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CN AB: Med Students Say Pot Revenues Should Fund Mental Health

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:00
Edmonton Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - A group of Alberta's future doctors are calling on the provincial government to use cannabis tax revenue to fund mental health initiatives for youth. At least, that will be the pitch when 40 medical students from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary get together Monday with MLAs from various parties.
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CN AB: Budding Concerns

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:00
The Calgary Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - Alberta cities want to hash out details on dealing with fallout from legalized marijuana Who's going to do what, who's going to pay for what?" Barry Morishita, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
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CN MB: Usage Expected To Spike: Survey

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 02 Dec 2017 - MORE than 21 per cent of adult Manitobans used cannabis in the past year and another 21.1 per cent may try it after legalization, new data from the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba suggests. The figures come from an anonymous phone survey of 1,201 adults in September. The alcohol and gambling regulator, whose mandate will include marijuana, says its sample is "quasi-representative" of the province's adult population. The survey found 55.2 per cent of Manitobans have used cannabis, with 16 being the most common age of initiation.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Legal Marijuana Will Make Canada Safer

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:00
Victoria Times-Colonist, 02 Dec 2017 - On July 1, 2018, marijuana is going to be legalized in Canada. However, there is no need to fear. In fact, Canadians should feel more at ease as July 1 approaches. Legalization means many things for Canadians. Once a substance is legalized, it directly and aggressively hemorrhages revenue from the black market. When criminal organizations lose money, they lose power. When they lose power, they lose their ability to negatively affect society.
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CN ON: Doctor Rebukes Mp Over Marijuana Claim

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:00
The Chatham Daily News, 02 Dec 2017 - Legalized marijuana will 'enslave our youth" and turn the federal government into "the new pusher on the block," a Chatham politician says - drawing a rebuke from the community's top publichealth official. Dave Van Kesteren said that nothing about the federal government's Cannabis Act is good, but he's particularly concerned about how it allows youth ages 11 to 17 to carry up to five grams of cannabis.
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CN MB: Don't Delay Legal Pot: Most Manitobans

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 02 Dec 2017 - A SLIGHT majority of Manitobans disagree with Premier Brian Pallister's calls to delay federal legalization of cannabis in Canada, according to a new online poll from the Angus Reid Institute. Fifty-eight per cent of Manitoba respondents say, "The timeline should not be changed." Nationwide, 53 per cent of all respondents agree.
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CN ON: LTE: Common Sense Lacking In Today's Canada

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 02 Dec 2017 - Why is Canada being changed for the worse? For example, young peoples' brains are definitely adversely affected by THC in marijuana and yet we are legalizing this garbage? We, soon, will be a nation of idiots. Why is it that our judiciary is letting a convicted murderers out on un-escorted passes i.e. Melissa Todorovic and Tara Sanderson. Are the victims granted life again? NO, but the murderers are not punished.
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CN ON: Change For Drug Group

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:00
The Sun Times, 02 Dec 2017 - Grey-Bruce task force expands mandate from mostly meth to other drugs, substances The Grey Bruce Task Force on Crystal Meth and Other Drugs is expanding its mandate. As part of the expansion, the group, which involves a network of over 30 local partners, has changed its name to the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
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CN AB: Column: Slap-Dash Approach To Pot Legalization

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:00
Lethbridge Herald, 01 Dec 2017 - On Monday, Nov. 27, The Cannabis Act passed third reading. This was the last vote in the House of Commons before the legislation goes to the Senate for review and approval. The government's plan is to have marijuana on the market for recreational use starting July 1, 2018. I voted "no" to this legislation. Here's why:
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CN MB: LTE: Weigh Health Risks Of Cannabis

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 01 Dec 2017 - Re: Marijuana in workplace focus of chamber panel (Nov. 29) There is a high incidence of marijuana use among fatally injured B.C. forestry workers (20 to 30 per cent), and Manitoba employers would be well advised to educate their workers on the harms posed by marijuana use.
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CN MB: Series: Part 3 Shattering The Stigma - Alex Kelsie

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 27 Nov 2017 - SHATTERING THE STIGMA - ALEX & KELSIE Tracy Sanderson understood opioid addiction. Her daughter Kelsie began struggling with opioid addiction after she had a traumatic experience being tasered by RCMP officers.
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CN MB: Series: Part 2 Shattering The Stigma - Michael Bricey Johnson

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 26 Nov 2017 - SHATTERING THE STIGMA - MICHAEL & BRICEY JOHNSON When the police came to Lois Fridfinnson's door and told her that her son, Michael Johnson, died from a methadone overdose, she fell to the floor. She thought that would be the worst day of her life.
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CN MB: Series: Part 1 Shattering The Stigma - Jesse Kolb

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 25 Nov 2017 - SHATTERING THE STIGMA - JESSE KOLB As a power-lifter who could bench 340 pounds, a talented guitar player, and a driven young man with a strong work ethic who bought his own house at the age of 18, Jessie Kolb defied the stereotype of a fentanyl addict.
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CN AB: Editorial: Drug Addiction Should Be Health Issue, Not Criminal

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:00
Medicine Hat News, 25 Nov 2017 - Canada is currently in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. The two most western provinces and territories - British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories - have been hit especially hard, likely due to their relative proximity to China, where much of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl is produced.
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CN ON: Impaired By Drugs

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:00
Sudbury Star, 25 Nov 2017 - Red Ribbon Campaign gets started, with emphasis on drivers who use marijuana Action Sudbury has kicked off its 29th annual Red Ribbon Campaign with an emphasis on educating the public about the use of cannabis, as the federal government is set to legalize recreational marijuana.
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CN MB: The Leaf To Grow Knowledge On Legalizing Pot

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 25 Nov 2017 - IF you want to know how quickly this country is turning over a new leaf, consider the curious case of Julian Fantino. The tough-on-crime former Toronto police chief was eager to help lead the war against drugs - including cannabis - during his time as a cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government.
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CN ON: Talking Pot A What It Will Mean When It's Legal

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:00
The Record, 25 Nov 2017 - KITCHENER - At gatherings with family and friends, it's common for people to sit and chat as they enjoy a glass of wine. Drinking alcohol is legal and regulated by the government, but too much of it causes impairment and your long-term health could be at risk.
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CN SN: Councillor Speaks On Province's Survey

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:00
Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 25 Nov 2017 - Many unanswered questions remain with regards to forthcoming legislation Reactions are coming in from a number of quarters after the provincial government released the results of its survey on marijuana on Thursday.
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CN AB: LTE: Marijuana: Liberals Should Learn From Colorado

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:00
Medicine Hat News, 25 Nov 2017 - Trudeau's Liberals have been rushing their campaign promise to legalize marijuana in Canada while medical professionals, provinces, municipalities, Canada's policing community and the Conservative Opposition have raised serious concerns on the timeline and the impacts. This week the Liberal government released an online consultation about their new regulations. They are repeating many of the mistakes recently highlighted as problems in Colorado. The Colorado Spring Gazette reported that after five years of legalized marijuana the negative community and youth impacts have been significant and problematic. High school drug violations were up 71 per cent along with an increase in school suspensions. Grade school children, kids aged 5-13, saw drug violations increase 45 per cent. Marijuana use among Colorado youth was the highest in the United States, even though the legal age to purchase and possess is 21 years old. Deadly crashes where drivers tested positive for marijuana doubled in five years. Homelessness growth is among the top of their country. In fact, the legalization of marijuana has attracted many homeless to Colorado, putting strains on their supports systems.
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CN ON: Board Weighs Putting Naloxone Kits In Every School

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:00
The Record, 24 Nov 2017 - WATERLOO REGION - The public school board is considering stocking every school with an emergency kit to fight drug overdoses, at the cost of $119,000 per year. Kits contain the medication naloxone. By injection or nasal spray, it temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose of an opioid drug such as fentanyl or heroin.
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