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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:56:34 -0800

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CN ON: County Has Questions About Pot Legalization

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Observer, 29 Dec 2017 - Renfrew County councillors have more questions than answers when it comes to the impending legalization of marijuana by both the federal and provincial Liberal governments. Earlier this month, legislation giving the provincial Liberals a monopoly on recreational marijuana sales in Ontario passed at Queen's Park. The bill creates a provincial agency that will distribute and retail pot through storefronts and online. It also creates stiff fines that could top $1 million against companies and people who sell marijuana in defiance of the government monopoly.



CN NS: Local Dispenser Foresees Growing Demand

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The News, 29 Dec 2017 - Legalization of marijuana was a long time coming, but Carl Morgan believes the future is bright for selling the product in Nova Scotia. Morgan is currently the owner of two medical marijuana dispensaries - Scotia Green Inc. on East River Road in New Glasgow and one on Spring Garden Road in Halifax.



CN MB: 'It Could Happen To Any Of Them'

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 29 Dec 2017 - Grieving father warns kids about dangers of drugs after son's death SMOKE from a smudging stick and the warm breath of friends and family of Jeremy Hobson filled the front yard of the house where the 21-year-old accidentally overdosed and died on the weekend, during a ceremony held Thursday.



CN ON: Pot Prices Cause Concern

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 28 Dec 2017 - Medical users fear legalized recreational marijuana may leave them behind in puff of smoke For Mandy Mcknight, the benefits of cannabis oil to treat her son Liam's debilitating seizures seem almost miraculous - the nine-year-old has gone from being wracked daily by dozens of the life-threatening episodes to having days when he experiences none.



CN BC: Addicts Will Get Clean Drugs

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 28 Dec 2017 - Vancouver has a history pioneering harm-reduction programs. In 2003, it opened North America's first supervised-injection facility, Insite. In 2014, it moved a prescription-heroin program beyond the confines of an academic study. Now B.C. will launch its most radical drug program yet. It's a plan that one of the province's top doctors says could be a partial solution to the province's opioid crisis.



CN ON: Six Nations Business Wants Answers On Pot Sales

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 28 Dec 2017 - Owner of Green Health for Six waiting to hear from Ottawa, council, and initiated survey As far as Jeff Hawk is concerned, his marijuana dispensary is filling a void in Six Nations. Potentially deadly opiates are widely available, but safe, medicinal marijuana is not, says Hawk, owner of Green Health for Six.



US CA: California Pot Shops Roll Out Hoopla As Recreational Sales Set

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 28 Dec 2017 - Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in California with lots of hoopla, but only a handful of cities will initially have retail outlets ready to sell recreational pot. By Thursday afternoon, California had issued only 42 retail licenses. Another 150 applications were pending and regulators planned to work a second straight weekend to review them.



CN BC: Cities Bracing For Weed Legalization

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 26 Dec 2017 - Feds have promised a deadline of July 1, 2018 The day marijuana advocates and enthusiasts have long been waiting for what will come in 2018 - recreational marijuana will be legalized on Canada Day.



US MA: Auburn Man Featured In High Times Faces Drug Charges

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 22 Dec 2017 - SPRINGFIELD - Two Central Massachusetts men were charged in federal court in Springfield Friday with commercial growing of marijuana. Federal agents learned of their operation when one of them was featured in a magazine article talking about his business. Mr. Vallee was featured in an article in High Times published in February.