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CN BC: Cities Bracing For Weed Legalization

Top Stories (MAP) - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:00
Metro, 26 Dec 2017 - Feds have promised a deadline of July 1, 2018 The day marijuana advocates and enthusiasts have long been waiting for what will come in 2018 - recreational marijuana will be legalized on Canada Day.
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CN ON: Column: Teenaged Son Refuses To Give Up His Daily Pot Habit

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 26 Dec 2017 - TEENAGED SON REFUSES TO GIVE UP HIS DAILY POT HABIT Q: Our 16-year-old son smokes dope daily. We see his grades slipping from last year. He keeps talking about it being legalized and therefore not harmful. How do we get him to understand that he still shouldn't be smoking?
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CN BC: Cities Bracing For Weed Legalization

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:00
Metro, 26 Dec 2017 - Feds have promised a deadline of July 1, 2018 The day marijuana advocates and enthusiasts have long been waiting for what will come in 2018 - recreational marijuana will be legalized on Canada Day.
Categories: Canada

CN ON: Column: Teenaged Son Refuses To Give Up His Daily Pot Habit

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 26 Dec 2017 - TEENAGED SON REFUSES TO GIVE UP HIS DAILY POT HABIT Q: Our 16-year-old son smokes dope daily. We see his grades slipping from last year. He keeps talking about it being legalized and therefore not harmful. How do we get him to understand that he still shouldn't be smoking?
Categories: Youth

CN ON: Carfentanil Changes The Stakes

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 08:00
The Simcoe Reformer, 21 Dec 2017 - Narcotics back in the day were more a nuisance than anything else. Local police would regularly arrest people for possession of marijuana. Sometimes something more exotic like psychedelic mushrooms would materialize.
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CN AB: Med Students Say Pot Revenues Should Fund Mental Health

Treatment (MAP) - 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

Treatment (MAP) - 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

Treatment (MAP) - 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 ON: Doctor Rebukes Mp Over Marijuana Claim

Treatment (MAP) - 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

Treatment (MAP) - 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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US HI: HPD Reviewing Policy On Marijuana And Guns

Treatment (MAP) - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 01 Dec 2017 - The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing a controversial policy that requires legal marijuana patients to turn in their firearms. The reconsideration follows community backlash since the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported earlier this week that HPD has sent letters to at least 30 medical cannabis users who are permitted gun owners telling them to surrender their firearms.
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US OH: Lawsuit Threatens Medical Marijuana Timeline

Treatment (MAP) - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:00
The Blade, 01 Dec 2017 - COLUMBUS - One day after Ohio announced its choices for larger growing sites that would fuel a fledgling medical marijuana industry, a legal challenge was announced that could throw a wrench into the works. Ironically, such a lawsuit would be filed by some of the chief players behind 2015's failed ResponsibleOhio ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use.
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US TX: Editorial: Get The Ball Rolling To Expand Medical Marijuana In

Treatment (MAP) - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:00
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 01 Dec 2017 - Within weeks an estimated 150,000 Texas patients suffering from untreatable epilepsy will have a new means of relief. Cannabidiol (CBD), a form of medical marijuana, will finally be delivered to patients who qualify under the state's very strict guidelines. The CBD reduces or halts convulsive epileptic seizures but doesn't get the patients stoned.
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US FL: What Is Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa)?

Treatment (MAP) - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:00
Sun-Sentinel, 01 Dec 2017 - Kratom is an herb from Southeast Asia related to the coffee family. For centuries, people have used the kratom plant as a traditional medicine for energy, alertness and pain relief. It's typically either chewed or dried, ground and ingested in capsule, smoked or served as tea.
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CN NS: Editorial: Decriminalize All Drug Possession? Not A Bad Idea

Racism (MAP) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:00
Cape Breton Post, 21 Sep 2017 - NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh's recent promise that, as prime minister, he would move quickly to drop criminal penalties for possession or purchase of small amounts of all drugs will no doubt seem radical to many. Broad-based decriminalization would beast ark reversal after decades of increasingly punitive policies. And this would certainly add a layer of complication to the already complicated task of legalizing marijuana, which Ottawa and the provinces are struggling to do by next summer. The Trudeau government' s current position on decriminalization is understandable: Ottawa already has its hands full with pot.
Categories: Racism

CN BC: Column: Opioid Crisis Deserves More Attention Than Pot Plans

Racism (MAP) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:00
Vancouver Courier, 21 Sep 2017 - Nothing seems to have the cops and local and provincial politicians scrambling more these days than their attempts to get ahead of the federal government's plans to make marijuana legal by next summer. But that should hardly be too much of distraction to allow the toker in the Prime Minister's office, the cute and clever Justin Trudeau, off the hook when it comes to effectively dealing with a more immediately critical drug issue, the opioid crisis.
Categories: Racism

CN ON: Editorial: Decriminalize All Drugs? Not A Bad Idea

Racism (MAP) - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 16 Sep 2017 - NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh's recent promise that, as prime minister, he would move quickly to drop criminal penalties for possession or purchase of small amounts of all drugs will no doubt seem radical to many. Broad-based decriminalization would be a stark reversal after decades of increasingly punitive policies. And this would certainly add a layer of complication to the already-complicated task of legalizing marijuana, which Ottawa and the provinces are struggling to do by next summer. The Trudeau government's current position on decriminalization is understandable: Ottawa already has its hands full with pot.
Categories: Racism

CN ON: Column: No Shortage Of Fear And Alarm At Pot Hearings

Racism (MAP) - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 16 Sep 2017 - It's difficult to analyze the impact of Ottawa's coming marijuana legislation with studies and numbers and examinations of other jurisdictions. This is the type of social legislation that sparks emotions that can't be allayed with pie charts.
Categories: Racism

Canada: Column: Who's Looking Out For The Children?

Racism (MAP) - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 14 Sep 2017 - As marijuana legalization looms, let's remind lawmakers that the focus must be on public health, not criminal justice Twenty-year-old me can't believe 40-year-old me has come to this, sending out a warning call about the dangers of marijuana. There is more than a fragrant whiff of do as I say, not as I did about this column.
Categories: Racism

CN ON: Column: Spend Real Money To Teach About Pot

Racism (MAP) - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 13 Sep 2017 - It's difficult to analyze the impact of Ottawa's coming marijuana legislation with studies and numbers and examinations of other jurisdictions. This is the type of social legislation that sparks emotions that can't be allayed with pie charts.
Categories: Racism
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