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CN BC: Editorial: Crack Down On Deadly Dealers

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 23 Oct 2017 - Dealers who hand out drugs laced with fentanyl could face manslaughter charges if their customers die, B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said recently. It's a harsh measure, but nothing else seems to stem the waves of poison that are killing people across the province. When even dead customers are not enough to stop a callous retailer, society must put its collective conscience where the dealer's is absent.
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CN BC: Editorial: Crack Down On Dealers

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 23 Oct 2017 - Dealers who hand out drugs laced with fentanyl could face manslaughter charges if their customers die, B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said recently. It's a harsh measure, but nothing else seems to stem the waves of poison that are killing people across the province. When even dead customers are not enough to stop a callous retailer, society must put its collective conscience where the dealer's is absent.
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CN ON: Pot Advocate Aims To Open Dispensary

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 23 Oct 2017 - Neron is asking Town of Moonstone to amend its licensing bylaw to allow sale of marijuana. MOONSTONE - A long-time user and advocate of medical marijuana has revealed plans to open a dispensary in his home town of Moonbeam.
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CN BC: Tougher Charges For Fentanyl Dealers Not The Answer: Experts

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 19 Oct 2017 - Health and legal experts are urging caution about the idea of charging fentanyl dealers with manslaughter, saying such a move would do little to deter sellers and could instead punish those who are already struggling with substance-use disorders. B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth mentioned the idea to reporters at an unrelated event last week, saying it was raised at a recent meeting of federal and provincial public safety ministers.
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CN ON: Mix Of Medicial And Illegal Pot Brings Fine

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:00
The Observer, 19 Oct 2017 - After admitting the medicinal pot in his possession had been illegally supplemented by some non-medicinal pot, a Sarnia man again pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug possession - but to a different judge. These "additional facts" temporarily put to rest a legal conundrum and likely a Canadian first - whether a lawful prescription becomes unlawful due to use - that delayed a decision on the drug possession charge originally expected in August.
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CN BC: Pot Shop Cannabis Rejuvenates A Life

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:00
The Georgia Straight, 19 Oct 2017 - John De Villa and his wife, Maxine, are afraid he'll lose access to the cannabis products that keep him seizure-free. The otherwise healthy software technician wasn't born with epilepsy, didn't drink or smoke, and hadn't taken as much as a Tylenol in decades.
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CN AB: Consumption Site Approved For Lethbridge

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:00
Lethbridge Herald, 19 Oct 2017 - Health Canada approved the first few supervised consumption facilities in Alberta on Wednesday, including a site in downtown Lethbridge. ARCHES and Edmonton-based coalition AMSISE received an exemption from federal drug legislation, allowing them to operate supervised consumption sites.
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CN MB: Column: Weeding Through The Science

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 18 Oct 2017 - For a government that promised to legislate using evidence-based science, the rapid approach of legalized marijuana in Canada is starting to look like a case study in blind faith. Last week, federal justice officials issued the next round of details in their impending pot law.
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CN ON: LTE: Pot Shops, Injection Site Snub Rule Of Law

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Citizen, 17 Oct 2017 - When did Ottawa become such an unlawful city? I can't believe that illegal pot shops and injection sites are allowed to operate. Why do the police and the city not have the gumption to shut them down? What about taxpaying residents who want safe access for their families to this park? Their rights are being violated by the very people who are supposed to protect them. This is not right.
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CN BC: LTE: Opioid Deaths Rising, Yet Drug Use Tolerated

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:00
Victoria Times-Colonist, 17 Oct 2017 - Last week, it was announced that opioid deaths have already exceeded last year's numbers, and the trend continues to point to an increasing use. Yet we open "incite" places to shoot up and open shelters where drug use is rampant. As long as society tolerates and supports this lifestyle, can there really be any other outcome?
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CN ON: City Firefighters To Have Naloxone

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:00
The Sun Times, 17 Oct 2017 - This is looking after our own people here as well as the public." Doug Barfoot, fire chief Owen Sound firefighters will soon have a new tool at their disposal that could potentially save lives. Fire Chief Doug Barfoot said within the next month or so, Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services will begin carrying naloxone - the highly effective drug that can temporarily reverse an overdose by fentanyl or other opioids - on their main truck.
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CN ON: LTE: Second-Hand Pot Smoke Kills

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 17 Oct 2017 - Re Pot firm will breathe new life into former plant in Cobourg, Oct. 14 Marijuana smoke is an identified carcinogen, with the risk of exposure as bad if not worse than that of tobacco smoke. In this rush to pot legalization and embrace of the emerging Big Pot industry it would be wise to not lose sight of the reality that second-hand smoke kills. There should be far more thought given to this reckless path Canada is heading down than the prospect of cold hard money.
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