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CN NF: Drug Testing A No Go

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
Advertiser, 09 Apr 2015 - Bishop's Falls council determines program unnecessary After reviewing the pros and cons, Bishop's Falls council won't be instituting a drug and alcohol-testing program for employees. "It was just a discussion we held about whether we should we be doing testing like some companies do," said Mayor Bob Hobbs when asked about the decision made at the March council meeting.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Weed And Autism

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 09 Apr 2015 - Oh, the sad irony. On April 2, communities around the world were marking World Autism Day by bathing their local landmarks in blue to raise autism awareness. Oceanside RCMP marked the day by bathing the Phoenix Pain Management Society in blue and confiscating a shipment of CBD destined for an autism group in a large Canadian city. It's unfortunate for Phoenix's volunteer Karl, being charged with possession for intent of trafficking, for doing what the Stanley brothers are being accoladed for in Colorado.
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CN BC: Dispensary On The Front Line Of Legal Battles

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 09 Apr 2015 - Education session planned for Friday at 7p.m. in downtown Parksville Local and high-profile supporters of a medical marijuana dispensary in Parksville call the police raid Thursday harassment and invite supporters to an event tomorrow.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: A Patient's Defence Of Methadone Clinic

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
The Chronicle-Journal, 09 Apr 2015 - Re Drug Clinic Causing Some Jitters - CJ, April 6: I am a citizen of Thunder Bay. I am writing to respond and give us patients of the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre clinics a voice. I am a patient of the OATC North clinic. It is convenient for people in the area, especially ones with children.
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CN AB: PUB LTE: What Are Cops Smoking?

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 09 Apr 2015 - The Edmonton Sun and or the police are gravely mistaken, exclaiming, "home grow-ops are giving Edmonton police a headache" (Grow-ops skirting the law, April 5). Cannabis (marijuana) prohibition is responsible for creating the headaches and they're migraines. In fact, cannabis prohibition is a headache for nearly every location where the blatant ignorance is allowed to perpetuate.
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CN ON: Second Annual 420 Rally Planned

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
Brant News, 09 Apr 2015 - Let's get together and feel all right ... again. The Brantford Cannabis Club is holding its second annual 420 rally. The group, which is promoting the legalization of marijuana, invites people to come out on Monday, April 20, to Victoria Park for some entertainment and information.
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CN ON: 'We've Done The Best We Can'

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
Sentinel Review, 08 Apr 2015 - Bender awaits sentencing, closes Godiva's It was an experience to remember. While awaiting sentencing on charges of selling marijuana to his customers, Jim Bender, owner of the controversial Woodstock landmark known as Lady Godiva's Adult Emporium on Dundas Street, closed the doors of his shop and moved his family to St. Williams to run Cyclone Gas and Variety.
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CN BC: Lawyer Questions Pitt Ban On Medical Pot

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
Maple Ridge News, 08 Apr 2015 - But City Isn't Changing Bylaw, Yet A Kelowna lawyer is urging the City of Pitt Meadows to rethink its bylaw prohibiting the production of medical marijuana within municipal boundaries. Jennifer Thorne, a criminal defense lawyer, is representing a client who wants to start a medical marijuana facility in Pitt Meadows. Thorne said because of the sensitive nature of the issue, the client wants to remain anonymous.
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CN BC: Pot a Boon for Nanaimo: Report

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 08 Apr 2015 - Economic Development Corporation Says Medical Marijuana Operation City's Sixth-Biggest Employer At a time when municipalities across Canada were fighting to restrict industrial-scale medical marijuana producers, Nanaimo did the opposite and has concluded in a new report the business has been good for both workers and city coffers.
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CN ON: LTE: Will Work For Liberals

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 08 Apr 2015 - I am just wondering where I can apply to get a job with the Liberal government. I had a couple run-ins with the law but I am guessing that would not be a problem. I am not very good in math, but I have a few good ideas. Sell marijuana in the grocery stores. That should bring in a few billion. Please let me know ASAP. Mark Millard
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CN ON: Class In Session

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 07 Apr 2015 - Students embark on Quest for recovery and education This high school has no dress code. The students wear slippers or pyjamas to class - and they even get smoke breaks. They are congratulated for eating fruit, putting their dishes in the sink and apologizing when they swear.
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CN BC: Phoenix Is Raided

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 07 Apr 2015 - RCMP make an arrest at Parksville compassion club Phoenix Pain Management Society's medical pot dispensary in downtown Parksville was raided by police Thursday afternoon. "They arrested Karl (Mitchell), Jackson the dog was taken, they took everything including the medication," Phoenix managing director Akil Pessoa told The NEWS.
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CN QU: Edu: Column: Prioritize Cannabis Legalization!

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
The Link, 07 Apr 2015 - In a recent interview with VICE founder Shane Smith, President Obama was asked about his thoughts on legalizing marijuana, which was one of the most popular viewer-submitted topics for the interview. "It shouldn't be young people's biggest priority," he dictated. "I understand this is important to you, but you should be thinking about climate change, the economy, jobs, war and peace. Maybe way at the bottom you should be thinking about marijuana." But people's interest in his answer to this question isn't about their political priorities.
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CN AB: PUB LTE: Legalize Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
Sherwood Park News, 07 Apr 2015 - The lunacy of continuing to pursue the so-called "War on Drugs" after over 50 years of failure, with its massive cost in lives lost, lives wasted, lives ruined, and billions of dollars spent, compels me to say something: there is a better way. Last May, the Genuis-Banks debate on the legalization of marijuana got me started on a path of discovery. I would like to share a little of what I have learned.
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CN AB: 'I Want To Save My Son'

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 05 Apr 2015 - Mom struggles to find legal options to treat ailing child Monique Guillamot found what appears to be a life-saving cure for her four-year-old son, but the government says he can't have it. Her son Keyaan suffers from a rare condition called Dravet Syndrome and has been on life support four times. Doctors have prescribed large doses of various pharmaceuticals at increasing doses, but nothing helped his frequent seizures until a doctor in Luxembourg prescribed hemp oil in August 2013.
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CN MB: PUB LTE: Legalize Pot

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 05 Apr 2015 - Legalize marijuana to benefit society: It's been at least 30 years since the respected British magazine, The Economist, and many others, presented rational arguments for legalizing marijuana. There has finally been some global movement in this direction, and we hope Canada will soon follow. Prohibition doesn't work - it simply encourages crime. Marijuana is widely available anyway, so let's have all society reap the financial benefits. There would be a huge boost and "fiscal dividend" for our economy: Significant increases in tax revenues, significant reductions in legal costs-including fewer law-enforcement officers, fewer public lawyers, fewer court cases, fewer prisons and related administrations.
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CN AB: Going Underground For Medical Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 05 Apr 2015 - Dr. Brian Knight, facility chief of anaesthesia at Misericordia Hospital, deals in chronic pain management and occasionally prescribes marijuana to patients who have struggled with conventional treatments. He said patients often have difficulty accessing the plant, even with a prescription, and are forced to go elsewhere.
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CN AB: Grow-Ops Skirting The Law

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 05 Apr 2015 - While patients are fighting for better access to medical marijuana, home grow-ops are giving Edmonton police a headache. The federal government made home growing illegal last year, but medical users fought the new regulations in court and won a temporary injunction allowing those who were currently growing for medical purposes to continue doing so.
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CN MB: Harshing Their Buzz

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 05 Apr 2015 - Marijuana Users' 4/20 Parade in Jeopardy Over Bylaw Change & New Insurance Requirements The man behind Winnipeg's annual 4/20 rally said a city bylaw is infringing on legal marijuana users' democratic rights by making legal assembly more prohibitive.
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CN ON: Pot-Friendly '420 Lounge' Coming to Downtown Guelph

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:00
Guelph Mercury, 04 Apr 2015 - GUELPH-A"420 vapour lounge," where members can bring their own marijuana to smoke but not buy it, appears to be coming soon to downtown Guelph. The property at 51 Macdonell St., which was formerly DLR Clothing Guelph, is vacant. But a cardboard handmade sign is posted in the window advertising "DLR 420 Vapour Lounge, opening soon, daily 12:00-12:00."
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