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Published: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:40:20 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: Revelstoke Secondary School Receives Naloxone Kits

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - Staff at Revelstoke Secondary School now have a new tool to keep students safe. The high school received two Naloxone kits at the end of September. Naloxone is used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.



CN BC: Schools Tackle Drug Use

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Morning Star, 12 Nov 2017 - The Vernon School District is taking a proactive approach to battling the opioid crisis. Rather than waiting for drug problems to develop, school counsellors, backed by the district, are tackling potential problems before they materialize through a new program.



CN ON: Wynne Down On Ottawa's Marijuana Tax Proposals

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 Nov 2017 - $1 per gram plan revealed, but premier says provinces will carry an unfair burden OTTAWA- The federal government formally rolled out details Friday of its tax plan for legalized marijuana, proposing a combined federal-provincial excise tax capped at 10 per cent, or $1 per gram, with the revenue haul split equally with provinces.



CN AB: Alberta To Fight Ottawa's Cannabis-Tax 'Clawback'

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 11 Nov 2017 - Alberta will introduce legislation as soon as next week to allow the establishment of private cannabis stores, and will also launch a battle with Ottawa over how to split the tax revenue from the drug sales. Late Friday, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci held a news conference to slam the federal government's proposal that Ottawa get 50 per cent of the excise tax on marijuana products. The provinces and territories would receive the other half.



Canada: Plan To Tax Medical Marijuana Spurs Outrage

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 11 Nov 2017 - Advocates say Ottawa's proposed excise levy will simply penalize the sick The federal government has angered proponents of medical cannabis and the opposition by announcing that its planned excise tax on recreational products will also apply to marijuana that is used to treat various illnesses.



CN ON: A Awaiting A Game For Local Impact Of Pot Legalization

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Beacon Herald, 11 Nov 2017 - Mayor Dan Mathieson said it was to be expected that Stratford wasn't included in the first wave of municipalities chosen by the province to have government-run marijuana outlets by next year. But more information will be needed from upper levels of governments, he added, to determine the real impacts the rollout of the proposed legislation will have in the city and whether not being included in the first wave was a positive or negative development.



Canada: Provinces Split On How To Sell Cannabis

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 Nov 2017 - Western regions may pass sales off to private retailers to try to thwart black market MONTREAL- A national split is emerging on marijuana legalization that pits Ontario and eastern provinces opting for total control over pot sales against private retail regimes emerging in the West.



CN ON: Employers Get Help To Prepare For Legal Pot

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 10 Nov 2017 - A workshop to help employers get ready for coming changes in Canada's marijuana laws is being offered Nov. 21 in Sarnia. The half-day Cannabis and the Workplace session, set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Lambton College Residence and Event Centre, is being organized by the Sarnia Lambton Workplace Wellness steering committee.



CN AB: Important To Be Informed About Marijuana, SACPA Told

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 10 Nov 2017 - A discussion on medicinal marijuana, its uses and who is using it was the on the menu at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs' weekly speakers series. Dr. Ife Abiola, medical director for the 420 Clinic, spoke on the drug and gave anecdotal information on many of the patents seen at the clinic.