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CN PI: Column: Cha-Ching!

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:00
The Journal-Pioneer, 26 Jan 2016 - Colorado Raking in Taxes From Legalized Weed A pall hangs over Denver, Colorado. Lawlessness stalks its streets, while stupefied potheads loll on every corner, stoned senseless on legal weed. Well, actually, no, it's not really like that at all. Really, it's just another day.
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CN NS: Column: Cha-Ching!

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:00
The News, 26 Jan 2016 - Colorado Raking in Taxes From Legalized Weed A pall hangs over Denver, Colorado. Lawlessness stalks its streets, while stupefied potheads loll on every corner, stoned senseless on legal weed. Well, actually, no, it's not really like that at all. Really, it's just another day.
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CN NS: Column: Cha-Ching!

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 26 Jan 2016 - Colorado Raking in Taxes From Legalized Weed A pall hangs over Denver, Colorado. Lawlessness stalks its streets, while stupefied potheads loll on every corner, stoned senseless on legal weed. Well, actually, no, it's not really like that at all. Really, it's just another day.
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CN NS: Column: Cha-Ching! Cha-Ching!

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:00
Cape Breton Post, 26 Jan 2016 - Colorado Raking in Taxes From Legalized Weed A pall hangs over Denver, Colorado. Lawlessness stalks its streets, while stupefied potheads loll on every corner, stoned senseless on legal weed. Well, actually, no, it's not really like that at all. Really, it's just another day.
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CN ON: Column: Trenton LCBO Test Store For Marijuana Sales

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 08:00
The Intelligencer, 25 Jan 2016 - So, our debonair and newly-minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in his election campaign to legalize marijuana. His fellow Liberal, Ontario Premier Kathleen "Hydro Hiker" Wynne, says it should be sold through Liquor Control Board of Ontario outlets. (The same LCBO that used to protect people from drinking by arbitrarily putting their names on the no-alcohol "Indian List", but that's another story.)
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CN PI: PUB LTE: Marijuana Ban Devil Doctrine?

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 08:00
The Guardian, 25 Jan 2016 - Mitch Reid may not be aware that he's actually supporting and enabling the devil law (Letter: Petition To Stop Marijuana Plans, Jan. 19, 2016); cannabis (marijuana) prohibition is the doctrine of demons. Cannabis prohibition separates people from receiving the "spirit of truth," which is available to those who "love one another," as described in John 14-16. You cannot love someone and cage him or her for using what God indicates He created and says is good on literally the very first page of the Bible, at the same time. Cannabis prohibition, persecution and discrimination are anti-Christian and clergy should be extra vigilant in protecting themselves from that public sin. Stan White Dillon, Colorado - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom
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Canada: PUB LTE: Pot, Priced To Sell

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 25 Jan 2016 - Medical marijuana executive Mark Zekulin's comment that the recreational marijuana market, when it first opens, should be limited to licensed medical producers is infuriating ( Avoiding A Marijuana ' Wild West' - Jan. 22). Is his position related to the public or economic good - or does it have everything to do with protecting the multi-million-dollar gamble the big growers of medical marijuana have made on controlling the market?
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CN ON: Pot Shop Owner Vows To Reopen

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 23 Jan 2016 - Put Police Resources to Better Uses, Vancouver-Based Entrepreneur Says, After Danforth Location Is Busted The owner of Canada's biggest chain of illegal pot shops says that, as long as Toronto police keep raiding his recreational vapour lounge, he will keep reopening the controversial franchise, adding that the public appetite for such enforcement is waning in the face of coming legalization.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Free Pot Users

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:00
Toronto Sun, 23 Jan 2016 - Apparently our prisons are overcrowded and someone thinks we need to hire more prison guards. Here is one solution: Release all the prisoners who have only been convicted of simple possession of marijuana. At the same time, dismiss all cases of simple possession that are in the pipeline. This would also relieve pressure on the judiciary and the rest of the legal system. Surely this is something Bill Blair and the feds could announce immediately. David Pankhurst
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CN ON: OPED: Will Legalized Pot Leave Road Safety In The Dust?

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:00
North Bay Nugget, 23 Jan 2016 - Will the importance of road safety be left in the dust when the smoke clears around the expanded use and distribution of marijuana? With Canadian lawmakers and politicians shifting into high gear on the drive to legalize marijuana, there is a real risk that important questions about the impact on road safety in Ontario and across Canada will be left in the dust. This is one key area of concern for Ontario Safety League (OSL) as we move into 2016, and one of several challenging issues all road users will be confronting this year.
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CN BC: Legalization Could Ruin Pot Dispensaries

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 22 Jan 2016 - Owners who paid for new class of business licence may lose sales of cannabis to liquor stores Marijuana dispensaries that have gone through a rigorous vetting process to get a coveted licence from the City of Vancouver could find themselves out of business anyway when the federal government legalizes the drug.
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CN AB: LTE: Roll Your Own

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:00
The Calgary Sun, 22 Jan 2016 - I see that our new PM just found out he cannot legalize marijuana due to international treaties Canada is involved in. It appears this is something everyone but drama teachers and the experts surrounding the PM knew. It seems that all the media was in the dark as well. These facts are obvious as we know that politicians and their media supporters would never tell a lie or mislead us on the campaign trail. D. Keele
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CN BC: Dispensary Target Of Molotov Cocktail

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:00
Penticton Western, 22 Jan 2016 - Jukka Laurio is at a loss to understand who would target his Rush In and Finish Cafe with a Molotov cocktail Tuesday night just before 10 p.m. "Off the top of my head I couldn't pick an individual," said Laurio who was in the upstairs residence at 248 Westminster Ave. at the time. "I heard the ignition sound of something when it explodes. I looked out the window and a fireball was going up the side of the building."
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CN ON: Judge Speaks To Possible Confusion Over Marijuana's Legal

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:00
The Observer, 22 Jan 2016 - A Lambton County teenager caught with seven one-gram bags of marijuana at school was placed on nine months of probation in Sarnia court. The high school student pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2015 charge of possession of marijuana for trafficking.
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Canada: Insite Gets Big Stamp Of Approval From Philpott

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 22 Jan 2016 - Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has given a heartfelt stamp of approval to the work of Vancouver's Insite supervised-injection site, a dramatic shift in tone from the previous Conservative government on harm-reduction strategies that could have consequences across the country. The new Liberal Health Minister, a family doctor who founded a charity that has raised more than $4-million to help those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa, visited Insite on Wednesday, one day before joining her provincial and territorial counterparts for meetings on a new health accord.
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Canada: Avoiding a Marijuana 'Wild West'

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 22 Jan 2016 - Country's Biggest Medical Growers Say Only Licensed Firms Should Provide Pot to Recreational Users at First The biggest growers of medical marijuana in Canada want to be first in line when the market for recreational pot opens up, arguing that only they can guarantee a high-quality product that is securely distributed by mail.
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CN ON: U of G Works to Boost Pot's Medicinal Power

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:00
Guelph Mercury, 22 Jan 2016 - Goal Is to Determine Perfect 'Recipe' For Cannabis Growing GUELPH - Marijuana has been grown in a clandestine manner by a great many growers for a long time. Despite that, an optimal way of cultivating the plant to boost its medicinal properties has not be found, says a University of Guelph plant scientist who is leading the charge to perfect pot growing.
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CN BC: Fourteen Vancouver Pot Shops One Step Closer To

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 21 Jan 2016 - Fourteen applicants are one step closer to running a licensed marijuana dispensary in Vancouver as the city attempts to impose some control on the illegal retail sale of cannabis. The applicants include a current owner who acknowledges a past association with the Hells Angels, and the identity of those behind seven others remains unknown. Letters published on the city's development services website had names missing or redacted.
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CN BC: First Marijuana Shop Licence Expected In The Spring

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:00
Vancouver Courier, 21 Jan 2016 - The City of Vancouver is still a few months away from making Canadian history by being the first municipality in this country to issue a business licence to an illegal marijuana dispensary, according to the city's chief licence inspector. That's because city staff continues to sort through applications, collect feedback from neighbours of pot shops and wait for results of appeals by applicants initially rejected under the new regulations. Many dispensary operators are also looking for or found new locations for their businesses, said Andreaa Toma, who is overseeing the regulations brought in by city council in June 2015.
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CN PI: Need For Speed

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:00
The Journal-Pioneer, 21 Jan 2016 - Illegal Drug Overtakes Prescription Narcotics As Drug of Choice in Prince County Dr. Don Ling calls it worrisome, a drug that quickly takes users into its grip. Speed. Crank. Ice. Methamphetamine.
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