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CN ON: High Time For New Law

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 06 Jun 2016 - Cops Will Get Powers to Deal With Drugs and Driving While many have concerns about legalized marijuana, alcohol is still the biggest problem among impaired drivers. "The reality is, drug is on the low side versus alcohol, which is on the high side," said Toronto Police Const. Clint Stibbe.
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CN ON: Use Of Marijuana At An Early Age Tied To Psychosis

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 06 Jun 2016 - Scientists Studying What Triggers the Phenomenon Say It's A Myth That Using Cannabis Is Free of Risks At first, the voices he heard in his head were pleasant. But then, they turned malevolent. Jean Thibodeau, a 19-year-old University of Toronto student and avid pot smoker, became convinced he was possessed by the devil. He could see blood gushing down his chest and feel a deep gash in his neck.
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CN ON: Column: How To Cure 42,000 Drug Addicts Quickly

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 04 Jun 2016 - How could this medical and social disaster ever be allowed to happen? If authorities had told me that Ontario, just one Canadian province, was treating 400 addicts in methadone clinics, I'd believe them. But, the actual number is 42,000. But how many of these addicts need methadone? And what is the solution for this madness? Dr. Theodore Dalrymple is not an arm-chair commentator on addiction. Rather, he's an internationally renowned expert, a British psychiatrist, and prison doctor who has treated thousands of addicts over years.
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CN MB: Prime Time

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 04 Jun 2016 - Justin Trudeau sits down with Free Press editor Paul Samyn to talk about urgent legislation, First Nations, marijuana... and Stephen Harper PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with Winnipeg Free Press editor Paul Samyn for an exclusive interview Thursday.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Seeing Through The Pot Smoke

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 04 Jun 2016 - Re: Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries, May 27 Justin Trudeau really should go down the hall and elbow his way into former Toronto police chief and MP Bill Blair's Parliamentary office and tell him he wants to fast track the legalization of cannabis to the end of June 2016.
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CN ON: LTE: Seeing Through The Pot Smoke

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 04 Jun 2016 - Re: Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries, May 27 The edible chocolates candies and cookies seized in the Toronto Police raid on "medical" marijuana dispensaries that were within 300 metres of schools show the irresponsibility of this unregulated industry. These edibles are attractive and more readily accessible to children and adolescents who would normally not smoke cannabis. In Colorado, where nearly 50 per cent of the legal cannabis sold is in the form of edibles, there has been a dramatic increase in admissions to hospital by children as a result of cannabis intoxication due to accidental ingestion. "Pot Tarts" for breakfast, anyone?
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CN ON: LTE: Seeing Through The Pot Smoke

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 04 Jun 2016 - Re: Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries, May 27 The crackdown and raids upon storefront distributors of marijuana last week were absolutely predictable and necessary. It was like arguing balls and strikes with an umpire.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Seeing Through The Pot Smoke

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 04 Jun 2016 - Re: Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries, May 27 Where is the Toronto Star's much-acclaimed investigative reporting in the recent sweep of Toronto's pot shops? Police Chief Saunders' claim that no legitimate dispensaries were close doesn't make it true, given that his definition of what is legal is based on regulations that have been struck down.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Seeing Through The Pot Smoke

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 04 Jun 2016 - Re: Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries, May 27 The police may be right to enforce rules on cannabis dispensaries, but they are also expected to prioritize. Cannabis laws have always been selectively enforced, as evidenced by enforcement disparities among jurisdictions, ages, genders, races and classes.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Seeing Through The Pot Smoke

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 04 Jun 2016 - Re: Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries, May 27 I can't help but think that Thursday's raids of marijuana dispensaries was a smoke screen to attempt to cover up the inability of the police force to deal with more life-threatening issues, such as enforcing the laws around guns, knives, murder, attempted murder and gang-related activities.
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CN BC: LTE: Legalizing Weed Adds To Problem

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 03 Jun 2016 - Dear Editor: The "Drunken Shame" editorial in Thursday's Herald is sad and all too often a reoccurring story, exacerbated by an ineffectual and liberal justice system. What do we do about it? We legalize marijuana to add to the insanity. Makes perfect sense to me! Paul Crossley
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Canada: Hire Signals Ottawa's Strict Line On Recreational

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 03 Jun 2016 - The Liberal government is sending further signals it plans a strict regime for recreational marijuana by hiring former public safety minister Anne McLellan to develop plans to legalize the drug. Sources confirmed that Ms. McLellan will head a federal-provincial task force that will report to Bill Blair, the Liberal MP and parliamentary secretary for justice who is in charge of the file. Mr. Blair, a former Toronto police chief, has denounced the growing number of unregulated pot dispensaries across the country.
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CN BC: Stigma Leads To Treatment Failure: Expert

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 02 Jun 2016 - Addictions training suggested for the province's doctors and pharmacies Half of Vancouver opiate users surveyed as part of a University of B.C. research study felt health providers have stigmatized them - particularly those who have repeatedly failed to kick their addiction.
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CN ON: Column: New Pot Laws Need Expediting

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:00
Markham Economist & Sun, 02 Jun 2016 - When I was growing up, my parents employed some crazy family management practices, like put it out to the whole clan, "We're having takeout, what would you like to have for dinner?" This was the type of thing you did when you didn't have the internet or 500 TV channels. You let your kids entertain you.
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CN NF: Lab Capacity Issue in Drug Impairment Battle: MADD

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:00
Advertiser, 02 Jun 2016 - Conversations with its partners in the fight against impaired driving were high on the agenda for Andrew Murie, CEO of MADD - Mother's Against Drunk Driving -while visiting the province recently. One of the things heightened during his conversation with RCMP and RNC representatives was the need for increased capacity in testing for impairment from psychoactive drugs.
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CN ON: Column: New Pot Laws Need Expediting

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:00
The Era, 02 Jun 2016 - When I was growing up, my parents employed some crazy family management practices, like put it out to the whole clan, "We're having takeout, what would you like to have for dinner?" This was the type of thing you did when you didn't have the internet or 500 TV channels. You let your kids entertain you.
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CN ON: Column: New Pot Laws Need Expediting

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:00
The Aurora Banner, 02 Jun 2016 - When I was growing up, my parents employed some crazy family management practices, like put it out to the whole clan, "We're having takeout, what would you like to have for dinner?" This was the type of thing you did when you didn't have the internet or 500 TV channels. You let your kids entertain you.
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CN ON: Column: New Pot Laws Need Expediting

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:00
Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic, 02 Jun 2016 - When I was growing up, my parents employed some crazy family management practices, like put it out to the whole clan, "We're having takeout, what would you like to have for dinner?" This was the type of thing you did when you didn't have the internet or 500 TV channels. You let your kids entertain you.
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CN ON: Column: New Pot Laws Need Expediting

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:00
Georgina Advocate, 02 Jun 2016 - When I was growing up, my parents employed some crazy family management practices, like put it out to the whole clan, "We're having takeout, what would you like to have for dinner?" This was the type of thing you did when you didn't have the internet or 500 TV channels. You let your kids entertain you.
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CN BC: North Delta Medical Pot Shop Snuffed Out

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 07:00
Surrey Leader, 01 Jun 2016 - The WeeMedical Dispensary Society's medical pot shop in North Delta has been told to butt out by Delta council - but the society's director is vowing to stay open. On Monday afternoon, Delta council voted unanimously to deny the society's appeal for a business licence to sell medical marijuana at its shop on Scott Road.
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