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CN ON: Marijuana Advocate Back In Niagara Falls

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:00
The Tribune, 05 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focussed on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.
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CN ON: Toronto Endorses Province's Pot Plan

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:00
Toronto Star, 05 Oct 2017 - Toronto city council has, by a narrow margin, endorsed Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan for tightly regulated marijuana sales through LCBO-style stores. Council voted 21-16 Wednesday in favour of backing Wynne's pot plan, while demanding that the city be compensated for any related costs when the federal government legalizes marijuana next year.
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CN ON: Who's Minding The Pot?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:00
The Delhi News-Record, 05 Oct 2017 - Norfolk police board, county seek answers on personal grow-ops Health Canada is handing out licences for people to grow marijuana for personal use, but the question of who will be monitoring that growth has stymied both the Norfolk police board and council.
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CN AB: Cannabis, Can'tabis

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:00
Metro, 05 Oct 2017 - Albertans get first look at pot plan Albertans will be able to toke up in public when marijuana is legalized across Canada next summer, as long as they're not around kids. The province released its Draft Cannabis Framework on Wednesday morning, confirming people will be allowed to smoke in public but not in playgrounds, spray parks, zoos, hospitals, school grounds or other places frequented by children.
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CN ON: Grieving Moms Now Advocates On Opioids Crisis

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:00
The Grimsby Lincoln News, 05 Oct 2017 - Mothers galvanize regional politicians with powerful stories of loss of kids to overdoses NIAGARA - Wilma Thompson was hearing about the horrific death toll the opioid crisis sweeping across the country was having, so she pulled her daughter Jaena, age 19, aside last year.
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CN ON: Pot Legislation 'Prohibition 2.0,' Emery Says

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:00
Niagara This Week, 05 Oct 2017 - The approach being taken by federal and provincial governments, when it comes to the legalization of marijuana is just another form of prohibition, says a woman who is a longtime advocate for allowing unrestricted access to cannabis. "We're seeing prohibition 2.0," said Jodie Emery, who along with her husband, Marc, have been campaigning for legalization for more than two decades. Jodie will be among the speakers taking part in the Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo taking place Friday and Saturday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. "It's very upsetting."
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CN ON: Smoke Pot Possession Records

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:00
The Observer, 26 Sep 2017 - That's the desire of Mayor Mike Bradley, who has asked the PM to give his idea serious consideration SARNIA - Sarnia's mayor wants the federal government to eliminate the criminal records of Canadians convicted of possessing marijuana after recreational use of the drug becomes legal next July.
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CN ON: Detecting Impaired Driving By Cannabis A Concern For Police

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:00
Kingston Whig-Standard, 26 Sep 2017 - The legalization of cannabis and the challenge of detecting drivers who are high on Ontario roads once the drug is legalized on Canada Day next year is one of the many community safety subjects being discussed at the Ontario Chiefs of Police board of directors meeting at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kingston on Monday and Tuesday. Some of the other items being discussed by the 18-member board include public policy changes in Ontario, the future of policing, new legislation on the Safer Strategy for Ontario, and further investment in the Ontario Police College.
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CN ON: More Help Needed: Top Cop

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:00
Metro, 27 Sep 2017 - Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said he will need more resources to address marijuana dispensaries operating in the city and keep them closed. Speaking at the police services board this week, Bordeleau said they have long held the opinion that the dispensaries operating in the city are illegal and have executed search warrants and arrested staff as a result.
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CN ON: Will You Try Edible Pot Products?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:00
Toronto 24hours, 27 Sep 2017 - New study says almost 50% of Canadians would Nearly half of Canadians say they are interested in trying cannabis-laced edibles such as brownies when marijuana is legalized, according to a study by Dalhousie University professors.
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CN ON: Wynne To Work With Mayors On Pot Concerns

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:00
Toronto Star, 27 Sep 2017 - As legalization approaches, premier promises to help municipalities manage costs Premier Kathleen Wynne insists the province will not let Ontario cities go to pot once the federal government legalizes marijuana next July. Wynne emerged from a meeting Tuesday with Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area mayors and regional chairs promising a clampdown on illegal storefront "dispensaries" and vowed to help municipalities cope with weed.
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CN ON: Location Of Marijuana Stores Not Yet Determined - Grant

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
Tribune Express, 27 Sep 2017 - Ontario has announced the province's plan for the distribution of marijuana, ahead of legalization planned for next spring. Recreational cannabis will be sold through a chain of specialty stores operated by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). The plan is to open 150 marijuana stores by the year 2020 and 40 stores by next summer. According to Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack, it has not yet been determined as to where these stores will be located across the province and what that would mean for the Prescott-Russell region.
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US MI: Michigan Lawmakers Want Reprieve For Medical Marijuana

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
Detroit Free Press, 27 Sep 2017 - Medical marijuana dispensaries would be allowed to stay open while the state decides who will get a license for the lucrative cannabis business under a pair of bills to be introduced in the state Legislature. Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, and Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, will introduce the bills in the Senate and House this week to counteract an advisory by the state to dispensaries that they should close before Dec. 15 or risk their chances at getting a license.
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CN ON: How To Smoke Cannabis Safely

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
St. Thomas Times-Journal, 26 Sep 2017 - By this time next year cannabis - or marijuana, pot, or hash - will be legal in Canada, and public health units like the one in Elgin-St. Thomas are bracing for impact. They released an updated set of safer-use guidelines last week in an effort to inform public opinion before the drug becomes legal. The ESTHU guidelines are a clearer version based off the official, reported guideline package released in June by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
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CN BC: Guest Editorial: Input Sought For Pot Outlook

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
Prince George Citizen, 26 Sep 2017 - The fledgling B.C. NDP government has decided how it will deal with the looming legalization of marijuana: continue talking it to death. Dispensary owners, illegal producers, consumers, patients, parents - Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth explained Monday that everyone's opinion is being sought because "one size does not fit all" and "we need to get it right."
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CN ON: Judge Adjourns Medical Pot Ruling

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
The Observer, 26 Sep 2017 - Sorting out whether possession of medical marijuana can become a crime remains in the hands of a Sarnia judge after a brief court appearance Monday. Justice Mark Hornblower said there is a unique point of law he must be satisfied with before accepting a man's guilty pleas to marijuana possession. The issue is whether involvement of the medical marijuana in another crime makes the possession a crime.
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CN ON: How To Deal With Drug-Impaired Driving Remains Work In

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
Globe and Mail, 26 Sep 2017 - There will be zero tolerance for cannabis among young, novice and commercial drivers, the Ontario government announced last week, with the province's Premier and Transportation Minister standing before a carefully curated group of police and safety advocates to deliver the uncompromising message. "We are proposing to strengthen our impaired driving laws," said Steven Del Duca, who heads the Transportation Ministry. "Let me be clear, driving while impaired is not acceptable and will not be tolerated."
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CN NS: Officer's Sense Of Smell Not Sufficient For Arrest And Seizure

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
Cape Breton Post, 26 Sep 2017 - A RCMP officer's decision to arrest and search two people because he could smell fresh marijuana in the vehicle has resulted in drug and weapon charges being dismissed against an Ingonish couple. Provincial court Judge Peter Ross ruled Monday that it is widely held that police officers can give evidence on what they detect or recognize by smell.
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CN BC: Kelowna Wants Cut Of Profits From Pot

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
The Daily Courier, 26 Sep 2017 - Mayor says share of taxes from sale of legal marijuana should go to municipalities to cover extra policing costs Municipalities should get a share of tax revenue collected by the provincial government when marijuana becomes legal, says Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran.
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CN BC: Cannabis Sales Could Vary Between Cities, Public Safety

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:00
Globe and Mail, 26 Sep 2017 - The B.C. government has launched a five-week consultation process around the legalization of marijuana and says the way the drug is purchased could differ from city to city. The minister in charge of the file told a news conference Monday that Vancouverites might prefer to continue buying marijuana through dispensaries, while other communities opt for something else.
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