Toronto 24hours, 08 Sep 2014 - Municipal Candidate Rips Marijuana Treasure Hunt High Park was abuzz Sunday with pot enthusiasts searching for $25,000 worth of marijuana prizes. The second annual marijuana treasure hunt - organized by the Marijuana Info Bureau of Toronto - started at noon with participants using a map which was provided through Twitter and via text message.
Metro, 08 Sep 2014 - Oasis Head Hopes to Be a Pot 'Pioneer' In Alberta Months after launching Alberta's only marijuana-prescribing clinic, Oasis Medical Centre hasn't become some hotbed for old-time hippies in tie-dyed shirts.
Winnipeg Sun, 08 Sep 2014 - Was the dude who broke into Justin Trudeau's house really drunk or was he stoned on marijuana? That is, after all, Justin's favourite cause. Is that why no charges were laid? (As The Beatles almost sang: "I get high with a little help from Justin, I'm gonna cry cause there's a guy named Justin.") Terry Toll
Ottawa Sun, 07 Sep 2014 - Amid the university and college partying beginning this week as post-secondary institutions across the city open for class, marijuana is surely one guest bound to make an appearance. The illegal drug is the most commonly used in Canada among youth aged 15-24 according to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.
Edmonton Sun, 06 Sep 2014 - Was the dude who broke into Justin Trudeau's house really drunk or was he stoned on marijuana? That is, after all, Justin's favourite cause. Is that why no charges were laid? (As the Beatles almost sang: "I get high with a little help from Justin, I'm gonna cry cause there's a guy named Justin.")
Guelph Mercury, 06 Sep 2014 - GUELPH - Medical marijuana services in Guelph just moved up the mainstream health care ladder a few steps. Starting on Tuesday, the doors will open for client services at the new location of MedCannAccess Solution Centre in the Old Quebec Street Mall.
Edmonton Sun, 05 Sep 2014 - (Re: Editorial, "Pot biz must play it straight.") I believe I am part of a majority of Canadians who believe the status quo on marijuana is not acceptable. The Harper government has charged and convicted thousands, many of those for small amounts of marijuana, costing taxpayers millions. The Canadian Police Association has been urging that for minor offences a ticket be issued. That would be in effect de-criminalizing the use of small amounts. That will never happen under the present government.
The Tyee, 05 Sep 2014 - What happened to North America's boldest drug policy experiment? In the late 1990s and early 2000s, drug policy pulsed at the heart of Vancouver's municipal politics. In 2002, Larry Campbell, the former RCMP officer turned chief coroner, carried his newly adopted COPE party into city hall by campaigning on a harm reduction platform. These ideas -- clean needle distribution, supervised injection sites, and methadone -- were presented as pragmatic solutions to the harms associated with drug use.
Barrie Examiner, 05 Sep 2014 - Proposed Amendments Over Zoning Bylaw That Could Allow a Medical Marijuana Business Causes Uproar INNISFIL - Even the possibility of a legal, commercial medical marijuana operation being allowed in Innisfil has some residents smoking mad.
Nanaimo Daily News, 05 Sep 2014 - I fear that yet too many people out there assume that because something is "legal" it is good, safe and in the best interests of the public. Legality is not nor ever has been necessarily equal to good. Canadians are being bombarded with the current myth of the merits of medical marijuana when in fact the benefits and safety of this drug are far from having been conclusively proved. Nor has it been proved to be a safe recreational drug.
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 04 Sep 2014 - River's Edge resident Lehann Wallace said she'll "stop at nothing" to protect her neighbourhood from a medical marijuana operation proposed for land adjacent to the quaint Nanoose Bay suburb. "We are going to do whatever it takes to stop it," Wallace told a crowd of more than 100 people Tuesday night, including fellow disgruntled neighbours, regional district officials and the CEO of Wildflower Marijuana Inc., the Vancouver-based company causing all the commotion.
Maple Ridge Times, 04 Sep 2014 - Dear Editor, Canadian doctors report that all smoke is harmful, and that smoking one joint is equivalent to ten cigarettes. True to form, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair accuses the Conservative government of attempting to recruit doctors "in their ideological crusade against marijuana."
The Georgia Straight, 04 Sep 2014 - A storefront in southeast Vancouver is the third marijuana dispensary busted by police in less than three months. Today (September 2) officers executed a search warrant against Budzilla located at 2267 Kingsway.
Ottawa Sun, 04 Sep 2014 - MONTREAL - Liberal Party of Canada CFO Chuck Rifici has become a multimillionaire in just a few months thanks to his stock-traded medical marijuana company, QMI Agency has learned. Documents show Rifici's initial investment in Tweed Marijuana Inc. has so far sprouted into an $18-million bumper crop.
Oceanside Star, 04 Sep 2014 - The introduction of medical-marijuana grow ops shows what happens when a large, distant bureaucracy gets its hands on something. If you live near land in the Agricultural Land Reserve, as many Vancouver Islanders do, you may be among those belatedly discovering that an application for a legal grow op is in the Health Canada approval process.
Clinton News-Record, 03 Sep 2014 - Recently Health Canada announced its plans for a $5-million advertising campaign to teach young people about the dangers of drugs. "The intent of the campaign," it says, "is educational and the material is based on evidence and science." Health Canada also invited the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to co-brand and offer expert advice on the campaign. Shortly after the campaign was unveiled, however, these three groups, representing a total of 80,000 Canadian doctors, pulled their support of the campaign. "We did not and do not, support or endorse any political messaging or political advertising on this issue," said a joint statement that was recently released.
The Expositor, 03 Sep 2014 - Even if the Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, were to win 100% of the seats in the next federal election, marijuana would not be legalized. Under Canadian legislation, for a bill to become law, it must pass both the House of Commons, and the Senate. Right now, the Conservatives have a majority in both houses. Prime Minister Harper has been appointing young people to the Senate, ensuring a Conservative majority in the Senate for several decades. So if the Liberals want to get any legislation passed, they will have to work with the Conservatives, regardless of Trudeau's promise. Liberal prime ministers Pierre Trudeau and Jean Chretien appointed Liberals to the Senate. Now it's Prime Minister Harper's turn.
Barrie Examiner, 03 Sep 2014 - (Re: 'Clear the smoke and regulate pot like booze' in the Aug. 21 edition of the Examiner) Lost in the debate over marijuana is the ugly truth behind marijuana prohibition. North America's marijuana laws are based on culture and xenophobia, not science. The first marijuana laws were a racist reaction to Mexican migration during the early 1900s.
The Daily Press, 02 Sep 2014 - The North: Live Music, Politics, Pot Smoking On The Agenda MOONBEAM - There was laughter, tears and the occasional cloud of smoke at Hempfest 2014 in Moonbeam on the weekend. And though there was plenty of beer on hand, this party was BYOB: Bring your own bong.
Globe and Mail, 01 Sep 2014 - The two allegedly drunk women on Wednesday's Sunwing flight to Cuba are among hundreds of Canadians who have caused trouble in the skies in the past decade. There have been at least 263 alcohol-, cigarette-or marijuana-related incidents on Canadian flights, or flights passing through Canada, since 2005, according to an analysis of Transport Canada aviation data.