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US MA: A Year After Lawsuit, Marijuana Rally On Boston Common Set To

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
Boston Globe, 29 Aug 2017 - Attendees of the annual marijuana "Freedom Rally" on Boston Common laughed during last year's event. For more stories on the marijuana industry, sign up for our newsletter, This Week in Weed. The administration of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expected to green-light the 28th annual marijuana "Freedom Rally" on Boston Common in September, a year after organizers of the smoky, weekend-long bash had to sue the city to get a permit.
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CN ON: Opioid Emergency

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
London Free Press, 29 Aug 2017 - Urged to declare an emergency, province promises "significant resources and supports" The opioid drug crisis flaring up in Southwestern Ontario is becoming so bad across the province, hundreds of doctors, nurses and others are pushing Queen's Park to declare an emergency.
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CN ON: Vape Lounge Closed, But Pot Dispensary Remains

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
Hamilton Spectator, 30 Aug 2017 - A court injunction has shut down a vapour lounge not because it violated pot laws, but because it contravened a zoning bylaw. The City of Hamilton was successful in winning an interim injunction against Cloud Nine vape lounge because the space it occupies on the second floor of 275 King St. E. is zoned residential, not commercial.
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CN BC: Cities Decry Lack Of Pot Talk

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
Metro, 30 Aug 2017 - Marijuana legalization is on the way, but cities say no one has bothered to consult them about it. Cannabis will feature prominently at this year's Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention - scheduled for the week of Sept. 25 in Vancouver - according to the UBCM's preliminary schedule released Tuesday.
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CN MB: Pass That Joint, But First, Ditch The Car Keys

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 30 Aug 2017 - Manitobans OK with toking neighbours: survey MOST Manitobans are unfazed by the thought of a pot-smoking neighbour, but are less comfortable with the prospect of drivers under the influence of cannabis - or the idea of selling edible marijuana products in bars, according to a Probe Research poll commissioned by CTV Winnipeg.
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CN ON: OPED: Ontario Must Declare An Opioid Emergency

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 29 Aug 2017 - It is not enough to move slowly while people are losing their loved ones, family members, friends, colleagues and patients from preventable deaths More than 700 harm-reduction workers, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, public health officials and others working within our health-care system, from 59 different cities and towns in Ontario, have signed a letter calling on the provincial government to declare an immediate emergency in response to opioid overdoses and related deaths in Ontario.
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CN ON: Editorial: This Is An Emergency

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 29 Aug 2017 - Hundreds of health-care workers are urging the province to call the recent spate of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario by a different name. More than 700 front-line workers want the province to declare a state of emergency over the opioid crisis, in hopes that the urgent classification will boost funding for front-line workers, open up more overdose prevention and safe-injection sites and increase support and treatment programs for drug users.
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CN ON: A Sudbury Problem, Too

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
Sudbury Star, 29 Aug 2017 - 'People are dying in Northern Ontario and in our community with regularity' from opioids Drug deaths are now happening at an alarming pace in Sudbury. "It's not just in Vancouver," said Lisa Toner, community outreach coordinator with the Reseau Access Network. "People are dying in Northern Ontario and in our community with regularity. It's not once a month - it's weekly, is my experience this summer."
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CN ON: Ontario Boosts Opioid-Crisis Funding

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
Globe and Mail, 29 Aug 2017 - Province stops short of declaring public-health emergency, which more than 700 health-care workers called for in an open letter The Ontario government is promising extra money to fight the opioid crisis after more than 700 health-care workers called on the province to use emergency planning measures to address a spike in overdoses.
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CN BC: B.C. Growers Fear Being Bud Out

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
The Calgary Sun, 28 Aug 2017 - Longtime Kootenay marijuana cultivators wary of corporate cannabis A British Columbia region's legacy of Vietnam War draft dodgers and illicit cannabis gardens wants a place at the legalized recreational marijuana table.
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CN BC: Column: Legalize It Already

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
North Island Gazette, 24 Aug 2017 - The revenue from legal marijuana sales will be used to address public health and addictions issues. I'm talking about marijuana in case anyone is confused by that brash opening statement. With the federal government looking at doing just that by 2018, I'm going to go on the record and say I personally am all for it because of the economic activity involved in the decision.
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CN BC: Council Wants Public Input

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
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

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
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

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
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

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
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

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
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

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
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

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
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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US MI: Communities Dilemma: Yes Or No To Medical Marijuana Businesses

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:00
Detroit Free Press, 21 Aug 2017 - To weed or not to weed? That is the question for Michigan's communities. As the state board that will regulate Michigan's new medical marijuana law begins to craft the rules that will govern the multimillion dollar industry, the state's cities, townships and villages must decide whether they want in or out.
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US PA: Norco Drug Forfeiture Program Netted $132k Last Year

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:00
Morning Call, 21 Aug 2017 - Northampton County's drug forfeiture program netted $132,000 last year, the district attorney's office announced. Northampton County's drug forfeiture program seized more than $132,000 in the past year, on par with other years despite heightened scrutiny of the practice nationwide.
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