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CN BC: Vernon Restricts Sale Of Marijuana

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:00
The Morning Star, 10 Jan 2018 - Vernon City Hall continues to walk a line of uncertainty over how and where marijuana might be legally purchased in the city. While Ottawa is on board with legalizing the sale of marijuana, the province is yet to work out the rules for its retail availability.
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CN BC: Cannabis: Council Passes Moratorium After Public Hearing

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 10 Jan 2018 - The ban on cannabis businesses extends to July and does not include current medical dispensaries Only two people presented their views at a public hearing held by city hall on Monday to get the public's reaction to a proposed moratorium on recreational cannabis sales. Both presentations took less than one minute.
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CN ON: LTE: Ad Campaign Won't Work

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:00
The Expositor, 10 Jan 2018 - Ahead of its July deadline for legalizing recreational marijuana use in Canada, the federal government has launched a ad campaign warning of the risks of drug-impaired driving. I wonder if any elected official has noticed ads warning against drinking and driving have not eliminated drunk driving. The new ads won't work either. The way to curb drug-impaired driving is to not make cannabis legal for recreational purposes. Cannabis should only be marketed for seriously ill people on a doctor's prescription. Marie Braund
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CN ON: Local MPs Split On Marijuana Law

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:00
The Glengarry News, 10 Jan 2018 - The federal with a handful of minor revisions, passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons November 27 and has moved on to the Senate for further review and discussion. A total of 200 Members of Parliament voted in favour of the legislation - Bill C-45 - with 82 voting against it.
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CN NS: Developer Hopes Fish Urine Gives Edge In Cannabis Market

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 06 Jan 2018 - Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Fish urine is the secret sauce that will allow some 50,000 cannabis plants to thrive in Liverpool. We'll get to that momentarily. Myrna Gillis, founder and president of Aqualitas, reported recently her company had collected $8.7 million from investors across Canada and the United States.
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CN AB: PUB LTE: Marijuana High Isn't So Long-Lasting

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:00
Calgary Herald, 06 Jan 2018 - Re: "Marijuana isn't without its risks," Letter, Jan. 4. As is typical of marijuana scaremongers, Jack Falk misconstrues the fact that marijuana metabolites are detectable in the body for a longer period than alcohol. The effects of marijuana (the high, if you will), however, are fairly short-lived (two to three hours if smoked, six to 12 hours if ingested). The letter writer needs to educate himself a little before making such easily repudiated claims.
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Canada: PUB LTE: The Rush To Slow Down

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 05 Jan 2018 - Re Majority Of Canadians Are Against Legalizing Pot By July 1, Poll Finds (Jan. 3): Yet again, we're told that Canadians do not want to rush our municipalities, provinces and country into legalized marijuana. In the more than two years since the election of a government supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana, reactionary talking heads have taken every opportunity to stall and delay the implementation process.
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CN AB: LTE: Safe Injection Sites Won't Solve Problem

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
Edmonton Journal, 05 Jan 2018 - Re. "Opioids kill hundreds," Dec. 28 This is a terrible tragedy and health professionals need to be supported in their evidence-based efforts to prevent these deaths. However, this story, like many media reports, inaccurately frames the approval of four supervised drug injection sites in Edmonton as a "positive development" in efforts to prevent these deaths.
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Canada: High Hopes For Canada's Cannabis Industry

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 05 Jan 2018 - U.S. pot enforcement policy could give companies north of the border an advantage A move by the U.S. Attorney General to quash an Obama-era policy that allowed legalized pot to flourish south of the border dealt a blow to marijuana stocks Thursday, but observers and industry players say the crackdown is a boon for the Canadian cannabis industry.
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CN ON: Pot Business Embraced

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
Northern News, 05 Jan 2018 - First Nations invest in KL marijuana business KIRKLAND LAKE - Canada's marijuana industry is expanding rapidly and some First Nations are looking to cash in on the emerging economic opportunities. Phil Fontaine, an Indigenous politician turned marijuana executive, has spent the past year travelling the country and talking to First Nations about jobs, wealth and training opportunities the burgeoning marijuana business could bring.
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CN NS: N.S. Man Has High Hopes To Convert Abattoir To Marijuana Plant

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 05 Jan 2018 - EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Up an Antigonish County woods road, Frank MacMaster's surroundings were modest.
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CN NS: Dispenser Foresees Growing Demand For Medical Marijuana

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 04 Jan 2018 - EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Legalization of marijuana was a long time coming, but Carl Morgan believes the future is bright for selling the product in Nova Scotia.
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CN BC: LTE: More Oppose Legalization

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:00
The Daily Courier, 04 Jan 2018 - Dear editor: Re: "Looking ahead to 2018," editorial by James Miller (Daily Courier, Jan. 2). Miller's statement that "most Canadians support legalizing pot," where does he get his information on this presumption?
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CN AB: LTE: Marijuana Isn't Without Its Risks

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:00
Calgary Herald, 04 Jan 2018 - Re: "Nothing to fear from legal pot," Letter, Jan. 3. Comparing pot's effects to alcohol is apples and oranges. The effects of alcohol leave the body when the alcohol is gone (or soon after). The effects of pot most assuredly do not.
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CN ON: LTE: Not Ready For Marijuana

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:00
Kingston Whig-Standard, 04 Jan 2018 - Re: "Sleeping driver found with drugs," Dec. 28. This may well be an indication of what we can expect when marijuana becomes legal next summer, and it should trouble everyone, especially the police. Since pot was legalized in Colorado and Washington states, the number of road deaths have doubled.
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CN BC: LTE: Pot Is 'Societal Failure'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:00
The Province, 04 Jan 2018 - Re: Op-ed by marijuana industry investor Dan Kriznic. It appears Kriznic has been sampling his product. That's the only way I can account for his over-the-top description of what's going on in the money grubbing battle for pot dollars.
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Canada: LTE: Liberals' Pot Narrative

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 04 Jan 2018 - Re Majority Of Canadians Are Against Legalizing Pot By July 1, Poll Finds (Jan. 3): Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first floated his plan to legalize marijuana, the narrative has always been that by cutting out the black market, this would protect children who are at serious risk. Having been a police officer for close to 40 years, this is a leap into fantasy land. Black market pot sales have continued in the states of Colorado and Washington after marijuanalegalization, and they will do so here.
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Canada: Pot Taxes Will Adjust To Keep The Prices Right

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 03 Jan 2018 - Legal weed will have to compete with black market, Bill Blair says OTTAWA- Justin Trudeau's marijuana czar is warning that policy-makers may need to adjust taxes to prevent prices from falling too low after legalization. Canadian marijuana companies - which have surged in value - will achieve economies of scale that will help drive down production costs, according to Bill Blair, the lawmaker and former Toronto police chief leading the legalization effort.
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CN MB: Pot Shop In My Neighbourhood? Sure, Why Not

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 03 Jan 2018 - A new poll suggests many Manitobans are ready for marijuana retailers to set up shop in their communities. Probe Research Inc. polled 1,000 adults in the province between Nov. 23 and Dec. 14 and 58% of Manitobans said they'd be comfortable with a marijuana store opening up in their neighbourhood, as opposed to the 40% who opposed it and the 3% who were unsure.
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CN ON: Councillor Wants Numbers On Cost Of Pot Legalization For City

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Jan 2018 - Coun. Sam Merulla wants to head off new local taxpayer costs to cover increased bylaw and policing enforcement - and public health services - - from legalized pot well before legalization happens this summer. "Fifty per cent of what we tax for now has nothing to do with city council," he said, adding that much of it is a result of services once funded by the province being downloaded onto municipalities.
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