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Published: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:47:22 -0700

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US FL: Oviedo To Soon Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Orlando Sentinel, 19 Jul 2017 - Oviedo City Council members this week agreed to let the city's moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries expire Aug. 5, making it likely that Oviedo will become the first Seminole County municipality to allow such businesses. Council members also directed city staffers Monday to draft an ordinance that will treat medical marijuana dispensaries under the same zoning regulations as pharmacies.

CN ON: TTC Compensates Suspended Fare Collector

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 20 Jul 2017 - Employee wasn't allowed to work after drug raid in which police found pot, $40K in cash and tokens A fare collector who took home $40,000 in TTC funds and then lost it in a drug raid has been awarded compensation from the transit agency after he challenged his suspension from the job.

CN AB: The Waiting Game

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 20 Jul 2017 - Pallister monitoring fed decision on Churchill, wants Ottawa to delay pot legalization The federal government needs to "step up" on multiple matters that impact Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister said Wednesday in a conference call with local media.

CN MB: Police Can Confirm Pot Licences 24-7

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Brandon Sun, 19 Jul 2017 - BRANDON COUPLE LAUNCHES LAWSUIT OVER GROW-OP RAID Health Canada says police officers can call them any time when it comes to confirming whether citizens have legal authority to produce and possess medicinal marijuana.

CN BC: IH Set To Expand Services For Users Of Illegal Drugs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 20 Jul 2017 - Mobile overdose-prevention unit to start offering supervision as well Overnight, the bureaucratese for safe injection site has changed to supervised consumption services. "Our new permission from Health Canada allows us to transition, in the next two weeks, from offering a mobile safe injection site to offering mobile supervised consumption services," said Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Lilvina Mema.

US NY: Task Force On Heroin, Opioid Addiction To Meet On Long Island

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Newsday, 18 Jul 2017 - A special legislative task force formed to examine the effect of the opioid addiction scourge on Long Island and elsewhere throughout the state is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Mineola. The State Senate's Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the NYU Winthrop Hospital Research and Academic Center in Mineola, a hospital spokesman said.

CN AB: Clear The Air

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 20 Jul 2017 - Premiers Frustrated By Lack Of Answers From Federal Gov't On Pot Legalization Canada's premiers say the federal government needs to provide more clarity as they work to craft rules on legalizing marijuana - or Ottawa will face a call for a delay.

CN ON: Cannabis Association Pushing Back Against Officials In

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Intelligencer, 20 Jul 2017 - The Kenhteke Cannabis Association is pushing back against the Mohawk band council and Tyendinaga police. The association is hosting a meeting on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Reserve to address recent statements about the legality of marijuana dispensaries in the community.

CN ON: Lambton Wants Cut Of Pot Tax

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 20 Jul 2017 - Sarnia mayor says municipalities will feel impact of legalization Lambton County council is asking the federal and provincial governments to share tax money they'll gain from marijuana sales once they become legal next July.