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CN BC: Pot Dispensary Facing Possible Charges After Shutdown

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:00
Chilliwack Progress, 08 Apr 2016 - The first medical marijuana dispensary to pop up in Chilliwack has now been nipped in the bud. A RCMP tactical team arrived at the WeeMedical shop on Fifth Avenue just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, during business hours. According to various posts on social media, customers were in the store at the time of the raid.
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CN BC: Police Raid Shutters Weed Shop

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
Chilliwack Times, 07 Apr 2016 - Just 18 days after opening its doors, Chilliwack's first medical marijuana dispensary is shuttered, raided by police Tuesday evening. Even before it opened on March 19, WeeMedical Dispensary was warned by City of Chilliwack lawyers it was violating business licence and zoning bylaws.
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CN ON: 'We're Basically Providing Medicine To Patients'

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
The Oshawa Express, 07 Apr 2016 - Medical marijuana dispensary opens downtown Those looking to smoke up for medical reasons now have another option closer to home. To little fanfare and no buildup, the GW Weed Emporium opened its doors on Simcoe Street between King and Dundas on April 1. And it was no joke - the store's display cabinets were filled with various strains of marijuana, as well as other products - such as chocolate, honey and soda - containing THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis, and other smoking paraphernalia.
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CN BC: High On Weed's Healing Powers

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
Chilliwack Times, 07 Apr 2016 - Kate Beaupre may not be who a lot of people picture when they imagine a medical marijuana user. In fact, the 63-year-old cancer survivor who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and ulcers hasn't tried smoking marijuana since her late 20s, and she's never tried ingesting it.
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US CA: Column: CBDs Go There. Down There

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
North Coast Journal, 07 Apr 2016 - Every drug, yes, every drug, from alcohol as a rudimentary anesthetic to methamphetamine as a weight loss supplement, has medicinal applications. Cannabis retains a strange space in our medical landscape: Centuries of anecdote reinforce its therapeutic worth, yet in the United States it's still federally classified as having no medical value. Because of its legal status, it has been woefully under-researched, yet 23 states have medical marijuana laws on the books.
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US AZ: Column: Back Home

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
Tucson Weekly, 07 Apr 2016 - Medical Marijuana Researcher Sue Sisley Briefly Came Back to the UA for a Special Lecture on the Challenges of Conducting Weed Research Nearly two years after medical marijuana researcher Sue Sisley was fired from the UA, she returned for a special lecture on medical weed in front of a room of more than 50 people at the off-campus entity, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-an educational program for older adults.
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US CA: Column: When To Know To Say No

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
Sacramento News & Review, 07 Apr 2016 - When to say no Before we start: Rest in peace, Ryan Landers.
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US: Marijuana Under Study For Reclassification As Medicine

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
Washington Times, 07 Apr 2016 - Move Would Ease Scientific Research The Drug Enforcement Administration says it plans to decide within the next several months whether to change the federal status of marijuana, according to a letter sent to lawmakers this week.
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US CA: Column: Another One Beats The Feds

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
SF Weekly, 07 Apr 2016 - If you needed more proof that boom times are here again for the medical cannabis industry - and here to stay - look no further than 15th Street in the Mission District. When Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, the California marijuana industry exploded. The president said medical marijuana would be left alone; people interpreted that to mean it was open season on weed. The Justice Department, which issued a memo in 2009 stating that "limited federal resources" shouldn't be used to bust cancer patients growing a handful of pot plants, as they were under Bush, only seemed to egg them on.
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CN BC: Cannabis Oil Saving Grace

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
The Morning Star, 06 Apr 2016 - Cheryl Pearson has never smoked pot. Given just months to live after finally receiving a diagnosis of stage four ovarian cancer, the Lake Country resident was at first against the use of medicinal marijuana in her treatment. But after a tumultuous ride through Canada's medical system, which for nearly four years had misdiagnosed the reasons behind the rapid decline in her health, the impairment of her motor skills and the loss of use of her bodily functions, Pearson is now a believer in medicinal marijuana.
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CN BC: Marijuana Dispensary Will Only Sell To People Who Have Medical

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
Sooke News Mirror, 06 Apr 2016 - Sooke is getting its first marijuana dispensary. Medijuana Dispensary will open at the corner of Sooke and Murray roads next week. It is located next to a restaurant, dentist office and some residential housing.
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CN BC: Editorial: Hazy Rules Surround Marijuana Shops

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
Sooke News Mirror, 06 Apr 2016 - WE SAY: If No Regulation Is in Place, Authorities Are Condoning an Illegal Activity Whether you cheer or jeer the opening of Sooke's first pot shop, you should know the rules around marijuana dispensaries are hazy at best.
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US DC: In Reversal, DC Council Votes To Ban Pot Clubs

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
Washington Post, 06 Apr 2016 - A divided D.C. Council voted on Tuesday to ban marijuana clubs, where residents and visitors to the nation's capital might have smoked pot without fear of being arrested. The 7-to-6 vote marked council members' second about-face on the issue in four months and hinted at their unsure footing as they navigate fast-shifting public sentiment about marijuana use. The issue has become the next marijuana-policy frontier in the District and other places where voters have already legalized possession.
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US CA: Bill Targets Drug Use By Drivers

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 06 Apr 2016 - A New Device Would Allow Authorities to Test for Pot, Cocaine and Other Drugs During Traffic Stops. SACRAMENTO - With medical marijuana in widespread use and a ballot measure planned to legalize recreational pot in California, state officials Tuesday proposed using new technology to catch the increasing number of motorists who are driving while high.
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US RI: Look Before You Leaf

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
Pawtucket Times, 06 Apr 2016 - LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAF PROVIDENCE - Amid signs that the political climate for legalizing marijuana is growing increasingly friendly, officials in charge of the new regulatory machinery in Colorado and Washington State have some cautionary words of advice: Look before you leap.
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US CT: Pot Proponents Push Legalization

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
Register Citizen, 06 Apr 2016 - University of Connecticut student Jennifer Purdon is not shy talking about what she termed Tuesday as her "daily use of cannabis." Purdon, who described herself as a double-major, honor student with a 3.6 Grade Point Average, said, "I just prefer it (marijuana) over alcohol."
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US CT: Proponents Urge Connecticut to Cash in on Legal

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
The Day, 06 Apr 2016 - Hartford (AP) - Proponents of legalizing marijuana in Connecticut urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to act quickly and capitalize on the "novelty factor" of possibly becoming the first New England state to allow recreational use of the drug. Tracy Helin, of Middletown, who is registered to use the state's medical marijuana program to relieve cancer symptoms, warned legislators who attended an informational hearing on legalization that time is of the essence. Recreational marijuana legalization is being considered in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Vermont.
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Chronicle AM: NYPD Targets Addicts for Felony Dealing Busts, DC Cannabis Club Ban, More... (4/5/16)

Medical Marijuana (STDW) - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 20:55

Bernie talks pot in Wisconsin, Pittsburgh is a mayor's signature away from pot decriminalization, the DC city council votes to ban social consumption, NYPD narcs are targeting street addicts for felony trafficking busts, and more.

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Bernie Sanders Talks Marijuana Legalization in Final Wisconsin Speech. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders sought to win votes in Wisconsin Sunday night by not only hitting his standard themes of economic inequity, but also emphasizing his progressive marijuana and drug policy approach, including removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. "Today, under the Federal Controlled Substance Act, marijuana is listed as a schedule one drug alongside of heroin," said Sanders. "Now we can argue when scientists do the pluses and minuses of marijuana, but everyone knows marijuana is not a killer drug like heroin." The Vermont senator also addressed racial disparities in marijuana law enforcement: "(Criminalization of marijuana) becomes a racial issue as well, because it turns out that blacks and whites smoke marijuana at equal levels," Sanders said. "Blacks are four times more likely to get arrested for marijuana than are whites."

Pittsburgh Council Approves Decriminalization. The city council voted 8-1 Tuesday to make small-time marijuana possession a summary offense rather than the misdemeanor mandated by state law. Mayor Bill Peduto now has 10 days to sign the ordinance. Possession of small amounts will now be punishable by a $25 fine, with a $100 fine for smoking in public.

DC Council Votes to Ban Marijuana Social Clubs. The council voted 7-6 Tuesday to uphold a ban on marijuana consumption outside of private homes, making the ban permanent. The move is a reversal from the council's earlier position, which was to enact a temporary ban and set up a task force to study the issue.

Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Reform Groups Call for Hearings on CARERS Act. The Drug Policy Alliance, Americans for Safe Access, and the National Cannabis Industry Association have all issued calls for the US Senate to take up the CARERS Act (Senate Bill 683), which would protect state-legal medical marijuana activities from federal interference. The bill, filed by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Rand Paul (R-KY) has been stuck in the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than a year. Committee Chair Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) has refused so far to let it move.

Oklahoma CBD Bill Advances. Last year, the legislature approved a bill allowing children with epilepsy to use CBD cannabis oils, and now it is moving to allow adults to use it as well. A Senate committee approved House Bill 2835, which would remove the age restriction. The measure has already passed the House and awaits a Senate floor vote.

Law Enforcement

NYPD Is Busting Low-Level Addicts for Small-Time Drug Sales, But Ignoring Dealers. The NYPD is using undercover narcotics officers to seek out drug addicts, ask them for help in scoring drugs, give them money to make the buy, and then arresting them on felony drug trafficking charges. The narcs didn't even bother to go after the dealers the small-time addicts were scoring from, the New York Times reports. Last year, nearly 5,000 people were charged with dealing small quantities of heroin or cocaine.

International

Europe Spends $27 Billion a Year on Illicit Drugs, Monitoring Agency Says. The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said in a report Tuesday that EU citizens shell out about $27 billion for illicit drugs each year."Illicit drug production and trafficking remains one of the largest and most innovative criminal markets in Europe," Europol director Rob Wainwright said in a statement.

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CN NK: Edu: Heading To The High Ground On Parliament Hill

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:00
The Aquinian, 05 Apr 2016 - A Liberal Senate forum held earlier this year signified the Trudeau government taking its first tentative steps down the road to legalization. Yet, many questions remain unanswered as the government contemplates a homegrown solution. Can I smoke it now?
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CN AB: Doctor Skeptical Over New Medical Marijuana Clinic

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:00
Metro, 05 Apr 2016 - Edmonton location to offer exams, info and prescriptions An Edmonton anesthesiologist who prescribes medical marijuana is skeptical that a new clinic will help patients. Toronto-based Cannabinoid Medical Clinic, founded by Dr. Danial Schecter, will open its first Edmonton location this month to offer exams, product information and cannabis prescriptions.
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