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1 CN AB: High HopesFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Calgary Sun, The (CN AB) Author:Southwick, Reid Area:Alberta Lines:122 Added:11/21/2017

Alberta won't limit the number of private cannabis stores once retail sales are legalized next July, according to new details released Thursday by the NDP government.

The province confirmed that it will look to private retailers to sell legal weed from brick-and-mortar storefronts, instead of government-run outlets chosen by several other provinces, such as Ontario and Quebec.

Online sales in Alberta, however, will be available through a publicly run system, which is meant to ensure residents can tell the difference between legal and illicit retailers on the internet.

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2 CN SN: LTE: Rogue Nations Need Not ApplySat, 18 Nov 2017
Source:StarPhoenix, The (CN SN) Author:McColl, Pamela Area:Saskatchewan Lines:43 Added:11/21/2017

In 2016, the world drug prevention community met at UNGASS in New York to reconfirm their commitment and ratification of the long-standing drug conventions. I was in the General Assembly when the minister of health for the Government of Canada stood to announce Canada's plan to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in the spring of 2017.

I can report that the world was less than pleased. Canada's move to legalization will take our country offside of these global agreements and out of step with our international partners.

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3 CN ON: Ontario Late On Warning Teens About MarijuanaSat, 18 Nov 2017
Source:Toronto Star (CN ON) Author:Ferguson, Rob Area:Ontario Lines:56 Added:11/21/2017

With legalization looming, doctors say province not ready to handle risks

Ontario is slow to launch a public education campaign warning parents about the dangers of marijuana to children, which include the risk associated with second-hand pot smoke, the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario warned Friday.

"A lot more children are going to be exposed . . . They are the most at risk of harm. Their brains are still developing," Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro said. "Ontario is not ready to deal with the risks."

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4 CN AB: PUB LTE: Where's The Buzz?Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Source:Edmonton Sun (CN AB) Author:Rose, Jan Area:Alberta Lines:39 Added:11/21/2017

On the street, a dealer selling pot at $10 per gram better deliver the goods - high THC content sufficient to get a good buzz - or clientele will go elsewhere. Word gets around fast. Similarly, if the provincial government doesn't deliver the goods, plans to reap millions in taxes from selling pot will go up in smoke.

The government hasn't said a word about the THC content in its pot and journalists have been remiss in not asking this, the most important question. If the THC content is the same as or close to the content found in medical marijuana, there most certainly will not be a buzz. And that's the main reason for smoking a joint. Neighbourhood dealers may have nothing to fear.

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5CN ON: Judge Blasts Cops' Failure To Shut Pot StoresSat, 18 Nov 2017
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:Miller, Jacquie Area:Ontario Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

An Ottawa judge has blasted the police force for failing to shut down the city's illegal marijuana dispensaries.

Justice Norman Boxall said Friday he can't understand why it's so difficult to close shops that operate openly on major streets.

"I just don't understand how the police cannot shut down a dispensary where the person has a big sign up, as I drive down Rideau Street, that says 'marijuana dispensary.' They brag about it on the internet that they are selling it.

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6 CN SN: A Little Pot On The PrairiesSat, 18 Nov 2017
Source:Moose Jaw Times-Herald (CN SN) Author:Santos, Joshua Area:Saskatchewan Lines:97 Added:11/21/2017

Saskatchewan Government looking to privatize marijuana

Saskatchewan's government is not interested in operating pot shops.

Instead, they want to concentrate on regulating the product.

"We do not want to be in any ownership or marketing," said Don Morgan, Saskatchewan's Justice Minister.

"We want to be responsible for ensuring that there's a regulatory scheme in place and we want to make sure it's a confidently, well-run regulatory scheme, but we don't want to own it, market it or warehouse it ourselves."

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7 CN AB: Column: Alberta Pot Rules Largely WorkableSat, 18 Nov 2017
Source:Calgary Sun, The (CN AB) Author:Gunter, Lorne Area:Alberta Lines:103 Added:11/21/2017

The Alberta government's proposed rules for selling legal marijuana are a bit fuddy-duddy.

For the most part, they're pretty good.

Private retailers will handle in-person sales; unionized government workers will be in charge of online purchases. (Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery).

What the Notley government is proposing is very likely a workable system.

It will not eliminate illegal weed sales entirely. But it will make buying bud convenient enough that most people will be persuaded to go the law-abiding-citizen route.

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8 Canada: Clearing The Air On CannabisSat, 18 Nov 2017
Source:Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB) Author:Bowes, Barbara Area:Canada Lines:176 Added:11/21/2017

THE flurry of news articles on the upcoming legalization of cannabis is everywhere, and seems to be creating substantial fear among most employers.

Much of this fear, of course, is about having to deal with the unknown. For instance, will recreational cannabis use increase among employees and how will this impact the workplace? What about medical marijuana? Are employers ready for this new challenge? Will current policies stand the test against cannabis?

Interestingly enough, a recent report by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario and the consulting firm Deloitte suggests that 22 per cent of Canadian adults already consume recreational cannabis.

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9 CN AB: Editorial: Govern Your Own Pot BehaviourFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)          Area:Alberta Lines:77 Added:11/21/2017

Be smart. Not stupid.

As we travel down the road to pot legalization in Canada, provincial governments across the country are scrambling to update a number of laws, including impaired driving rules.

Here in Alberta, the government has announced its changes to impaired-driving legislation.

The NDs plan to impose a maximum $1,000 fine for a positive blood test of two to five nanograms per millimetre of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), along with a minimum $1,000 fine for a first-time conviction on a reading above five.

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10 CN AB: Column: Uptight Not All RightFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Edmonton Sun (CN AB) Author:Gunter, Lorne Area:Alberta Lines:102 Added:11/21/2017

Pot rules largely workable but ban on weed sales at liquor stores makes no sense

The Alberta government's proposed rules for selling legal marijuana are a bit fuddy-duddy.

For the most part, they're pretty good. Private retailers will handle in-person sales; unionized government workers will be in charge of online purchases. (Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery).

What the Notley government is proposing is very likely a workable system.

It will not eliminate illegal weed sales entirely. But it will make buying bud convenient enough that most people will be persuaded to go the law-abiding-citizen route.

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11CN AB: Alberta Police Chiefs Concerned Over Lack Of Roadside TestingFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Edmonton Journal (CN AB) Author:Theobald, Claire Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

Alberta's police chiefs are feeling "overwhelmed" figuring out how to adjust policing practices ahead of marijuana legalization, Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht said.

"The timelines are extremely tight," Knecht said outside an Edmonton Police Commission meeting at city hall on Thursday.

In an open letter, the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police warned the scheduled July 1, 2018, legalization leaves "insufficient time for the full consideration necessary in the creation of the regulatory framework to ensure the safety of Albertans."

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12CN AB: NDP Won't Limit Number Of Pot Shops In AlbertaFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Calgary Herald (CN AB) Author:Southwick, Reid Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

Private operators still await rules for selling legal weed starting July 1

Alberta won't limit the number of private cannabis stores once retail sales are legalized next July, according to new details released Thursday by the NDP government.

The province confirmed that private retailers will sell legal weed from brick-and-mortar storefronts, instead of government-run outlets chosen by several other provinces, including Ontario and Quebec.

Online sales in Alberta, however, will be available through a publicly run system, which is meant to ensure residents can tell the difference between legal and illicit retailers on the internet.

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13CN SN: Researchers Weigh In On Sask.as Policy For RegulatingFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:StarPhoenix, The (CN SN) Author:Martin, Ashley Area:Saskatchewan Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

With 7 1/2 months until marijuana becomes legal in Canada, a group of Saskatchewan researchers hopes to help inform the complicated policy-making process the provincial government faces in the months to come.

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), based at universities in Regina and Saskatoon, has released a report, Legalizing & Regulating Cannabis in Saskatchewan.

The provincial government is responsible for setting up all of the details of a legal cannabis industry, and should have most of the work in place by June 30.

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14CN SN: Researchers Hope To Help Policy-Making ProcessFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Regina Leader-Post (CN SN) Author:Martin, Ashley Area:Saskatchewan Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

With 7 1/2 months until marijuana becomes legal in Canada, a group of Saskatchewan researchers hopes to help inform the complicated policy-making process the provincial government faces in the months to come.

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), based at universities in Regina and Saskatoon, has released a report, Legalizing & Regulating Cannabis in Saskatchewan.

The provincial government is responsible for setting up all of the details of a legal cannabis industry, and should have most of the work in place by June 30.

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15CN AB: Expect 'Huge' Demand When Pot Becomes LegalFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Calgary Herald (CN AB) Author:Graney, Emma Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

Potential retailers comment as Alberta releases rules for cannabis shops, sales

Private retailers who want to sell legal marijuana in Alberta next July 1 won't be able to do so alongside alcohol, or even a bag of chips.

Under proposed rules introduced by the province Thursday, retailers will be restricted to sales of cannabis and cannabis-related goods such as lighters and rolling papers.

There's no word on how much legal marijuana will cost, but 420 Clinic founder Jeff Mooij says that won't matter to consumers.

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16 CN AB: Retailers Can't Sell Cannabis And ChipsFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Fort McMurray Today (CN AB) Author:Graney, Emma Area:Alberta Lines:84 Added:11/21/2017

Private retailers who want to sell legal marijuana in Alberta come July 1 won't be able to do so alongside alcohol, or even a bag of chips.

Under proposed rules introduced by the provincial government Thursday, retailers will be restricted to sales of cannabis and cannabis-related goods.

Stores also will have to operate under a specific cannabis business licence. That means liquor stores won't be able to set up a wall and a separate storefront with booze on one side and bud on the other.

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17CN AB: Pot Shops Will Only Be Allowed To Sell Cannabis, Related ItemsFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Edmonton Journal (CN AB) Author:Graney, Emma Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

Private retailers who want to sell legal marijuana in Alberta next July 1 won't be able to do so alongside alcohol, or even a bag of chips.

Under proposed rules introduced by the province Thursday, retailers will be restricted to sales of cannabis and cannabis-related goods such as lighters and rolling papers. There's no word on how much legal marijuana will cost, but 420 Clinic founder Jeff Mooij says that won't matter to consumers.

As a medical marijuana clinic owner and cannabis user, Mooij said Thursday there is an appetite for clean, safe, regulated weed in Alberta - it's not about paying less than black market drugs, but knowing where the product is coming from.

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18CN QU: Quebec Unveils Rigid Pot LawsFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:National Post (Canada) Author:Valiante, Giuseppe Area:Quebec Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

Meanwhile, Alberta embraces private sector

MONTREAL * Forced into the pot business by the federal government, Quebec on Thursday tabled strict marijuana legislation, striving to give itself full control over the industry, push out the private sector and create a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of all drugs.

"This is an important change to our society," Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois said after tabling Bill 157. "The experts recommended we be prudent to start and then to see if we need to adjust. They asked us to be rigorous and to see how citizens evolve."

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19CN QU: Quebec Pot Bill Seeks Aresponsible ConsumptionaFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:Authier, Philip Area:Quebec Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

Liberal government to sell pot through SAQ subsidiary stores, price not set yet

Forced into the pot business by the federal government, the province of Quebec tabled a law Thursday that imposes a strict framework for the consumption, sale and distribution of marijuana.

Bill 157 - an act to constitute the Societe quebecoise du cannabis, or SQC - was formally presented in the legislature by the minister for rehabilitation, youth protection, public health and healthy living, Lucie Charlebois.

As expected after almost a year of testing the water with the public, Quebec has opted for a focus on averting potential social, health and safety problems that it fears could follow the liberalization of the use of the drug for recreational purposes.

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20CN QU: Responsible Consumption Is Theme Of Cannabis LawFri, 17 Nov 2017
Source:Montreal Gazette (CN QU) Author:Authier, Philip Area:Quebec Lines:Excerpt Added:11/21/2017

Forced into the pot business by the federal government, the province tabled a law on Thursday that imposes a strict framework for the consumption, sale and distribution of marijuana.

Bill 157 - an act to constitute the Societe quebecoise du cannabis or SQC - was formally presented in the legislature by the minister for rehabilitation, youth protection, public health and healthy living, Lucie Charlebois.

As expected after almost a year of testing the water with the public, Quebec has opted for the path of prudence with a focus on averting potential social, health and safety problems that it fears could follow the liberalization of the use of the drug for recreational purposes.

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