Metro, 24 Jun 2015 - B. C. Civil Liberties Association Takes Up Cause A British Columbia civil rights group is asking the City of Vancouver to reconsider its plan to ban dispensaries from selling edible forms of medical marijuana.
Kelowna Capital News, 23 Jun 2015 - To the editor: If medical marijuana requires a prescription why isn't it handled by a licensed pharmacy like every other doctor-written prescription in this country? Why are there hundreds of marijuana dispensing stores springing up everywhere?
Penticton Herald, 23 Jun 2015 - Re: "Ruling a victory for family of girl with seizure disorder," (Herald, June 12). I'm glad the family found a way to control their daughter's seizures, but I have these concerns: Did their primary-care epilepsy doctor prescribe cannabis, or did they give a minor an illegal drug?
The Observer, 22 Jun 2015 - A health association and methadone clinic are teaming up to not only give northern Lambton County residents better access to methadone, but also to develop support programs for people trying to curb opioid drug dependency. The North Lambton Community Health Centre recently set up a satellite methadone treatment program, partnering with the Bluewater Methadone Clinic, to give better access to people who would otherwise have to drive in to Sarnia for the opioid replacement drug, said Kathy Bresette, the health centre's executive director.
Globe and Mail, 22 Jun 2015 - Surrey crime prevention program a progressive action for a city that has been plagued for decades by drug-related gun violence When Rob Rai and the Surrey School District opened the Wrap Project in 2009, those starting the dedicated anti-gang program plainly acknowledged that groups of local teenagers were committing serious crimes.
The Sun Times, 22 Jun 2015 - Man Challenging Siting Requirements for Medical Marijuana Production A date has been set for the Ontario Municipal Board to hear an appeal regarding an Owen Sound bylaw amendment that would allow medical marijuana production facilities in certain parts of the city.
The Record, 22 Jun 2015 - Re: Petty politics demean Tories - June 13 Not only should medical marijuana be made available in all forms to patients in need, but all adult marijuana use should be legal, taxed and regulated. Drug policies modelled after alcohol prohibition have given rise to a youth-oriented black market. Illegal drug dealers don't ID for age, but they do recruit minors immune to adult sentences.
Toronto Star, 20 Jun 2015 - Re: Chill out, minister, Editorial June 14 Health Minister Rona Ambrose isn't the only Canadian outraged by the Supreme Court's recent ruling on medical marijuana. Is there anything that doesn't infringe upon the rights of someone? Do we keep changing the laws to appease a few? Does the majority still rule? Is there any point to electing a government? Is this what Pierre Elliott Trudeau meant by a "just society"?
Winnipeg Sun, 20 Jun 2015 - I am outraged by the arrogant and uninformed comments by Health Minister Rona Ambrose concerning the medicinal use of cannabis. I suffer from chronic foot pain and have spent thousands of dollars for surgery, a titanium implant, orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, and pain killing drugs. Nothing available in Canada has relieved the pain. I had the opportunity in Colorado to use a legal Extreme Relief THC Salve that comes in a tube that looks like an underarm deodorant and is just as convenient to use. It is the only effective relief that I have found for my condition. The salve is not smoked or taken internally. So why can't we have it available in Canada? Gary Whitten
The Sun Times, 20 Jun 2015 - New Referal, Follow-Up System Coming Patients who show up at a Grey Bruce Health Services' emergency room with an opioid or alcohol-related condition will soon be referred for follow-up to a rapid access clinic in Owen Sound.
Nanaimo Daily News, 20 Jun 2015 - I can only hope the outrage of Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose with the Supreme Court of Canada's recent bizarre and irresponsible ruling on medical marijuana is echoed across this country. The unanimous decision expands the definition of "medical marijuana" beyond dried leaves to include cannabis oils, teas, brownies and numerous other forms of the drug.
Toronto Star, 20 Jun 2015 - Re: Chill out, minister, Editorial June 14 Regarding the Harper government's latest bout of reefer madness, not only should medical marijuana be available in all forms to patients, but all adult use should be legal. Drug policies modeled after alcohol prohibition have given rise to a youth-oriented black market. Illegal drug dealers don't ID for age, but they do recruit minors immune to adult sentences.
Toronto Star, 20 Jun 2015 - Re: Chill out, minister, Editorial June 14 How ironic is this? Rona Ambrose, health minister in the Harper government, infamous for their disdain for science, invokes science in her rejection of the Supreme Court decision on medical marijuana.
Toronto Star, 20 Jun 2015 - Re: Chill out, minister, Editorial June 14 Perhaps Health Minister Rona Ambrose's sense of outrage about the Supreme Court decision regarding medical marijuana could have been better directed at her boss. If she had done her homework she would have discovered that the Harper government itself cancelled the research component of the medical marijuana program shortly after he took office.
Toronto Star, 20 Jun 2015 - Re: Chill out, minister, Editorial June 14 Health Minister Rona Ambrose is "outraged" that the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that marijuana can be legally consumed in forms other than smoking. "This is not a drug," she said. "This is not medicine."
Toronto Star, 20 Jun 2015 - Re: Chill out, minister, Editorial June 14 Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose is "outraged" by the Supreme Court's ruling. True to Harper government form, the only thing that outrages a Harperite these days is the Supreme Court upholding the laws and constitution of Canada or the occasional uppity senator actually applying a bit of sober second thought to the latest legislative travesty.
Toronto Star, 20 Jun 2015 - Re: Chill out, minister, Editorial June 14 Rona Ambrose is a bit confused as to the difference between a medicine and a herb. While a herb can be used as a medicine it is not a drug, it is a plant. Drugs are synthesized from one or more usually man made components. Marijuana is a product of nature. Ambrose's ignorance is no different from climate change deniers, their personal (moral/financial) beliefs take the place of sound science. Usually to the detriment of the majority. Purely self serving, it's the Conservative way.
Toronto Star, 20 Jun 2015 - Re: Chill out, minister, Editorial June 14 Outraged? How dare you. You criticize our highest court in the land and you don't even have the credentials to administer an allergy shot! Our family is fuming! You have told us in your press announcement that you are outraged that the Supreme Court decided that people taking medical marijuana can now consume it in any form, not just be forced to smoke it. You have also said that Health Canada is the only regulatory body in this country that has the authority and the integrity to regulate what products come to market. So why are there so many products coming to market that have significant problems as side affects?
Chilliwack Progress, 19 Jun 2015 - Health Minister Rona Ambrose needs to chill out. Her ranting last week against the Supreme Court of Canada was uncalled for. All the justices agreed that it is unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical marijuana users from possessing pot-laced products better suited to their health needs such as cannabis-infused brownies, cookies, cakes, tea, butter, tinctures, oils, salves, gel capsules, body creams, or chocolate bars. Right now, the law only allows possession of dried marijuana which can only be smoked.
Vancouver Courier, 19 Jun 2015 - VPD Targeted Seven Dispensaries in 18 Months The business of investigating and prosecuting illegal marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver has yet to result in the successful prosecution of any suspects whom police arrested over an 18-month span while executing nine search warrants at city pot shops.