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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:04:30 -0800

Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:10:02 GMT


Canada: Court Ruling Streamlines Drugged-Driving Trials

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 24 Feb 2017 - OTTAWA - Expert testimony can be admitted in drugged-driving trials without preliminary examination of evidence, the Supreme Court said Thursday in a decision that could expedite the judicial process in the legalized-marijuana era. The 5-2 court decision on the case of an Ottawa motorist comes as the federal Liberal government prepares to introduce long-promised legislation to legalize the recreational use of pot.

CN BC: Heroin Concept Garners Attention

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Peace Arch News, 24 Feb 2017 - HEROIN CONCEPT GARNERS ATTENTION A public suggestion by the provincial coroner to provide heroin to addicts is turning some heads. The comments by chief coroner Lisa Lapointe last week came after it was learned 116 people in this province died of overdoses from illicit drugs in January.

CN SN: Column: Looking At The Legalization Of Marijuana

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 24 Feb 2017 - Friday mornings in the office tend to be a little bit slower, so we end up discussing a wide variety of topics. One topic of discussion, which was addressed were thoughts surrounding the legalization of marijuana. The Liberals ran on a platform, which stated they would pursue this legalization. Although it hasn't been a priority in government, I do feel that it is something that would generate revenue for the government. Much like the Government of Saskatchewan has a liquor tax, the Government of Canada could impose one on marijuana sales.

CN BC: Column: Confusion Reigning Supreme Over Federal Cannabis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Goldstream Gazette, 24 Feb 2017 - The saga of the Green Tree marijuana dispensary, the West Shore RCMP and the City of Langford is a microcosm of the Wild West cannabis policy (or lack thereof) which has caused confusion all over Vancouver Island. Consider what has happened in this tale so far: Green Tree opened its doors in January in Langford, only to get shut down the next day by the RCMP. Only a few weeks later it is back open for business, much to the consternation of the City of Langford, which refuses to issue a business licence. A few days later, the West Shore RCMP move in to shut it down again, this time arresting two people and seizing marijuana on the premises.

CN ON: Brantford Police Shut Down Prince Of Pot

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Brant News, 23 Feb 2017 - Cannabis activist Marc Emery opens marijuana dispensary in city, police shut it down days later While his wife Jodie Emery was at Parliament Hill in Ottawa lobbying in defence of marijuana dispensaries, Canada's best-known pot activist Marc Emery - also known as the Prince of Pot - was in Brantford protesting the shutdown of Cannabis Culture on Colborne Street West by Brantford police.

CN ON: Police Close Pot Shop

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 23 Feb 2017 - Cannabis Culture outlet had opened on Colborne Street West on Sunday The legalized pot debate erupted in Brantford on Wednesday after the arrest of the owner of the newly opened Cannabis Culture store on Colborne Street West.

Canada: Registered Medical Marijuana User Numbers Soar

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 24 Feb 2017 - TORONTO - The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago, reaching nearly 130,000 by the end of last year, the most recent Heath Canada figures show. As of Dec. 31, 129,876 Canadians had signed up with the country's cannabis producers, a 32 per cent jump from the 98,460 registered at the end of September and a whopping 1,544 per cent increase from the 7,900 granted access to medicinal cannabis in mid 2014.

Canada: Court Ratifies Police As Experts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 24 Feb 2017 - The Supreme Court has ruled that specifically trained officers can be experts in drugged-driving trials Police officers trained to recognize if drivers are high can be treated as experts in drugged driving trials without a preliminary examination of the evidence, the Supreme Court has ruled in a decision that could help expedite such prosecutions once marijuana is eventually legalized.

US: When Pot Eases The Way Through Pregnancy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 21 Feb 2017 - The New York Times reported this month that expectant mothers are taking up marijuana in increasing numbers. We asked women who used marijuana during pregnancy to share their stories. Hundreds of readers wrote in; most had smoked, while a few vaped or ate marijuana-laced edibles. Roughly half said they had used pot for a medical reason. Most felt marijuana use had not affected their children, or were not sure; just a handful worried the children might have suffered cognitive deficits.