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CN ON: Drug Awareness Week Offers A Chance To Talk

February 7, 2018 - 3:00am
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.

Canada: Pot Plan On Track: Feds

February 7, 2018 - 3:00am
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.

CN ON: LTE: Legalization Of Marijuana Dangerous

February 7, 2018 - 3:00am
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.

CN ON: LTE: Legalizing Pot Wrong

February 7, 2018 - 3:00am
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.

CN BC: Legalization Will Make Illegal Dispensaries Easier To Close

February 7, 2018 - 3:00am
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.

CN NS: Left Out

February 7, 2018 - 3:00am
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.

CN BC: Recreational Cannabis Will Mirror Alcohol Model, Government

February 6, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 06 Feb 2018 - Province's system heeds advice of public-health experts, but substances won't be sold together in single outlet British Columbia will create a retail system for recreational cannabis that is almost identical to the one for alcohol, but like most other provinces, will not allow the two substances to be sold together in private or public stores once Ottawa legalizes marijuana this summer.

CN BC: B.C. Cities Can Just Say No To Pot Shops

February 6, 2018 - 3:00am
Metro, 06 Feb 2018 - 'Authority' included in new guidelines According to the province's latest cannabis retail laws, announced Monday in Victoria, city governments - such as Richmond - will be able to decide whether to allow pot shops.

Canada: Ministers To Defend Pot Legalization Amid Concerns Over

February 6, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 06 Feb 2018 - Three federal ministers are set to defend their government's plans to legalize cannabis in the Senate amid widespread concerns over Ottawa's ability to crack down on drug-impaired driving once the recreational market opens up later this year. The Senate is currently studying two bills, C-45 and C-46, that respectively will lift the prohibition on the recreational consumption of marijuana and create new drug-impaired driving offences.

Canada: Column: Whisky Raids A Cautionary Tale For Pop-Up Pot Dealers

February 5, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 05 Feb 2018 - It may be easier to halt fly-by-night marijuana sellers once legal, because with regulation come clear rules Somewhere in warehouses where Vancouver contraband goes to die are the raw ingredients for quite the party.

CN NF: Column: Embracing Practical Considerations

February 5, 2018 - 3:00am
The Labradorian, 05 Feb 2018 - I've been publicly advocating legalization of marijuana as long as I have been an op-ed writer, approximately 16 years. Since that battle is won, I will not rehash all the reasons. Now that it is upon us, just a few months from implementation, the time has come to move on to practical considerations.

CN NS: Minority Of Maritimers Express Interest In Legal Pot

February 5, 2018 - 3:00am
The News, 05 Feb 2018 - Although a majority of Atlantic Canadians support the legalization of marijuana for personal use, not many actually plan on using it recreationally when it is legal. According to numbers from Corporate Research Associates (CRA), the proportion of Atlantic Canadians who plan on at least occasionally lighting up for fun is about 20 per cent. Ten per cent of respondents indicated they would "definitely" be occasionally purchasing and using marijuana, while 10 per cent said they would "probably" be doing so.

Canada: Newest Strain Of Academia Is Cannabis Education

February 5, 2018 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 05 Feb 2018 - Colleges, universities say people want to learn how to work in newly legalized field VANCOUVER- From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the booming marijuana industry.

CN ON: Column: Racially Biased Power Play With Legal Pot

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 03 Feb 2018 - "Entrepreneurial" is one of the terms used to describe a bunch of Canadian bootleggers who found varying success in the illicit running of alcohol to the U.S. about a century ago. They are portrayed as swashbuckling adventurers who dared to defy laws that banned alcohol, laws that in retrospect were not only archaic but perhaps misplaced and costly. They are fondly posited as cheeky and rebellious, the forerunners of a liberal era of alcohol-infused pleasures.

CN ON: Public Health Handing Out More Naloxone Kits

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Feb 2018 - 453 people were revived 'from the brink of death' in 2017, Hamilton city officials hear More than one-quarter of naloxone kits distributed through Hamilton Public Health last year were used to revive someone from an overdose.

CN ON: PUB LTE: Legalize Drugs, Stop Violence

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Ottawa Citizen, 03 Feb 2018 - There is absolutely no question that the gun violence being experienced in Ottawa is fuelled by the drug trade. The futile war on drugs simply cannot be won. Why we continue to defy and ignore more than 100 years of failed prohibition is mind-boggling, counterproductive and irresponsible. Law enforcement, in and of itself, has never reduced or dried up the supply of illegal drugs. Illicit drugs will be with us long into the future. The so-called war on drugs, at an outrageous economic, social and human cost, will simply not stop the demand for illegal drugs.

CN ON: OPED: Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized Now

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Feb 2018 - Millions of criminals are Canadians buying pot from Canadians, writes Jeremy Kemeny Everyone smoking recreational marijuana right now is a criminal. That is according to Canadian law and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who - planning to legalize this summer - has encouraged authorities to enforce these rules.

CN ON: What's Next For Cannabis Crime?

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
The Daily Press, 03 Feb 2018 - Lawyers contemplate class action to push government into cannabis amnesty OTTAWA - At Anthony Morgan's law office, the calls keep coming: Parents of young black men hoping their son's marijuana possession charge will be wiped clean when the country legalizes the drug this year.

CN MB: Pot Trafficking Pardons Not On Horizon: PM

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Free Press, 03 Feb 2018 - Excluding convicted drug dealers from exoneration unfair, cannabis advocate says PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau must have expected questions about cannabis legalization at his town hall event in Winnipeg on Wednesday night, but he might not have anticipated this one.

CN ON: Opioid OD Kits Heading To Lambton Kent High Schools

February 2, 2018 - 3:00am
The Chatham Daily News, 02 Feb 2018 - Lambton Kent District school board is following measures taken by some other Ontario school boards to provide help if a student has an opioid overdose. Superintendent Gary Girardi said trustees were advised at Tuesday's board meeting in Sarnia that naloxone kits will be placed in all high schools across the region by month's end.