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CN BC: Council Wants Public Input

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:00
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 24 Aug 2017 - Dispensary looking for temporary use licence Despite some members of Qualicum Beach council being unsure on whether to allow a marijuana dispensary in town, council is ready to hear from the public on the topic.
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CN ON: Dozens Making Use Of New Safe-Injection Site

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:00
Toronto Star, 27 Aug 2017 - Temporary clinic has been open for a week in building at Victoria and Dundas Sts. It has been nearly one week since Toronto opened its first city-run site for people to use illegal intravenous drugs and, so far, three dozen people have used the controversial service.
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CN ON: Park Your Pop-Up Here

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:00
Ottawa Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - Sandy Hill centre lot offered to supervised-injection group The Sandy Hill Community Health Centre has temporarily offered its parking lot to an unsanctioned "popup" group as the centre tries to move up the opening date of its own federally approved supervised injection site.
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CN BC: Flying Flag For Craft Pot

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:00
The Calgary Sun, 28 Aug 2017 - Three years ago, Karen moved her pungent garden into an outbuilding in the heavily timbered mountains outside Nelson. Under metal-hooded halide lamps and its own ventilation system, the woman soil-cultivates about 250 marijuana plants at various stages of growth, an operation that yields about 14 kg of bud every two months.
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CN AB: Local Doc Says Pot Not The Be All, End All

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:00
Medicine Hat News, 25 Aug 2017 - Cannabis will not be the panacea everyone with an ailment is thinking it will be, says a local physician, and it is going to challenge law enforcement when it comes to impaired driving. "If there ever has been an issue in medicine as clouded by opinion and ignorance, it is medical cannabis," said Dr. Gaylord Wardell, anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Medicine Hat.
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CN BC: B.C. Medical Marijuana Firm Issues Recall Over Tainted Drugs

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:00
Globe and Mail, 25 Aug 2017 - A Vancouver Island medical marijuana producer has recalled products sold last year after a spot test of its supply by Health Canada showed two pesticides present in a sample of cannabis oil. The recall announced Thursday stems from a crackdown by the federal department in March after months of product recalls dogged the medical-cannabis industry, which is set to make billions of dollars once Ottawa legalizes the drug for recreational use.
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Canada: OPED: The Hidden Complexities In Substance Addiction

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:00
Globe and Mail, 25 Aug 2017 - Abstinence is seen as the key to sobriety, but the closer you look at those struggling, the clearer you see the real problem is pain Recently, a reporter asked me a question regarding First Nations' perspectives on abstinence and harm reduction as they relate to the public-health overdose emergency. I am still thinking about that question, as it is only recently that my own mind has changed on this subject.
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