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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:

CN AB: Editorial: Hands Off The Weed!

October 27, 2017 - 3:00am
The Calgary Sun, 27 Oct 2017 - To paraphrase rock outfit The White Stripes: Premier Rachel Notley, we've said it once before but it bears repeating. Do not listen to public sector unions when it comes to marijuana sales in Alberta.

Canada: Column: Legal pot: Health Ministers Should Be Better Prepared

October 24, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 24 Oct 2017 - Drugs - legal and illegal - have so come to dominate the conversation among federal, provincial and territorial ministers of health that perhaps we should start calling them ministers of drugs? At their most recent meeting, held last week in Edmonton, they discussed the following issues: legalization of cannabis, opioids and the overdose crisis, pharmacare, mental health and addiction, tobacco control and antimicrobial resistance as a result of overuse of antibiotics.

CN AB: LTE: Injection Sites Not The Answer

October 24, 2017 - 3:00am
Edmonton Journal, 24 Oct 2017 - Safe injection sites only serve to delay the inevitable downward spiral of life for addicts. In the meantime, larger and larger areas of downtown become even more unlivable as the number of addicts rises. This leads to more robberies, assaults, murders as addicts commit crimes to support their lifestyles and dealers fight for market share and territory. We only have a couple of options: One is to supply addicts with drugs and supplies under condition they don't commit any crimes. Since they're addicts, they'd be under our control. A total enablement and surrender if there ever was one.

CN MB: Legal Pot Plants A Growing Worry

October 23, 2017 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Free Press, 23 Oct 2017 - Real estate agents are worried about damage to home interiors with the proliferation of legal medical marijuana grow-ops in residences, even before marijuana is legalized in Canada. Peter Squire, vice-president of the Winnipeg Realtors Association, said members of the Canadian Real Estate Association were in Ottawa last week to meet with federal MPs.

Canada: Clearing The Air

October 23, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 23 Oct 2017 - With legalization on the horizon in Canada, dispensaries are marketing marijuana as a cure for what ails you - including cancer. Do the claims hold up? Adriana Barton takes a closer look at the science behind cancer and cannabis In a lab at the University of Nottingham in England, brain-cancer specialist Richard Grundy is growing cells from children's brain tumours to see if cannabidiol - a compound in marijuana - can kill them.

Canada: OPED: What We Can Learn From A Major Disruptor A Fentanyl

October 23, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 23 Oct 2017 - Drug's rise shows need for pivot on illegal substances, such as improving social supports and better understanding supply chains In times of high demand for a product or service, existing businesses are often blindsided by new players offering something cheaper, better or faster. Traditional distribution networks are challenged, and new products flood the market. The term "disruption" is commonly used these days to describe what is happening to different parts of the economy, but it has not yet been applied to illegal drug markets - even though that's precisely what's happening.

CN ON: Alderville Pot Shop In Legal Grey Area

October 23, 2017 - 3:00am
The Peterborough Examiner, 23 Oct 2017 - ALDERVILLE - There are different opinions on whether a marijuana dispensary located on Alderville First Nation is legal. The Medicine Wheel Natural Healing - Indigenous Healing Through Medicinal Cannabis is located on County Road 45 in Alderville, north of Cobourg.

CN BC: Editorial: Crack Down On Deadly Dealers

October 23, 2017 - 3:00am
The Daily Courier, 23 Oct 2017 - Dealers who hand out drugs laced with fentanyl could face manslaughter charges if their customers die, B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said recently. It's a harsh measure, but nothing else seems to stem the waves of poison that are killing people across the province. When even dead customers are not enough to stop a callous retailer, society must put its collective conscience where the dealer's is absent.

CN BC: Editorial: Crack Down On Dealers

October 23, 2017 - 3:00am
Penticton Herald, 23 Oct 2017 - Dealers who hand out drugs laced with fentanyl could face manslaughter charges if their customers die, B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said recently. It's a harsh measure, but nothing else seems to stem the waves of poison that are killing people across the province. When even dead customers are not enough to stop a callous retailer, society must put its collective conscience where the dealer's is absent.

CN ON: Pot Advocate Aims To Open Dispensary

October 23, 2017 - 3:00am
The Daily Press, 23 Oct 2017 - Neron is asking Town of Moonstone to amend its licensing bylaw to allow sale of marijuana. MOONSTONE - A long-time user and advocate of medical marijuana has revealed plans to open a dispensary in his home town of Moonbeam.

CN BC: Tougher Charges For Fentanyl Dealers Not The Answer: Experts

October 19, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 19 Oct 2017 - Health and legal experts are urging caution about the idea of charging fentanyl dealers with manslaughter, saying such a move would do little to deter sellers and could instead punish those who are already struggling with substance-use disorders. B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth mentioned the idea to reporters at an unrelated event last week, saying it was raised at a recent meeting of federal and provincial public safety ministers.

CN ON: Mix Of Medicial And Illegal Pot Brings Fine

October 19, 2017 - 3:00am
The Observer, 19 Oct 2017 - After admitting the medicinal pot in his possession had been illegally supplemented by some non-medicinal pot, a Sarnia man again pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug possession - but to a different judge. These "additional facts" temporarily put to rest a legal conundrum and likely a Canadian first - whether a lawful prescription becomes unlawful due to use - that delayed a decision on the drug possession charge originally expected in August.

CN BC: Pot Shop Cannabis Rejuvenates A Life

October 19, 2017 - 3:00am
The Georgia Straight, 19 Oct 2017 - John De Villa and his wife, Maxine, are afraid he'll lose access to the cannabis products that keep him seizure-free. The otherwise healthy software technician wasn't born with epilepsy, didn't drink or smoke, and hadn't taken as much as a Tylenol in decades.

CN AB: Consumption Site Approved For Lethbridge

October 19, 2017 - 3:00am
Lethbridge Herald, 19 Oct 2017 - Health Canada approved the first few supervised consumption facilities in Alberta on Wednesday, including a site in downtown Lethbridge. ARCHES and Edmonton-based coalition AMSISE received an exemption from federal drug legislation, allowing them to operate supervised consumption sites.

CN MB: Column: Weeding Through The Science

October 18, 2017 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Sun, 18 Oct 2017 - For a government that promised to legislate using evidence-based science, the rapid approach of legalized marijuana in Canada is starting to look like a case study in blind faith. Last week, federal justice officials issued the next round of details in their impending pot law.

CN ON: LTE: Pot Shops, Injection Site Snub Rule Of Law

October 17, 2017 - 3:00am
Ottawa Citizen, 17 Oct 2017 - When did Ottawa become such an unlawful city? I can't believe that illegal pot shops and injection sites are allowed to operate. Why do the police and the city not have the gumption to shut them down? What about taxpaying residents who want safe access for their families to this park? Their rights are being violated by the very people who are supposed to protect them. This is not right.

CN BC: LTE: Opioid Deaths Rising, Yet Drug Use Tolerated

October 17, 2017 - 3:00am
Victoria Times-Colonist, 17 Oct 2017 - Last week, it was announced that opioid deaths have already exceeded last year's numbers, and the trend continues to point to an increasing use. Yet we open "incite" places to shoot up and open shelters where drug use is rampant. As long as society tolerates and supports this lifestyle, can there really be any other outcome?

CN ON: City Firefighters To Have Naloxone

October 17, 2017 - 3:00am
The Sun Times, 17 Oct 2017 - This is looking after our own people here as well as the public." Doug Barfoot, fire chief Owen Sound firefighters will soon have a new tool at their disposal that could potentially save lives. Fire Chief Doug Barfoot said within the next month or so, Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services will begin carrying naloxone - the highly effective drug that can temporarily reverse an overdose by fentanyl or other opioids - on their main truck.

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