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CN ON: No Pot Shop For Niagara A Yet

November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN ON: No Pot Stores For Counties

November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN ON: Column: Slow And Steady Correct Cannabis Policy

November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 04 Nov 2017 - The end of Prohibition gave birth to the LCBO nearly a century ago. Now the legalization of marijuana is giving rise to the OCRC: Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation. That's about as awkward an acronym - if not anachronism - as the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. While today's LCBO has become a brand in its own right, it's fair to say the OCRC will never become a household word.

CN ON: LCBO Announces First 40 Marijuana Stores

November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 04 Nov 2017 - Fourteen cities will be home to initial wave of province-run recreational weed shops Fourteen Ontario municipalities - including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan and Hamilton - will have the first LCBO-run recreational marijuana stores.

CN ON: London Will Have One Of First Legal Pot Shops

November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
London Free Press, 04 Nov 2017 - London is one of just three Southwestern Ontario cities selected to get at least one government-run marijuana outlet by the summer. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), the agency responsible for running the new dispensaries, announced the first 14 confirmed cities Friday.

CN ON: Pot Store Coming

November 3, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN AB: Pot Committee Created

November 3, 2017 - 3:00am
Metro, 03 Nov 2017 - Feds plan to legalize recreational pot by July 2018 The day of cannabis legalization looms over local governments and law enforcement - including Calgary police - but they're taking it in stride. At the October Calgary Police Commission meeting, CPS chief Roger Chaffin said the best time to know the exact legislation to come on July 1 would have been "in the past," but said they're already taking steps to address legalization now.

US: Trump's Opioid Commission Releases Report Funding A Common Theme

November 2, 2017 - 3:00am
Hartford Courant, 02 Nov 2017 - In an expansive report released Thursday that ranges from enforcement to treatment and research, President Donald Trump's opioid commission repeatedly discussed issues with funding to combat the deadly opioid crisis. "The Commission urges Congress to respond to the President's declaration of a public health emergency and fulfill their constitutionally delegated duty and appropriate sufficient funds to implement the Commission's recommendation," the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis wrote in the lengthy report.

US MI: Editorial: Vote No On 2 Detroit Medical Marijuana Ballot

November 2, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

US: Stop Saying Marijuana Cures Cancer, FDA Warns

November 2, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

US: Oped: 'Just Say No'? Antidrug Ads Rarely Work, And Even Risk A 'Yes'

November 1, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN ON: Weed Rules Still Hazy: Councillor

October 30, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Sun, 30 Oct 2017 - Weed rules still hazy: Councillor There are still many concerns to address as the provincial government moves forward this week with its anticipated marijuana legislation, Councillor Cesar Palacio says.

CN BC: Kelowna Making Plans For Pot

October 28, 2017 - 3:00am
Kelowna Capital News, 28 Oct 2017 - Kelowna city staff say cannabis should only be sold from storefront dispensaries licenced by the provincial government and under rules similar to existing liquor stores. And their locations and operations should be controlled by municipal land use zoning and bylaws. Those are the key recommendations in a report to go to city council Monday morning after the province asked municipalities across the B.C. for input about how marijuana and cannabis products should be distributed once the federal government makes them legal next July.

CN ON: Ontario Takes First Steps To Roll Out Pot Stores

October 28, 2017 - 3:00am
The Record, 28 Oct 2017 - TORONTO - Municipalities in Ontario will find out in the coming weeks where the government wants to locate the first batch of provincially run cannabis stores once recreational marijuana is legalized next summer. In a letter to local authorities sent Friday, Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Ontario's store roll out aims to achieve the right geographic distribution across the province and to reduce the number of illegal marijuana dispensaries that have opened since the federal government announced its plans to legalize pot.

CN AB: NDP To Roll Out Its Cannabis Legislation In Fall Sitting

October 28, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 28 Oct 2017 - Alberta will introduce legislation laying out its plan for cannabis legalization, and also make a final call on whether storefront sales will be managed by government monopoly or private interests, before the end of the year. Alberta laid out the broad strokes of its cannabis plan earlier this month. But NDP government House Leader Brian Mason said Friday the province will introduce two pieces of legislation in the fall sitting: One will deal with the road-safety and impairment aspects of cannabis and the other dealing with cannabis regulation, including distribution, sales, where it can be consumed and the minimum legal age. He added that, across the country, everyone is scrambling to have their own province-specific laws in place before Ottawa's July 1, 2018, deadline for recreational marijuana legalization.

CN AB: Column: Despite Fanfare, Medical Benefits Of Marijuana Remain

October 28, 2017 - 3:00am
Medicine Hat News, 28 Oct 2017 - Many Canadians can hardly wait for the day that the recreational use of marijuanabecomes 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 out of the gate that 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 marijuanabecomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this so-called "miracle drug."

CN AB: Former Cop Urges Caution Regarding Cannabis In The Workplace

October 28, 2017 - 3:00am
Medicine Hat News, 28 Oct 2017 - Ed Secondiak began his Friday lecture on cannabis in the workplace by cautioning against potential dangers of the soon-to-be-legalized substance. "We would consider marijuana a dangerous drug simply because impairment is not recognized by the individual or perhaps the person (working) with them," said Secondiak, a former drug enforcement RCMP officer who now works with ECS Safety.

CN BC: Quesnel Council Council Digs Into Cannabis Legalization

October 27, 2017 - 3:00am
Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 27 Oct 2017 - Mayor and council of the City of Quesnel developed, discussed and passed a response to provincial government for policy considerations for a regulatory framework for non-medical cannabis in British Columbia at its Oct. 24 meeting. Following the 2015 federal election, the Liberal government started working on its campaign promise to legalize cannabis across the country.

CN BC: Neis Excuses Herself From Pot Talk

October 27, 2017 - 3:00am
The Daily Courier, 27 Oct 2017 - West Kelowna councillor declares conflict of interest during discussion of B.C.'s policy on sale of marijuana West Kelowna city Coun. Rosalind Neis did not participate this week in discussions about how marijuana should be distributed when it is legalized.

CN BC: Council Blowing Smoke For Provincial Government

October 27, 2017 - 3:00am
The Daily Courier, 27 Oct 2017 - COUNCIL BLOWING SMOKE FOR PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT At a special council meeting, Tuesday city council lit up its marijuana advice for the provincial government. Mayor Doug Findlater and his council provided feedback for the ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General on the legalization of non-medical marijuana. Council came up with these suggestions:

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