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CN BC: PUB LTE: Fire Story Fans Flames Of 'Drug War' (3 of 3)

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:00
Vancouver Sun, 03 Apr 2014 - Re: Massive blaze illustrates danger of unregulated pot growing, April 1 The Surrey fire chief prattled on about the menace of illegal grow ops. The article went on about criminal connections without any proofs given. The emphasis throughout the article was on illegal grow operations, which this one presumably was not.
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Canada: Feds Appeal Medical Marijuana Injunction

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:00
Surrey Leader, 03 Apr 2014 - Doctors To Get Guidance On Pot Prescriptions The federal government will appeal a March 21 court injunction that lets authorized patients temporarily keep growing their own medical marijuana past April 1, when the old system was to be outlawed.
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Canada: Marijuana Ruling Appealed

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:00
Peace Arch News, 03 Apr 2014 - Injunction Allows Authorized Users To Keep Growing The federal government will appeal a March 21 court injunction that lets authorized patients temporarily keep growing their own medical marijuana past April 1, when the old system was to be outlawed.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: A 'Harmless Plant'

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:00
The Chief, 03 Apr 2014 - Re. Ben Lypka's column ("B.C. missing its 'pot'-ential," Reporter's Notebook, Chief, March 13). Now that neighboring Washington State and Colorado have legalized marijuana, Ottawa can no longer claim Canada must uphold marijuana prohibition in order to maintain good U.S. relations.
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CN NS: Laws Could Force Patients Into The Illegal Drug Trade:

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:00
Annapolis County Spectator; The, 03 Apr 2014 - Cannabis activists have some breathing room before Health Canada changes the way they can access medical marijuana. Debbie Stultz-Giffen, of Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana Society, says she is hopeful about a recent court injunction that grants a temporary reprieve from new laws that would change patients' access to medical marijuana.
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CN ON: Column: We Need Medical Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:00
Guelph Mercury, 03 Apr 2014 - In an effort to overhaul Canada's medical marijuana system and stop abuses in and of the system, Health Canada is changing the way medical marijuana is prescribed, grown and obtained. Under the old system, Health Canada would issue a licence to patients who had been recommended by their doctor and who met a certain medical criteria.
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CN MB: PUB LTE: Prohibition A Failure: Decriminalize Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Thompson Citizen, 02 Apr 2014 - DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA, ANGUS CAMPBELL SAYS To the Editor: In the last century across Canada and the United States, a well-meaning cross-section of our population lobbied successfully to have alcohol banned from public use. The results were catastrophic: Rum running in Atlantic Canada; violence when the mob struggled for control of the black market; a few goons like Al Capone living in opulence from the millions generated by sales of illegal alcohol.
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CN BC: Sicamous' Waterway Houseboats Makes Case For Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Eagle Valley News, 02 Apr 2014 - Setbacks will be a setback to medical marijuana production on industrial land within the District of Sicamous. This was the argument presented last week to municipal council by legal counsel for Waterway Houseboats during a public hearing on proposed zoning amendments to accommodate medical marijuana production within the district.
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CN AB: RVC Recategorizes Land-Use For Marijuana Growing

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Cochrane Times, 02 Apr 2014 - Commercial marijuana growing operations have been recategorized in the land-use bylaw of Rocky View County (RVC). A new bylaw adopted by the county council now defines the cultivation of marijuana as a commercial operation and is no longer included as a crop under the RVC's horticulture and agricultural rules. Production facilities are limited to land that is commercially zoned, and the operations must be located at least 400 metres from a residence, residential land, or school.
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CN BC: New B.C. Pot Changes Make For 'Easier' Access

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 02 Apr 2014 - The largest group of medical pot consumers in the country will likely have an easier time obtaining cannabis as of yesterday, according to the organization now tasked with overseeing legal weed in B.C. Dr. Heidi Oetter, registrar of the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons, told 24 hours new and existing users of medical marijuana could now go directly to physicians for a weed "prescription" without approaching Health Canada.
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CN ON: Girl With Epilepsy Needs Marijuana Extract, Mom Says

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Metro, 02 Apr 2014 - 'Charlotte's Web'. Non-THC Strain Of Marijuana Only Available In The U.S. Kim Martelle just wants her daughter to grow up like other kids: playing, swimming and getting into a little bit of trouble.
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Canada: 'Jam The Phones,' Cries Sensible BC

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Metro, 02 Apr 2014 - And nation responds. Director says thousands called, faxed, mailed in complaints about new medical marijuana law Sensible BC led the charge for thousands of Canadians across the country to challenge the new Marihuana Medical Access Program laws which came into effect Tuesday, April 1.
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CN AB: Editorial: Eliminate Medical Marijuana Stigma

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Airdrie Echo, 02 Apr 2014 - Every child should have what is needed for a healthy, happy life, even if that requires changing the laws. That's the case for Mia Wilkinson, an eight-year-old Airdrie girl who has suffered from debilitating seizures her whole life.
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CN AB: Marijuana Gives Girl Second Chance

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Airdrie Echo, 02 Apr 2014 - Like many eight year olds, Airdrie's Mia Wilkinson likes chocolate, Lady Gaga and the cartoon Phineas and Ferb. But Mia is anything but average. The little girl has never walked, never attended school and just recently started saying "mom."
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CN MB: Legal Weed

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 01 Apr 2014 - Marijuana to be legalized in Manitoba; following Colorado footsteps In the wake of a court decision that allows medical marijuana users to continue to grow their own pot, Manitoba will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington, the Sun has learned.
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CN BC: New Crop Of Pot Producers Enters Market

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 31 Mar 2014 - Hundreds Of Companies Have Applied To Become Suppliers Of Medical Marijuana Under New Health Canada Regulations VANCOUVER- From the outside, there's little to distinguish MediJean Distribution Inc.'s headquarters from the unremarkable office complexes and warehouses that surround it in a sprawling slice of industrial suburbia near Vancouver.
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Canada: New Medicinal Pot Laws Divide Doctors

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 31 Mar 2014 - Flood of prescription requests expected as physicians' groups caution members over uncertainties about the effects of cannabis "What about marijuana?" It's a question that likely will soon be posed by a growing number of patients in more and more doctors' offices across the country.
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CN ON: Column: My Trip To The Pot Shop

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 30 Mar 2014 - Medical Marijuana Effective for Many Patients PUEBLO WEST, Colo. - It's 9 a.m. on a weekday, and I'm at the Marisol Therapeutics pot shop. This is serious business. Security is tight. ID checks are frequent. Merchandise is strictly regulated, labeled, wrapped and controlled.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Legalize Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:00
The Tribune, 29 Mar 2014 - The decision of Health Canada to make the approved users of medical marijuana purchase this item through licensed producers has resulted in increased costs to the people who need this drug for medical purposes. The biggest enthusiasm for the conservative government's actions are the street sellers who now will provide the drug to the people who in the past have grown their own. If this government had been in charge when alcohol was outlawed and was a major problem it would've never been legalized. However, the decision to legalize it has enabled governments to obtain significant tax money and control the usage. Legalization of marijuana would have the same effect on funding coming into our government. The extra funds could be used to assist the disabled, jobless and others. It is a shame that federal and provincial governments aid the people in other countries with millions and millions of dollars while they have no funds, or very little funds, for Canadians tha! t are homeless, go to bed hungry. Jim Brady
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CN ON: Pot Purgatory

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:00
The Recorder & Times, 27 Mar 2014 - POT PURGATORY Medical marijuana user Robert Knight is approaching a legal limbo. Knight's licence to produce pot will be over-ridden at midnight Monday when he will be required instead to purchase product from a supplier under new marijuana for medical purposes rules introduced by Health Canada.
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