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US MI: You Can Be Fired For Medical Marijuana. Advocates Want That To

November 13, 2017 - 3:00am
Detroit Free Press, 13 Nov 2017 - Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? Joseph Casias injured his knee at the Battle Creek Wal-Mart where he worked in 2009. Per company policy, he took a drug test. It came back positive.

CN BC: Schools Tackle Drug Use

November 12, 2017 - 3:00am
The Morning Star, 12 Nov 2017 - The Vernon School District is taking a proactive approach to battling the opioid crisis. Rather than waiting for drug problems to develop, school counsellors, backed by the district, are tackling potential problems before they materialize through a new program.

US NY: NY Governor Signs Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD

November 11, 2017 - 3:00am
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Nov 2017 - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed Saturday to mark Veterans Day.

CN ON: Wynne Down On Ottawa's Marijuana Tax Proposals

November 11, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 11 Nov 2017 - $1 per gram plan revealed, but premier says provinces will carry an unfair burden OTTAWA- The federal government formally rolled out details Friday of its tax plan for legalized marijuana, proposing a combined federal-provincial excise tax capped at 10 per cent, or $1 per gram, with the revenue haul split equally with provinces.

CN AB: Alberta To Fight Ottawa's Cannabis-Tax 'Clawback'

November 11, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 11 Nov 2017 - Alberta will introduce legislation as soon as next week to allow the establishment of private cannabis stores, and will also launch a battle with Ottawa over how to split the tax revenue from the drug sales. Late Friday, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci held a news conference to slam the federal government's proposal that Ottawa get 50 per cent of the excise tax on marijuana products. The provinces and territories would receive the other half.

Canada: Plan To Tax Medical Marijuana Spurs Outrage

November 11, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 11 Nov 2017 - Advocates say Ottawa's proposed excise levy will simply penalize the sick The federal government has angered proponents of medical cannabis and the opposition by announcing that its planned excise tax on recreational products will also apply to marijuana that is used to treat various illnesses.

CN ON: A Awaiting A Game For Local Impact Of Pot Legalization

November 11, 2017 - 3:00am
The Beacon Herald, 11 Nov 2017 - Mayor Dan Mathieson said it was to be expected that Stratford wasn't included in the first wave of municipalities chosen by the province to have government-run marijuana outlets by next year. But more information will be needed from upper levels of governments, he added, to determine the real impacts the rollout of the proposed legislation will have in the city and whether not being included in the first wave was a positive or negative development.

Canada: Provinces Split On How To Sell Cannabis

November 11, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 11 Nov 2017 - Western regions may pass sales off to private retailers to try to thwart black market MONTREAL- A national split is emerging on marijuana legalization that pits Ontario and eastern provinces opting for total control over pot sales against private retail regimes emerging in the West.

Philippines: When Trump Meets The Philippines' Duterte, 'Drug War'

November 10, 2017 - 3:00am
Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov 2017 - In President Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines, the police, with his explicit support, have killed thousands of alleged drug dealers and users without due process, some while they were in jail, or asleep, or at home with their families. They allegedly shot a 17-year-old while he was in custody, then dumped his remains in an alley. The youngest victim was 4. Human rights groups, the U.S. Congress, the European Union and the United Nations have all condemned Duterte's "war on drugs." Yet when President Trump meets Duterte in Manila, it probably won't enter the conversation.

CN ON: Employers Get Help To Prepare For Legal Pot

November 10, 2017 - 3:00am
The Observer, 10 Nov 2017 - A workshop to help employers get ready for coming changes in Canada's marijuana laws is being offered Nov. 21 in Sarnia. The half-day Cannabis and the Workplace session, set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Lambton College Residence and Event Centre, is being organized by the Sarnia Lambton Workplace Wellness steering committee.

CN AB: Important To Be Informed About Marijuana, SACPA Told

November 10, 2017 - 3:00am
Lethbridge Herald, 10 Nov 2017 - A discussion on medicinal marijuana, its uses and who is using it was the on the menu at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs' weekly speakers series. Dr. Ife Abiola, medical director for the 420 Clinic, spoke on the drug and gave anecdotal information on many of the patents seen at the clinic.

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 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: 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.