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Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:29:50 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: Editorial: Tougher Sentences For Selling Fentanyl Welcomed

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Abbotsford News, 22 Mar 2017 - A judge at B.C.'s top court is calling for stronger sentences for people who sell fentanyl. We couldn't agree more. In a ruling posted online Friday, the B.C. Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal to increase the six-month sentence of a 59-year-old man who was caught with drugs, including 2.6 grams of the deadly opioid.



CN ON: Oped: Law Not The Top Drug Use Issue

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Sun Times, 23 Mar 2017 - Ronald Reagan once quipped that the government's view of the economy could be summed up as follows: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. For better or for worse, the Canadian government seems to have decided that marijuana has been on the move long enough to start taxing and regulating it.



CN ON: Column: Selling marijuana: First, Do No Harm

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 14 Mar 2017 - For those who believe there is no potential harm from illegal marijuana stores in the city, consider Shelley Marshall's story. Marshall is a suicide survivor who wrote and performs her story through her excellent, one-woman play: Hold Mommy's Cigarette.



CN ON: Column: Selling marijuana: First, Do No Harm

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 14 Mar 2017 - For those who believe there is no potential harm from illegal marijuana stores in the city, consider Shelley Marshall's story. Marshall is a suicide survivor who wrote and performs her story through her excellent, one-woman play: Hold Mommy's Cigarette.



Canada: Editorial: Bringing The Pot Debate To A Head

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 13 Mar 2017 - The arrest in Toronto on Wednesday of Marc Emery, one of North America's leading pot legalization advocates, may seem draconian to his many supporters. But the law is the law, and those who are alleged to flout it risk arrest, regardless of their reasons for doing so. No one knows this better than Mr. Emery. A diehard libertarian, he once spent four days in jail for violating Ontario's Sunday shopping laws. More famously, in 2005, he was arrested and eventually extradited to the United States, where he was sentenced to five years in prison for selling marijuana seeds to American customers.



CN ON: Column: Prescribing A Solution To Opioid Addiction

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 16 Mar 2017 - City health authorities considering heroin to treat addicts Ottawa's health unit supports prescribing heroin to treat severe addicts and at least one treatment clinic is considering it as the city fights the rising rates of overdoses from it and similar opioid drugs.



CN ON: Column: Room For Everyone To Get A Buzz

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 10 Mar 2017 - You'd think they'd be out of doobies. Even after Toronto Police cleaned the place out of all their pot, the stench of marijuana was ripe inside the store. Police took out tens of thousands of dollars worth of product from envelopes and jars. But they didn't get it all. Staff found police left behind some rolled joints and undetected envelopes of pot.



CN BC: Column: 4/20 Organizers Wrong To Plan Party During Fentanyl

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 09 Mar 2017 - Plans are well under way for this year's 4/20 pot party. Organizers have begun booking booths for this year's event even though the Vancouver Park Board has denied the group a special event permit. Just like last year, the Park Board has been stuck in an extremely difficult position - forced by the mayor's inaction to put up with a 4/20 party they haven't sanctioned while the federal government constantly teeters on the verge of legalizing marijuana.



CN NS: OPED: Ethical Weed

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Coast, 09 Mar 2017 - For years, cannabis has been a counter-cultural symbol-a plant that can be grown almost anywhere, giving it little marketing potential. That's about to change. At a show last summer, a musician friend said to me, "This is Pineapple Express-I bought it legally in Kensington Market." Legal. Weed. Kensington. Toronto. That stuck in the memory banks, and I followed up next time I was in Toronto, visiting several locations of one well-reputed dispensary, sampling as many marijuana strains and concentrates as my budget would afford.