The Record, 24 Sep 2015 - Local Police Seek 'The Termination and Dismissal' Of Andrew Robson After Court Appeal Is Tossed Out WATERLOO REGION - A disgraced officer who was sentenced for stealing drugs will face a disciplinary hearing, and the police service wants him fired.
Metro, 23 Sep 2015 - Dispensary wants to take case to the Supreme Court To the courts, Aaron Bott is just a drug dealer. But to members of his cannabis dispensary, he was a connection to medicine. "We were helping people," Bott, who is currently facing trafficking charges, said.
Kingston Whig-Standard, 23 Sep 2015 - Organization Calls for Voters to Back Politicians Whose Parties Support Relaxed Marijuana Laws Next month's federal election could be historic for proponents of marijuana legalization. With the country's three main political parties all taking distinct positions, which party forms the next government could determine what happens to the nation's marijuana laws.
The Record, 23 Sep 2015 - KITCHENER - Const. Andrew Robson - a Waterloo Regional Police officer who stole marijuana in a police sting five years ago - has lost his chance to appeal to Ontario's highest court and now could lose his job, his defence lawyer says. "He will likely now be the subject of disciplinary proceedings where I imagine they will seek to have him terminated," Richard Niman said in an interview on Tuesday. "That will be an internal process at the Waterloo Regional Police Service."
Penticton Western, 23 Sep 2015 - Splitting the vote, the relationship between the government and scientists and whether or not the candidates inhaled were some of the topics that came to light at the all-candidates forum held at the Lakeside Resort Monday. New Democrat candidate for South Okanagan-West Kootenay Richard Cannings, Liberal candidate Connie Denesiuk, Conservative candidate Marshall Neufeld and Green Party candidate Samantha Troy answered questions from a media panel on Sept. 21 ranging from local to international issues.
Penticton Herald, 23 Sep 2015 - A wide-ranging series of questions and answers at Monday's Penticton Herald election forum provided a broad if not deep overview of the positions of the candidates in South Okanagan West Kootenay and their parties. For two hours, New Democrat Richard Cannings, Liberal Connie Denesiuk, Conservative Marshall Neufeld and the Green party's Samantha Troy took questions from a panel of six area journalists. The subjects ranged from economic policy to the environment, international relations, seniors housing, the legalization of marijuana and beyond.
The Niagara Falls Review, 23 Sep 2015 - It's a burning issue that created a buzz at a Niagara Falls federal election debate Monday night. Candidates from the riding's Conservative, NDP, Liberal and Green parties were asked if they believe the federal government should legalize marijuana.
Nelson Star, 23 Sep 2015 - City Developing Long-Term Plan to Address Medical Marijuana Dispensaries News of a fourth pot dispensary potentially moving to the downtown core of Nelson - joining three existing locations on Front St. - has spurred high-level dialogue about the controversial facilities, according to Mayor Deb Kozak, and exploratory conversations on the topic of legalization and regulation have already begun.
Globe and Mail, 22 Sep 2015 - Digital Publication Hopes to Capitalize on the Turning Tide of Public Opinion in Favour of Cannabis The world is warming up to recreational marijuana, and a southern New Brunswick startup is betting they're hungry for stories about it.
Globe and Mail, 22 Sep 2015 - When Craig Speirs was first elected as a councillor in the quasi- rural community of Maple Ridge five terms ago, marijuana was a minor issue the police dealt with. Now, Mr. Speirs and his fellow councillors have nine well-capitalized businesses applying to start marijuana-production facilities in their city. Two are already in operation, even though they do not have Health Canada permits and are technically illegal.
Nanaimo News Bulletin, 22 Sep 2015 - Dispensaries keep opening in Nanaimo despite lack of rules. Nanaimo city officials are looking at what can be done about pot shops, as illegal dispensaries continue to open across the Harbour City.
Vancouver 24hours, 22 Sep 2015 - Enforcing federal rules would have depleted city coffers, says Vancouver councillor Fewer than 20% of Vancouver's marijuana dispensaries can expect to receive a licence when the city's application process comes to a close, according to Coun. Kerry Jang. "I expect maybe 15, up to 20 maybe, will actually make it through as a marijuana dispensary," said Jang.
Sudbury Star, 22 Sep 2015 - Police and health officials say Sudbury needs to develop its own approach The Sudbury and District Health Unit, along with the Greater Sudbury Police Service and several dozen other community partners, have put out the call to action - Greater Sudbury needs a homegrown drug strategy.
Metro, 22 Sep 2015 - It's definitely illegal for shops to sell marijuana in Canada, but a Washington State lawyer argues that shouldn't stop B.C. municipalities from creating rules to govern dispensaries. Tonia Winchester, a Seattle-based lawyer and campaign organizer for the successful Washington State Initiative 502 to legalize marijuana, shared her experience passing cannabis laws south of the border at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities conference on Monday.
The Chatham Daily News, 21 Sep 2015 - Recovery Day 2015 coming to municipality People living with addictions will share their stories during an upcoming event in Chatham in recognition of a national movement to help end the stigma others place on them.
Toronto Sun, 20 Sep 2015 - City report calls for greater access to life-saving drug naloxone Paramedic Dominic Wong says he remembers nearly every call where he's administered naloxone. The often dramatic effect of the opioid overdose antidote stands out.
The Chronicle-Journal, 19 Sep 2015 - VANCOUVER - Canadian actress Pamela Anderson prompted laughs from starry-eyed fans when she quipped she would never vote for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper. But she quickly switched to a serious tone and said citizens should keep climate change top of mind when they go to the polls on Oct. 19, calling it "the most important issue to anybody in the whole world."
The Observer, 19 Sep 2015 - You're in some strange company if you use meth When drug use began to go rampant in the United States, former Harvard psychiatrist Baba Ram Dass countered that former colleague Tim Leary's "Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out" with the idea that mankind has an innate drive to "get high" or experience altered states of consciousness. He noted there is some psychoactive product in virtually every culture on the planet except the Inuit, be it alcohol, peyote or others. He went on to state that while drugs can indeed give us a taste of a spiritual experience, they don't provide a map to get there. His answer was to find it through spiritual means.
Vancouver Sun, 19 Sep 2015 - People need to learn about the benefits of medical marijuana Re: Pot for kids shows value for seizures, autism, Sept. 14 Marijuana is a valuable drug and needs to be treated as such. The plants grown for recreational use are usually done so with higher THC content, and the end result is a psychoactive product. Medical marijuana is often grown with a higher CBD ratio resulting in a product that relieves symptoms and makes people feel well with less - and sometimes no - psychoactive effects.
Winnipeg Free Press, 19 Sep 2015 - VANCOUVER - Canadian actress Pamela Anderson prompted laughs from starry-eyed fans when she quipped she would never vote for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper. But she quickly switched to a serious tone and said citizens should keep climate change top of mind when they go to the polls Oct. 19, calling it "the most important issue to anybody in the whole world."