ministry of the Environment stumbled across the marijuana while setting up air-quality monitoring equipment on North Walsingham Road 10.

Because of the marijuana, MOE determined that the site was potentially dangerous. MOE monitoring equipment and technicians were removed to a location on the edge of the "hot zone." They could not be convinced to find a location closer to the offending gas wells.

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20 CN BC: Fentanyl Task Force Plans Community ConversationFri, 10 Nov 2017
Source:Nelson Star (CN BC) Author:Hall, Bob Area:British Columbia Lines:176 Added:11/13/2017

The event will feature stories from the front lines

Nelson's Fentanyl Task Force is set to host Growing Hope: A Community Conversation on the Current Fentanyl Crisis at Nelson's Hume Hotel on Nov. 22. The discussion will feature health care professionals, emergency responders, educators and community leaders across the West Kootenay.

"What will have the biggest effect on death is reducing stigma for people who are using drugs," says Chloe Sage, an educator at Nelson's ANKORS who will be part of a seven-person panel of speakers at the event. "One of the goals of these panels is to be able to talk about all the issues that involve people who use drugs and people who are at risk of dying from fentanyl overdose. When we start lowering the stigma and people can talk about what they are going through, then we will have less deaths because people will be able to seek the help they need."

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