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Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:50:01 -0700

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CN ON: Film Festival Takes On Tough Topic

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Sentinel Review, 15 Mar 2017 - Young filmmakers in Oxford County will have the chance to take on a tough topic: The effects of drugs and substance abuse. The Oxford Drug Awareness Committee (ODAC) is asking young people between the ages of 14 to 24 across Oxford County to make and submit a short three-minute video that illustrates the effects of substance use relating to one of four topics: Overdose, alcohol, marijuana and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.



CN ON: Owner Of Busted Cannabis Dispensary Pleads Guilty To Two

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Northumberland Today, 15 Mar 2017 - COBOURG - The owner of a full service pot dispensary store that was busted last year pleaded guilty to two charges in February in Cobourg court. South Shore Wellness - Full Service Cannabis Dispensary, which was located at 8987 County Road 45 in Roseneath, was busted on Aug. 17, 2016 by members of the Ontario Provincial Police Central East Drug Unit, assisted by Northumberland OPP.



CN ON: Marijuana Legislation In Spring - MP

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Bay Nugget, 15 Mar 2017 - 'We'd rather take our time and do it right than rush into something and regret it later' Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Anthony Rota expects to see legislation this spring to legalize marijuana. The challenge, Rota says, is "making sure we get it right.



CN AB: City Staff Have Pot On The Brain

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 15 Mar 2017 - Officials mull ground rules for looming legalization City staff are laying the ground rules for possible legal pot shops in Edmonton. Councillors discussed a city report Tuesday that provides an initial look on what legal pot could look like as the city waits for the federal government to release more details on plans to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational use.



CN ON: Smoke Alarm

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

NOW Magazine, 16 Mar 2017 - Police crackdown on Cannabis Culture dispensaries clouds future of Prince of Pot The faint smell of marijuana smoke hung in the halls of Old City Hall on Friday, March 10; dozens had turned out for the bail hearing of Cannabis Culture dispensary owners Marc and Jodie Emery.



CN ON: Tory Backs Police Raids To Weed Out Pot Dispensaries

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 13 Mar 2017 - Mayor backs legalization, but says cannabis capitalism has jumped the gun in the city Mayor John Tory "strongly supports" the latest Toronto police crackdown on marijuana dispensaries even though the federal government will soon introduce legislation to legalize pot.



US OH: As Heroin Infests Farms, A Grieving Parent Fears For The

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 13 Mar 2017 - BLANCHESTER, Ohio - A life of farming taught Roger Winemiller plenty about harsh twists of fate: hailstorms and drought, ragweed infestations and jittery crop prices. He hadn't bargained on heroin. Then, in March 2016, Mr. Winemiller's daughter, Heather Himes, 31, died of an opioid overdose at the family farmhouse, inside a first-floor bathroom overlooking fields of corn and soybeans. Mr. Winemiller was the one who unlocked the bathroom door and found her slumped over, a syringe by her side.



CN AB: Sowing The Seeds Of Pot Legalization

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 14 Mar 2017 - Cannabis Crusader stops in Lethbridge This spring, cannabis plants may start appearing in places you'd least expect. And it might be because of Dana Larsen's Overgrow Canada campaign. On Monday night, the cannabis expert, activist and author spoke in Lethbridge for the first time as part of his Overgrow Canada Tour. The event took place at Moose Hall and attendees were given 100 free cannabis seeds to plant.



CN ON: Police Keep A Close Eye On Dispensaries

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 14 Mar 2017 - Five were warned they're at risk of being raided; one operator says he can't let 'our patients' down KITCHENER - Waterloo Regional Police say they've warned five illegal marijuana dispensaries in the region they're at risk of being raided if they continue to flout the laws around selling cannabis.