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CN NS: Minority Of Maritimers Express Interest In Legal Pot

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:00
The News, 05 Feb 2018 - Although a majority of Atlantic Canadians support the legalization of marijuana for personal use, not many actually plan on using it recreationally when it is legal. According to numbers from Corporate Research Associates (CRA), the proportion of Atlantic Canadians who plan on at least occasionally lighting up for fun is about 20 per cent. Ten per cent of respondents indicated they would "definitely" be occasionally purchasing and using marijuana, while 10 per cent said they would "probably" be doing so.
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Canada: Newest Strain Of Academia Is Cannabis Education

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 05 Feb 2018 - Colleges, universities say people want to learn how to work in newly legalized field VANCOUVER- From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the booming marijuana industry.
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CN ON: Column: Racially Biased Power Play With Legal Pot

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 03 Feb 2018 - "Entrepreneurial" is one of the terms used to describe a bunch of Canadian bootleggers who found varying success in the illicit running of alcohol to the U.S. about a century ago. They are portrayed as swashbuckling adventurers who dared to defy laws that banned alcohol, laws that in retrospect were not only archaic but perhaps misplaced and costly. They are fondly posited as cheeky and rebellious, the forerunners of a liberal era of alcohol-infused pleasures.
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CN ON: Public Health Handing Out More Naloxone Kits

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Feb 2018 - 453 people were revived 'from the brink of death' in 2017, Hamilton city officials hear More than one-quarter of naloxone kits distributed through Hamilton Public Health last year were used to revive someone from an overdose.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Legalize Drugs, Stop Violence

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 08:00
Ottawa Citizen, 03 Feb 2018 - There is absolutely no question that the gun violence being experienced in Ottawa is fuelled by the drug trade. The futile war on drugs simply cannot be won. Why we continue to defy and ignore more than 100 years of failed prohibition is mind-boggling, counterproductive and irresponsible. Law enforcement, in and of itself, has never reduced or dried up the supply of illegal drugs. Illicit drugs will be with us long into the future. The so-called war on drugs, at an outrageous economic, social and human cost, will simply not stop the demand for illegal drugs.
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CN ON: OPED: Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized Now

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Feb 2018 - Millions of criminals are Canadians buying pot from Canadians, writes Jeremy Kemeny Everyone smoking recreational marijuana right now is a criminal. That is according to Canadian law and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who - planning to legalize this summer - has encouraged authorities to enforce these rules.
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CN ON: What's Next For Cannabis Crime?

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 08:00
The Daily Press, 03 Feb 2018 - Lawyers contemplate class action to push government into cannabis amnesty OTTAWA - At Anthony Morgan's law office, the calls keep coming: Parents of young black men hoping their son's marijuana possession charge will be wiped clean when the country legalizes the drug this year.
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CN MB: Pot Trafficking Pardons Not On Horizon: PM

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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