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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:37:22 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:10:01 GMT

 



CN AB: Editorial: A Pot Revolution Comes To Canada

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 22 Apr 2017 - The right prices and levels of taxation must be set. If they're too low, people might be tempted to overindulge. If they're too high, criminals will provide cheaper alternatives. In case you missed it, the federal government has just sown the seeds for a full-blown social revolution in Canada.



CN ON: Oped: Safety Top Priority In New Cannabis Laws

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 20 Apr 2017 - If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime, then the law as it stands today has been an abject failure. From the very beginning, health and safety objectives have been in the forefront of our approach to cannabis. The new legislation we introduced last week reflects that - to do a better job of protecting our kids and fighting crime.



CN MB: OPED: Take Public-Health Approach To Pot

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 20 Apr 2017 - This time next year will be the last 4/20 - the unofficial cannabis holiday known by its numeric calendar date - when possessing weed for personal use will be a crime. Legalization is coming to Canada in the summer of 2018. So far, reactions to legalized cannabis have ranged from healthy concern to outright fearmongering. Some people have claimed it will lead the youth astray, make our roads less safe and harm our overall health.



CN BC: Column: Is Marijuana The Miracle Drug Pot Pushers Claim?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 20 Apr 2017 - There are some pretty substantial medicinal claims around marijuana. Children who no longer have seizures thanks to cannabis oil, symptoms of multiple sclerosis stalled or in some cases reversed thanks to the drug. I've spoken with many people who say marijuana has drastically changed their lives for the better and that they would not be functioning at anywhere near the level they are today without it.



CN BC: Editorial: 4/20 A Headache For Trudeau

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 20 Apr 2017 - April 20 is 4/20 on the calendar, the numerical slang long used by marijuana enthusiasts to signify lighting up. This year's 4/20 has major significance because this will be the last year the current laws of the land apply. By this day next year, recreational use of marijuana by Canadian citizens 19 years and older will be legal. More than any other, this election promise made by Justin Trudeau's Liberals shows that Team Sunny Ways didn't really believe they'd win the 2015 federal election.



Canada: Editorial: Before We Legalize, Decriminalize

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 20 Apr 2017 - The Trudeau government has put itself and many Canadians in a bind with the announcement that it will legalize marijuana by July of next year. On the one hand, Canada has made it clear that the war on this particular drug is over - a decision based on pot's popularity and ready availability in this country, and in the knowledge that criminalizing its sale and possession for personal use is more harmful, on balance, than allowing its consumption in a tightly regulated market.



CN MB: Column: New Pot Laws Must Include Pardons For Old Convictions

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 20 Apr 2017 - We cannot have a future pot policy that doesn't deal with criminalized pasts. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has said that the new pot legislation will not include any special amnesty for past convictions.



CN SN: Editorial: It's Still A Clouded Issue

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Estevan Mercury, 19 Apr 2017 - Canadians will be able to celebrate this country's 151st birthday by legally lighting up a joint. The federal government has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, fulfilling one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election campaign promises. But there are still a lot of questions regarding the details of a legal pot industry.



CN BC: Editorial: Legal Weed

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Island Gazette, 18 Apr 2017 - When the smoke clears we will all have a better understanding about the details of the federal government's new marijuana laws. Right now, we know this about the proposed legislation, tabled in the House of Commons last week by the Liberal government: