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CN ON: Pot Use Will Surge: Poll

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 19 Sep 2017 - More than a third of respondents plan to use legalized marijuana A new study by Sudbury-based researchers has found that 39 per cent, or 11.5 million adult Canadians intend to be cannabis consumers once the federal government's legalization plan becomes a reality.

CN ON: 'Fleeters Want Marijuana-Growing Rules

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:00
The Tribune, 18 Sep 2017 - Wainfleet planning staff will consult with the township's lawyer before a report comes back on a possible municipal licensing policy to deal with proposed medical marijuana growing facilities, council heard last week. Township planner Sarah Ivins said Wainfleet doesn't have a municipal licensing policy and staff had questions as to whether it could implement one to deal with a medical marijuana facility or that specific type of use.

CN NK: N.B. Sets Up Marijuana Crown Corporation

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 16 Sep 2017 - Province inks supply deals, including with pot producer in pesticides probe New Brunswick became the second province to start unveiling plans to sell recreational marijuana next year, when the federal government expects to lift nearly a century of prohibition on the product.

CN NS: Local MLA Worried About Pot Legalization

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00
The News, 16 Sep 2017 - Government, business community and advocacy groups have varied opinions As the deadline for the federal government's move to legalize marijuana in July 2018 approaches, users, stakeholders, business people and politicians involved in the matter offer a variety of concerns.

US MI: Detroit Voters To Decide On 2 Marijuana Proposals In November

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - Two initiatives that would amend Detroit's medical marijuana ordinance to allow dispensaries to open near liquor stores, and grow facilities to operate legally, will appear on the November ballot, after a Wayne County circuit judge's ruling earlier this week. If approved by voters in November, the changes could have a wide-reaching impact on the city's budding marijuana industry.

CN ON: OPED: Government Goes For Reefer Monopoly Madness

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 15 Sep 2017 - It's the worst possible provincial legalization plan: Ontario's Liberal government has announced a state monopoly on the sale of legal nonmedical cannabis, combined with a massive crackdown on the existing cannabis industry. Legalization wasn't supposed to be like this. Canadians increasingly supported ending cannabis criminalization after watching billions of tax dollars wasted by law enforcement going after peaceful people for pot.

CN ON: OPED: Government Goes For Reefer Monopoly Madness

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
London Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - It's the worst possible provincial legalization plan: Ontario's Liberal government has announced a state monopoly on the sale of legal nonmedical cannabis, combined with a massive crackdown on the existing cannabis industry. Legalization wasn't supposed to be like this. Canadians increasingly supported ending cannabis criminalization after watching billions of tax dollars wasted by law enforcement going after peaceful people for pot.

CN MB: Campaign Targets Drug-Impaired Driving

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - MANITOBA - Public Insurance announced a new public education campaign against drug-impaired driving on Thursday, with a focus on cannabis ahead of the expected legalization of that substance next year. The campaign, launched in co-operation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada, will include messaging focused on new teen drivers, youth in general, the medical community and the general public, with taglines such as "Think you're a better driver when you're high? Think again."

US PA: Patients Lose As Cannabis Industry Barters For Zoning In

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Sep 2017 - A pay-to-play system has developed between state-licensed cannabis operators and municipal governments across the country for local zoning. The same model has quickly materialized in Pennsylvania, and now one town has gone too far. Muhlenberg Township in Berks County was trying to squeeze a dispensary - - Franklin Bioscience LLC - for 5 percent of its annual profits.

CN NS: Making Their Voices Heard

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:00
The Journal-Pioneer, 29 Aug 2017 - Supporters of marijuana advocate protest outside Amherst courthouse Support for a Cumberland County man charged with marijuana and firearm offences showed up early Monday for his first court appearance since being arrested almost a week ago.

CN MB: Town Hall To Bring Clarity On Legal Pot

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 29 Aug 2017 - A town hall in St. James Tuesday night will try to clear the air for any Winnipeggers with questions about cannabis legalization in advance of a legislation review this fall. Hosted by Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley MP Doug Eyolfson, the event will feature an in-depth review of Bill C-45-which would amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Criminal Code and other acts-expert testimony from witnesses at the federal health committee.

CN QU: Legal Pot, But At What Price?

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 29 Aug 2017 - Provinces agree marijuana cost, quality and access must be competitive with black market: Blair MONTREAL - There is an overwhelming national consensus that legal marijuana must be priced, taxed and made available competitively with the black market, the man tasked with leading the drug's legalization in Canada said Monday.

CN NS: Tasty Budds Dispensaries Reopen

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 29 Aug 2017 - 'Alleged illegal activity' only at one location All five Tasty Budds medical marijuana dispensaries in Nova Scotia have reopened following raids last week, and allegations of illegal activity that the chain's owner says were confined to just one location.

CN NS: Tasty Budds President Apologizes After Police Raids And Drug

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:00
Chronicle Herald, 28 Aug 2017 - Tasty Budds president Mal McMeekin is "very sorry" about alleged illegal activities that police say were occuring at his company's storefronts. "We want to be very clear that the alleged illegal activity was occuring at one Tasty Budds location (Sackville Location)," reads a written statement sent to The Chronicle Herald and attributed to Mal McMeekin.

CN AB: Local Doc Says Pot Not The Be All, End All

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 07:00
Medicine Hat News, 25 Aug 2017 - Cannabis will not be the panacea everyone with an ailment is thinking it will be, says a local physician, and it is going to challenge law enforcement when it comes to impaired driving. "If there ever has been an issue in medicine as clouded by opinion and ignorance, it is medical cannabis," said Dr. Gaylord Wardell, anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Medicine Hat.

CN BC: B.C. Medical Marijuana Firm Issues Recall Over Tainted Drugs

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 25 Aug 2017 - A Vancouver Island medical marijuana producer has recalled products sold last year after a spot test of its supply by Health Canada showed two pesticides present in a sample of cannabis oil. The recall announced Thursday stems from a crackdown by the federal department in March after months of product recalls dogged the medical-cannabis industry, which is set to make billions of dollars once Ottawa legalizes the drug for recreational use.

CN BC: Council Wants Public Input

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 07:00
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 24 Aug 2017 - Dispensary looking for temporary use licence Despite some members of Qualicum Beach council being unsure on whether to allow a marijuana dispensary in town, council is ready to hear from the public on the topic.

US MI: Communities Dilemma: Yes Or No To Medical Marijuana Businesses

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 07:00
Detroit Free Press, 21 Aug 2017 - To weed or not to weed? That is the question for Michigan's communities. As the state board that will regulate Michigan's new medical marijuana law begins to craft the rules that will govern the multimillion dollar industry, the state's cities, townships and villages must decide whether they want in or out.

Canada: They Turned To Medical Cannabis For Relief

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 19 Aug 2017 - In less than a year, the government will legalize recreational marijuana. But, as Grant Robertson reports, growers may already be pushing for profits at the expense of customers' health Scott Wood had been losing weight for weeks, and it was starting to scare him. His skin developed strange blistering rashes, his muscles ached constantly, and his lungs burned. He couldn't stop coughing, and he was spitting up gobs of thick, clear mucous that looked like Vaseline.

CN ON: A Tale of Two Shootings

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 18 Aug 2017 - One of the Trudeau government's stated policy goals for ending marijuana prohibition is to divert the profits reaped by gangsters toward legitimate shareholders. But an investigation by Greg McArthur and Molly Hayes offers a glimpse into the insidious nature of organized crime, finding that criminal groups easily exploited loopholes in the federal government's old medical-marijuana licensing regimes In the late afternoon of March 14 in the Toronto suburb of Woodbridge, a masked gunman jumped out of the passenger side of a black Jeep Cherokee, darted across a snow-dusted parking lot and unleashed a flurry of bullets into a black BMW. Thirty seconds later, he was back in the car, leaving Saverio Serrano - the son of a notorious Canadian Mafia figure and cocaine importer - wounded, and Mr. Serrano's 28-year-old girlfriend dead.