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CN MB: Marijuana Dispensary Challenges Law

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 21 Jul 2015 - Any unlicensed seller will be shut down, police say After a week of turmoil, including two police visits to his shop and a "smoke-in" outside Winnipeg police headquarters, the owner of Manitoba's only medical cannabis dispensary has vowed to reopen today..
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CN NS: Street Crime Unit Taking 'A Huge Bite Out of Our Drug

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
The Kings County Advertiser, 21 Jul 2015 - KENTVILLE - The Annapolis Valley's integrated crime unit seized more than $179,000 worth of drugs off of the streets in the operating quarter that ended June 30. Kentville Police Service acting chief Ken Reade presented the latest quarterly report for the Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit at the Kentville's committee of council meeting July 13.
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CN ON: After Teen Deaths, Drug Prevention Key To Veld Festival

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 20 Jul 2015 - Organizers say there is a 'lack of international best practice evidence' for large-scale shows A year after two died and 13 others were hospitalized in drug-related incidents at Toronto's Veld Music Festival, organizers are vowing to crack down on illicit substance use at the event.
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CN MB: Smoke Signals

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 20 Jul 2015 - Medical Marijuana Proponents Plan Pot Protest at Police Station A "smoke-in" in support of Winnipeg's only medical marijuana dispensary is planned to take place just outside Winnipeg police headquarters Monday morning.
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CN BC: No Guaranteed Outcomes For Addicts Seeking Help

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 18 Jul 2015 - The system of support recovery homes in Surrey is fragmented, poorly funded and lacks regulatory oversight, Wendy Stueck reports Galven Young is a self-described reformed addict who has spent time in several recovery houses in the Lower Mainland.
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CN MB: PUB LTE: Fight Fog With Facts

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 18 Jul 2015 - Re: Winnipeg marijuana dispensary closed due to complaint from Vancouver (July 15). Fifteen per cent THC is the average strength of marijuana. Australians are growing the strongest strain at 40 per cent, hardly four times stronger, as Pamela McColl of Smart Approaches to Marijuana would have us believe. She leaves the impression that all marijuana is four times stronger than in her smoking days, when, in fact, it is a small percentage. If you zero in on the very few negatives of marijuana, the 40 per cent strain in particular, and dismiss the myriad of positives, you are doing a major disservice to the public, unlike the service that Glenn Price provides. The independent researchers, not the brain-washing Big Pharma people, have proven the benefits of marijuana use.
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CN ON: Police Officers Kill Family Dog During Brampton Drug

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 18 Jul 2015 - Frightened Girl Found the Pet After Three Shots Were Fired One gunshot left Rocco lying in the front foyer, steps from the front door at his home in Brampton. Then came the sound of two more shots, according to Mekayla Loots, 10, who was sitting on the couch watching the Family Channel when police officers came through her front door on June 30, shouting.
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CN ON: Marijuana Options Welcomed

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:00
The Recorder & Times, 18 Jul 2015 - Patients Can Consume, Possess Oils, Edibles "Smoking is one way (to ingest the medicine), but it's not the recommended way. There will now be other options in terms of being able to offer capsules or oil in pills, which is much closer to what a pharmaceutical product would look like." Mark Zekulin
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CN MB: Smoke & Fire

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 17 Jul 2015 - Pot dispensary owner threatens to defy law Glenn Price plans to defy the law if he cannot get some answers from politicians about the closing of his medicinal marijuana dispensary. Police told Price to shut down his Main Street dispensary on Tuesday because it is not Health Canada-approved.
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CN AB: PUB LTE: Marijuana Should Be Taxed, Regulated

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:00
Medicine Hat News, 17 Jul 2015 - Not only should medical marijuana be made available to patients in need, but all adult use should be legal, taxed and regulated. Drug policies modeled after alcohol prohibition have given rise to a youth-oriented black market. Illegal drug dealers don't ID for age, but they do recruit minors immune to adult sentences. Throwing more money at the problem is no solution. Attempts to limit the supply of illegal drugs while demand remains constant only increase the profitability of drug trafficking. For addictive drugs like heroin, a spike in street prices leads desperate addicts to increase criminal activity to feed desperate habits. The drug war doesn't fight crime, it fuels crime.
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CN ON: Pot Still Drug Of Choice

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 17 Jul 2015 - Tops List in Capital Along With Coke, Crack Drug users in other North American cities are warming up to new designer drugs like bath salts and flakka, but garden-variety marijuana is the drug of choice in Canada's capital.
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CN MB: Owner Pledges To Continue Selling Pot

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 17 Jul 2015 - Plans to Hold Peaceful Rally at His Shop Next Week THE owner of the only medical-cannabis dispensary in Manitoba has vowed to stay open, despite being told by police to stop selling his product. Glenn Price opened Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters at 1404 Main St. in March and started selling to Winnipeggers July 1. On Tuesday, Winnipeg police ordered the store to stop, following a service complaint lodged by a group fighting storefront pot sales.
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CN AB: Advocates Eye VanCity's New Marijuana Rules

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:00
Metro, 17 Jul 2015 - Legalization of Dispensaries Is a Model for Other Cities An Edmonton man is eyeing new municipal rules for medicinal marijuana in Vancouver as he feels they could eventually spread to Edmonton and help him open a dispensary without breaking laws.
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CN BC: Australian Family Pins Health Hopes On Cannabis

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 17 Jul 2015 - Bobby Fulton is a cannabis-oil evangelist. The Australian woman uprooted her family two weeks ago to spend the summer in Victoria so her two daughters suffering a rare degenerative lung disease could get a steady, legal supply of the drug. The family of seven has been given free accommodation in Victoria and free cannabis by a local marijuana advocate and says it is now taking advantage of last month's Supreme Court ruling ensuring a patient's right to consume cannabis derivatives, which Ms. Fulton credits with extending her daughters' lives.
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CN ON: Throw the Thugs Out: Tory

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:00
Toronto 24hours, 16 Jul 2015 - The mayor's task force wants drug dealing swept out of Toronto Community Housing properties by the end of the year. Minutes after Sen. Art Eggleton unveiled that call to action, Mayor John Tory admitted it's likely impossible, but said he does want drug dealing "thugs" turfed from TCHC.
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CN BC: Marijuana Dispensaries Operate In Legal Limbo

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:00
Nanaimo News Bulletin, 16 Jul 2015 - A steady stream of customers file into Trees Dispensary Nanaimo, one of several places to pick up medical marijuana in the Harbour City. Cookies, brownies and B.C bud can all be found behind glass cases at the Bowen Road storefront, estimated to serve 1,500 people each week. Clients don't have to be medical marijuana patients as long as they declare they have a serious medical condition.
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CN BC: Editorial: Politicians Behind On Pot Laws

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:00
Langley Advance, 16 Jul 2015 - If the voters of British Columbia had their way, marijuana would already be legal or decriminalized. At least, that's the results of a new Insights West poll. It showed that 67 per cent of British Columbians support ending the criminalization of cannabis. A full 38 per cent want legalization, 24 per cent want decriminalization, and 27 per cent favour only medical use. Just seven per cent want the use of pot banned completely.
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CN ON: Cops Keeping Close Tabs On Pot Crop

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:00
Barrie Examiner, 16 Jul 2015 - Corn Fields Used to Hide Marijuana Plants Ontario Provincial Police are already taking special notice of this year's corn crop, and a particular weed that's growing amongst it. The outdoor marijuana season is in full bloom.
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CN BC: Licensing Fees May Be 'Prohibitive,' Expert Says

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 16 Jul 2015 - Vancouver's pot shops may have a legal case if they challenge new city rules that charge them tens of thousands of dollars for a licence - far more than other businesses, including body-rub parlours and escort agencies, experts say. Joel Bakan, a law professor at the University of British Columbia, says a court could see the $30,000 fee charged to for-profit medical marijuana dispensaries as "as prohibitive, rather than merely regulatory."
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CN MB: Pipe Dream?

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 16 Jul 2015 - PIPE DREAM? A day after Winnipeg police told him to shut down, the owner of the city's first medical marijuana dispensary says he wants to meet with the mayor. But Glenn Price vows he will keep doing what he says is the right thing, dishing out prescription marijuana to Winnipeggers in need, no matter what legal repercussions may be in store for him.
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