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Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Tribune, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.
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Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Intelligencer, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.
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Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
Standard Freeholder, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.
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Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.
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Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Chatham Daily News, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.
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Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.
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Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Sault Star, 19 Aug 2014 - ' Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.
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Canada: Doctors Withdraw Support Of Anti-drug Campaign

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 18 Aug 2014 - Canadian taxpayers are getting extremely frustrated with the fact this government tends to use public money for ads that do more for its partisan aims than for actual public service. Justin Trudeau Liberal Leader Three leading medical groups have withdrawn their support for an anti-drug campaign mounted by Health Canada, saying it has become a partisan exercise, not an educational one.
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Canada: A Good Time, A Safe Time

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 16 Aug 2014 - After a rash of deaths across the country at music festivals, health advocates are promoting a harm-reduction approach to help attendees avoid the dire effects of dehydration, tainted drugs and overdoses It's Friday evening at the Shambhala Music Festival, and a young woman in denim cut-offs is using an X-acto knife to separate a small quantity of a white powdered substance into three piles on a large white dinner plate.
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CN SN: Editorial: Can The Prince Of Pot Change Canadian

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:00
Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 16 Aug 2014 - Oct. 19, 2015 will be known across Canada as Legalization Day to celebrate the much-awaited legalization of marijuana. Well, at least according to Marc Emery, it will be. Well, at least according to Marc Emery, it will be. The self proclaimed Prince of Pot is on a political mission to get Justin Trudeau of the Liberal party elected next year. Why? Because Trudeau has vowed to legalize pot if he's elected.
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CN ON: 'Why Not Orillia?'

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:00
Packet & Times, 16 Aug 2014 - In Business: Medical marijuana lounge opening downtown A medical marijuana vapourization lounge is opening in downtown Orillia. Chad McInnes, owner of The Vape Lounge, described the 97 Mississaga St. E. business as a place for people to socialize and medicate.
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CN ON: Column: Pot's Poster Boy Is (Sigh) Back

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:00
London Free Press, 16 Aug 2014 - You have to give Marc Emery credit: After more than four years in a U.S. prison, he can still draw a crowd. Better yet (from his point of view), he can still wrangle the news media. The "Prince of Pot," as journalists and his disciples have dubbed him, has certainly earned that nickname. A native Londoner, he has spent most of his adult life championing the cause of cannabis policy reform.
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Canada: Talking Point

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 16 Aug 2014 - 'Pot Still Fails the Sniff Test' Was the Headline on a Column About Marc Emery's Return and Marijuana Legalization. Readers, Print and Digital, Got Fired Up About Letting Canadians Fire Up .. Health Canada and the majority of good doctors feel the jury is out on the purported benefits. Anecdotal evidence is not medical proof. Until this doubt is removed beyond a puff of smoke, then keep it illegal and make the penalties a deterrent and enforce it.
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Chronicle AM -- August 15, 2014

Canada (STDW) - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:35

The California legislature acts on harm reduction, but kills medical marijuana regulation, Jeb Bush takes a stand on medical marijuana, New Hampshire bans a kind of synthetic cannabinoid, and more. Let's get to it:

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Medical Marijuana

California Medical Marijuana Statewide Regulation Bill Dies. A controversial bill that would have imposed statewide regulations on California's multi-billion dollar medical marijuana industry died yesterday in Sacramento. The bill, Senate Bill 1262, was blocked by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and the effort to impose some order on the industry is now dead for another year. The bill sponsored by Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) was supported by law enforcement and the state's municipalities, as well as by some elements of the state's medical marijuana community. But it was also strongly opposed by other elements of the medical marijuana and drug reform communities.

Jeb Bush Joins Opposition to Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative. Former Republican state governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has come out against Amendment 2, the state's medical marijuana initiative. "Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a world-class location to start or run a business, a family-friendly destination for tourism and a desirable place to raise a family or retire," Bush said. "Allowing large-scale, marijuana operations to take root across Florida, under the guise of using it for medicinal purposes, runs counter to all of these efforts," he added. Bush appears to be out of step with Florida voters, who are supporting the measure in the 85-90% range, according to recent polls.

Harm Reduction

Overdose Prevention, Syringe Access Bills Pass in California. Two harm reduction bills, one allowing pharmacists to dispense unlimited numbers of syringes without a prescription and the other allowing them to dispense the overdose drug naloxone, have passed the California legislature. The bills are Assembly Bill 1535 (syringes) and Assembly Bill 1743 (naloxone). They now go to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

New Synthetic Drugs

New Hampshire Declares State of Emergency Over "Smacked" Synthetic Marijuana. Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) yesterday declared a state of emergency to quarantine a synthetic cannabinoid product marketed under the name "Smacked." Her action comes after 44 people reported overdosing on the stuff after smoking or ingesting it. No deaths have been reported. Officials have revoked the business licenses of three Manchester stores where the stuff has been found.

International

BC Court Rules Ban on Medical Marijuana Edibles Unconstitutional. The BC Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that it is unconstitutional to ban licensed medical marijuana users from possessing medical marijuana edibles or other products, such as creams or salves. The court ordered parliament to redraft the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to allow for such uses of medical marijuana. The case is Regina v. Owen Smith.

Colombian President Endorses Medical Marijuana Bill. President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday he was endorsing newly introduced legislation to allow for the medicinal use of marijuana. The bill was introduced last month by a member of the governing coalition.

WOLA Brief on Ecuador Drug Policy. The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has released an issue brief, "Reforms and Contradictions in Ecuador's Drug Policy." The brief comes as a sweeping new penal code reflecting some drug reforms goes into effect and examines the complexities and contradictions of implementing the new law.

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CN AB: Cukes Are Out, Weed Is in - but Is Grow-Op Safe?

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:00
Metro, 15 Aug 2014 - Neighbours Say They Fear Operation Will Attract Unsavoury 'Segment' Of Population Stealing from Stan Swiatek's marijuana stash is probably a task best left to Tom Cruise. "It's Mission Impossible, pretty much," remarked the founder and president of Sundial Growers on the tail end of a 90-minute tour provided to Metro of his 30,000-square foot covered greenhouse, located just northwest of Airdrie.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Flaws In Slur Campaign

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:00
The Province, 15 Aug 2014 - Unfortunately, it would seem the Conservatives have taken a page from their U.S. counterparts, opting for lies and innuendo against Justin Trudeau and bolster credence for their archaic anti-marijuana stance. To ask the CMA and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to allow their good name to be associated with what amounts to a slur campaign against Trudeau would be a huge tactical error.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: In Praise Of Emery

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:00
The Province, 15 Aug 2014 - This is in response to the two angry Province readers who took the time to write in to complain about media attention given to Marc Emery. For starters, Emery never sold "dope;" he sold seeds of a plant, a plant found in nature, a plant used by millions to successfully treat many medical conditions.
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CN BC: Medical Marijuana Spread on Toast, Inside Cookies, Teas

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:00
Prince George Citizen, 15 Aug 2014 - VANCOUVER - British Columbia's highest court is green-lighting medical marijuana in everything from oils and cookies to teas in a ruling that finds federal health laws limiting weed consumption to the dried variety is unconstitutional. The B.C. Appeal Court released its 2-1 decision on Thursday stating that medical marijuana access regulations infringe on the charter rights of people requiring other forms of cannabis to treat illnesses.
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CN ON: Column: Emery's High Hopes a Political Downer?

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:00
Standard Freeholder, 15 Aug 2014 - Marc Emery may think of himself as a marijuana messiah, leading the long-suffering to deliverance from pot laws they believe unfairly punish them and restrict their freedom to smoke up. No stranger to ego, Emery may even believe he's the chosen cannabis crusader.
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CN ON: Column: Emery's High Hopes a Political Downer?

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 15 Aug 2014 - Marc Emery may think of himself as a marijuana messiah, leading the long-suffering to deliverance from pot laws they believe unfairly punish them and restrict their freedom to smoke up. No stranger to ego, Emery may even believe he's the chosen cannabis crusader.
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