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101 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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102 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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103CN 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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104 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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105CN 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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106 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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107Canada: 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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108 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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109 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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110 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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111 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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112 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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113 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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114 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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115Canada: 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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116CN 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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117 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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118US 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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119 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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120 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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