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CN BC: Cannabis: City Asks For Public Feedback

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 07 Feb 2018 - Forms are being sent out to households and businesses this month City staff have set an aggressive timetable for public debate over the future of cannabis sales and consumption in Nelson ahead of federal legalization this summer.
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CN BC: Column: Privacy Policy On Overdoses Perplexing

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 07 Feb 2018 - The province's opioid crisis is truly frightening. The death totals for 2017, released last week, are record-shattering - with 1,422 dead in B.C., including 200 in the Interior Health region and 19 in the Kootenay Boundary region.
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Canada: Regulatory Lag To Push Legal Marijuana To Late Summer

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 07 Feb 2018 - Ottawa introduces 'transition' period of up to 12 weeks after law passes for firms to adapt to rules Canadians will have to wait until late in the summer before they will be able to legally consume cannabis under a new timeline laid out by the federal government - even if the Senate votes in favour of the legislation by May or June.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: The Plight Of The Dispensaries

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
The Daily Courier, 07 Feb 2018 - Dear editor: If cannabis legalization gets any more costly, we may need to revert back to the black market model. At least then, patients needn't struggle to get their medication. The current victims of the legalization effort are the dispensaries, and with them the patients. They filled a gap left when the government permitted medical marijuana in 2001, but left the patient without access to their medication. Fifteen years later, Neil Allard successfully sued the government for unduly restricting the access to medical cannabis.
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CN ON: Drug Awareness Week Offers A Chance To Talk

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 07 Feb 2018 - After three years of addressing substance abuse issues while patrolling local high schools, city police community services officer Const. Andy Hatton said he has learned more about how important the lines of communication are between parents and their children. Drug Awareness Week continues until Friday and city police and health care and public health partners point out it's a ideal time to have serious conversations about the topic.
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Canada: Pot Plan On Track: Feds

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 07 Feb 2018 - Liberals insist recreational marijuana will be legal in July OTTAWA - The Trudeau government insists it's on track to legalize recreational pot in July - but whether that means it will actually be on sale by then is uncertain.
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CN ON: LTE: Legalization Of Marijuana Dangerous

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
The Standard, 07 Feb 2018 - What is surprising about opioid overdoses and deaths due to overdoses? These are expected. Expect more as the floodgate to hell has been further opened with the legalizing of recreational use of cannabis.
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CN ON: LTE: Legalizing Pot Wrong

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Sudbury Star, 07 Feb 2018 - Re: "Action urged on illicit cigarettes," Feb. 5. Governments at all levels have spent tens of billions trying to dissuade young people from smoking cigarettes and treating people's serious illnesses, especially cancers, from this addictive habit. These ads are actually starting to decrease the number of new smokers. Over this time, organized crime has been heavily involved, distributing illicit smokes, with zero checks on quality or the nature of ingredients.
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CN BC: Legalization Will Make Illegal Dispensaries Easier To Close

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 07 Feb 2018 - Communities across British Columbia will have an easier time shutting down illegal marijuana dispensaries after the drug is legalized this summer and a provincial body is put in charge of making sure businesses comply with the new retail rules, according to the architect of Vancouver's landmark marijuana bylaw. The province's solicitor-general released details this week about how recreational cannabis will be sold in B.C. The system will be almost identical to the one for alcohol, allowing a mix of private or public stores to sell the substance - with the support of their local bureaucrats - once federal drug laws change this summer.
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CN BC: Cannabis: City Asks For Public Feedback

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 07 Feb 2018 - Forms are being sent out to households and businesses this month City staff have set an aggressive timetable for public debate over the future of cannabis sales and consumption in Nelson ahead of federal legalization this summer.
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CN BC: Column: Privacy Policy On Overdoses Perplexing

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 07 Feb 2018 - The province's opioid crisis is truly frightening. The death totals for 2017, released last week, are record-shattering - with 1,422 dead in B.C., including 200 in the Interior Health region and 19 in the Kootenay Boundary region.
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Canada: Regulatory Lag To Push Legal Marijuana To Late Summer

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 07 Feb 2018 - Ottawa introduces 'transition' period of up to 12 weeks after law passes for firms to adapt to rules Canadians will have to wait until late in the summer before they will be able to legally consume cannabis under a new timeline laid out by the federal government - even if the Senate votes in favour of the legislation by May or June.
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CN ON: Drug Awareness Week Offers A Chance To Talk

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 07 Feb 2018 - After three years of addressing substance abuse issues while patrolling local high schools, city police community services officer Const. Andy Hatton said he has learned more about how important the lines of communication are between parents and their children. Drug Awareness Week continues until Friday and city police and health care and public health partners point out it's a ideal time to have serious conversations about the topic.
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US DC: Pot Legalization Raises Border Questions

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
The Record, 07 Feb 2018 - WASHINGTON - American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada's marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there's no reason that should happen. The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-toface encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
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US MA: Baker To Cannabis Commission: Keep Pot Legalization Simple

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Boston Globe, 07 Feb 2018 - The Baker administration chastised Massachusetts pot regulators this week, saying their draft plan to create one of the world's most permissive regulated marijuana markets goes too far, too fast. The Baker administration chastised Massachusetts pot regulators this week, saying their draft plan to create one of the world's most permissive regulated marijuana markets goes too far, too fast.
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US WI: Wisconsin Man Terrell Banks Says Marijuana Led Him To Stab

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 07 Feb 2018 - He smoked pot, grabbed a steak knife and meditated, cops say. Then his mom walked in. Terrell Banks told police the paranoia set in after he smoked weed. Banks, a 23-year-old from Racine, Wisconsin, allegedly said the marijuana "put him beyond his comfort zone," even though the drug has never made him feel that way before, according to Fox6.
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US FL: Sarasota OKs Marijuana Dispensaries Within City Limits

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 07 Feb 2018 - After a unanimous vote of support by the Sarasota City Commission, medical marijuana dispensaries will now be operational in the city and those with prescriptions will be able to utilize them immediately. State legislation had preempted the city's ability to regulate the dispensaries, which led to commissioners placing a temporary ban on them until a solution could be found.
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Canada: Pot Plan On Track: Feds

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 07 Feb 2018 - Liberals insist recreational marijuana will be legal in July OTTAWA - The Trudeau government insists it's on track to legalize recreational pot in July - but whether that means it will actually be on sale by then is uncertain.
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CN NS: Left Out

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
The Queens County Advance, 07 Feb 2018 - Here's why there won't be any legal pot access in Queens County When marijuana becomes legal across Canada July 1, Queens County residents won't be buying any of the recreational drug from the local NSLC.
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CN NS: Left Out

Top Stories (MAP) - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:00
The Queens County Advance, 07 Feb 2018 - Here's why there won't be any legal pot access in Queens County When marijuana becomes legal across Canada July 1, Queens County residents won't be buying any of the recreational drug from the local NSLC.
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