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CN NS: OPED: Witnesses Of Drug Overdose Fearful To Contact

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:00
Truro Daily News, 16 Jul 2014 - What if you could save a life? Just one life. Would you? For almost all of us the answer to these questions is an enthusiastic yes. Without question, regardless of anything, a life, just one life, is worth saving.
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CN BC: Column: Pot's Positive Potential Is Hard To Ignore

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:00
Whistler Question, 15 Jul 2014 - A few weeks ago I wrote about the eternal issue of kids and booze. Now it's time to talk about adults and pot. I am always amazed by the number of people who, at some social occasion, will puff on a joint with the caveat that their spouse doesn't know. These people either have partners without a sense of smell or they are deluding themselves.
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CN NS: Funding To Help Prevent Drug Use Good News For

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:00
Truro Daily News, 15 Jul 2014 - ' It's beyond amazing. It should've been done a long time ago' TRURO - Local youth are ecstatic programming that has changed their lives for the better can be offered to more people thanks to substantial federal funding.
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CN ON: OPED: Good Samaritan Immunity Law Could Save Lives

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:00
The Record, 14 Jul 2014 - What if you could save a life? Just one life. Would you? For almost all of us, the answer to these questions is an enthusiastic yes. Without question, regardless of anything, a life, just one life, is worth saving.
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CN ON: Column: Criminal Juries Can Serve As Society's

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:00
The Observer, 14 Jul 2014 - My column last Sunday advocating the abolition of civil jury trials caused some confusion. To be clear, I am not advocating the abolition of juries for criminal trials. The right to a jury trial is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for anyone charged with an offence - other than under military law - for which there is a potential sentence of five years or more.
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CN ON: Column: Criminal Juries Can Serve As Society's

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:00
The Sault Star, 14 Jul 2014 - My column last Sunday advocating the abolition of civil jury trials caused some confusion. To be clear, I am not advocating the abolition of juries for criminal trials. The right to a jury trial is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for anyone charged with an offence - other than under military law - for which there is a potential sentence of five years or more.
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CN ON: Column: Criminal Juries Can Serve As Society's

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:00
The Tribune, 14 Jul 2014 - My column last Sunday advocating the abolition of civil jury trials caused some confusion. To be clear, I am not advocating the abolition of juries for criminal trials. The right to a jury trial is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for anyone charged with an offence - other than under military law - for which there is a potential sentence of five years or more.
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CN BC: LTE: Think Of The Children!

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:00
The Province, 13 Jul 2014 - What is wrong with our society? How can parents keep their children in line and off drugs when the police and the media are putting out the impression that it is OK to use and sell drugs on Canada Day. Correct me if I am wrong! I was watching the news on Canada Day and right in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery there was the sale of illegal drugs. It said that they were selling marijuana and hash brownies on the street and police were just watching.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Thanks For Editorial

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:00
The Province, 13 Jul 2014 - Thank you for your editorial on Thursday! Reasoned, articulate opinions in the mainstream media will, hopefully, encourage change in the archaic practice of turning marijuana users into criminals. The ridiculousness of this ongoing exercise in futility, the criminalization of pot, is becoming obvious to all but the most head-in-in-sand individuals.
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CN BC: Editorial: Weed Made Respectable?

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 13 Jul 2014 - Washington state's legal marijuana rollout is showing the world how pot legalization can be done. If and when legal marijuana comes to this side of the border, B.C. can learn from Washington's experience.
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CN BC: LTE: Media Infiltrated?

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:00
The Province, 13 Jul 2014 - Why is it that the marijuana elite has been able to so effectively infiltrate the media, nowhere more apparent than with The Province's editorial Thursday on cannabis? Ninety-one per cent of Canadians do not use marijuana and they must be concerned about the high rates of use by youth and the consequences of pot use before brain maturation at age 26. Why the reporting of the scientific findings are lagging the pot lobby's propaganda is the real story you need to be writing about.
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CN ON: Editorial: Cure For Pain Could Wind Up Killing You

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 12 Jul 2014 - It's a classic story from the war on drugs: Police forces team up, gather intelligence and strike fast and hard in the small hours, armouring up to batter down doors and arrest drug dealers in the chaos of noise and tear-gas smoke. This is a scene repeated almost daily across the continent, as police services carry out the seemingly never-ending battle against narcotics, and it happened here Wednesday. What set Project Blackrock apart, however, was not the tactics used but the drugs being seized. While some of the suspects arrested in Wednesday's sweep were charged with cocaine-related offences, much of the trafficking targeted by city police (with OPP and CKL teams joining in) involved drugs that, in a better world, would legally only be available by prescription to people who need them.
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CN BC: LTE: Hopeless Goal

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:00
Vancouver Sun, 12 Jul 2014 - Re: "Vancouver needs help to end homelessness", July 9 Mayor Gregor Robertson's goal to end homelessness will never be achieved. Homelessness is a symptom of the problem of drug addiction. Stop enabling drug addicts in the DTES. Stop wasting taxpayer money. Then, provide quality shelter and support in drug-free housing throughout Vancouver. Start to encourage and reward personal responsibility. And stop wasting taxpayer money.
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CN BC: Ridge Marijuana Company Has Big Plans

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00
Maple Ridge News, 11 Jul 2014 - Will create a new line of pot-infused food and drinks for U.S. market A Maple Ridge marijuana company is going public with an injection of cash from a venture capitalist. Remo Cannabrands' half-million dollar partnership with Gold Finder Explorations will see it expand from a home-based business to 10,000-sq.-ft. warehouse.
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CN BC: Editorial: Lift The Needle Exchange Ban

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00
Mission City Record, 11 Jul 2014 - Drug users shouldn't be given clean needles. It only encourages them, you see. It's that kind of misguided, short-sighted thinking that leads to bans on needle exchanges and other harm reduction measures in communities.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: We Need Pot Taxes

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00
The Province, 11 Jul 2014 - In a short time, Washington state and Colorado got their marijuana sales off the ground and will benefit from all the money coming in as taxes from pot sales. In Canada, our useless politicians are still bumbling along, getting nothing done, arguing about dispensaries.
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CN BC: Pot Activist Wants To Run For Liberals

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 11 Jul 2014 - With Marc Emery set to return to Canada from prison, his wife's bid for Vancouver nomination has party members divided Pot activist Jodie Emery is set to file the paperwork to run for the Liberal Party of Canada, exposing Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana to renewed attacks from the Conservative Party.
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CN ON: Medical Pot Centre To Open In Guelph

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00
Guelph Mercury, 11 Jul 2014 - Entrepreneur dispenses 'high-quality, low-cost' medical marijuana to patients with chronic disabilities GUELPH - It was only one year ago that Rade Kovacevic set up shop in the Guelph Chamber of Commerce building to run his medical marijuana business.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Pot For Fun Or Health?

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00
Vancouver Sun, 11 Jul 2014 - Re: Lots of buzz over first pot licences, July 8 There are two distinct types of marijuana. Recreational marijuana strains are grown to make the user high. Medical marijuana strains, on the other hand, are grown to manage medical conditions, i. e., pain, spasticity, inflammation, epilepsy and anorexia. These marijuana strains are cultivated with differing ratios of cannabinoid and THC targeted to the specific medical condition.
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CN BC: Marijuana Offences Are Up But Vancouver Police Stress They're

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:00
The Georgia Straight, 10 Jul 2014 - THE VANCOUVER POLICE Department wants you to know that it is not cracking down on marijuana. Chief Const. Jim Chu made a notable point of stressing that message in the VPD's annual report for 2013.
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