Northern News, 19 Aug 2016 - Municipalities don't appear to be well prepared for the legalization of marijuana, says one North Bay councillor. Coun. Mark King said he was struck while attending the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Windsor this week by how ill-prepared even the provincial government is for marijuana legalization in Canada.
The Peterborough Examiner, 18 Aug 2016 - Gage has a rare and incurable neurological disorder, and the drug has proven to help NAPANEE - A Napanee-area marijuana facility is now able to sell its medical product to patients in need, and a mother says her son is benefitting from the development.
Airdrie City View, 18 Aug 2016 - In Alberta, impaired driving includes driving while under the influence of both legal and illegal drugs such as marijuana and doctor-prescribed painkillers. "It comes as a surprise to many people that drunk driving and drugged driving carry the same criminal charges," Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason said in a release Aug. 5. "This is because both substances impair a driver's ability and increase the likelihood of being involved in a collision."
Airdrie City View, 18 Aug 2016 - If you mention laws surrounding the use of marijuana, you are likely to get an earful of differing opinions. But when it comes to medical marijuana, there seems to be at least some lenience on negative views. According to Health Canada, under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, Canadians who have been authorized by their health care practitioner to access cannabis for medical purposes will continue to have the option of purchasing safe, quality-controlled cannabis from one of the 34 producers licensed by Health Canada. Canadians will also be able to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes, or designate someone to produce it for them.
North Bay Nugget, 18 Aug 2016 - Legalization will have significant impact on ill-prepared cities and towns Municipalities don't appear to be well prepared for the legalization of marijuana, says one North Bay councillor. Coun. Mark King said he was struck while attending the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Windsor this week by how ill-prepared even the provincial government is for marijuana legalization in Canada.
Toronto Star, 18 Aug 2016 - With dispensaries outnumbering ice cream shops in some parts of Toronto, a casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that marijuana is legal in Canada. Pot has always fallen in somewhat of a "grey area" - compassion clubs, for instance, have operated since the 1990s - but this is something altogether different. Make no mistake: at least for now, these neighbourhood drug stores are prohibited by law (subject to certain constitutional arguments available to those selling to documented medical patients). Owners, employees and customers face potential criminal charges; owners can also be prosecuted and fined under municipal zoning and licensing bylaws; and health practitioners issuing prescriptions can be disciplined by their professional regulator.
The Free Press, 18 Aug 2016 - On Aug. 22, the City of Fernie has their next Committee of the Whole meeting. I attend these meetings regularly, and I'm expecting this upcoming one to be a little different. The City is planning to participate in the federal government's marijuana task force, and is hoping to incorporate the views and opinions of Fernieites in their form.
Toronto Sun, 18 Aug 2016 - It's Been 9 Years Since Allegedly Bad Officer Was Suspended For a lucky nine years, Toronto Police Const. Ioan-Florin Floria has been sitting at home and drawing his salary while suspended from duty on allegations he used his position to assist his friends in an Eastern European drug cartel.
Airdrie City View, 18 Aug 2016 - Like many school-aged children, Sarah Wilkinson's 10-year-old daughter, Mia, will head off to school in September. Though today Mia is laughing, happy and enjoying life, many didn't expect her to still be here. With two boys already at home, Wilkinson and her husband James were "over the moon" to hear another baby was on the way - a girl. But 29 minutes after being born, Mia had her first seizure. The diagnosis - a rare form of epilepsy called Ohtahara syndrome - meant Mia's life would be marked by many more seizures to come.
Globe and Mail, 18 Aug 2016 - Recent Globe and Mail reporting has uncovered a "Wild West" of grey-market marijuana sales where product quality ranges from uneven to potentially unsafe. Given this situation, the federal government should proceed promptly with its legalization promise. This will not only protect consumers from hazardous products, but also enable industry self-improvement. Many products are easy for customers to evaluate before purchase. For example, before buying a sweater, I can see colour, feel texture and test fit. In product-design terms, these are "search" characteristics. I can judge quality while searching for the best product to buy.
Globe and Mail, 18 Aug 2016 - 'The way individuals access cannabis for medical purposes is changing." With this sparse statement, Health Canada introduced a new set of regulations, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), which will replace the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) on Aug. 24.
The Northern Times, 18 Aug 2016 - The air in this small Northern town may get a little hazy at the end of this month as the annual Hempfest festival kicks off on Aug. 22. For the last 18 years, the festival has attracted advocates and supporters of the decriminalization of marijuana, both for its recreational and medicinal uses, to the week-long music and camping event.
The Peterborough Examiner, 18 Aug 2016 - OPP arrest owner of operation that opened at Alderville First Nation two months ago on drug trafficking charge ALDERVILLE - A new marijuana dispensary in Northumberland County was taken down by provincial police on Wednesday afternoon.
Sundre Round Up, 17 Aug 2016 - Lives with potential continue to be ruined over charges of mere possession of a substance the federal government is working to regulate and legalize The Liberal government does not seem to be taking too seriously its promise to regulate and legalize marijuana.
Sooke News Mirror, 17 Aug 2016 - Re: Sooke mom urges regulations on local marijuana dispensaries (News, Aug. 10) After the extended research and sleepless night, the following information was found regarding the legal status of marijuana dispensaries in Canada (facts only):
Penticton Western, 17 Aug 2016 - It's always a temptation when writing about the various marijuana dispensaries that have popped up around town to treat it lightly and slip in puns about pot, weed etc. The situation the City of Penticton finds itself in is very real, and it's nothing to joke about.
Vancouver 24hours, 17 Aug 2016 - Mice Given Mushed Cannabis Mixed With Milk - They Won't Be Smoking Any Pot Researchers out of the University of B.C. are feeding lab mice pot and comparing the results to standard painkillers to see if cannabis will be more effective than regular medication in treating cancer-related nausea and pain.
Penticton Western, 17 Aug 2016 - It is going to be some time before Penticton brings in bylaws dealing with medical marijuana dispensaries, if ever. On July 19, when they turned down Jukka Laurio's appeal of his business licence suspension for selling medical marijuana, council also gave staff 60 days to come back with options for regulations.
Kingston Whig-Standard, 16 Aug 2016 - A Napanee-area marijuana facility is now able to sell its medical product to patients in need, and a mother says her son is benefitting from the development. Six-year-old Gage is able to sit up by himself, playing with a few coloured balls and his iPad while his mother, Kelly, shares their story.
Kingston Whig-Standard, 16 Aug 2016 - CEO says grow-at-home marijuana doesn't compare to company's 'quality standards' SMITHS FALLS - Despite a federal decision giving Canadians the right to grow their own medical marijuana, Smiths Falls-based producer Tweed said it'll be business as usual at its converted chocolate factory here.