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CN MB: Pot Trafficking Pardons Not On Horizon: PM

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 03 Feb 2018 - Excluding convicted drug dealers from exoneration unfair, cannabis advocate says PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau must have expected questions about cannabis legalization at his town hall event in Winnipeg on Wednesday night, but he might not have anticipated this one.
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CN ON: Opioid OD Kits Heading To Lambton Kent High Schools

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
The Chatham Daily News, 02 Feb 2018 - Lambton Kent District school board is following measures taken by some other Ontario school boards to provide help if a student has an opioid overdose. Superintendent Gary Girardi said trustees were advised at Tuesday's board meeting in Sarnia that naloxone kits will be placed in all high schools across the region by month's end.
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CN NF: Editorial: Drug Driving

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
The Western Star, 02 Feb 2018 - Unsettling incidents involving young people who insist on driving while drunk have grabbed the spotlight in recent days and months across Atlantic Canada. It doesn't augur well for potential law enforcement issues later this year. In Halifax, a 23-year-old New Brunswick man is facing charges after a pedestrian was struck and killed in the downtown last weekend. A 63-year-old well-known and much-liked street person was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver is charged with impaired driving causing death.
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CN NS: Column: Dope? Nope!

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
Amherst News, 02 Feb 2018 - Sometimes so little is going through my head that if Ralph were to say something, I'd actually have room to listen to him. Those few times that's happened also seems to be my week to write an article which then leaves me scrambling.
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CN NS: Annapolis Valley Marijuana Advocates Upset With NSLC Snub

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
Amherst News, 02 Feb 2018 - Users will have to drive to Yarmouth or Lower Sackville to purchase pot When marijuana becomes legal across Canada July 1, Annapolis Valley residents won't be buying any of the recreational drug from their local NSLC. In fact, they'll have to drive all the way to Yarmouth or Lower Sackville.
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CN BC: Vancouver Blazes Psychedelic Research Trail

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
The Georgia Straight, 01 Feb 2018 - Decades after Canada abandoned the field, the B.C. Centre on Substance Use is investigating the benefits of drugs like MDMA and psilocybin In 2011, Gerald Thomas was invited to an Indigenous community in a remote area of British Columbia. Working for the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., he was one of a small team of scientists who observed 12 people take ayahuasca, an Amazonian mixture that induces vivid visual and auditory hallucinations as well as deep emotional and intellectual reflection.
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CN BC: Overdose Toll 150 In Valley Last Year

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
The Daily Courier, 01 Feb 2018 - Health official says region needs to be able to treat more drug users With the second highest rate of illicit drug overdose deaths in the province last year, the overdose crisis in the Okanagan remains concerning and distressing, says chief medical health officer Trevor Corneil.
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CN AB: Ready To Challenge Trudeau

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
Metro, 01 Feb 2018 - Group to ask about opioid crisis at town hall Edmontonians will line up at MacEwan University on Thursday in hopes of getting face time with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Moms Stop the Harm, a group of parents who have lost children to drug overdoses, plans to have 10 to 15 members at the town hall to challenge the PM on the opioid crisis.
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CN BC: B.C. Health Officer Calls For Greater Focus On Opioid Crisis

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 01 Feb 2018 - Kendall ends term by calling on province to think further outside the box, its comfort zones British Columbia's provincial health officer concluded his last day in the role with a call to further push the envelope in responding to the province's overdose crisis, which new numbers show killed more than 1,400 people last year.
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CN ON: LTE: Cancel The Statues

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
London Free Press, 01 Feb 2018 - Should such a proposal ever arise, I would suggest we don't name any parks or public spaces after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or erect any statues of him. The legalization of marijuana is another federal Liberal mistake that will have the most negative outcome of all.
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CN BC: Interior Health Issues Overdose Alert For Region

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 31 Jan 2018 - 'It doesn't help to have conversations that are fear-based' Nine people died of suspected overdoses in a span of five days last week in the Interior Health region that includes Nelson. Seven of those deaths were reported to have occurred between Jan. 23 to 26, with two more fatalities added on Jan. 27.
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CN ON: LTE: Stoned Police Officers Offer Timely Warning

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 31 Jan 2018 - Re Cops accused of being high on job, Jan. 30 Yes, the two Toronto police officers should not have eaten the edible marijuana evidence. But in doing so, they demonstrated how potentially dangerous these products are. I do not know what is on the label but what would happen if a teenager or young child found his parents' stash and decided to try it? Are there standards? Or is it buyer beware? The police officers may have done us a favour. Eileen Herbert, Barrie - --- MAP posted-by: Matt
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CN ON: Safety Advocate Issues Warning About Pot Edibles

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Edmonton Sun, 31 Jan 2018 - Unless you want to see people climbing up trees, the Ontario Safety League is urging Canada to stay away from legalizing the sale of marijuana edibles. "Governments planning to tax legal marijuana sales should put a stop to edibles right now," said Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League. "It's way too risky to go down that road."
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CN NS: Editorial: The Trip Back From Town

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
The News, 31 Jan 2018 - Far out, man, New Glasgow is chosen as one of the select spots around Nova Scotia that will have marijuana available. If you're one of those interested in partaking of the herb once legalized, consider yourself lucky, because these places are few and far between. If you live in a remote corner of Pictou County and think driving in to town for groceries is a long haul, well, it's a lot less daunting a prospect compared to what some tokers will face.
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CN NF: Municipalities Get Ready For Legalized Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:00
The Compass, 30 Jan 2018 - Larger towns like Bay Roberts, Carbonear expect to field requests to sell pot product Municipal leaders in Conception Bay North's two largest towns expect to field requests from entrepreneurs looking to earn a dollar off the impending legalization of marijuana.
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CN ON: Cops Accused Of Being High On Job

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 30 Jan 2018 - Two suspended after allegedly eating edible weed following raid Toronto police confirms two of its officers have been suspended after police sources say the pair consumed edible marijuana while on duty over the weekend - shortly after a marijuanadispensary raid in the area.
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CN MB: Planning For Pot

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 30 Jan 2018 - City forms committee to prepare for legal weed The City of Winnipeg has formed a new committee to guide its pot plans. The Cannabis Co-ordination Committee will guide local preparations as the feds prepare to legalize recreational marijuana sales, effective July 1.
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CN ON: Judge Slams Toronto Police For 'Oppressive Misconduct'

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 29 Jan 2018 - Dissenting opinion found charter rights were violated during 'fishing expedition' A senior Ontario judge has called out Toronto police officers who arrested a man on gun and drug charges for "casually intimidating and oppressive misconduct," and wondered if their actions would have been different in a whiter and wealthier neighbourhood.
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Canada: LTE: Cannabis-Use Effects

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 29 Jan 2018 - Re Ottawa Awards Grants To Study Cannabis-Use Effects (Jan. 25) As a grandparent, I am deeply concerned by the prospect of children accidentally ingesting edible marijuana products. It is routine for children to share treats from home at school. But what if those treats accidentally contain marijuana?
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CN ON: Pot Issue Coming To Boil On Six Nations

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 29 Jan 2018 - Responses from survey questioned Ohsweken - If you ever thought the legal pot thing would go down nice and mellow anywhere, from Salt Spring Island to St. John's, or Six Nations in between, what were you smoking?
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