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CN BC: Column: Marketing Marijuana

November 9, 2017 - 3:00am
Vancouver 24hours, 09 Nov 2017 - The guidelines are strict but it won't matter According to new marijuana marketing guidelines released Wednesday by The Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Branding after working with Advertising Standards Canada, companies marketing marijuana will not be able to use animals to sell pot nor will be they be able to promote the use of cannabis itself ( just brand preference) and they will be required to advertise in places where over 70 per cent of the audience is adult (or above the age of majority in the particular province).

CN BC: Revelstoke Secondary School Receives Naloxone Kits

November 8, 2017 - 3:00am
Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - Staff at Revelstoke Secondary School now have a new tool to keep students safe. The high school received two Naloxone kits at the end of September. Naloxone is used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.

CN BC: Editorial: Better Safe Than Sorry

November 8, 2017 - 3:00am
Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - The fentanyl crisis in B.C. continues to worsen. In the past five years, the province has gone from 12 fentanyl-related deaths to 823 between between January and August this year. There have been no fentanyl-related deaths reported in Revelstoke, but RCMP still believe that the powerful opioid has made its way into the community.

CN BC: PUB LTE: We Need To Value Lives Over Votes In Drug Crisis

November 8, 2017 - 3:00am
The Williams Lake Tribune, 08 Nov 2017 - Editor: The question is not when our government will decriminalize personal possession and provide a safe clean drug source, like we do for alcohol and soon to be marijuana, but how many more families will be devastated with the loss of a loved one before a government is brave enough to value lives over votes.

CN BC: Editorial: Lighting Up The Economy

November 8, 2017 - 3:00am
Penticton Western, 08 Nov 2017 - Being illegal - for now - makes it hard to pin down just how big the market for marijuana is, but one estimate suggests it's at least as large as hard liquor sales, about $5 billion annually. The report, from financial services firm Deloitte, estimates the market for legalized recreational marijuana could give Canada's economy a $22.6 billion annual boost when you include growers, equipment suppliers and the like.

CN NS: Column: Elderly Being Left Out Of Cannabis Discussions

November 7, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN ON: OPED: How Canada Can Properly Deal With The Opioid Crisis

November 7, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 07 Nov 2017 - Canada's response to the opioid crisis has been fragmented and marginally effective at best. We deserve a better approach, and the answers are out there. Other countries are effectively dealing with the issue and Canada should be more open to learning from them. There are several key steps we can take to ensure Canadians with addiction can lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. First, we need to recognize this is actually a crisis. Do you remember SARS and how it impacted every Canadian with a focused response from our public health teams? Forty-four Canadians died from SARS. How about AIDS at its peak in 1995? We all were aware of the crisis and as Canadians we worked together diligently to help. That year about 1,400 people died from AIDS. Compare this to over 2,400 Canadians dying from opioid overdoses in 2016 and the number likely to double in 2017.

CN ON: No Marijuana Store For Brantford, Yet

November 7, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN MB: Pallister Hints Private Sector Will Be Part Of Pot Sales

November 7, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN ON: City On Pot-Shop List

November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN MB: Feds Rushing Legal Cannabis: Minister

November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

CN MB: Liquor And Lotteries Wants To Handle Marijuana Industry

November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
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.

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 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.