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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.

CN AB: Pot Committee Created

November 3, 2017 - 3:00am
Metro, 03 Nov 2017 - Feds plan to legalize recreational pot by July 2018 The day of cannabis legalization looms over local governments and law enforcement - including Calgary police - but they're taking it in stride. At the October Calgary Police Commission meeting, CPS chief Roger Chaffin said the best time to know the exact legislation to come on July 1 would have been "in the past," but said they're already taking steps to address legalization now.

CN NF: Judge Rules Evidence Inadmissible In Marijuana Trafficking

November 3, 2017 - 3:00am
The Telegram, 03 Nov 2017 - One man acquitted as a result; trial for his co-accused is underway in St. John's A Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court judge has ruled evidence in a drug trafficking case - 62 pounds of marijuana - is inadmissible at the trial of one of two men charged.

US: Trump's Opioid Commission Releases Report Funding A Common Theme

November 2, 2017 - 3:00am
Hartford Courant, 02 Nov 2017 - In an expansive report released Thursday that ranges from enforcement to treatment and research, President Donald Trump's opioid commission repeatedly discussed issues with funding to combat the deadly opioid crisis. "The Commission urges Congress to respond to the President's declaration of a public health emergency and fulfill their constitutionally delegated duty and appropriate sufficient funds to implement the Commission's recommendation," the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis wrote in the lengthy report.

US: Stop Saying Marijuana Cures Cancer, FDA Warns

November 2, 2017 - 3:00am
New York Times, 02 Nov 2017 - WASHINGTON - Everyday Advanced Hemp Oil, Bosom Lotion and CBD Edibles Gummie Men may have their fans, but the Food and Drug Administration is not among them. Four companies selling those and dozens of other marijuana-derived dietary supplements have been warned by the F.D.A. to stop pitching their products as cures for cancer, a common but unproven claim in the industry.

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.

CN ON: Ontario Takes First Steps To Roll Out Pot Stores

October 28, 2017 - 3:00am
The Record, 28 Oct 2017 - TORONTO - Municipalities in Ontario will find out in the coming weeks where the government wants to locate the first batch of provincially run cannabis stores once recreational marijuana is legalized next summer. In a letter to local authorities sent Friday, Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Ontario's store roll out aims to achieve the right geographic distribution across the province and to reduce the number of illegal marijuana dispensaries that have opened since the federal government announced its plans to legalize pot.

CN AB: NDP To Roll Out Its Cannabis Legislation In Fall Sitting

October 28, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 28 Oct 2017 - Alberta will introduce legislation laying out its plan for cannabis legalization, and also make a final call on whether storefront sales will be managed by government monopoly or private interests, before the end of the year. Alberta laid out the broad strokes of its cannabis plan earlier this month. But NDP government House Leader Brian Mason said Friday the province will introduce two pieces of legislation in the fall sitting: One will deal with the road-safety and impairment aspects of cannabis and the other dealing with cannabis regulation, including distribution, sales, where it can be consumed and the minimum legal age. He added that, across the country, everyone is scrambling to have their own province-specific laws in place before Ottawa's July 1, 2018, deadline for recreational marijuana legalization.

CN AB: Former Cop Urges Caution Regarding Cannabis In The Workplace

October 28, 2017 - 3:00am
Medicine Hat News, 28 Oct 2017 - Ed Secondiak began his Friday lecture on cannabis in the workplace by cautioning against potential dangers of the soon-to-be-legalized substance. "We would consider marijuana a dangerous drug simply because impairment is not recognized by the individual or perhaps the person (working) with them," said Secondiak, a former drug enforcement RCMP officer who now works with ECS Safety.

CN BC: Quesnel Council Council Digs Into Cannabis Legalization

October 27, 2017 - 3:00am
Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 27 Oct 2017 - Mayor and council of the City of Quesnel developed, discussed and passed a response to provincial government for policy considerations for a regulatory framework for non-medical cannabis in British Columbia at its Oct. 24 meeting. Following the 2015 federal election, the Liberal government started working on its campaign promise to legalize cannabis across the country.

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.