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Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:43:43 -0800

Last Build Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



CN MB: Usage Expected To Spike: Survey

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 02 Dec 2017 - MORE than 21 per cent of adult Manitobans used cannabis in the past year and another 21.1 per cent may try it after legalization, new data from the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba suggests. The figures come from an anonymous phone survey of 1,201 adults in September. The alcohol and gambling regulator, whose mandate will include marijuana, says its sample is "quasi-representative" of the province's adult population. The survey found 55.2 per cent of Manitobans have used cannabis, with 16 being the most common age of initiation.



CN ON: Doctor Rebukes Mp Over Marijuana Claim

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Chatham Daily News, 02 Dec 2017 - Legalized marijuana will 'enslave our youth" and turn the federal government into "the new pusher on the block," a Chatham politician says - drawing a rebuke from the community's top publichealth official. Dave Van Kesteren said that nothing about the federal government's Cannabis Act is good, but he's particularly concerned about how it allows youth ages 11 to 17 to carry up to five grams of cannabis.



CN MB: Don't Delay Legal Pot: Most Manitobans

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 02 Dec 2017 - A SLIGHT majority of Manitobans disagree with Premier Brian Pallister's calls to delay federal legalization of cannabis in Canada, according to a new online poll from the Angus Reid Institute. Fifty-eight per cent of Manitoba respondents say, "The timeline should not be changed." Nationwide, 53 per cent of all respondents agree.



CN AB: Med Students Say Pot Revenues Should Fund Mental Health

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - A group of Alberta's future doctors are calling on the provincial government to use cannabis tax revenue to fund mental health initiatives for youth. At least, that will be the pitch when 40 medical students from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary get together Monday with MLAs from various parties.



CN AB: Budding Concerns

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - Alberta cities want to hash out details on dealing with fallout from legalized marijuana Who's going to do what, who's going to pay for what?" Barry Morishita, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association



US HI: HPD Reviewing Policy On Marijuana And Guns

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 01 Dec 2017 - The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing a controversial policy that requires legal marijuana patients to turn in their firearms. The reconsideration follows community backlash since the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported earlier this week that HPD has sent letters to at least 30 medical cannabis users who are permitted gun owners telling them to surrender their firearms.



US OH: Lawsuit Threatens Medical Marijuana Timeline

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 01 Dec 2017 - COLUMBUS - One day after Ohio announced its choices for larger growing sites that would fuel a fledgling medical marijuana industry, a legal challenge was announced that could throw a wrench into the works. Ironically, such a lawsuit would be filed by some of the chief players behind 2015's failed ResponsibleOhio ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use.



US FL: What Is Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa)?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 01 Dec 2017 - Kratom is an herb from Southeast Asia related to the coffee family. For centuries, people have used the kratom plant as a traditional medicine for energy, alertness and pain relief. It's typically either chewed or dried, ground and ingested in capsule, smoked or served as tea.



US: Smoked Pot? Want To Go To War? No Problem

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 02 Dec 2017 - As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth - as long as they realize they can't do so again in the military. The number of waivers granted by the active-duty Army for marijuana use jumped to more than 500 this year from 191 in 2016. Three years ago, no such waivers were granted. The big increase is just one way officials are dealing with orders to expand the Army's size.