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CANADA: Editorial - Burnaby Now

Drug News Bot - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:04
burnabynewsleader.com [Plecas was a ...] So we applaud B.C.b s new Speaker of the House, Darryl Plecasb s attempt to bring a bit more civility into the legislature. So we applaud B.C.b s new Speaker of the House, Darryl Plecasb s attempt to bring a bit more civility into the legislature. Plecas... (Sat Nov 11 02:04:38 2017 PST) [$drug_related(95%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $prohibitionist(95%), $government_prohib(95%), $chemicals(50%), $plants(55%), $sedative(55%), $euphoriant(55%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $alcohol(50%), $poppy(55%), $youth(60%)]
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CANADA: B.C. launches new drug-checking program, expands fentanyl testing - Barriere Star Journal

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:01
barrierestarjournal.com (US) Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy said drug checking is an integral piece to preventing overdoses. (Sat Nov 11 02:01:40 2017 PST)
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INTERNATIONAL: Noll koll av "medicinsk marijuana" - Drugnews

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:01
drugnews.nu (Europe) Noll koll av "medicinsk marijuana" - Drugnews "Nej, Sverige ska inte legalisera cannabis" WFAD MP-ledamot C6ppnar fC6r tillC%ta cannabis ... (Sat Nov 11 01:01:27 2017 PST)
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CANADA: 'The Opioid Crisis' - Barrie Examiner

Drug News Bot - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:01
thebarrieexaminer.com (Canada) 'The Opioid Crisis' ! Barrie Examiner South Simcoe police and Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit are hosting community presentations next week on 'The Opioid Crisis'. (Sat Nov 11 02:01:19 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme3(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $meeting(60%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Noll koll av "medicinsk marijuana" - Drugnews

Drug News Bot - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:01
drugnews.nu (Europe) Noll koll av "medicinsk marijuana" - Drugnews "Nej, Sverige ska inte legalisera cannabis" WFAD MP-ledamot C6ppnar fC6r tillC%ta cannabis ... (Sat Nov 11 01:01:27 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(98%), $propaganda_theme1(75%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $use_is_abuse(75%), $propaganda_theme4(75%), $propaganda_theme7(98%), $dissent_attacked(60%), $propaganda_theme8(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_ngo(100%), $drug_policy(100%), $prohibitionist(66%), $government_prohib(66%), $prohibition_agency(66%), $prohibitionist_ngo(100%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $narcotic(100%), $cannabis(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $school(100%)]
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CN NS: Column: Strictly Regulated Legal Pot Environment Expected

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
The News, 09 Nov 2017 - Nova Scotians thinking that next July they'll be able to nip down to the corner pot shop whenever they want, might want to chill until they see the province's plan. Cannabis will be legal next summer, but the rules and regulations are yet to come and Nova Scotia, along with the other Atlantic Provinces, will create tightly controlled, strictly regulated environments.
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CN ON: OPED: Still Much To Learn About Pot

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
The Sun Times, 09 Nov 2017 - Many Canadians can hardly wait for the day that the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal. As a doctor, I'm far less enthusiastic. I worry about two things: the experimental nature of marijuana in medical practice, and the public health consequences of legalized marijuana. Before you write me off as overly prudish or an anti-marijuana conservative, let me say that I'm not opposed to legalized marijuana in principle. I'm just paying attention to the evidence, or rather, the lack of it. My concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this drug.
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CN MB: Column: Union Needs To Get Real

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
Winnipeg Sun, 09 Nov 2017 - MGEU off-base when it comes to private pot stores Manitoba's largest union is accusing the Pallister government of compromising the safety of Manitobans and foregoing millions in profits by allowing private retailers to sell marijuana once it becomes legal next year.
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CN BC: Column: Marketing Marijuana

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
Vancouver 24hours, 09 Nov 2017 - The guidelines are strict but it won't matter According to new marijuana marketing guidelines released Wednesday by The Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Branding after working with Advertising Standards Canada, companies marketing marijuana will not be able to use animals to sell pot nor will be they be able to promote the use of cannabis itself ( just brand preference) and they will be required to advertise in places where over 70 per cent of the audience is adult (or above the age of majority in the particular province).
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CN NS: Column: Elderly Being Left Out Of Cannabis Discussions

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
Chronicle Herald, 07 Nov 2017 - For months, Ralph (all names have been changed), neighbour to my friend The Chairman, has left his house only for doctor visits and a couple of hospital stints. That's not for lack of trying. Prescribed mind-numbing meds put the former coal miner into a fog. Several times he insisted that he needed to go outside, rolled his wheelchair to the front door, tried to stand but instead tumbled, like laundry out of a basket, like a milk bottle smashed on the floor.
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CN MB: Budding Opportunity

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
Winnipeg Sun, 10 Nov 2017 - Legal pot sales could lead to $95M annual profits for province Legal pot sales in Manitoba could raise as much as $95 million a year for government after five years if the province could take over 80% of the black market, according to recent figures released by the Pallister government.
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CN ON: OPED: How Canada Can Properly Deal With The Opioid Crisis

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 07 Nov 2017 - Canada's response to the opioid crisis has been fragmented and marginally effective at best. We deserve a better approach, and the answers are out there. Other countries are effectively dealing with the issue and Canada should be more open to learning from them. There are several key steps we can take to ensure Canadians with addiction can lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. First, we need to recognize this is actually a crisis. Do you remember SARS and how it impacted every Canadian with a focused response from our public health teams? Forty-four Canadians died from SARS. How about AIDS at its peak in 1995? We all were aware of the crisis and as Canadians we worked together diligently to help. That year about 1,400 people died from AIDS. Compare this to over 2,400 Canadians dying from opioid overdoses in 2016 and the number likely to double in 2017.
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CN ON: No Marijuana Store For Brantford, Yet

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
The Expositor, 07 Nov 2017 - Mayor Chris Friel says he isn't surprised that Brantford is not among the first Ontario cities selected to have legal marijuana stores by next July. "All of the cities on the list have had problems with illegal dispensaries," Friel said Monday.
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CN MB: Pallister Hints Private Sector Will Be Part Of Pot Sales

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
Winnipeg Sun, 07 Nov 2017 - WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister signalled Monday that the province's private sector will be involved in the distribution of marijuana when recreational use is legalized next July. Pallister said details of the provincial plan to govern cannabis would be released Tuesday. He rejected earlier statements from the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union that sales should be done exclusively through government-run stores.
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'Federal Government must be smoking something': Provinces balk at Ottawa's marijuana tax plan - BNN

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:20

BNN

'Federal Government must be smoking something': Provinces balk at Ottawa's marijuana tax plan
BNN
They say that type of tax distribution would simply be unfair, given the extra costs provinces will end up shouldering as they prepare for the legalization of recreational cannabis in July of 2018. “The federal government must be smoking something to ...
Edmonton left out of marijuana talks as Alberta rejects Ottawa's proposalCBC.ca
Alberta slams Ottawa over proposed split on marijuana taxEdmonton Journal
Alberta to fight federal government's cannabis-tax 'clawback'The Globe and Mail
CTV News -Macleans.ca
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In California, This Candidate Hopes a Cannabis Tax Plan Boosts His Profile - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:33

Leafly

In California, This Candidate Hopes a Cannabis Tax Plan Boosts His Profile
Leafly
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a non-announced candidate for California governor, speaks at a Nov. 9, 2016, news conference after California voters legalized marijuana. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). For the past year, Chiang has headed California's 18-member Cannabis ...

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Maryland May See Medical Cannabis This Month, but Diversity Issues Loom Large - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:19

Leafly

Maryland May See Medical Cannabis This Month, but Diversity Issues Loom Large
Leafly
Cannabis companies have said that the drug is likely to be available to patients this month. ForwardGro Inc., the first licensed medical marijuana grower, successfully passed the state's cannabis assessment this year, said Darrell Carrington, the ...
Think you'll be able to buy recreational marijuana in Sacramento Jan. 1? Think againSacramento Bee
New Jersey could become the next legal pot state - Nov. 10, 2017CNNMoney
In The Age Of Legalization, Talking To Kids About Marijuana Gets TougherNPR
The San Diego Union-Tribune -Time Out (blog) -Inverse -NJ.com
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Pro-cannabis respondents smoke dissidents - Whitehorse Star

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:43

Whitehorse Star

Pro-cannabis respondents smoke dissidents
Whitehorse Star
A significant majority of Yukoners are behind the federal government's plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use and believe it's acceptable to occasionally use the drug for exactly that reason. Those findings are in the results from the Yukon ...

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Nova Scotia's first legal crop of marijuana could sprout in June - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:39

CBC.ca

Nova Scotia's first legal crop of marijuana could sprout in June
CBC.ca
Nova Scotia's first licensed cannabis producer could be ready to sell medical marijuana this spring, the company said Friday. The Wentworth Valley-based Breathing Green Solutions was added to Health Canada's authorized list Friday. It's the only one ...
Nova Scotia gets its first licensed marijuana producer: Breathing Green SolutionsGlobalnews.ca

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Provinces split on plans for legal marijuana sales | Toronto Star - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:21

Toronto Star

Provinces split on plans for legal marijuana sales | Toronto Star
Toronto Star
Ontario wants to sell cannabis through LCBO stores, but western provinces seem inclined to follow Manitoba's model of distributing the product through private ...

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