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CN BC: A Growth Industry
Couple wants to open medical cannabis dispensary in Kimberley Medical marijuana is a growth industry, says Tamara Duggan of Kimberley. Duggan and her husband, Rod, were at Kimberley City Council on Monday evening, informing Council of their plans to open Tamarack Dispensaries, purveyors of high quality medicinal cannabis products, in Kimberley.
CN ON: Busts Are Fewer, But Seizures Larger
Drug dealers from Ottawa and southern Ontario continue to target North Bay, viewing it as a lucrative market.
CN BC: Couple Wants To Open Medical Cannabis Dispensary
Medical marijuana is a growth industry, says Tamara Duggan of Kimberley. Duggan and her husband, Rod, were at Kimberley City Council on Monday evening, informing Council of their plans to open Tamarack Dispensaries, purveyors of high quality medicinal cannabis products, in Kimberley.
CN ON: Cannabis Culture Blows Up In The Big Smoke
Another 420 is around the corner, and T.O.'s profile as a hotbed of weed culture continues to grow, but prohibition keeps us from putting up plaques at historic sites

Opinions

CN BC: Column: Self-entitlement Carried To Dangerous Highs
There is considerable evidence that narcissism is on the rise, particularly among the young. Many studies show that greater numbers of young people now score higher on standardized tests for narcissism than older folks or young people a generation or two ago.
CN SN: Editorial: Needle Numbers An Uncomfortable Poke
The numbers are staggering and frightening and raise many questions about our future. In recent days the Daily Herald has been looking at the issue of discarded needles that are being disposed of by intravenous drug users in and around Prince Albert.
US AZ: Column: 420
Maryjane, Weed, Dope, Pot ... Whatever You Want to Call It, It Has Taken Root to Call Tucson Home
CN ON: Politicians Agree To Ignore The Evidence With Bill
There was rare harmony between our federal, provincial and local politicians last week as they gathered to announce the feds' $62-million contribution to the Ottawa River Action Plan.

Letters

CN BC: Vote For Cannabis
Re: letter to the editor 'Weed and autism,' (The NEWS, April 9) Depriving needy children of CBD without THC is much worse than "sad" - it's criminal. Indeed, families from many different states have relocated to Colorado so they can have access to the relatively safe God-given plant.
US OR: Discriminating Against Pot Users In Employment
Let's be honest ("New pot law will not change drug testing," April 12, 2015). Firing responsible employees who use cannabis (marijuana) after work when they could drink whiskey is discrimination, plain and simple. It's getting more difficult to legally discriminate against one another and although it's historically challenging to break discriminatory habits, this one needs to go.
US CA: It's Alive!
Grant Scott-Goforth is mistaken to equate ending cannabis (marijuana) prohibition with an experiment ("Give It Away Now," April 9). Like the original prohibition with alcohol, which historically is known as the Grand Experiment, the sequel, with cannabis, is the experiment. More like a Frankenstein experiment.
CN BC: Dr. Peter Centre Doesn't Break The Law With Drug
Re: "Vancouver Coastal Health considers more drug injection sites," April 1. Mike Howell's article repeatedly makes the incorrect assertion that the Dr. Peter Centre "illegally" offers supervised injection services.
US WA: Letter: Share Revenue From Marijuana Tax
In November 2012, Washington state voters approved Initiative 502 legalizing recreational marijuana. Part of the appeal of legalization was the potential of a new revenue source for cities.
CN QU: Cannabis Should Be Decriminalized
The prime minister steadfastly refuses to decriminalize cannabis. Cigarette smoking is legal, unhealthy, addictive and taxable, an important revenue for governments. Pot is illegal, unhealthy, addictive and very costly to enforce. For criminal gangs, its sale is a wonderful source of income. To decriminalize marijuana could generate taxes and eliminate the cost of law enforcement. The taxes can be used to teach young people to avoid smoking altogether.
US TX: Marijuana Prohibition
Regarding "Wise counsel" (Page B8, Thursday), Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland is to be commended for speaking out against marijuana prohibition.