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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:10:57 -0700

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CN AB: MADD Urges Alberta Pursue Public Model On Cannabis To Ensure

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 06 Oct 2017 - The advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants Alberta to sell marijuana through government-run stores - at least in the short term - to ensure public safety before profit. Andrew Murie, the CEO of MADD, points to marijuana stores in the United States that slash prices to mark the annual April 20 counter-culture celebration of public cannabis consumption.



CN NS: Province To Consult With Public On Marijuana Legalization

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 07 Oct 2017 - Nova Scotia will be launching its public consultations for marijuana legalization within days, with results expected to be compiled and released before the end of the year, the premier's office has confirmed. Of the Atlantic provinces, Nova Scotia is the last to launch its consultations, which will include telephone and online surveys. P.E.I. just completed an online consultation, garnering around 3,000 responses, Newfoundland released a report of its consultation period in August, and New Brunswick - the furthest along - last month announced its framework for legalization, including plans to follow Ontario in creating a Crown corporation to oversee all pot sales.



CN BC: Westside Pot Shops Could Be Shut Down

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 10 Oct 2017 - City council today expected to rescind business licences for 2 marijuana dispensaries The owners of two West Kelowna pot shops today face the revocation of their business licence and subsequent closure.



CN AB: Pot Legalization Cash Crunch Worries Top Cop

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 07 Oct 2017 - Calgary police chief roger chaffin said a proposed framework released by the province on legalized marijuana this week is "a start" as police examine their next steps to prepare for recreational cannabis to be legalized July 1. "On its first blush, there's not a lot of detail in that yet, but at least the framework sets up at least an idea of where the province wants to go around age limits, around consumption levels, growing the plant, so there's lots of areas there at least we can start to go to work on," chaffin said Friday.



CN BC: Expert Calls For Drug Decriminalization

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 05 Oct 2017 - VANCOUVER - Canada's political leaders must take bold action by joining forces to decriminalize illicit drugs and save lives in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, a leading drug-policy expert says. Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's stance on legalizing marijuana to protect youth and stop the flow of profits to organized crime must also apply to drugs that have killed thousands of Canadians.



CN BC: Decriminalize Drugs To Fight Overdoses: Expert

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 05 Oct 2017 - VANCOUVER - Canada's political leaders must take bold action by joining forces to decriminalize illicit drugs and save lives in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, a leading drug-policy expert says. Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's stance on legalizing marijuana to protect youth and stop the flow of profits to organized crime must also apply to drugs that have killed thousands of Canadians.



CN ON: Marijuana Advocate Back In Niagara Falls

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 05 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focussed on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.



CN ON: Toronto Endorses Province's Pot Plan

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 05 Oct 2017 - Toronto city council has, by a narrow margin, endorsed Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan for tightly regulated marijuana sales through LCBO-style stores. Council voted 21-16 Wednesday in favour of backing Wynne's pot plan, while demanding that the city be compensated for any related costs when the federal government legalizes marijuana next year.



CN ON: Who's Minding The Pot?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Delhi News-Record, 05 Oct 2017 - Norfolk police board, county seek answers on personal grow-ops Health Canada is handing out licences for people to grow marijuana for personal use, but the question of who will be monitoring that growth has stymied both the Norfolk police board and council.