Medicinal marijuana dispensary in Stellarton offers variety of
This isn't your grandma's home remedy.
Although maybe it is - maybe your grandma is totally on board with
medical marijuana taking away the aches and pains that can come with
"If you eat that ice cream, you're going to feel very, very relaxed.
We've got people in their 80s coming in here," said Hank Merchant,
chief executive officer of HBB Medical - a medicinal pot dispensary in
Stellarton that opened several weeks ago.
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Staff suggest HRM consider how to handle legalization
Halifax is starting to think about how legal marijuana will roll out
in the municipality.
In a staff report coming to regional council's meeting on Tuesday,
staff recommend starting the process to consider amending land-use
bylaws to determine the best places for marijuana-production
facilities and dispensaries in the municipality ahead of next summer's
The federal government introduced legislation to legalize marijuana
this spring. The bill passed first and second reading, and was
referred to committee for further debate. The government intends to
bring the law into effect no later than July 2018.
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Territory will likely have 'phased-in approach' to new weed laws
The territorial government wants to know what the public is looking
for in upcoming marijuana legislation.
In an online survey, open until Sept. 30, the government is asking
Yukoners to answer questions about where cannabis could be consumed in
public, how it will be sold, the legal age for consumption, and
whether any changes need to happen to the territory's occupational
health and safety or driving laws.
It's all being done in anticipation of the federal legalization of
recreational cannabis on July 1, 2018.
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Abe Snidanko, the relentless narcotics officer who was feared by the
scourge of Vancouver's hippies and lampooned by the stoner comedy duo
of Cheech and Chong, has died. He was 79.
Constable Snidanko's name became a byword for the conflict between the
establishment, including mayor Tom Campbell, and a burgeoning
counterculture scene in the West Coast city.
Musician and marijuana aficionado Tommy Chong became familiar with the
officer's reputation in Vancouver in the late 1960s. With comedic
partner Richard (Cheech) Marin, he created the character Sgt. Stadanko
(sometimes written Stedenko), a caricatured foil to good-natured
hippies who were seeking only to get high. The character was portrayed
to outrageous effect by a flat-topped Stacy Keach in the smash 1978
comedy Up in Smoke.
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IN his struggles to come up with a regime to control the sale of
recreational marijuana, Premier Brian Pallister may have found a
Shoppers Drug Mart.
Despite a looming July 1, 2018 deadline to have a system in place, the
province has been very reluctant to talk about how it would like to
handle the production, distribution and sales of recreational pot.
Last month, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson issued an expression of
interest to find potential partners and solutions to handle all
aspects of legalized marijuana.
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Add this to the reasons why marijuana should be legalized: more than
100 years ago, the cigarette companies had Congress legalize their
products. The only reasons were the farmers who were growing their own
tobacco; the government wanted the taxes and still does.
Their products are still there today; all of them are the No. 1 cause
of lung cancer.
It says this on each package, and they are sold everywhere.
Marijuana is a green plant not loaded with chemicals to keep it
burning, as cigarettes are, and does not cause any kind of cancer. It
also has some medical qualities that are useful and some qualities
that have to be controlled, (but) not as much as alcohol.
Months to "get it right" is not difficult. They should call this "The
Letter writer Simon Guillet rails against marijuana and conflates it
with opioids and heroin. He obviously is not aware that marijuana has
not caused an overdose death in recorded history.
It's the "safest therapeutic substance known to man
safer than most
foods," wrote DEA judge Francis Young after hearing hundreds of hours
U.S. states that have legalized weed have had significant drops in
opioid use and overdoses.
So don't fear the weed, Canada, embrace it. You'll be much better
Jeff Meyers, Westlake Village, Calif.
Albertans have a lot to say about legalizing cannabis outside medical
purposes, judging by the number of people who shared their thoughts
with the province in a recent survey.
Just over 45,000 Albertans took the online questionnaire about how the
province should approach legalization, according to the Justice and
Solicitor General's office.
The survey, which sought feedback on people's priorities - road
safety, eliminating the black market or keeping pot away from minors,
for example - closed July 31.
The federal government wants to make recreational cannabis legal by
July 2018, but many key decisions have to be made by provinces - such
as where and how the drug can be sold or how products should be taxed.
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Action, not words, is what we need to fix problem writes Michael
Like most of us in B.C. over the past few months my attention has been
focused on the goings on in Victoria and, more recently, the
significant effect from the wildfires.
I have to commend both the province and the federal government for
their response to the wildfire situation. It has really been quite
extraordinary and I'm sure has saved many homes and ultimately lives.
It clearly demonstrates what is possible when focus and resources are
provided in a timely manner.
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It's unofficial - but welcome
The tent went up at ten to four on Sunday - a big tan tarp slung over
a metal base in the last ungentrified sliver of Toronto's downtown.
Around it, tattooed volunteers shifted supplies: black naloxone kits,
water bottles, baggies stuffed with sterilized needles and gear.
"Don't you think this is so cool," Angie Austin said to a group of
friends sitting on the grass nearby. "What is it?" one replied. "It
is," she said, "a safe injection site."
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