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CN ON: Editorial: Right Cause, But Wrong Guy In Botched Bust

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:00
Ottawa Sun, 02 Aug 2017 - When a man loses his home because of over-zealous - or mistaken - police work, hard questions need to be answered. We refer to the case of Royston Christie, 61. Cops booted in his door and hauled him off for allegedly trafficking fentanyl in April.
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CN MB: Panel To Demystify Pot Rules For Elite Athletes

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:00
Metro, 03 Aug 2017 - Educational materials put together for Canadians When Canada legalizes cannabis, Canadian athletes of all levels-including those vying for or competing in the Canada Games-will still have to be careful not to contravene anti-doping rules.
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US NJ: Editorial: Adding One More Needed Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:00
Herald News, 01 Aug 2017 - When it comes to the state's medical marijuana law, progress has come in increments rather than great strides. New Jersey's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, state law since 2010, has been implemented ever so slowly under Gov. Chris Christie, who has never hidden his disdain for the law. Yet those disappointed by the snail's pace of the law, and the establishment of new medical marijuana centers, have new reason to take heart.
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Canada: Editorial: When It Comes To Pot Rules, We're In A Daze

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:00
Globe and Mail, 04 Aug 2017 - If the legislative timeline holds, it will be possible for Canadians to legally buy marijuana by this time next year. But as revealed by the news this week that a major Canadian clearing house may refuse to settle some share trades involving cannabis firms, far too many questions remain unanswered.
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CN NS: Green, Gray Or Black And White?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:00
The Victoria Standard, 01 Aug 2017 - Victoria County's first and only medical marijuana dispensary opened in June. It is listed with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks and has a CRA business number, a bank account and 25 clients. The RCMP are well aware of it. However, dispensaries are illegal in Canada. So how does it still exist? The Standard's Carolyn Barber explores the making og a gray area where some choose to roll the dice. GREEN
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CN AB: Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Continue To Climb

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:00
Medicine Hat News, 01 Aug 2017 - Number of patients has more than doubled in Alberta compared to last year The number of patients for whom medical marijuana is being prescribed has more than doubled in Alberta compared to last year, says the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta.
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CN BC: New Injection Site Opens Up

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:00
Metro, 28 Jul 2017 - Medical officer wants to offer other forms of consumption The first new supervised injection site in Vancouver since 2003 opened Thursday in the midst of the province's overdose crisis. Starting July 28, a small room off the reception area at Lookout Emergency Aid Society will host an estimated 200 to 300 people a day, seven days a week.
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CN ON: Task Force To Battle Fentanyl Crisis

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:00
The Record, 28 Jul 2017 - Cambridge mayor says group will offer solutions, but will take 'whole community to solve this problem' CAMBRIDGE - Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig says he's creating a city task force to find solutions to the fentanyl crisis plaguing his city.
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CN MB: Tories Seek Help On Marijuana Business

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 28 Jul 2017 - NDP says government-run Liquor Marts best initial option THE Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba will likely be the province's regulator for cannabis, although Justice Minister Heather Stefanson said "nothing is off the table," 11 months before Canadians will be able to legally buy it over the counter.
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CN BC: Vancouver's Third Supervised Injection Site Opens Friday In

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:00
Vancouver 24hours, 28 Jul 2017 - Vancouver Coastal Health will open the doors to Vancouver's newest supervised injection site on Friday in the Downtown Eastside. The Powell Street Getaway, located near Oppenheimer Park at 528 Powell St., will be the third such facility in Vancouver. The Dr. Peter Centre, an HIV-AIDS clinic, has offered supervised injection along with other services in Vancouver's West End since 2002, while the Downtown Eastside's Insite facility was the first sanctioned supervised injection site in North America when it opened in 2003.
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