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CN NS: OPED: Renters, Landlords Have The Right To Be Cannabis-Free

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:00
Truro Daily News, 26 Jul 2017 - Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS) is not in favour of the proposed Federal Government's cannabis legalization legislation. "Nova Scotia's Cannabis Legalization Working Group must take into consideration multi-family unit dwellings' high-density living environment when writing cannabis regulations," says IPOANS president Jeremy Jackson. Adding "The current legislation, as is, fails to protect tenants' right to peaceful enjoyment of their homes, a right guaranteed under the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancy Act."
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CN AB: Opiates, Meth Pose Big Problem For Police

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:00
Medicine Hat News, 26 Jul 2017 - A "huge spike" in opiate and methamphetamine seizures this past year poses a deadly and multifaceted problem for local law enforcement, says a police inspector. "We are hugely concerned with meth," said Insp. Brent Secondiak, speaking about the 2016 annual police report released last week.
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CN ON: Wayhome Festival Revises Policy, Allows Attendees To Bring

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 26 Jul 2017 - An Ontario music festival has reversed a policy that would have banned attendees from bringing their own injectable naloxone kits, saying patrons will be able to trade syringes of the opioid-overdose antidote for a nasal spray that has the same effect. The WayHome Music and Arts Festival, taking place this weekend near Barrie, Ont., says it changed its policy after hearing concerns from those who planned to attend.
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CN BC: LTE: Sentence Drug Dealers The Max

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 25 Jul 2017 - Dear Editor: There's been a 35 per cent jump in crime in our little haven of Penticton recently. Now most of the increase in crime is connected to the drug trade and is expected to grow if the economy continues to dwindle especially since jobs began drying up in the oil patch. The justice system must not be weak in their sentencings. It has become a revolving door for most drug dealers and they take full advantage of the situation.
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Canada: Pot offences are down: Statistics Canada

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 25 Jul 2017 - OTTAWA - The number of police-reported cannabis offences declined for the fifth straight year, Statistics Canada said Monday, a downward trend that began long before the Liberals brought forward their plan to legalize the drug for recreational use. The annual tally of police-reported crime from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics said there were about 55,000 offences related to marijuana reported to police in 2016, about 6,000 fewer than reported the year before - despite previous data showing consumption of the drug on the rise.
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Canada: Statistics Canada Says Pot Offences Down Again In 2016

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 25 Jul 2017 - About 55,000 cases related to marijuana reported to police last year OTTAWA - The number of police-reported cannabis offences declined for the fifth straight year, Statistics Canada said Monday, a downward trend that began long before the Liberals brought forward their plan to legalize the drug for recreational use.
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CN NF: LTE: Recreational Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:00
The Telegram, 25 Jul 2017 - Medical marijuana/medical cannabis has shown both anecdotal and clinical evidence that it can be used to manage and or alleviate symptoms of many illnesses, such as neuropathic pain, arthritis pain, multiple sclerosis, HIV, bone or inflammatory cancer pain, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, colitis, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, insomnia and headaches. There are others. There should be no problem with this as long as its use is managed by your doctor or pharmacist.
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CN NF: LTE: Recreational Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:00
The Western Star, 25 Jul 2017 - Medical marijuana/medical cannabis has shown both anecdotal and clinical evidence that it can be used to manage and or alleviate symptoms of many illnesses, such as neuropathic pain, arthritis pain, multiple sclerosis, HIV, bone or inflammatory cancer pain, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, colitis, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, insomnia and headaches. There are others. There should be no problem with this as long as its use is managed by your doctor or pharmacist.
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CN MB: Sharp Rise In Violent Crime

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 25 Jul 2017 - Winnipeg shows highest rate in country Violent crimes are on the rise in Winnipeg and police are pointing their fingers at drug trafficking and new technology. The violent crime rate and - property crime rate - both rose by eight per cent from 2015, according to the Winnipeg Police Service's 2016 annual statistical report released Monday.
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CN MB: PUB LTE: Get With The Pot Program

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 22 Jul 2017 - Excuse me! As a 64-year-old registered nurse from an RCMP family, if a Canadian citizen is considered old enough to legally put their lives on the line to sign up for military service at the age of 18, then they are plenty mature enough to decide whether or not to consume commonly used drugs such as alcohol or marijuana. To legislators: quit being so hypocritically nanny state and, realistically, get with the program!
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CN ON: Judge Declares Mistrial In Drug Case

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - Rules he violated accused's rights to a fair trial by asking to meet with police officer An Ottawa judge has declared a mistrial in a drug case after privately questioning an investigating officer in chambers violated an accused's right to be at his own trial.
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CN ON: Must Be 19 To Buy Weed: Wynne

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - Premier Kathleen Wynne says you'll have to be 19 years old to buy legal weed in Ontario. Wynne said Friday she can't see the age of majority to buy marijuana being different than that of alcohol when pot is legalized next summer.
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CN NS: After Naloxone - 'Then What?'

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 21 Jul 2017 - Advocate calls for more details on N.S. opioid plan Nova Scotia's plan to offer hundreds of free naloxone kits will undoubtedly save lives, but one advocate says a lack of hard timelines and specific plans to help people outside an opioid emergency raises "more questions than answers."
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CN ON: PUB LTE: A Progressive Approach To Drug Addiction

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
The Chatham Daily News, 21 Jul 2017 - Instead of overlooking the true issue of drug addiction in Chatham-Kent and participating in the stigma that surrounds it, our community must be proactive. Now is our opportunity to help individuals suffering from drug addiction and prevent needless overdoses while simultaneously protecting public health. Last year in Canada there were 2458 opioid related overdose deaths (two every day in Ontario), all which were preventable. Some readers may turn a blind eye to this statistic and argue, "who cares?" and "better for the rest of us". My question for those people is, when did we lose our sense of community? When did we become so individualistic that our judgment of others has clouded our ability to feel empathy?
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CN BC: LTE: Time To Get Tough With Drug Dealers

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 21 Jul 2017 - Dear Editor: Well I see city council decided against renewing pot permits. Now they have to enforce the existing laws. The provincial leaders are asking for a lot more time and information from the prime minister about the new laws he plans. We all know Justin is an out and out liar. He may use this move to cancel his idea of making it legal. So now we need to get the judges to put the ones who are arrested for breaking the laws in jail. No fines as that does not work. A good stiff jail term might get through to them.
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CN ON: LTE: Pot Taxes

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 21 Jul 2017 - Re "Ontario government wants role in pot distribution" (Shawn Jeffords, July 13): Let's cut through the political spin here. Premier Wynne is salivating over the expected billions from pot sales to feed her insatiable spending addiction. We know the abysmal job this government has done keeping organized crime out of cigarette distribution, many finding their way to our children, along with illicit alcohol.
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CN ON: Editorial: Dealer's Sentence The Right Approach

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 21 Jul 2017 - An eight-year prison sentence doled out at the Ottawa courthouse earlier this week was a refreshing indication that the judiciary can get it right - at least on drug crimes. Routinely, judges seem to give out-of-touch, soft-on-crime rulings that shock common-sense Canadians. But in a recent case, Ontario Court Justice Ann Alder was uncompromising, throwing the book at a local fentanyl dealer.
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CN ON: City Injection Site Reaches Decision Stage

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 21 Jul 2017 - Last month 134 admitted to ER for suspected overdose Health Canada's final decision on whether a supervised injection site can open at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre could be coming any day.
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CN AB: Legal Age For Pot Use Likely To Be Set At 19

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 21 Jul 2017 - EDMONTON - Ontario is on track to set the legal age for recreational marijuana use at 19, Premier Kathleen Wynne says. Wynne told the Star the age of majority should be the same for pot as it is for booze once the federal government legalizes cannabis next July 1.
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CN NS: Naloxone A 'Great First Step'

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 20 Jul 2017 - Access to drug will save lives, says front-line worker A Halifax woman working on the front lines of the opioid crisis describes the province's decision to expand access to naloxone as "a great first step.".
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