Barrie Examiner, 05 Sep 2014 - Proposed Amendments Over Zoning Bylaw That Could Allow a Medical Marijuana Business Causes Uproar INNISFIL - Even the possibility of a legal, commercial medical marijuana operation being allowed in Innisfil has some residents smoking mad.
Nanaimo Daily News, 05 Sep 2014 - I fear that yet too many people out there assume that because something is "legal" it is good, safe and in the best interests of the public. Legality is not nor ever has been necessarily equal to good. Canadians are being bombarded with the current myth of the merits of medical marijuana when in fact the benefits and safety of this drug are far from having been conclusively proved. Nor has it been proved to be a safe recreational drug.
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 04 Sep 2014 - River's Edge resident Lehann Wallace said she'll "stop at nothing" to protect her neighbourhood from a medical marijuana operation proposed for land adjacent to the quaint Nanoose Bay suburb. "We are going to do whatever it takes to stop it," Wallace told a crowd of more than 100 people Tuesday night, including fellow disgruntled neighbours, regional district officials and the CEO of Wildflower Marijuana Inc., the Vancouver-based company causing all the commotion.
Maple Ridge Times, 04 Sep 2014 - Dear Editor, Canadian doctors report that all smoke is harmful, and that smoking one joint is equivalent to ten cigarettes. True to form, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair accuses the Conservative government of attempting to recruit doctors "in their ideological crusade against marijuana."
The Georgia Straight, 04 Sep 2014 - A storefront in southeast Vancouver is the third marijuana dispensary busted by police in less than three months. Today (September 2) officers executed a search warrant against Budzilla located at 2267 Kingsway.
Ottawa Sun, 04 Sep 2014 - MONTREAL - Liberal Party of Canada CFO Chuck Rifici has become a multimillionaire in just a few months thanks to his stock-traded medical marijuana company, QMI Agency has learned. Documents show Rifici's initial investment in Tweed Marijuana Inc. has so far sprouted into an $18-million bumper crop.
Oceanside Star, 04 Sep 2014 - The introduction of medical-marijuana grow ops shows what happens when a large, distant bureaucracy gets its hands on something. If you live near land in the Agricultural Land Reserve, as many Vancouver Islanders do, you may be among those belatedly discovering that an application for a legal grow op is in the Health Canada approval process.
Clinton News-Record, 03 Sep 2014 - Recently Health Canada announced its plans for a $5-million advertising campaign to teach young people about the dangers of drugs. "The intent of the campaign," it says, "is educational and the material is based on evidence and science." Health Canada also invited the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to co-brand and offer expert advice on the campaign. Shortly after the campaign was unveiled, however, these three groups, representing a total of 80,000 Canadian doctors, pulled their support of the campaign. "We did not and do not, support or endorse any political messaging or political advertising on this issue," said a joint statement that was recently released.
The Expositor, 03 Sep 2014 - Even if the Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, were to win 100% of the seats in the next federal election, marijuana would not be legalized. Under Canadian legislation, for a bill to become law, it must pass both the House of Commons, and the Senate. Right now, the Conservatives have a majority in both houses. Prime Minister Harper has been appointing young people to the Senate, ensuring a Conservative majority in the Senate for several decades. So if the Liberals want to get any legislation passed, they will have to work with the Conservatives, regardless of Trudeau's promise. Liberal prime ministers Pierre Trudeau and Jean Chretien appointed Liberals to the Senate. Now it's Prime Minister Harper's turn.
Barrie Examiner, 03 Sep 2014 - (Re: 'Clear the smoke and regulate pot like booze' in the Aug. 21 edition of the Examiner) Lost in the debate over marijuana is the ugly truth behind marijuana prohibition. North America's marijuana laws are based on culture and xenophobia, not science. The first marijuana laws were a racist reaction to Mexican migration during the early 1900s.
The Daily Press, 02 Sep 2014 - The North: Live Music, Politics, Pot Smoking On The Agenda MOONBEAM - There was laughter, tears and the occasional cloud of smoke at Hempfest 2014 in Moonbeam on the weekend. And though there was plenty of beer on hand, this party was BYOB: Bring your own bong.
Globe and Mail, 01 Sep 2014 - The two allegedly drunk women on Wednesday's Sunwing flight to Cuba are among hundreds of Canadians who have caused trouble in the skies in the past decade. There have been at least 263 alcohol-, cigarette-or marijuana-related incidents on Canadian flights, or flights passing through Canada, since 2005, according to an analysis of Transport Canada aviation data.
Toronto Sun, 01 Sep 2014 - The stoners are getting creative and we're not so sure that's a good thing. The marijuana industry is attracting a lot of attention these days. Back in March the Financial Post ran an article headlined "Your 5-Step Primer to Investing in Pot."
Winnipeg Sun, 01 Sep 2014 - The stoners are getting creative and we're not so sure that's a good thing. The marijuana industry is attracting a lot of attention these days. Back in March the Financial Post ran an article headlined "Your 5-Step Primer to Investing in Pot."
Toronto Star, 31 Aug 2014 - Re: An unhealthy state of affairs, Editorial Aug. 24 If we taxed the sale of recreational marijuana, as we do with alcohol and tobacco, it would go a long way to funding the necessary care for seniors that's presently woefully lacking. One only has to look to U.S. states such as Colorado to see the potential of the project.
The Calgary Sun, 31 Aug 2014 - I am certain that a Trudeau-led government will not legalize marijuana if elected. Anyone who does is ignoring Canadian history. In 1970, the Ledain Commission recommended the Liberal government decriminalize marijuana possession. Despite his solid majority, Pierre Trudeau didn't follow through. He didn't do it during his second majority either.
The Calgary Sun, 31 Aug 2014 - (Re: Marc Patrone's weed talk article.) Was this supposed to be a satire? I don't even want to start with addressing the specific legalization issue but your "anyone paying attention knows liberals are addicted to controlling us..." Got a big belly laugh in a crowded restaurant. How can you reconcile that slanted view with any factual evidence?
The Observer, 30 Aug 2014 - Re: Brian MacLeod's thoughtful Aug. 21 column. Lost in the debate over marijuana is the ugly truth behind marijuana prohibition. North America's marijuana laws are based on culture and xenophobia, not science. The first marijuana laws were a racist reaction to Mexican migration during the early 1900s. Writing under the pen name Janey Canuck, Emily Murphy warned Canadians about the dread reefer and its association with non-white immigrants. The yellow journalism of William Randolph Hearst led to its criminalization in the U. S.
London Free Press, 30 Aug 2014 - Regarding Brian MacLeod's thoughtful column Clear the smoke and regulate pot like booze (Aug. 21). Lost in the debate over marijuana is the ugly truth behind marijuana prohibition. North America's marijuana laws are based on culture and xenophobia, not science. The first marijuana laws were a racist reaction to Mexican migration during the early 1900s. Writing under the pen name Janey Canuck, Emily Murphy warned Canadians about the dread reefer and its association with non-white immigrants.
The Daily Press, 30 Aug 2014 - Hempfest Lands in Moonbeam This Weekend MOONBEAM - The organizer of a pro-marijuana festival believes the drug should remain out of politician hands. Organizers for Hempfest Canada announced that the 16th annual celebration would not be held in Sault Ste. Marie, where it has called home for the past few years, but instead in Moonbeam. The main goal of Hempfest, which takes place this weekend, is to educate the public on the proper use of medical marijuana.