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CN ON: Politicians Back Group To Tackle Opioid Crisis

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:00
London Free Press, 19 Sep 2017 - While politicians were busy debating whether to create a new group to deal with an opioid crisis, community agencies went ahead and formed it themselves. That created a confusing conversation at a city hall committee on Monday night, when politicians debated the opioid crisis working group for the third time since Aug. 1.
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CN ON: Editorial: Publish Statistics

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 19 Sep 2017 - News that Toronto is one big step closer to a long-term safe injection site is most welcome, particularly as this city, like many in North America, grapples with a growing opioid addiction crisis. It's also a reminder of the important work ahead. In the month since a pop-up injection site opened in Moss Park, the volunteer staff has accommodated nearly 2,700 visits and administered 26 doses of naloxone, the antidote to these deadly drugs.
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CN NS: Column: Stirring The Pot On Legal Weed

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:00
Metro, 19 Sep 2017 - We need to figure out how to sell weed in Nova Scotia - we also need to get more stores to sell healthy food. Maybe we can use one problem to solve the other: allow stores to sell weed if they also offer a minimum quantity and quality of fruit and vegetables.
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CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot Selling Plan Goes From Bad To Worse

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Northumberland Today, 14 Sep 2017 - The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. I was browsing Ontario's sunshine list on Monday, the phone-book sized document that catalogues public-sector salaries of more than $100,000.
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CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot-Selling Plan Puffs Up Bureaucracy

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
The Delhi News-Record, 14 Sep 2017 - The Ontario Liberals, who couldn't organize a pee parade at a beer festival, are going into the retail marijuana business. This means another increase in the size of the already bloated bureaucracy. It also means the province will steamroll over entrepreneurs ready and able to do this right.
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US MA: Marijuana Rally On Boston Common Features Vendors, Music, And

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Boston Globe, 16 Sep 2017 - The Boston Freedom Rally was on Boston Common on Saturday. Thousands of people are expected to flock to Boston Common this weekend for the 28th annual Boston Freedom Rally - the first time the marijuana festival has been held since voters approved a ballot referendum last November legalizing the drug for recreational use.
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US PA: Patients Lose As Cannabis Industry Barters For Zoning In

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Sep 2017 - A pay-to-play system has developed between state-licensed cannabis operators and municipal governments across the country for local zoning. The same model has quickly materialized in Pennsylvania, and now one town has gone too far. Muhlenberg Township in Berks County was trying to squeeze a dispensary - - Franklin Bioscience LLC - for 5 percent of its annual profits.
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US CA: Pot Edibles That Look Like Gummy Bears Should Be Illegal To

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep 2017 - California companies would be prohibited from selling marijuana edibles made in the shape of a person, animal, insect or fruit under a measure given final legislative approval Thursday and sent to the governor for consideration. "We are trying to protect children," said Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored AB 350.
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CN ON: Pot Use Will Surge: Poll

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Sudbury Star, 19 Sep 2017 - More than a third of respondents plan to use legalized marijuana A new study by Sudbury-based researchers has found that 39 per cent, or 11.5 million adult Canadians intend to be cannabis consumers once the federal government's legalization plan becomes a reality.
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US PA: DA Candidate Endorses Safe Injection Sites For Heroin

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Sep 2017 - Democrat Larry Krasner, the front-runner to become Philadelphia's next district attorney, says he supports city-sanctioned spaces where people addicted to heroin can inject drugs under medical supervision and access treatment, a move advocates see as a promising step toward making the city the first in the U.S. to open such a site. His Republican opponent, Beth Grossman, says she's open to discussions on the matter.
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CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot Selling Plan Goes From Bad To Worse

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Packet & Times, 14 Sep 2017 - The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. I was browsing Ontario's sunshine list on Monday, the phone-book sized document that catalogues publicsector salaries of more than $100,000.
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CN ON: Jimi Hendrix's Best Christmas Present Ever

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 17 Sep 2017 - After getting arrested at Pearson for drug possession, trial was like a 'nightmare' for legendary star In 1969, legendary rock musician Jimi Hendrix declared Canada had given him "the best Christmas present" when a Toronto jury acquitted him of drug possession charges.
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CN AB: Editorial: Albertans Adults At 18

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
The Calgary Sun, 13 Sep 2017 - Maybe it's all the smoke in the air but the legalization of marijuana is as foggy almost nine-months out as it was when it was first announced. With consensus lacking on pretty much every issue, here and across Canada, Alberta Health Services waded into the debate with its suggestions for distribution, promotion and a minimum age for marijuana use.
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CN BC: Singh Vows To Decriminalize Petty Drug Charges At NDP Debate

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
Globe and Mail, 12 Sep 2017 - A federal New Democratic leadership hopeful has pledged to make it party policy to decriminalize petty drug possession if he is elected leader, supporting calls by an increasing number of health officials who say it would help lift the stigma around addiction. Jagmeet Singh made his pledge on Sunday at an NDP leadership debate in Vancouver, a city that had recorded nearly 250 suspected overdose deaths by the end of August. Across British Columbia, 876 people died of illicit-drug overdoses from January through July of this year.
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Canada: Column: Ontario's Pot-Store Plan Is Legitimate A And Pathetic

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
Globe and Mail, 12 Sep 2017 - Ontario's puritanical plan to sell marijuana in sterile state-run stores would be laughable if it was not a striking reminder that a) with just nine months before legalization, there is still no comprehensive plan in place and; b) foot-dragging legislators seem to have lost sight of why cannabis needs to be legalized in the first place. So here's a refresher: Prohibition does more harm than good; when you prosecute people for possessing a commonly used substance, you make a mockery of the law, you push otherwise law-abiding citizens to the black market, saddle people with criminal records for no good reason, waste the time and resources of police and the courts and forego tax revenue.
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CN ON: Column: Lighting Up The Nanny Narrative

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 12 Sep 2017 - My nanny never dealt me dope. That's why I'm flummoxed by the flurry of protests against Premier Kathleen Wynne, accused of being Ontario's nanny-in-chief in the matter of marijuana sales. Pushing dope isn't in the job description for normal nannies. And yet our premier is prepared to serve it up.
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CN ON: Column: The Good Old Daze

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
Ottawa Sun, 12 Sep 2017 - Liberal pot plan will see tax dollars lost in cloud of smoke The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network.
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CN ON: Editorial: A Sensible Plan For Selling Pot

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
Hamilton Spectator, 12 Sep 2017 - On July 1 next year, a brand new MCBO store - that's Marijuana Control Board of Ontario - may open its doors for the first time in a neighbourhood near you. What the retail outlet is ultimately named, however, isn't as important as the fact that, as of last Friday, the Ontario government had given the public a sensible, workable plan for selling recreational marijuana in this province. That's a significant achievement. Canada is headed for a momentous change in less than 10 months when the federal government ends 94 years of prohibition and legalizes the recreational use of cannabis.
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CN ON: Friel Critical Of Pot Plan

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
The Expositor, 12 Sep 2017 - Brantford Mayor Chris Friel wants the province to release the findings of the consultation process that led to its plans for distribution of legalized marijuana in Ontario. Ontario is the first province out of the gate with a detailed plan to sell and distribute recreational marijuana when Ottawa legalizes it next summer, rolling out plans Friday to sell pot through its LCBO liquor store monopoly.
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CN ON: Column: On Pot, Province Is Right To Take It Slowly

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
Kenora Daily Miner And News, 12 Sep 2017 - Without question, the Ontario government's plan to regulate marijuana once the drug is legalized makes eminent sense. There's no doubt that Canada is entering unchartered waters; caution should be the watchword.
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