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CN ON: Bylaw Change For Pot Dispensary Denied

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:00
The Daily Press, 08 Nov 2017 - MOONBEAM - The town has snuffed out a request to amend its business licensing bylaw in order to accommodate a medical marijuana dispensary within the municipality. Robert Neron, a long-time user and advocate of medical marijuana, made a presentation to town council Monday night, with the hopes of opening a marijuana dispensary in Moonbeam by the spring of 2018.
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CN NS: Column: Elderly Being Left Out Of Cannabis Discussions

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:00
Chronicle Herald, 07 Nov 2017 - For months, Ralph (all names have been changed), neighbour to my friend The Chairman, has left his house only for doctor visits and a couple of hospital stints. That's not for lack of trying. Prescribed mind-numbing meds put the former coal miner into a fog. Several times he insisted that he needed to go outside, rolled his wheelchair to the front door, tried to stand but instead tumbled, like laundry out of a basket, like a milk bottle smashed on the floor.
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CN ON: No Marijuana Store For Brantford, Yet

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:00
The Expositor, 07 Nov 2017 - Mayor Chris Friel says he isn't surprised that Brantford is not among the first Ontario cities selected to have legal marijuana stores by next July. "All of the cities on the list have had problems with illegal dispensaries," Friel said Monday.
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CN MB: Pallister Hints Private Sector Will Be Part Of Pot Sales

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 07 Nov 2017 - WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister signalled Monday that the province's private sector will be involved in the distribution of marijuana when recreational use is legalized next July. Pallister said details of the provincial plan to govern cannabis would be released Tuesday. He rejected earlier statements from the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union that sales should be done exclusively through government-run stores.
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CN ON: City On Pot-Shop List

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:00
Barrie Examiner, 04 Nov 2017 - Province releases list of 14 municipalities to receive green light for marijuana stores Green Sprouts Cafe and Vapor Lounge owners allow people to rent bongs in their shop to vape marijuana. But all that might change next year since Barrie has been given the nod and a wink by the province to open one of the first legal cannabis shops.
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CN MB: Feds Rushing Legal Cannabis: Minister

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 04 Nov 2017 - Province says top concern must be health, safety KEEPING cannabis out of the hands of minors will be of paramount concern when the Pallister government announces how the drug will be legally sold in Manitoba, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson says.
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CN MB: Liquor And Lotteries Wants To Handle Marijuana Industry

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 04 Nov 2017 - MANITOBA Liquor and Lotteries (MLL) wants to handle all angles of legal pot in Manitoba - everything including production, distribution and sales. The Crown corporation said Friday that it submitted an expression of interest to the government of Premier Brian Pallister in September.
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CN ON: No Pot Shop For Niagara A Yet

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:00
The Niagara Falls Review, 04 Nov 2017 - Despite the local buzz about legal marijuana, setting up a pot shop in Niagara was apparently not a high priority for the provincial government. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, which will run new marijuana stores through a subsidiary, announced Friday the first 14 cities where legal pot shops will be located when recreational marijuana becomes legal next July.
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CN ON: No Pot Stores For Counties

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:00
The Recorder & Times, 04 Nov 2017 - Leeds-Grenville was left out in the weeds as the province announced the first 14 cities that will get government-run pot shops next summer. The LCBO, the agency responsible for running the new dispensaries, announced the first batch of selected locations Friday, and though the area may be home to Tweed, the country's largest cannabis manufacturing company, you won't be able to buy it at any physical location throughout the counties.
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CN ON: Pot Store Coming

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 03 Nov 2017 - Public will be notified of proposed location Sudbury is among the first 14 cities pegged for a government-run marijuana store. It's expected to be up and running by July.
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US MI: Editorial: Vote No On 2 Detroit Medical Marijuana Ballot

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
Detroit Free Press, 02 Nov 2017 - Nine years after Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved an initiative that permits doctors to prescribe marijuana for therapeutic purposes, state and local lawmakers are still struggling to design a regulatory scheme that balances the interests of patients, providers and residents. Earlier this year, Michigan legislators finally adopted a new regime that establishes distinct licensing criteria for growing, processing, testing, transporting and distributing the drug, which is still forbidden by federal law, and dividing the tax revenues generated by those activities between the state and local governments.
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US: Stop Saying Marijuana Cures Cancer, FDA Warns

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
New York Times, 02 Nov 2017 - WASHINGTON - Everyday Advanced Hemp Oil, Bosom Lotion and CBD Edibles Gummie Men may have their fans, but the Food and Drug Administration is not among them. Four companies selling those and dozens of other marijuana-derived dietary supplements have been warned by the F.D.A. to stop pitching their products as cures for cancer, a common but unproven claim in the industry.
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CN BC: Editorial: Cities Have Role To Play

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
Merritt Herald, 02 Nov 2017 - As the province wraps up its short consultation period with local governments and the public on the impending legalization of marijuana, city councils - including Merritt - are being put in the hot seat. The federal government will introduce legislation which will see marijuana legalized for recreational use across the country on July 1, 2018. While the feds will retain control over, provinces will be tasked with deciding how to deal with crafting their own rules regarding the enforcement and sale of cannabis products.
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CN MB: Column: Time To Consider Pot's Health Issues

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 02 Nov 2017 - ANY Canadians can hardly wait for the day recreational use of marijuana becomes legal. As a medical doctor, I'm far less enthusiastic. I worry about two things: the experimental nature of marijuana in medical practice, and the public health consequences of legalized marijuana. Before you write me off as overly prudish or an anti-marijuana conservative, let me say I'm not opposed to legalized marijuana in principle - I'm just paying attention to the evidence, or rather, the lack of it. My concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with what's been called a "miracle drug."
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CN ON: Potential Pot Crop Impacts Land Sale

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
The Delhi News-Record, 02 Nov 2017 - A vegetable farmer looking to sell a piece of land has been put in a bind as Norfolk council looks at rules for marijuana grow operations. Bill Nightingale Jr. of Nightingale Farms, a large scale producer of asparagus, beans, peppers among other crops, built a greenhouse on 215 Windham Road 10 North, Delhi last year with the aim of growing organic cucumbers.
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CN MB: Pallister Wants Clean Cabinet

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 02 Nov 2017 - Tells colleagues to disclose any ties to marijuana industry Manitoba's premier is calling on his cabinet colleagues to declare any potential conflicts of interest related to the marijuana industry.
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CN NS: Column: Best Pot For Periods

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
The Coast, 02 Nov 2017 - Five cannabis products to help get you through PMS. When it comes time for your monthly uterine massacre, you bet Mary Jane has your back-and anywhere else that aches whilst surfing the crimson wave. Here are the cannabis products that my co-workers and partner can thank for not being murdered by me once every three weeks.
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CN BC: Column: Issues With Legalization

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 02 Nov 2017 - Although the topic of the finance minister and his assets that were not held in a blind trust, leaving a potential conflict of interest investigation looming remains an active one in Ottawa, it will not be the topic of this week's report. Instead, I would like to solicit your thoughts on the pending legalization of marijuana.
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US: Oped: 'Just Say No'? Antidrug Ads Rarely Work, And Even Risk A 'Yes'

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:00
New York Times, 01 Nov 2017 - In declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency last week, President Trump promised that the federal government would start "a massive advertising campaign to get people, especially children, not to want to take drugs in the first place." But past efforts to prevent substance abuse through advertising have often been ineffective or even harmful. Perhaps the most famous American antidrug advertisement featured a sizzling egg in a frying pan to the sound of ominous music and a stern voice-over warning, "This is your brain on drugs." A sequel to this ad featured Rachael Leigh Cook smashing an egg and the better part of a kitchen to dramatize the impact of heroin.
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CN NS: No Weed, Nova Scotia?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 01 Nov 2017 - Survey says majority won't buy marijuana when legalized Pot doesn't look like it will be popular in this province when it's finally legalized. A new survey released Tuesday says the vast majority of Nova Scotians don't plan to buy marijuana for personal use once it's legalized in Canada.
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