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CN AB: Editorial: Keep Roads Free From 'Pot' Holes

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:00
Lethbridge Herald, 15 Nov 2016 - With Canada preparing to venture down the road to legalized marijuana for recreational use, a majority of Canadians are concerned about the potential effect on the safety of the nation's roads. That's the suggestion from a new poll from the Canadian Automobile Association, which found that 63 per cent of Canadians are worried there will be a decrease in traffic safety after the drug is legalized.
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Canada: High Behind The Wheel

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:00
Lethbridge Herald, 15 Nov 2016 - CANADA NEEDS POT-IMPAIRED DRIVER EDUCATION BEFORE LEGALIZING, SAYS CAA The Canadian Automobile Association is lobbying for a government-funded public education program to warn of the dangers of cannabis-impaired driving before Canada legalizes recreational pot.
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Canada: Shoppers Best For Legal Weed, Poll Says

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 15 Nov 2016 - Canada's largest pharmacy selling medicinal marijuana gets 'enthusiastic' response A majority of Canadians are high on Shoppers Drug Mart selling medicinal marijuana, especially young adults and higher-income earners, a new Forum Research poll says.
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CN MB: Goertzen Urges Ottawa To Act On Opioid Crisis

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 15 Nov 2016 - Calls for national strategy heading into summit on illicit drugs MANITOBA'S health minister is calling on the federal government to stop the flow of powdered fentanyl from countries such as China. "We need national strategies around that," Kelvin Goertzen said Monday at a news conference to mark addictions awareness week.
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Canada: Alternatives Better Than Outlawing Drugs: Study

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 15 Nov 2016 - Federal research looked at decriminalization worldwide OTTAWA- Alternatives to criminalizing a variety of illicit drugs in Canada could result in lower rates of use and fewer harms, such as addiction, overdoses and infectious diseases, says an internal federal study.
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CN SN: Whitewood Marijuana Dispensary Owner Charged

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 08:00
The World-Spectator, 14 Nov 2016 - There was a strong police presence in Whitewood last Thursday when RCMP raided the Lalonde St. home of 45-year-old Whitewood resident Jerry Martin as well as at his business location on 3rd Ave. Police officers and vehicles were very visible at both locations throughout the day.
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CN AB: LTE: Where's The 'Recreation' In Recreational Pot Smoking?

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 08:00
Lethbridge Herald, 13 Nov 2016 - Let's consider the "recreation" achieved from smoking pot and having it available like tobacco and liquor to the adults and teens of any ages. Laws have certainly not prevented a significant number of teens from getting to both of these hallucinatory, disabling and addictive substances. Obviously it is the gateway to heavier deadly illegal drugs. They use it because they want a "high" and then get addicted.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Prohibition A Proven Failure

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 08:00
The South Peace News, 12 Nov 2016 - RE: "The coming legalization of pot doesn't make it right" by Mac Olsen, Oct. 26, South Peace News As I read this article, the only thing I could picture was some old man, shaking his finger, uttering, "marijuana is bad!"
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CN BC: Ottawa To Ease Injection-Site Law

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 11 Nov 2016 - Respect for Communities Act currently puts requirements on prospective operators that critics say are an effort to curb the facilities The federal government will change a contentious piece of Harper-era legislation that critics say imposes undue barriers to opening new supervised injection sites.
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Canada: Latest U.S. Marijuana Votes Could Bolster Canada's

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:00
The Sault Star, 11 Nov 2016 - OTTAWA - Canada's effort to craft a legalized marijuana regime could be boosted by the move of four more U.S. states to approve recreational use of the drug, says a Halifax law professor. As it designs a new system, the Liberal government must address the fact Canada is a signatory to three international conventions that require criminalization of the production and possession of cannabis.
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Canada: Latest U.S. Marijuana Votes Could Bolster Canada's

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:00
Northern News, 11 Nov 2016 - OTTAWA - Canada's effort to craft a legalized marijuana regime could be boosted by the move of four more U.S. states to approve recreational use of the drug, says a Halifax law professor. As it designs a new system, the Liberal government must address the fact Canada is a signatory to three international conventions that require criminalization of the production and possession of cannabis.
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CN BC: OPED: Public, Private Liquor Stores Are Best Options For

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 08:00
The Daily Courier, 10 Nov 2016 - The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists Non-medical marijuana will be legally for sale soon and, here in British Columbia, we already have the ideal system in place to ensure that it's sold in the most socially responsible manner.
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CN ON: Mp Discusses Marijuana Legislation With Council

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 08:00
Northumberland Today, 10 Nov 2016 - New legislation around medical marijuana - including its licensing and distribution - is expected in April, 2017. And it will be created after a task force that is working right now provides a report, Northumberland Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd told Hamilton Township councillors Tuesday.
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Canada: Pot Ban On Drivers Won't Work, Experts Say

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 09 Nov 2016 - It would be unrealistic to bar drivers from having any trace of marijuana in their system when it becomes legal in Canada, as B.C. has suggested, because the drug can be detected long after a person is impaired, public health experts say. The federal government's task force on the future of cannabis legalization has highlighted impaired driving as one of the core issues it must address before making its recommendations by the end of this month.
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CN MB: Slap On The Wrist

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 09 Nov 2016 - Trafficking teen gets off with reprimand A Winnipeg teen convicted of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking got off with a reprimand - the lightest sanction available under the Youth Criminal Justice Act - after a judge ruled police violated his rights after his arrest.
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CN BC: Column: Pot Bylaw Makes Sense

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 09 Nov 2016 - Despite the rhetoric, fear and general sky-is-falling condemnation from proponents of marijuana dispensaries in Nelson, there is no need to panic about the bylaw that was approved at city hall this week. City council voted on a bylaw on Monday night to regulate certain aspects of dispensaries in the city, but have pledged not to shut down any current dispensaries.
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CN BC: Mayor Kozak: Pot Shops Won't Close

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 09 Nov 2016 - None of the six current pot dispensaries operating in downtown Nelson will be closed according to Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak and city manager Kevin Cormack. And though council passed a bylaw that aims to regulate the burgeoning industry, residents shouldn't expect any large-scale intervention. "We tried valiantly to explain why we felt it was necessary to put in this bylaw," Kozak told the Star,noting the backlash and panic inspired by the decision made on Monday evening.
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CN ON: Refused Medical Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 08:00
The Intelligencer, 09 Nov 2016 - Belleville man prevented from using prescribed cannabis at Kingston hospital A Belleville man says he was prevented from using doctor-prescribed cannabis in hospital following spinal surgery at Kingston General Hospital.
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CN ON: Meth Task Force Adapting To Change

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 08:00
The Sun Times, 07 Nov 2016 - Despite a decline in area crystal meth operations the substance continues to arrive from large urban centres in other forms that are part of a larger drug problem. "It's coming in a pill form and it's also coming in and being mixed with other chemicals . . . for example in marijuana," said Barb Fedy, co-chair of the Grey Bruce Task Force on Crystal Meth and Other Drugs during a recent presentation to Bruce County council.
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CN AB: PUB LTE: Easy On The Weed

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 11/06/2016 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 06 Nov 2016 - Hello again. In regards to Kathleen Ganley's trip to Colarodo and her opinion that marijuana needs to be heavily regulated. Of course she feels that way, the more tightly we regulate, the bigger government has to be to manage the regulations. That's the way the Left operates. Always has been. It's my humble opinion that decriminalized marijuana would be more cost effective for taxpayers. The only policing needed would be to ensure dealers report their earnings. Not saying that's easy, just requires a lot less government. Consider for a moment, a brand new tax windfall, with no regulatory requirements and therefore no need to balloon the government watchdogs. Pot smokers - medical and casual - are about to be hosed in my opinion, all in the name of regulation.
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