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CN NS: Home-Grown Alternative?

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 27 Jan 2018 - Craft weed market great hypothetically, but likely a long way off It isn't uncommon to see booths or tables of Nova Scotia's finest craft beer, liquors or small-scale produced wines at local weekend farmers' markets around Colchester.
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CN PI: LTE: Stop The Farce With Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
The Guardian, 27 Jan 2018 - I just read Rob Cunningham's letter about cigarettes and cancer. And sir, what about the addition of pot by our government? It won't be good for people who will be forced to smell that marijuana stuff. Why is the Canadian Cancer Society doing nothing about that?
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CN SN: PUB LTE: Pot Users Have Been Driving For Decades

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
The StarPhoenix, 27 Jan 2018 - With legalization right around the corner we seem to be in a state of fog and confusion as to what it means. It is very strange that when pot/marijuana was illegal we didn't even look for it or test for it in drivers. Suddenly we seem to think there will be a huge increase in usage and that there is money to be made by an all out ban on a soon to be legal substance, even though impairment can't be proven or measured?
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Ottawa Messing Up Legal Pot Plan

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
Ottawa Citizen, 27 Jan 2018 - I had to laugh when I saw the bit about Ottawa city planners trying to keep legal pot shops out of neighbourhoods "experiencing socio-economic stress," which I suppose is government bafflegab for "poor." How did so much animus against pot arise in the first place? It was seen as a "poor folks' drug" by rich white folks. The great and futile war on drugs was essentially a class war: The judiciary and cops were mere soldiers in that war to keep poor folks down.
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CN ON: LTE: Columnist Off The Mark On Drug Legalization

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
The Chatham Daily News, 27 Jan 2018 - After reading the column written by Tyler Dawson on why it's time to legalize all drugs, I couldn't help butt my head as to why he would even suggest such a dangerous and ill thought-out plan. I myself am opposed to these so-called "safe" injection sites. Sure, it will save people from overdosing on heroin, but it also enables those to go out and do it all over again and again.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Good Reasons To Legalize Pot

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
Delta Optimist, 27 Jan 2018 - Editor: Re: Greed turns governments into bookie, bootlegger and dealer, Community Comment, Jan. 19 Just a small clarification on Greg Hoover's column. He stated, "The entire reason for this (marijuana) legalization is money and nothing else." That's a very non-researched and inaccurate assumption.
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CN BC: Pot Bust Highlights Challenges Ahead

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
Delta Optimist, 27 Jan 2018 - A recent illegal cannabis grow operation in North Delta, busted by Delta police, is highlighting the challenges law enforcement will soon face when new marijuana legislation comes into effect later this year. Chief Neil Dubord updated Delta police board members last week on the illegal operation police raided in late November.
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CN BC: Column: Chief Paul: Dealing With Drug Issues

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 26 Jan 2018 - Nelson's top cop is preparing for the legalization of recreational marijuana The woman waiting in the reception area of the Nelson Police Department spots Chief Constable Paul Burkart and calls his name.
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Canada: BMO Open To Cannabis Deals If Firms Can Pass 'The Tests,' CEO

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 26 Jan 2018 - Bank of Montreal is open to more deals with cannabis companies, as long as those firms can get past "traps" in the lender's due-diligence process, chief executive Darryl White said. The Toronto-based lender became the first major Canadian bank to arrange a stock sale for a company tied to cannabis this month when its capital-markets unit helped lead a $200.7-million equity financing for Canopy Growth Corp. In his first public comments about the deal, Mr. White called the marijuana producer "a bona fide business operating within the boundaries of the law."
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CN ON: Weighing In On Pot Lounges

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 08:00
The Niagara Falls Review, 25 Jan 2018 - Niagara Falls may consider the possibility of licensed cannabis consumption lounges once recreational marijuana is legalized this summer. Coun. Wayne Thomson said he's notified Niagara Falls Tourism, of which he's the chairman, the provincial government is considering allowing such establishments, and is asking the public to weigh in on the idea.
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CN ON: Pot Grant 'Important Step Forward,' Blair Says

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 25 Jan 2018 - Research grant of $1.4M shared by 14 projects that will help 'inform policy' Pot czar Liberal MP Bill Blair appeared at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on Wednesday morning to announce the winners of a $1.4-million cannabis research grant - money that scientists say is necessary, but also too little and too late.
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CN ON: Editorial: Stop The Smoke

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 24 Jan 2018 - It's tough to imagine a situation where it would be fair for a landlord to change a tenant's lease mid-term. But the impending legalization of pot consumption this summer is one. Ontario landlords are understandably concerned that recreational users may smoke weed in their units once it's legal, leading to a deluge of complaints from other tenants when the fumes inevitably end up in their suites.
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CN NF: Editorial: Weeding Out Weed

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
The Telegram, 24 Jan 2018 - It's just another example of how complicated things are going to be as provinces roll out their marijuana rules. Several provinces - Newfoundland and Labrador among them - have decided that marijuana smoking has to be done on private property. Ontario's rules are so tight that weed smoking has to take place in private residences. But what happens if your private residence is an apartment?
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CN ON: Businesses Prep For Legalized Marijuana

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
The Daily Press, 24 Jan 2018 - Joelle Charbonneau has three words in mind as recreational marijuana's legalization approaches. "Train, train, train," said Charbonneau. "Information is key." The operations manager at JTR & Custom Works attended a Timmins Chamber of Commerce presentation at the Schumacher Lions Club Tuesday, where lawyer Carly Stringer explained employers' legal obligations regarding cannabis in the workplace.
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CN BC: Marijuana Dispensary Rules Debated

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
The Morning Star, 24 Jan 2018 - The City of Vernon, said Coun. Dalvir Nahal to the overflow crowd of more than 70 people who crammed into Vernon council chambers Monday, has a responsibility to taxpayers, business owners and children to make sure what the city is doing in regards to marijuana dispensaries is being done. The city held a public hearing Monday on a zoning text amendment bylaw that is not intended to close down dispensaries that were in operation before Nov. 14, 2017. The bylaw is to bridge the process that will allow dispensaries to continue to operate provided certain conditions are met.
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CN ON: Editorial: Pot Plan Reeks Of Condescension

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
Ottawa Sun, 24 Jan 2018 - City hall bureaucrats don't think poor people should have access to legal marijuana. Of course, in making that request to the LCBO subsidiary that will run legal pot shops, Ottawa's bureaucrats couched it in more palatable language.
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CN ON: Police Unlawfully Arrested Protester, Professional Standards

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
The Record, 24 Jan 2018 - Cambridge man back at courthouse smoking pot - this time fully clothed KITCHENER - Jeffrey Shaver, the Cambridge man famous for his bong-smoking nearly naked protests across Waterloo Region, has been vindicated.
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CN BC: Robson Square Vendors Stay Put Despite Arrests

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
Metro, 24 Jan 2018 - Police say booths have been selling weed to kids Despite a recent police crackdown, marijuana vendors who have been selling pot out of booths set up at Robson Square near the Vancouver Art Gallery say they have no intention of stopping.
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CN BC: New Injection Site Waits To Save Lives

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 08:00
Metro, 23 Jan 2018 - Vancouver VCH will offer many services in one location Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Vancouver Coastal Health has built a new supervised injection site. But until Health Canada approves the health authority's application, it will sit empty.
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CN BC: LTE: Get Tougher On Drug Suppliers

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 08:00
Penticton Herald, 23 Jan 2018 - Dear editor: When is enough enough? Twelve years ago my wife and I decided that we wanted to move to the Okanagan. After a lot of thought and visits, we chose Penticton. What an absolutely wonderful place: sunshine, beaches, festivals, sports and if you stayed all winter very bearable But what has been happening is more break-ins, both on the personal level as well as businesses, thefts are a regular occurrence (the police know who most of these criminals are, it's mostly drug related) resulting in more and more fear amongst good honest citizens.
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