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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:18:21 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: City Set To Crack Down On Pot Shops

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Victoria News, 22 Mar 2017 - The time is up for marijuana dispensaries that have yet to apply for a business license or rezoning in order to continue operating in Victoria. The city will now be launching legal proceedings for cannabis retailers who've failed to comply with the marijuana dispensary regulations that took effect in November and require businesses to obtain a $5,000 license and pass a $7,500 rezoning process to operate legally.



CN BC: Editorial: Tougher Sentences For Selling Fentanyl Welcomed

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Abbotsford News, 22 Mar 2017 - A judge at B.C.'s top court is calling for stronger sentences for people who sell fentanyl. We couldn't agree more. In a ruling posted online Friday, the B.C. Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal to increase the six-month sentence of a 59-year-old man who was caught with drugs, including 2.6 grams of the deadly opioid.



CN BC: Pot Shop Giving Up Battle

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 23 Mar 2017 - Jukka Laurio says he is closing Herbal Green medical marijuana dispensary effective immediately He assured (city) staff that he was not selling cannabis. Staff were deceived by Mr. Laurio - clearly the products he's selling have cannabis in them.



CN ON: Oped: Law Not The Top Drug Use Issue

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Sun Times, 23 Mar 2017 - Ronald Reagan once quipped that the government's view of the economy could be summed up as follows: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. For better or for worse, the Canadian government seems to have decided that marijuana has been on the move long enough to start taxing and regulating it.



CN ON: Cops Raid Pot Shop Again

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 23 Mar 2017 - Marijuana, cash seized from Cannabis Culture stores Cannabis Culture has been clipped again. The Broadview Ave. and Queen St. E. pot shop was raided just after noon Wednesday by uniformed and undercover Toronto Police officers.



CN ON: Police Still Probing Marijuana Dispensary

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 22 Mar 2017 - While Green Tree workers face charges, not much is known about operator KITCHENER - While four employees arrested at a Kitchener marijuana dispensary face ongoing criminal charges, the owner who actually pocketed the proceeds from the illegal sales is nowhere to be found.



CN AB: Pot Regs Coming

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 22 Mar 2017 - Sales rules in place next year: justice minister Alberta should have regulations in place to allow recreational marijuana sales next year, Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said Tuesday. The federal government has vowed to introduce legislation this spring to legalize pot, but Ganley said packaging, distribution, zoning, building codes and other details must be worked out before people can smoke and eat cannabis in the province without breaking the law.



CN BC: Victoria At Centre Of New Pot-Shop Ambiguity

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 22 Mar 2017 - The majority of Victoria's illegal pot shops have applied for the city's special new business licence, but more than a dozen not engaged in the process could soon face court-ordered injunctions aimed at shutting them down. At the same time, the local health authority says a recent anonymous complaint about the cleanliness of one of these dispensaries has led to it outlawing the controversial sale of baked goods and candies in these stores, an issue that a city bylaw created last year purposely did not address.



US CA: Pot To Pair With Wines? Sonoma Embraces Possibilities

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 19 Mar 2017 - SANTA ROSA, Calif. - In the heart of Northern California's wine country, a civil engineer turned marijuana entrepreneur is adding a new dimension to the art of matching fine wines with gourmet food: cannabis and wine pairing dinners. Sam Edwards, co-founder of the Sonoma Cannabis Company, charges diners $100 to $150 for a meal that experiments with everything from marijuana-leaf pesto sauce to sniffs of cannabis flowers paired with sips of a crisp Russian River chardonnay.