Northern News, 29 Apr 2016 - A longtime local advocate for users of medical marijuana failed to convince a Superior Court judge in Timmins that drug charges police laid against him were unconstitutional. Robert Neron argued in his own defence that recent federal court rulings, including a decision in February striking down the Medical Marijuana Access Regulations in Canada, was directly applicable to his own case.
Metro, 29 Apr 2016 - Old marijuana shop is not in compliance with new rules One of Vancouver's oldest medical-marijuana dispensaries is vowing to defy the order to lock up shop by midnight Friday after being refused under the city's new regulatory regime.
Cape Breton Post, 29 Apr 2016 - In Newfoundland and Labrador, the latest budget brought huge debt, a two per cent increase in the HST and shutdowns of everything from seniors' dental programs to more than half the province's public libraries. In Prince Edward Island, the HST's up one per cent, while Nova Scotia has gone through public sector wages to eke out the barest slender slip of a balanced budget. New Brunswick? It also raised HST by two points to 15 per cent and is talking about public sector job cuts.
The News, 29 Apr 2016 - In Newfoundland and Labrador, the latest budget brought huge debt, a two per cent increase in the HST and shutdowns of everything from seniors' dental programs to more than half the province's public libraries. In Prince Edward Island, the HST's up one per cent, while Nova Scotia has gone through public sector wages to eke out the barest slender slip of a balanced budget. New Brunswick? It also raised HST by two points to 15 per cent and is talking about public sector job cuts.
The Sault Star, 29 Apr 2016 - With the commitment by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to legalize marijuana use in Canada comes a host of questions about regulating and restricting the drug, as well as a number of moral concerns. However, local police are not focused on discussions surrounding the legalization of pot in the country, which the Liberals promised to do during the election campaign last fall.
Truro Daily News, 29 Apr 2016 - The federal government is pushing ahead with plans to legalize marijuana and not before time. Health Minister Jane Philpott certainly didn't play down the controversial announcement. She chose a special session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York regarding drug use and drug-related crime. The timing was more than coincidental. Minister Philpott chose April 20 to reveal that Ottawa plans to introduce legislation legalizing marijuana in the spring of next year. Her address coincided with 4/ 20 - the annual day of celebration for cannabis culture lovers, the so- called National Weed Day.
The Journal-Pioneer, 29 Apr 2016 - Smoke 'em - and tax 'em - if you've got 'em In Newfoundland and Labrador, the latest budget brought huge debt, a two per cent increase in the HST and shutdowns of everything from seniors' dental programs to more than half the province's public libraries.
Campbell River Mirror, 29 Apr 2016 - The federal government will start clearing away some of the haze about marijuana legalization. Health Minister Jane Philpott announced April 20 that the government is a year away from introducing legislation to legalize pot.
Langley Advance, 28 Apr 2016 - Last week started in July. By Friday it had settled into June. And through the weekend, all the plants in my garden kept insisting that it's May. The world is upside down. Or at the very least, it's tilted at a pretty weird angle.
Kingston Whig-Standard, 28 Apr 2016 - Veterans, civilians and first responders seeking relief from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and other ailments through cannabis will have a new option for help next week. Set to open Monday on Discovery Avenue in Kingston's east side, Marijuana for Trauma Inc.'s new Kingston branch is to be the company's largest in Ontario.
City Centre Mirror, 28 Apr 2016 - With a safe injection site potentially slated to open up at The Works near Yonge and Dundas, some members of the public are angry over a lack of public consultation prior to the location being selected. At a public meeting on Wednesday, April 20, Toronto Centre-Rosedale (Ward 27) Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, City of Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. David McKeown and The Works manager Shaun Hopkins offered up some facts and details about safe injection sites in general.
Vancouver Courier, 28 Apr 2016 - The oldest medicinal marijuana dispensary in Vancouver cleared a big hurdle Wednesday in its battle to keep its doors open for its 6,000 members and continue operating on Commercial Drive. The B.C. Compassion Club, which was founded in 1997 and moved to Commercial Drive in 1998, won its appeal Wednesday from the Board of Variance, overturning an earlier decision by the city that ruled the dispensary was too close to two schools to operate under the city's new regulations for pot shops.
Vancouver Courier, 28 Apr 2016 - Organizer of today's 4-20 protest at Sunset Beach predicts bigger events when pot legalized An organizer of today's 4-20 marijuana protest at Sunset Beach is welcoming the news that Canada's health minister announced that the Trudeau government will introduce legislation next spring to legalize marijuana.
Toronto Sun, 28 Apr 2016 - I nearly cringed when Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch told me she would undo the forthcoming legalization of recreational marijuana, should she become the prime minister. Leitch made this pledge to re-criminalize pot in an interview Tuesday afternoon, on my AM980 radio show, after expressing her opposition to the plans currently in the works by Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, as announced by his health minister last week.
Penticton Herald, 28 Apr 2016 - Dear Editor: Another family in Saskatchewan has had their CW Botanicals oil for Epilepsy seized by customs this past week. I speak for all these families and am asking the government to quickly take CBD from the Schedule 2 drug list which will allow the CW Botanicals proven oil for children to come to Canada without the threat of Customs seizing this product.
The Record, 28 Apr 2016 - As I took the first draw on my vaporizer this April 20th, I found myself shaking my head, marvelling at the fact that I am now a user of marijuana for medical purposes. Having been diagnosed in early 2015 with a rare condition known a desmoid fibromatosis, I underwent a life-saving surgery to fix my bowels, which had burst as a result of a fast growing tumour. Weighing in at 11.34 kilograms (25 pounds), the tumour, while non-metastasizing, had all the markings of cancer and was thus treated like cancer. My recovery is being followed closely by a fantastic team of doctors at the Grand River Cancer Centre.
NOW Magazine, 28 Apr 2016 - With regard to your Marijuana Issue (NOW, April 14-20). Marijuana should be legal. Scientists who use this drug as a tool might one day find the cure for cancer. Marijuana would also make Toronto a lot safer because people would be less angry.
Barrie Examiner, 28 Apr 2016 - Medical Marijuana Not Only Viable Business, But Helps Those In Need Farmers' plants are sprouting up a little more green than red in Leamington, Ont., these days. Once colloquially called the ketchup capital of Canada, many farmers in the southern Ontario town were left holding their empty tomato baskets when Heinz Canada moved its business south of the border in 2014, putting 750 people out of work.
The Journal-Pioneer, 28 Apr 2016 - The federal government is pushing ahead with plans to legalize marijuana and not before time. Health Minister Jane Philpott certainly didn't play down the controversial announcement. She chose a special session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York regarding drug use and drug-related crime.
The Georgia Straight, 28 Apr 2016 - Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has initiated a shakeup among community services in the Downtown Eastside. The regional health-care provider has eliminated funding for the Drug User Resource Centre (DURC), which has operated on East Cordova Street across from Oppenheimer Park since 2003.