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CN ON: Trial Hears Hamilton Cop Tipped Off Drug Dealers

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 13 Mar 2018 - Guns, gangs unit member has pleaded not guilty A suspended Hamilton police officer fed drug traffickers sensitive information and favours in return for cash payments, a Crown attorney said Monday during his opening address to a Toronto jury.
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CN NS: Marijuana Outlet Crackdown Makes No Sense, Says Criminologist

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:00
Truro Daily News, 14 Mar 2018 - The legalization of pot may be looming but that doesn't mean police are backing off their crackdown on the "grey" marijuana market. Most recently, RCMP in Colchester County raided the Community Compassion Centre in Bible Hill. They seized cash, marijuana, marijuana derivatives and drug paraphernalia, and charged Ricky Joseph Leclerc, 51, of Upper Kennetcook.
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CN ON: Friel Critical Of Govat Approach To Pot

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:00
The Expositor, 14 Mar 2018 - A provincial government commitment to provide $ 40 million to help municipalities cover the costs of pot legalization is a starting point, says Mayor Chris Friel. But Friel remains critical of the Ontario government's approach to the legalization of marijuana saying the increased law enforcement and safety costs are just one part of the overall picture.
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CN MB: Column: Drug Smuggling Has Become A Problem For Canada's

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:00
Winnipeg Sun, 13 Mar 2018 - The drugs have started eating away at our Punjabi youth. This disease has spread throughout North America. The desire to earn quick money without any hard work has pushed many Punjabi youth into drug trafficking.
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CN AB: Cannabis Survey Not Being Padded By Users

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:00
Medicine Hat News, 14 Mar 2018 - You can still have your say about cannabis restrictions in the community until Wednesday afternoon but concerns have been raised about people being able to submit more than one survey. "Yes, there are no restrictions based on IP addresses as this is city policy," said Jim Genge senior planner, planning and development services.
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CN ON: Cop Aided Drug Dealer To Gain His Trust?

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:00
Toronto Sun, 14 Mar 2018 - Suspended Hamilton cop Craig Ruthowsky revealed that he aided a drug dealer to cultivate his trust so he could snare a larger trafficker, his former best friend testified Tuesday. Sgt. James Paterson, who once considered himself Ruthowsky's "best friend," confronted Ruthowsky after he was suspended in 2012 while both were working for Hamilton's guns and gangs unit.
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N MB: Column: Let's Embrace Cannabis As Emerging Medical Breakthrough

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:00
Winnipeg Sun, 13 Mar 2018 - This summer, millennials, their anxious parents and users from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to Bay Street will get what they long believed was their right - the opportunity to toke up legally. That will be a seminal societal event (pun intended). However, what is attracting less attention than it should are breakthrough discoveries about how non-psychoactive cannabis extracts can alleviate suffering and treat diseases that afflict hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
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Pot shops face bans in most of Mass. - The Boston Globe

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:33

The Boston Globe

Pot shops face bans in most of Mass.
The Boston Globe
Marijuana companies will be banned from a majority of cities and towns in Massachusetts when recreational sales begin this summer, a Globe review has found, the latest indication that there will be fewer pot stores in the early going than many ...

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Feds reject three cannabis growers for every one accepted - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:05

Financial Post

Feds reject three cannabis growers for every one accepted
Financial Post
TORONTO — Even as the number of legal cannabis growers has grown rapidly, the federal government has denied three licence applications for every one it has accepted. As of Feb. 1, Health Canada, which oversees the legal medical marijuana program, had ...

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Stop Jeff Sessions From Busting Medical Marijuana, Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:05

Forbes

Stop Jeff Sessions From Busting Medical Marijuana, Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand
Forbes
"We respectfully request that you include language barring the Department of Justice from prosecuting those who comply with their state's medical marijuana laws," the lawmakers, led by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), wrote in ...

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Is Doug Ford's position on cannabis sales an opportunity for the NDP? - Macleans.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:04

Macleans.ca

Is Doug Ford's position on cannabis sales an opportunity for the NDP?
Macleans.ca
Legalizing pot was among Justin Trudeau's most memorable promises in his run for Prime Minister. The pledge attracted droves of supporters fed up with restrictions against a substance which, by many accounts, is far less harmful than alcohol. It may ...
Ford open to allowing cannabis in private stores 'maybe, down the road'iPolitics.ca

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Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:WEED) and Aurora Cannabis Inc Wrestle With 50-Day MA; Sector Direction at Stake - Midas Letter

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:53

Midas Letter

Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:WEED) and Aurora Cannabis Inc Wrestle With 50-Day MA; Sector Direction at Stake
Midas Letter
Keep in mind that Canopy Growth is outperforming the cannabis Life Sciences sector today. The company is currently higher 3.49%, up $1.09 to $32.30/share versus a paltry 0.79% generated by the benchmark Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (TSE ...
Aurora Cannabis is no longer a buy, Canaccord Genuity saysCantech Letter

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North Dakota now accepting applications to grow medical marijuana - The Cannabist

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:46

North Dakota now accepting applications to grow medical marijuana
The Cannabist
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Health Department on Friday began accepting applications from potential manufacturers of medical marijuana, though it's still unclear whether growers will need to comply with the state's anti-corporate farming law. The ...

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Outlaw weed comes into the light - Washington Post

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:29

Washington Post

Outlaw weed comes into the light
Washington Post
Cannabis” is now the preferred public term for “marijuana,” though in casual conversation it is still just “weed.” Basil Tolson lights up in Arcata, Calif. Tolson, who lives in Kentucky, said he appreciates the medical benefits of cannabis and hopes ...

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Suicidal Dairy Farmers Should Consider Marijuana Industry - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:23

Forbes

Suicidal Dairy Farmers Should Consider Marijuana Industry
Forbes
Mike Adams , Contributor I cover various facets of the cannabis culture. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Shutterstock. Dairy farmers all across the United States have been committing suicide at an alarming rate because their ...

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OR: 3-16-18: LUBA REVERSES JOSEPHINE COUNTY MARIJUANA ORDINANCE. - KMED-AM - Turning up YOUR voice - AM 1140 KMED

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:43
kmed.com (US) LUBA REVERSES JOSEPHINE COUNTY MARIJUANA ORDINANCE. - KMED-AM - Turning up YOUR voice - AM 1140 KMED A JOSEPHINE COUNTY MARIJUANA ORDINANCE HAS BEEN REVERSED BY THE OREGON LAND USE BOARD OF APPEALS. THE ORDINANCE WOULD HELP TO LIMIT THE USE OR GROWING OF MARIJUANA IN T... (Fri Mar 16 21:43:48 2018 PDT)
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OR: FBI Looking for Medford Resident Accused of Peddling Meth

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:34
kdrv.com (US) FBI Looking for Medford Resident Accused of Peddling Meth Alberto Honojosa pleaded guilty in April of 2016 to charges including the posse... (Fri Mar 16 21:34:11 2018 PDT)
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OR: Yurok Tribe to Regain Ownership of Blue Creek Salmon Habitat

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:34
kdrv.com (US) Marijuana Ordinance Reversed ... (Fri Mar 16 21:34:11 2018 PDT)
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OR: Coos K-9 tracks, captures Salem man who eluded police by car and on foot - KCBY

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:32
kcby.com (US) Coos K-9 tracks, captures Salem man who eluded police by car and on foot ! KCBY Police ID man shot, killed by officer following Keizer Pizza Hut robbery Police investigate after two toddlers found alone in McMinnville after midnight San Francisco embraces Amsterdam-style marijuana lounges Dance fundraiser scheduled for Coquille Police K-9 program Dance fundr... (Fri Mar 16 21:32:05 2018 PDT)
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