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CN ON: Chamber President Steps Down After Dispensary Raided

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Gravenhurst Banner, 04 Aug 2016 - MUSKOKA - A Wahta man charged with drug trafficking said his decision to step away from a high-profile volunteer position was "not really," a difficult one. Cal White officially took a temporary leave as president of the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce until his charges of possessing marijuana for purposes of trafficking in relation to a Wahta marijuana dispensary is resolved.
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CN ON: Editorial: Remaining Vigilant Against Impaired Driving

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Etobicoke Guardian, 04 Aug 2016 - It's sad that we still have to warn people about the dangers of impaired driving; one would have hoped the message had been received loud and clear by now, but that is unfortunately not the case. In today's editions of our papers we look at the consequences of impaired driving, from the standpoint of a woman whose life was forever altered after being struck by a driver who was impaired, and from the perspective of a young man who killed one of his best friends after crashing a car while driving drunk.
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CN ON: Editorial: Remaining Vigilant Against Impaired Driving

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
The Scarborough Mirror, 04 Aug 2016 - It's sad that we still have to warn people about the dangers of impaired driving; one would have hoped the message had been received loud and clear by now, but that is unfortunately not the case. In today's editions of our papers we look at the consequences of impaired driving, from the standpoint of a woman whose life was forever altered after being struck by a driver who was impaired, and from the perspective of a young man who killed one of his best friends after crashing a car while driving drunk.
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CN ON: Editorial: Remaining Vigilant Against Impaired Driving

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Bloor West Villager, 04 Aug 2016 - It's sad that we still have to warn people about the dangers of impaired driving; one would have hoped the message had been received loud and clear by now, but that is unfortunately not the case. In today's editions of our papers we look at the consequences of impaired driving, from the standpoint of a woman whose life was forever altered after being struck by a driver who was impaired, and from the perspective of a young man who killed one of his best friends after crashing a car while driving drunk.
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CN ON: Editorial: Remaining Vigilant Against Impaired Driving

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
York Guardian, 04 Aug 2016 - It's sad that we still have to warn people about the dangers of impaired driving; one would have hoped the message had been received loud and clear by now, but that is unfortunately not the case. In today's editions of our papers we look at the consequences of impaired driving, from the standpoint of a woman whose life was forever altered after being struck by a driver who was impaired, and from the perspective of a young man who killed one of his best friends after crashing a car while driving drunk.
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CN BC: Editorial: Pot Delay Wasting Money

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Langley Advance, 04 Aug 2016 - Sometime in the next year or two, marijuana will be legal for personal consumption in Canada. The federal government is currently working on the exact laws around this, but all indications so far point to it being produced, sold, and taxed much like alcohol, i.e. not sold to kids, sold through special outlets, taxed heavily.
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CN ON: Waterloo Marijuana Clinic Closes After Raid

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
The Record, 04 Aug 2016 - WATERLOO REGION - Police have shuttered a pot selling storefront and that's welcome news to a different clinic that prescribes marijuana. The Waterloo Dispensary on King Street North in Waterloo closed Tuesday after police went there with a warrant and seized property. There is no word on charges.
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CN BC: Compassion Club To Be Shut Down

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Merritt Herald, 04 Aug 2016 - The City of Merritt says a recently opened marijuana compassion club storefront in Merritt doesn't have a business license and was told to cease operations on Wednesday. Corporate officer Melisa Miles confirmed a bylaw officer visited the storefront Wednesday, and the business was closed thereafter.
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CN ON: Vets Find Peace At Strathroy Pot For Trauma Centre

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London Free Press, 04 Aug 2016 - STRATHROY - Ken Blanchard said he was downing 600 milligrams of anti-depressants a day to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder. The 14-year Canadian military veteran said he was taking up to six Percocet pills, a highly addictive opiate, daily for back pain.
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CN AB: Charges Dropped Due To Vague Bylaw

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Metro, 04 Aug 2016 - Through the smoke and mirrors of Calgary's bylaws, one medical marijuana user is celebrating a small victory. Ticketed for her medicinal marijuana use in a Calgary Transit bus shelter, Lisa "Mamakind" Kirkman was prepared to challenge her fines, over $1,500 in infractions, as a Charter of Rights and Freedoms case. But after a year of fighting the write-ups, charges against her were withdrawn on Wednesday, according to her lawyer, because of a vague bylaw.
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Philippines: Editorial: Filled To Overflowing

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Philippine Star, 04 Aug 2016 - The photographs and video footage tell the story: men, shirtless because of the heat, packed like sardines as they sleep in makeshift detention centers, or cooking their evening meal about a meter away from others who dip into water pails as they take a bath. The detention areas are so cramped some inmates take turns sleeping on precious space. The images have become common in local jails, where persons who have been arrested or surrendered as part of the crackdown against the drug menace are held. Some are quickly freed for rehabilitation. Those charged with heavier offenses face a longer stay as they await trial and the possibility of being freed on bail.
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US CA: Column: Nomrl

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
North Coast Journal, 04 Aug 2016 - Cannabis Reducto Ad Absurdum Damn, but we love our views. We love them so much that, back in 2011, some of us successfully levied this love into stopping the big baddies at Shell Energy from installing wind turbines on Bear River Ridge, just south of Ferndale. "Unsightly!" was the argument.
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US CO: Column: Reading the Entrails: The Latest Marijuana Polls

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Boulder Weekly, 04 Aug 2016 - The latest marijuana legalization polls are out, and they contain bad news and good news. First, the bad news. Recent polls in both Massachusetts and Arizona - two of the five states that will be voting on legalizing recreational marijuana this November - show the initiatives losing.
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US CA: A Mixed Bag

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The Chico News & Review, 04 Aug 2016 - Legalizing Recreational Cannabis May Have Varying Implications for Health of Kids and Teens Come November, California could join Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington by becoming a state where adults can legally buy, possess and use cannabis recreationally as well as medically.
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US NV: Column: Pot Tale Of The Week

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Reno News & Review, 04 Aug 2016 - In the Carson Valley Times, prohibitionist lawyer Jim Hartman was quoted on the initiative petition, ballot Question Two, that provides for regulation of marijuana: "It's a 13-page initiative that was written by the marijuana industry," Hartman was quoted as saying. "It protects the industry while doing a disservice to Nevadans. It never went through the legislative process.
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US CA: Column: Parties And Pot

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Sacramento News & Review, 04 Aug 2016 - What kind of pot should I smoke if I want to be social at a party? - -Wanda Wallflower Good question. Different kinds of weed can definitely make you feel a certain way. Most indicas will give you the quiet introverted couch lock in a hurry. I have definitely killed a party or two with a fat indica joint (usually the Granddaddy Purple).
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US MA: Editorial: More Pols For Pot

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Boston Herald, 04 Aug 2016 - This week Boston City Council President Michelle Wu suggested it ought to be legal for individuals to purchase and consume pot. But if Wu has her way it would be unacceptable for them to take their goodies home from the pot store in a plastic shopping bag. Yes, in the same week that Wu and Councilor Tito Jackson announced their support for a November ballot question that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Wu ordered a study into how Boston might reduce the use of plastic shopping bags - including the possibility of an outright ban.
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US IL: OPED: Even If You Can Smoke Pot, That Doesn't Mean You

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Chicago Sun-Times, 04 Aug 2016 - Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law reductions in the criminal penalties for minor marijuana possession in Illinois. Previously, those convicted of marijuana possession faced possible jail time; now, just a citation and a fine. This reminds us of an age-old admonition: "Just because you can do something, it doesn't mean you necessarily should."
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US HI: OPED: Legal Sale of Marijuana Not to Blame for World's

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West Hawaii Today, 04 Aug 2016 - I'm writing in response to Mr. McClure's letter to the editor on July 31 regarding Colorado's experience with legalized marijuana. It must have been a shock for him to return to Denver after almost 30 years and find that the place had changed.
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US MA: Fentanyl Fuels Rise In Deaths From Opioid Overdoses

Top Stories (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 04 Aug 2016 - More than ever, the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl is claiming lives in Massachusetts, fueling an overdose death toll that continues to rise, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health. During the first half of 2016, deaths from opioid overdoses were higher than in the same period last year.
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