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CN BC: LTE: Get Tougher On Drug Suppliers

January 23, 2018 - 3:00am
Penticton Herald, 23 Jan 2018 - Dear editor: When is enough enough? Twelve years ago my wife and I decided that we wanted to move to the Okanagan. After a lot of thought and visits, we chose Penticton. What an absolutely wonderful place: sunshine, beaches, festivals, sports and if you stayed all winter very bearable But what has been happening is more break-ins, both on the personal level as well as businesses, thefts are a regular occurrence (the police know who most of these criminals are, it's mostly drug related) resulting in more and more fear amongst good honest citizens.

CN ON: Landlords Seek Right To Immediately Ban Marijuana Use In

January 23, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 23 Jan 2018 - Ontario landlords want the right to immediately ban the use of pot in rental properties when recreational marijuana is legalized this summer, arguing they should be allowed to change tenants' existing leases to stop the drug from being consumed in their units. Some marijuana users say, however, that the situation would leave renters with few places to legally use weed, given the province's already restrictive rules around the drug.

CN ON: Keep Guards Up Against ODs

January 23, 2018 - 3:00am
London Free Press, 23 Jan 2018 - Londoner says security officers, often first on the scene, should be trained to use life-saving naloxone kits In the wake of several overdose deaths and an experience saving a man's life, a London security guard wants to spread the word about life-saving naloxone.

CN ON: Drug Crisis Outpacing Site Search

January 23, 2018 - 3:00am
London Free Press, 23 Jan 2018 - Health emergencies don't wait for plans and procedures. As drug overdose deaths continue to plague London - with five lives claimed by suspected overdoses in the first three weeks of 2018 alone - - city staff and politicians hustled to keep up with zoning rules for supervised consumption facilities.

Canada: Editorial: Legal Pot, But Not For Renters

January 18, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 18 Jan 2018 - Major social reforms inevitably hit unforeseen obstacles. Here's yet one more that looms for the Trudeau government's plan to legalize cannabis. Several municipal governments in Quebec have served notice in recent weeks that, when pot becomes legal this summer, they will enforce strict bylaws that could effectively forbid its consumption by recreational users. Under Quebec's proposed pot law, municipal councils will have the right to ban the smoking of pot in all public places - well beyond the usual restrictions on tobacco and alcohol. Some towns seem intent on passing bylaws so strict that the only legal place to smoke weed would be at home.

CN ON: High Drivers Concern Cops

January 18, 2018 - 3:00am
The Intelligencer, 18 Jan 2018 - Local police preparing for legalization of marijuana and detecting impaired motorists With the legalization of recreational marijuana looming on the horizon, local law enforcement aren't letting the grass grow under their feet.

CN MB: Police Raid Two Marijuana Storefronts

January 18, 2018 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Free Press, 18 Jan 2018 - POLICE raided two locations of the Winnipeg Compassion Club last week, saying the storefronts were operating as "illegal marijuana dispensaries." Officers seized approximately $25,000 worth of marijuana, $20,000 of marijuana in alternate forms and $6,000 in cash from both locations, which were "openly selling marijuana," the Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release on Wednesday.

CN NS: Countdown To Cannabis Legalization

January 17, 2018 - 3:00am
The Victoria Standard, 17 Jan 2018 - Victoria Cooperative Fisheries GM Osborne Burke says employers need more time for training and education When it comes to consuming substances that carry the risk of impairment, what employees ingest on their own time can become the employer's business. In safety-sensitive worksites, establishing a clear drug and alcohol policy is paramount. So too is encouraging employees with a substance abuse problem to seek help.

CN MB: LTE: Just Say No

January 17, 2018 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Sun, 17 Jan 2018 - Re: NDP lobbying for safe injection site. What is it with all progressives pushing so called "safe injection sites" which is an oxymoron, as such places are anything but safe. Addicts may be getting clean needles, but they are still injecting street drugs of unknown quality. These drugs addicts commit serious crimes, placing the public at risk.

CN ON: OPED: The Kids Will Smoke Pot Anyway

January 17, 2018 - 3:00am
The Record, 17 Jan 2018 - Health Canada's consultation with Canadians on the regulation of marijuana is down to its final days. But what exactly does the government wants us to comment on? Do officials want us to question the stated objectives? Or perhaps they want us to ask why they're being dishonest about their consultation process?

Canada: Liberal MPs Urge Dropping Penalties For All Illicit Drug

January 17, 2018 - 3:00am
Prince George Citizen, 17 Jan 2018 - OTTAWA - Even as Justin Trudeau prepares to deliver on his promise to legalize recreational marijuana, Liberal MPs are pushing the government to eliminate criminal penalties for simple possession and consumption of all illicit drugs. The prime minister has so far drawn the line at pot legalization, but he's now being pressured to go much further in a resolution developed by the national Liberal caucus for consideration at the federal party's national policy convention in April in Halifax.

CN AB: Renovations Ongoing At Supervised Drug Site

January 16, 2018 - 3:00am
Lethbridge Herald, 16 Jan 2018 - More than 40 client support workers have been hired With staff training well underway, officials at the city's supervised drug consumption centre will be ready once building contractors have finished their work.

CN ON: Trudeau Says He's Open To Strengthening Ethics Laws

January 13, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 13 Jan 2018 - Justin Trudeau says he's open to tightening federal conflict-of-interest laws and strengthening the powers of parliamentary watchdogs after a year in which both he and his Finance Minister were reprimanded by Canada's ethics commissioner. The Prime Minister made the comments at the conclusion of a cabinet retreat in London, Ont., where the government drafted plans for the final half of its first mandate.

CN ON: We'll Look At Amnesty After Pot's Legalized, Trudeau Says

January 13, 2018 - 3:00am
London Free Press, 13 Jan 2018 - Amnesty for marijuana possession convictions could be in the cards for Canadians, but not before recreational pot is legal. That's the word from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who wrapped up a two-day federal cabinet retreat in London on Friday.

CN ON: Editorial: There's A Haze Over Province's Pot Plans

January 13, 2018 - 3:00am
The Peterborough Examiner, 13 Jan 2018 - A legal pot shop will open in Peterborough this summer and what a report that goes to city council Monday night reveals is that most of the local impacts are still unknown. One concern for some municipalities is that they have no say on where marijuana stores locate.

CN ON: Province To Choose Location For Pot Store

January 12, 2018 - 3:00am
The Peterborough Examiner, 12 Jan 2018 - The provincial government will decide where to locate a new cannabis store in Peterborough, states a new city staff report - city council won't have any say in the matter. Peterborough is getting a new government-run cannabis store by July 1, but it's unclear where exactly it will be located.

CN ON: Concern Growing Over Pot Dispensary Robberies

January 11, 2018 - 3:00am
Hamilton Spectator, 11 Jan 2018 - Workers have been assaulted, but fear of raids stop some from calling police AFTER NEWS OF THE LATEST armed marijuana dispensary robbery, local cannabis advocate Britney Guerra appealed through a media release for any store owners who have been robbed to call police. The responses she got back shocked her. She knew there were robberies going unreported, but the problem was bigger than she suspected. Within 48 hours she had calls from four different Hamilton store owners who told her they had been robbed - perhaps by the same people - in the last month alone.

CN BC: PUB LTE: Very Little Waste From Marijuana

January 11, 2018 - 3:00am
The Daily Courier, 11 Jan 2018 - Dear editor: This is a response to Gord Marshall's wherein he states "Pot smokers will hurt the water system" (Daily Courier, Jan. 9). Mr. Marshall, your statement may or may not be true. From what I have seen, pot smokers generally keep their roaches, as they are called (not butts), because pot is expensive and the old roach material can be used later in another joint or pipe. There is very little waste.

CN BC: Column: Some Thoughts On Pot Use

January 11, 2018 - 3:00am
Prince George Citizen, 11 Jan 2018 - Marijuana, cannabis, pot, whatever you want to call it, it will become legal in Canada sometime this year following the U.S. where pot is legal in several states. I do not smoke pot or anything else. Two glasses of wine and I am asleep. I do get high though watching the Patriots and the Red Sox win. I am also asthmatic and any kind of smoke bothers me. There is a lot of kerfuffle going on and this is my take on this hot topic.

CN ON: Legal Marijuana Concerns Madd

January 10, 2018 - 3:00am
North Bay Nugget, 10 Jan 2018 - Organization recognizes officer of the year North Bay police Const. Mitch Thomas is surprised how many people still get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Thomas arrested six people for impaired in 2017 and was recognized during Tuesday's monthly police services board meeting as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving officer of the year.