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INTERNATIONAL: LA$ttlA$st om myter kring marijuana - Drugnews

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:03
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INTERNATIONAL: Fler unga vA%rdas for drogmissbruk - Drugnews

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INTERNATIONAL: LA$ttlA$st om myter kring marijuana - Drugnews

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CN BC: Revelstoke Secondary School Receives Naloxone Kits

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
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.
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CN BC: Editorial: Better Safe Than Sorry

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - The fentanyl crisis in B.C. continues to worsen. In the past five years, the province has gone from 12 fentanyl-related deaths to 823 between between January and August this year. There have been no fentanyl-related deaths reported in Revelstoke, but RCMP still believe that the powerful opioid has made its way into the community.
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CN BC: Editorial: Lighting Up The Economy

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
Penticton Western, 08 Nov 2017 - Being illegal - for now - makes it hard to pin down just how big the market for marijuana is, but one estimate suggests it's at least as large as hard liquor sales, about $5 billion annually. The report, from financial services firm Deloitte, estimates the market for legalized recreational marijuana could give Canada's economy a $22.6 billion annual boost when you include growers, equipment suppliers and the like.
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CN BC: Schools Tackle Drug Use

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
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.
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CN BC: Column: D-E-C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L-I-Z-E

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
Kamloops This Week, 10 Nov 2017 - A quarter-century ago, Abbotsford had its moment of clarity with respect to drugs and gangs. After repeated denials by the city's municipal police department that gangs were active in the Fraser Valley city, the truth was laid bare when 18-year-old Kirby Martin was shot and killed in a parking lot of a mall along the city's main strip, South Fraser Way.
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CN ON: Wynne Down On Ottawa's Marijuana Tax Proposals

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
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.
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CN AB: Alberta To Fight Ottawa's Cannabis-Tax 'Clawback'

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Canada: Plan To Tax Medical Marijuana Spurs Outrage

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
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.
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CN ON: A Awaiting A Game For Local Impact Of Pot Legalization

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Creso welcomes Canada's proposed cannabis tax regime - Finfeed

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:06

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Creso welcomes Canada's proposed cannabis tax regime
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Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH) has welcomed the weekend's announcement from the Trudeau government in Canada, proposing a tax of C$1 per gram of legalised recreational marijuana. The announcement states that the tax should not exceed C$1 per gram, ...
Looking for Double-Digit Growth? Look North at Canada's Cannabis IndustryInvestorplace.com

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A push for Medical Cannabis - ABS-CBN News

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 18:39

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A push for Medical Cannabis
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Members and supporters of the Philippine Cannabis Compassionate Society march to push for the legalization of medical cannabis, around the Quezon Memorial Circle on Sunday . The group urged the government to pass HB 6517 or the 'Philippine ...

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OPINION: Ontarians trust pharmacists to dispense medicinal cannabis, data shows - Toronto Sun

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 17:41

Toronto Sun

OPINION: Ontarians trust pharmacists to dispense medicinal cannabis, data shows
Toronto Sun
New data commissioned by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) shows Ontarians overwhelmingly support pharmacists dispensing medicinal cannabis. More than seven in 10 Ontario adults agree that patients should be able to obtain medicinal ...

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Christopher Biggins was 'completely out of it' after eating cannabis laced ice cream - The Sun

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 16:27

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Christopher Biggins was 'completely out of it' after eating cannabis laced ice cream
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"Marijuana in America is so clean. We were very impressed when we went round cannabis factories – they even played Bob Marley music to the plants!” While Christopher's return to public life is an entertaining, if divisive, one, he is planning to slow ...

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Jeff Sessions Sued by 12-Year-Old Girl to Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Alternet - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 07:57
The sixth-grader hasn’t had a seizure in two years.

Alexis Bortell, a 12-year-old girl who lives in Colorado, is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the nation's federal prohibition of medical marijuana.

Bortell and her parents moved to the state from Texas in order to legally receive a strain of medicinal marijuana to help her battle epilepsy, KDVR reported.

"As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because it's illegal in Texas," Bortell said.

While her family lived in Texas, Bortell said traditional medicine did little to help the seizures she suffers from, and doctors had recommended brain surgery, KDVR reported.

One pediatrician presented her with a different option, medicinal marijuana, but it would ultimately require her to leave Texas.

After the family moved, the sixth-grader was treated with a medicinal marijuana strain titled "Haleigh's Hope." With just a single drop in the morning, and at night, Bortell hasn't suffered a seizure for a little more than two years, KDVR reported.

"I'd say it`s a lot better than brain surgery," Bortell said.

"I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home," Bortell said, when asked why she joined the lawsuit.

Marijuana has long been classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Schedule I narcotic, placing it in the same category as ecstacy, and LSD. Marijuana is listed as more dangerous than Schedule II narcotics such as cocaine, and methamphetamine.

"How is that rationale? It's not compassionate either, but rationality? It's just outrageous," the girl's father, Dean Bortell, said. "When you look at it from a distance and you see it saving their lives, me as a father and an American, I go, what are we doing? How could you possibly look at someone who`s benefiting from this as a medicine and threaten to take it away?"

While medical marijuana has been legalized in 29 states, as well as Washington D.C., it's still federally illegal.

Along with Bortell in the lawsuit is another child, a military veteran, a marijuana advocacy group and former Denver Broncos football player Marvin Washington, KDVR reported.

While the lawsuit is certainly a long shot, it represents a larger progressive push for marijuana whether it's for recreational use or medicinal use.

Sessions has a well-known record of being opposed to marijuana in any capacity, even for medicinal purposes. His position on marijuana is starkly contrasted by public opinion, as 64 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, an all-time high.

The numbers for medicinal marijuana are even higher, as 88 percent of Americans believe it should be legal.

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Veterans in New York can now get medical marijuana to treat PTSD - NewYorkUpstate.com

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 06:39

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Veterans in New York can now get medical marijuana to treat PTSD
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Veterans and other people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder can now obtain medical marijuana as treatment. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Saturday signed a bill allowing people with PTSD to obtain medical marijuana with a doctor's ...
NY Gov Cuomo Signs Bill Approving Medical Marijuana to Treat PTSDThe Jewish Press - JewishPress.com
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Marijuana producers want advertising rules akin to alcohol, not ... - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 05:42

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Marijuana producers want advertising rules akin to alcohol, not ...
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A coalition of licensed marijuana producers are urging Canadian, provincial and territorial governments to adopt looser advertising guidelines such as allowing ...
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