Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 15 Apr 2014 - The HMCS Nanaimo, which has a strong association with the mid-Island, is back in Canada after helping fight organized crime in Central America. Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney took the opportunity to highlight the operation in the House of Commons asking Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, James Bezan about the participation of two Canadian Navy ships.
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 15 Apr 2014 - Changing Medical Marijuana Regulations Have Left Users in a Smoky State of Mind and Doctors Fuming With Rage. Initially, new Health Canada legislation was supposed to put an end to home grown pot productions directing nearly 40,000 medical marijuana users to buy their green from large-scale commercial operations with a prescription-like document from their doctor.
The Southern Gazette, 15 Apr 2014 - While 'Bootlegging' Is Still on the Radar, Illegal Drug Trade Now More of a Problem It's been about a year since a shift in the RCMP at the federal policing level came into effect. Before Apr. 1, 2013, federal units were identified and assigned to specific areas of mandate - customs and excise, drug enforcement or some other specialization.
Sudbury Star, 15 Apr 2014 - Medical marijuana is a bit of an oxymoron. Cannabis sativa has been on Earth longer than we. Should the day arrive that my doctor gives me a prescription for "medical marijuana," I will go to a proven & trusted source - the black market. Until a few short decades ago, the whole issue would have been ludicrous, even more so than today. Until then, there was no illegality involved. Hemp was widely used because of its durability, much better than cotton. Along came nylon, the new miracle fibre. To take over the market nylon's inventors Dupont had to get rid of hemp, and that could be done by demonizing the sister plant, marijuana. And just by co-incidence, the U.S. government passed laws banning marijuana, so convenient, and so typical of "free enterprise."
The Calgary Sun, 15 Apr 2014 - Commercial medical marijuana grow operations will be allowed in Calgary, as long as they meet Health Canada and city regulations. City councillors voted in favour Monday of amending a bylaw to allow commercial medical grow-ops to exist in industrial areas, after new rules came into effect April 1 barring patients from growing at home.
Nanaimo Daily News, 14 Apr 2014 - Re: 'Officer finds it difficult to see 'children suffer' ( Opinion, April 9) Kudos to that B.C. police officer. I was hoping that members of the police force would speak out about decriminalization and ultimately legalization of marijuana.
Toronto Star, 14 Apr 2014 - Here are one or two things you might not know about the safe use of dangerous drugs; and yes, safe is a relative term. I had not seen my pal Frank in a while, and so I was pleased when we bumped into each other. As soon as we had said hello, he invited me to an event - he said he was going to speak at a public health workshop designed to educate those who work with drug users.
North Shore News, 13 Apr 2014 - Leaves of three, let it be. Leaves of four or more, you'll have to check in with the District of North Vancouver and your neighbours. On Monday, District of North Vancouver council unanimously gave first reading to a bylaw that would ban medical marijuana production and distribution in the municipality.
Toronto Sun, 13 Apr 2014 - Accused Pusher Claims $1m A Year In Profits And That Product Is Legal But Cops Beg To Differ TORONTO - Adam Wookey was well on his way to becoming Canada's king pusher of synthetic pot and party pills, court documents allege.
The Chatham Daily News, 12 Apr 2014 - A second application to house a medical marijuana production facility in Chatham-Kent is slated to come before municipal council at Monday's planning meeting. A Nova Scotia numbered company is seeking a zoning bylaw amendment to allow for the production of medical marijuana in a former auto parts manufacturing facility at 566 Riverview Dr. in Chatham.
St. Thomas Times-Journal, 12 Apr 2014 - Doctor Opens Storefront For Legal Marijuana London has become the unlikely home of Canada's first storefront one-stop pot shop. Options Clinics Canada at 790 Dundas St. will assess patients and dispense authorizations for them to buy medical marijuana online from about 12 federally licensed commercial producers.
Toronto Star, 12 Apr 2014 - Though Some Councillors Feel Mammoliti Has Exaggerated Drug Usage By Teens At Events City-owned buildings at Exhibition Place will no longer host popular electronic dance music parties after its board voted 4-3 to ban them.
London Free Press, 11 Apr 2014 - A London doctor opens a storefront for legal weed on Dundas St. London has become the unlikely home of Canada's first storefront one-stop pot shop. Options Clinics Canada at 790 Dundas St. will assess patients and dispense authorizations for them to buy medical marijuana online from about 12 federally licensed commercial producers.
The Uxbridge Times Journal, 10 Apr 2014 - Applicants Still Have Long Road To Approval From Health Canada UXBRIDGE -- The Township of Uxbridge will support a proposal from a group of GTA men who want to establish a medical marijuana grow facility on a 115-acre farm off Durham Road 30.
Oliver Chronicle, 10 Apr 2014 - Medical marijuana users say they are in a state of limbo after the latest court battle halted implementation of new laws governing pot. New federal laws that would have made it illegal for medical marijuana users to grow their own plants were set to take effect April 1.
The Uxbridge Times Journal, 10 Apr 2014 - A proposal to establish a medical marijuana grow farm in Uxbridge is no doubt a harbinger of the future and the dawn of change. Regardless of whether Uxbridge ultimately becomes home to such an operation or not, evidence is growing that the marijuana plant and its derivatives offer tangible medical benefits to many patients, including those with multiple sclerosis and children who suffer life-threatening seizures.
The Rocky Mountain Goat News, 10 Apr 2014 - Health Canada announced it will fight the Federal Court's injunction allowing users of medical marijuana to continue under the old regulations. The new federal regulations for marijuana for medical purposes (MMPR) came into effect last year, but were running concurrently with the old Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR), which were to expire March 31st, 2014. The old program allowed patients to grow their own marijuana or have someone grow it for them, but these grow ops were not regulated, and the government and Health Canada claim the system was open to serious abuse.
Nelson Star, 09 Apr 2014 - The use of medical marijuana has come to council's attention and may have to be dealt with by our local law enforcement or by drafting new bylaws. At our last council committee of the whole meeting, Chief Wayne Holland gave a presentation on the new medical marijuana regulations which took effect on April 1. The new federal regulations could make current legal marijuana patients criminals. A quote in the local media states, "There are currently only 10 companies in Canada licensed to produce medical marijuana, and NPD chief Wayne Holland says his observation of the lead-up to the introduction of the new regulations indicates that when the law changes there won't be enough supply to meet the country-wide demand for medical marijuana."
Edmonton Sun, 09 Apr 2014 - On the outside, it may look like just a regular marijuana grow operation. But investigators with the province's police Green Team are coming across more grow ops with dangerous hash oil extraction labs, some of them discovered after deadly fires and explosions.
Windsor Star, 08 Apr 2014 - Re: Medical marijuana now growing in Leamington, by Doug Schmidt, March 31. In response to this article, I believe that opening up this marijuana plant wasn't a very smart idea. Leamington now has a great responsibility in making sure that this marijuana is grown and used for the right purposes only. Many things can go wrong with such a dangerous drug.