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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:22:49 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



US: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Roll Me A Joint

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 23 Apr 2017 - "Isn't it cute?" said Molly Peckler, holding a delicate gold-chain necklace adorned with a cannabis-leaf charm away from her neck. "It's a perfect representation of my approach to cannabis." With sunlight pouring in through a sliding-glass door in the apartment she shares with her husband, Marc Peckler, a software salesman, Ms. Peckler explained how she believed a shared love of cannabis could be the spark in a relationship.



CN ON: Veterans With PTSD Hail Medical Pot

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 24 Apr 2017 - Ex-soldiers tell trade show how natural drug has helped them battle war's after-effects Trev Bungay says the horror began in 1998 when he was among Canadian soldiers scouring the beaches of Nova Scotia in cleanup operations after the crash of a Swissair jet just off the Atlantic coast.



CN BC: Oped: Marijuana Bill Leaves Unanswered Questions

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 24 Apr 2017 - Last week, the Liberal government introduced the much anticipated marijuana legalization bill, technically known as Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act. First let me state that the Liberals clearly campaigned on legalizing marijuana and I have heard from several citizens who indicated this was one of the primary reasons they voted Liberal in the last election. I mention this point as I believe the Liberal government does have a democratic mandate to move forward with this legislation.



CN MB: Lighting Up At The Legislature

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 21 Apr 2017 - Marijuana enthusiasts gather to celebrate annual holiday in haze of smoke THE rain may have thinned the crowds - and clouds of smoke - at the Winnipeg 4/20 celebration Thursday, but cannabis supporters still kept their spirits high and their joints lit.



CN MB: Justice Minister Disturbed By Young Smokers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 21 Apr 2017 - JUSTICE Minister Heather Stefanson looked out her legislature building window Thursday with dismay at how many young people were on the lawn smoking up. "It does disturb me how many young people were out there today," Stefanson told reporters.



CN ON: Column: Pot Laws Looked Like They'd Never Change. Then, Wham

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 21 Apr 2017 - People celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, though they're inevitable. Since you never know the precise moment of a WHAM, it should be worth a cheer Deep social change happens so slowly it looks like nothing is happening. Not just over years, but decades, maybe longer. Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing. Then, WHAM. The imminent legalization of (non-medical) marijuana is a perfect example. Its perfectness even has a generational, father to son, symmetry.



CN NF: Column: Pot Plant Plan Postponed

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 21 Apr 2017 - It will be Russian giants again this summer. No, not Vladimir Putin. Russian giant sunflowers, which the seed package promises can grow up to eight feet high. We plant them every year for fun, and built a two foot by eight foot flower box especially for them, so we can have a veritable field of rising Russkies. (Tip: put the seeds in the dirt in late May, and you'll yield a swath of yellow by early September.) This year, the Russian giants were to be supplanted by marijuana plants. Again, just for fun.



CN ON: Editorial: High Taxes On Pot Will Help Criminals

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 24 Apr 2017 - If the Liberals insist on legalizing marijuana before July 1, 2018, then they need to get it right. Canadians are learning that's easier said than done. There are many hurdles - from health to enforcement to taxation - that the feds, provinces and families need to grapple with before then.



Canada: OPED: When Legalizing Marijuana, Less Is More

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 21 Apr 2017 - Covering every detail in legislation would give the system little flexibility to adapt, and may set it up for failure The Liberal government's cannabis legislation has drawn condemnation and praise. Whether they approve or not, many observers criticize the lack of details on essential aspects of legalization. Legislative lapses include details on where cannabis will be sold, packaging, advertising and how it will be taxed. While such gaps may appear to be weaknesses, they actually demonstrate the legislation's strength.