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CN BC: Quesnel Council Council Digs Into Cannabis Legalization

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:00
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.
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CN ON: Ontario Takes First Steps To Roll Out Pot Stores

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:00
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.
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CN AB: NDP To Roll Out Its Cannabis Legislation In Fall Sitting

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:00
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.
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CN AB: Column: Despite Fanfare, Medical Benefits Of Marijuana Remain

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:00
Medicine Hat News, 28 Oct 2017 - Many Canadians can hardly wait for the day that the recreational use of marijuanabecomes legal. As a medical 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 out of the gate 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 marijuanabecomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this so-called "miracle drug."
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CN AB: Former Cop Urges Caution Regarding Cannabis In The Workplace

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:00
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.
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CN BC: Neis Excuses Herself From Pot Talk

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:00
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.
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CN BC: Council Blowing Smoke For Provincial Government

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:00
The Daily Courier, 27 Oct 2017 - COUNCIL BLOWING SMOKE FOR PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT At a special council meeting, Tuesday city council lit up its marijuana advice for the provincial government. Mayor Doug Findlater and his council provided feedback for the ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General on the legalization of non-medical marijuana. Council came up with these suggestions:
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CN AB: Editorial: Hands Off The Weed!

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:00
The Calgary Sun, 27 Oct 2017 - To paraphrase rock outfit The White Stripes: Premier Rachel Notley, we've said it once before but it bears repeating. Do not listen to public sector unions when it comes to marijuana sales in Alberta.
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Can cannabis help you get in shape? - OCRegister

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 22:56

OCRegister

Can cannabis help you get in shape?
OCRegister
Some are tapping into marijuana's psychoactive effects to quiet the brain during intense yoga sessions and other mind-oriented sports, such as running or swimming. Others use cannabis products that don't make them high but, instead, create effects that ...

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Could marijuana be an aphrodisiac? - News-Medical.net

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:21

News-Medical.net

Could marijuana be an aphrodisiac?
News-Medical.net
A new study is the first to show that regular use of marijuana or cannabis is linked to having more sex. The study by the Stanford researchers assessed the use of marijuana and frequency of sexual intercourse among participants in the United States ...
High libido? Cannabis smokers have 20% more sex, researchers ...The Guardian
Sex and drugs: US study links marijuana use to more intercourseEyewitness News
Scientists find that cannabis smokers are getting much more sex that the rest of usMirror.co.uk
Inquirer.net -New Haven Register
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Consider options before deciding who produces cannabis: US researcher - Edmonton Journal

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 17:46

Edmonton Journal

Consider options before deciding who produces cannabis: US researcher
Edmonton Journal
Jonathan Caulkins is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He has spent most of the last decade studying cannabis legalization and will be in Edmonton for a cannabis research forum on October, 30, 2017. Supplied Cooper Kostelic Cooper Kostelic.

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Emmanuel Macron cracks joke after smelling marijuana while meeting youngsters on French Guiana trip - The Independent

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The Independent

Emmanuel Macron cracks joke after smelling marijuana while meeting youngsters on French Guiana trip
The Independent
Emmanuel Macron cracked some jokes after smelling the fumes of marijuana when meeting a group of youngsters in French Guiana. The French president, who was posing for a picture when he caught a whiff of the drug, teased the group of young people by ...
'Won't help your schoolwork': Emmanuel Macron sniffs marijuana on ...The Guardian
Macron warns youngsters as he sniffs marijuana on French Guiana tripSky News
Macron sniffs out marijuana on Guiana tripThe Local France

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Big Brewer Makes a Play for Marijuana Beverages - Wall Street Journal

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:01

Wall Street Journal

Big Brewer Makes a Play for Marijuana Beverages
Wall Street Journal
The U.S. distributor of Corona beer is chasing a new type of buzz. Constellation Brands Inc. STZ 0.08% has agreed to take a 9.9% stake in Canopy Growth Corp. WEED -1.24% , a Canadian marijuana company, and plans to work with the grower to develop ...

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Big business of cannabis highlighted at Ottawa Expo - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 09:51

CBC.ca

Big business of cannabis highlighted at Ottawa Expo
CBC.ca
Even though it is a marijuana expo, cannabis and other products containing THC are not being sold or displayed, organizers said. The expo is restricted to those 19 or older, the age the Ontario government announced last month a resident would have to ...

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Confusion coming with California's legal marijuana - PBS NewsHour

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 09:19

PBS NewsHour

Confusion coming with California's legal marijuana
PBS NewsHour
In general, California will treat cannabis like alcohol, allowing people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce and grow six marijuana plants at home. Come January, the newly legalized recreational sales will be merged with the state's two ...

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Warning of Marijuana Halloween Candy Derided as Scare Tactic - Snopes.com

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 07:22

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Warning of Marijuana Halloween Candy Derided as Scare Tactic
Snopes.com
The warning cites the case of a 10-year-old New York boy who police said became ill after eating candy infused with cannabis found in the back seat of his family's car, but that had nothing to do with Halloween. Advocates say marijuana candy has ...
New Jersey warns parents to be on the lookout for marijuana-laced candy this Halloweenmyfox8.com
Police ask parents to inspect Halloween candy for possible marijuana-laced productsMassLive.com

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OH: Youngstown news, Drug addiction has long tradition in US

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 00:54
vindy.com President Donald Trump said: b Nobody has seen anything like whatb s going on now.b There was an outbreak after the Civil War when soldiers and others became addicted to a new pharmaceutical called morphine. There was an outbreak after the Civil War when soldiers and others became addicted to a new pharmaceutical called morphine. (Sun Oct 29 18:54:04 2017 PDT)
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OR: FBI's use of foreign intelligence driving privacy debate - KPIC

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 00:49
kpic.com (US) Educators, police team up to teach class as marijuana repeatedly turns up at Roseburg High Walgreens to stock opioid overdose drug Narcan at al... (Sun Oct 29 21:49:04 2017 PDT)
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