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CN AB: Council Dials Back Pot Restrictions

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:00
Metro, 22 Feb 2018 - A number of on-the-fly changes were proposed Calgary city councillors have proposed a number of relaxations on proposed cannabis retailer rules. On Wednesday, during a council committee, administration presented their land use bylaw rules to ready the city's policies ahead of marijuana legalization. But just like rolling your first joint, the process wasn't easy. The rules will now be smoothed over and sent to an April council meeting before being passed into official law.
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CN ON: Ellis Defends New Pot Law

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:00
The Intelligencer, 22 Feb 2018 - Liberal MP says he wasn't thrilled about it at first, but changed his views Cannabis was on the menu at the Belleville & District Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfast Wednesday at the Travelodge Hotel, and Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis was pushing it - from a business point of view.
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CN AB: Cannabis Bylaws To Be Tweaked

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:00
Edmonton Sun, 23 Feb 2018 - Much like a self-learning robot that improves with every step, Edmonton city hall hopes to tweak recreational cannabis bylaws now, and after it is legalized. "We're still in a little bit of a state of confusion or complexity as to the way it'll all shake down as far as where can the stores be located," Ward 6 Coun. Scott McKeen said Wednesday. "I suspect we'll continue to struggle with these for a couple of years as we tweak the regulations and make sure we get things right."
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CN BC: UBCO Students To Get Bud Covered

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:00
The Daily Courier, 23 Feb 2018 - Medical marijuana added to health-insurance plan Medical marijuana will soon be part of health insurance for students at UBC Okanagan. The one-year pilot program will begin in September. University of Waterloo began a similar plan in 2014.
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CN BC: Local Governments Can Say Yea Or Nay To Marijuana Stores

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:00
Oliver Chronicle, 22 Feb 2018 - As the B.C. government sets policy on the legalization of marijuana, the towns of Oliver and Osoyoos are still wondering what that will look like. Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes said his council has to have a formal discussion on the topic.
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CN ON: Amade In Brantforda Solution Sought For Legal Cannabis

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:00
The Expositor, 21 Feb 2018 - City officials are looking for input as they deal with the ramifications of legalized recreational marijuana. "There are a lot of questions, a lot of unknowns and I think it's important that we try to come up with a 'made in Brantford' solution to some of these issues," Mayor Chris Friel said Tuesday.
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CN ON: Breast-Pot Link Quashed

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:00
Toronto Star, 21 Feb 2018 - York Regional Police tweeted on Tuesday that marijuana doesn't increase the growth of breasts in men, after one of its officers told high school students at a panel last week that "doobies make boobies." "We're no health experts, but we're pretty sure getting high does not cause enhanced mammary growth in men," York police tweeted. "We are aware of the misinformation about cannabis that was unfortunately provided to the community by our officers. We're working to address it."
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CN MB: Editorial: No Need To Rush To Pot

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:00
Winnipeg Sun, 20 Feb 2018 - Ontario Senator Tony Dean, sponsor of the Trudeau Liberals' pot bill in the Upper Chamber, is upset that Canadians will not be able to legally light up their spliffs until long after Canada Day. He says time is of the essence, and that the government does not have the luxury of biding it.
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CN MB: Checkpoint Targets Drugs, Booze

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 20 Feb 2018 - A NORTHERN Manitoba First Nation is building a permanent checkstop on the only highway into the community to combat the illegal drug and liquor trade. "It's like a border crossing and you'll have no choice but to go through it. And if you don't want to be searched, you're not going to go in," Norway House Chief Ron Evans said.
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CN NS: Reducing The Risks NHCS Doing Its Part To Combat Opioid

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:00
Truro Daily News, 21 Feb 2018 - Harm reduction is more than a job for Karen Kittilsen Levine. Reducing the numbers of people dying from opioid addiction and blood-borne disease is something she's determined to do. "We began doing outreach in Pictou County on November 1 and have more than 40 clients, and we're beginning outreach in Amherst within a few days," said Kittilsen Levine, who is the harm reduction coordinator for the Northern Healthy Connections Society.
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Canada: Column: We Should Treat Heroin Like Other Prescription Drugs

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:00
Globe and Mail, 20 Feb 2018 - Every morning, Kevin Thompson takes a short stroll from his apartment to the Crosstown Clinic, where he signs in, gets his prescription medicine, then sits in a small room and injects it before heading off to work. He follows this routine up to three times a day and has done so virtually every day for more than a dozen years.
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Canada: Tattoo, Needle Programs In Prisons Could Curb Hep C: Memo

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 20 Feb 2018 - OTTAWA - Setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs in penitentiaries would help reduce the spread of hepatitis C, the federal prison service has told the Trudeau government. A Correctional Service memo obtained under the Access to Information Act advises Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to round out existing and planned measures to fight hepatitis and HIV in prison.
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CN NS: Decision Casts Doubt On Accuracy Of Lab Testing Results

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:00
Cape Breton Post, 20 Feb 2018 - Two years after the province abandoned using an Ontario laboratory for drug and alcohol testing in custody cases, a decision by a Sydney Supreme Court justice is casting doubt on whether a Halifax lab is any more reliable. The decision by Justice Theresa Forgeron of the court's Family Division rejected a bid by the Department of Community Services to have the director of the Capital Health Authority's toxicology lab, Dr. Bassam Nassar, give expert opinion evidence concerning urine testing samples from a Cape Breton father.
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CN AB: Editorial: No Need To Rush To Pot

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:00
Edmonton Sun, 20 Feb 2018 - Ontario Senator Tony Dean, sponsor of the Trudeau Liberals' pot bill in the Upper Chamber, is upset that Canadians will not be able to legally light up their spliffs until long after Canada Day. He says time is of the essence, and that the government does not have the luxury of biding it.
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CN AB: Medical Marijuana Users Wait For Coverage

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:00
Metro, 20 Feb 2018 - Patients still struggling to get covered by insurance plans As Alberta moves forward on retail applications for recreational marijuana, those who use the drug for medical reasons still wait for coverage.
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CN BC: Driving High On B.C. Highways

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:00
Metro, 20 Feb 2018 - As legalization looms, experts say we're not road safe yet As Canada readies to legalize pot this summer, experts including an ex-traffic cop warn we're still stumped about stopping stoned drivers from hitting B.C.'S streets.
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CN ON: Cops Concerned Over Costs Of Legal Pot

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:00
Standard Freeholder, 17 Feb 2018 - Dealing with the impact of marijuana legalization is expected to be one of the year's biggest challenges for the Cornwall Community Police Service, according to Chief-designate Danny Aikman. "Obviously there is a lot of attention being paid the legalization of marijuana and the impact that will have on municipalities as well as police forces," he said.
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CN MB: Groups Feel Left Out Of The Weed Party

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:00
Winnipeg Sun, 17 Feb 2018 - A few groups feel they were overlooked in the competition to sell legal pot in Manitoba, including some small business owners. Rick Macl, owner of the Brandon shop Growers 'n Smokers, said he partnered with another business to submit a proposal.
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US PA: Tears Of Joy At Opening Of Bucks County Medical Marijuana

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 17 Feb 2018 - Robert Consulmagno walked into TerraVida Holistic Center in Sellersville around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and left half an hour later feeling hopeful for the first time in a while. "Help is on the way," Consulmagno said, lifting his purchase – a vape pen and cartridge of 500 mg of "Keystone Kush" – to applause from dispensary staff. "I've been waiting a long time for this."
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CN AB: Editorial: Alberta Cannabis Retail Rules Show Sense

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:00
The Calgary Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - The Notley government rolled out more of its marijuana retail regulations on Friday and, we must say, they continue to stay ahead of other provinces. The only way this year's legalization of bud is going to work is if obtaining legit weed is reasonably close in convenience and price to buying the illegal stuff. The Alberta NDP government seems to be making a reasonable stab at doing just that.
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