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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:46:29 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:10:02 GMT


Canada: Trudeau Gets Tough On Dispensaries

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 04 Dec 2016 - With marijuana legalization looming, PM wants police to tackle unlicensed vendors A frustrated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants police to "enforce the law" and criminally charge illegal marijuana dispensaries - even though weed legalization is looming.

CN NF: Gone To Pot

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 03 Dec 2016 - Marijuana dispensaries: how is this legal? It's complicated As news broke this week that CannaLeaf Medical Dispensary on Water Street was selling marijuana to anybody older than 19, and dozens of other dispensaries have opened in cities across the country, one question hangs over it all: how is this legal?

US: FDA Agrees To New Trials For Ecstasy To Help Soothe

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 30 Nov 2016 - CHARLESTON, S.C. - After three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, C. J. Hardin wound up hiding from the world in a backwoods cabin in North Carolina. Divorced, alcoholic and at times suicidal, he had tried almost all the accepted treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder: psychotherapy, group therapy and nearly a dozen different medications. "Nothing worked for me, so I put aside the idea that I could get better," said Mr. Hardin, 37. "I just pretty much became a hermit in my cabin and never went out."

CN NF: Cannabis Candies Not For Children: Police

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 02 Dec 2016 - Police forces are warning parents after a raid Tuesday night at the Canna Leaf marijuana dispensary in downtown St. John's that the cannabis candies and cookies seized are similar to what can be purchased in regular stores in the province, but can be harmful to children. "They are infused with (THC) tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive constituent of cannabis," the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU - NL) stated in a news release.

CN BC: Members Of DPA Nip Dispensaries In The Bud

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 30 Nov 2016 - Most Downtown Penticton Association members are not supporting temporary use permits for marijuana dispensaries in downtown Penticton, according to a recent DPA survey. The DPA sent out a survey, both via email and hand-delivered, to hundreds of members last week following a board of directors meeting.

CN BC: Letter: Downtown Marijuana Businesses

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 02 Dec 2016 - As the proprietor of Valley Hemp Co., I have some deep thoughts on the matter (Penticton Western News, Nov. 30, Members of DPA nip dispensaries in the bud). Currently, we have completely unregulated operations selling completely unregulated products. These may have medicinal benefits, but administered improperly can be dangerous, or even downright charlatanism, potions that make outrageous and untrue claims and have little or no active ingredients.

CN AB: Rolling With Weed: Poll NDS Alberta Supports Legalization

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 02 Dec 2016 - Support for legal pot highest among millennials Albertans are increasingly cool with the legalization of kush. A new ThinkHQ/Metro News survey has found that two-thirds of Albertans - - 65 per cent - agree the drug should be legal, while only 20 per cent admit that when it's legal, they will toke up.

Canada: Track Pot Prescriptions, Doctors Advise

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 02 Dec 2016 - Physicians groups say oversight is operating in a vacuum; Health Canada urged to license marijuana, assign it a drug ID number The provincial bodies that regulate Canada's physicians have no way of tracking how doctors are prescribing medical marijuana, leaving them unable to determine how often the drug is prescribed, to whom and in what quantities.

US: Cancer Study Of Psilocybin Hints At New Role For Illegal Drug

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 01 Dec 2016 - On a summer morning in 2013, Octavian Mihai entered a softly lit room furnished with a small statue of Buddha, a box of tissues and a single red rose. From an earthenware chalice, he swallowed a capsule of psilocybin, an ingredient found in hallucinogenic mushrooms. Then he put on an eye mask and headphones and lay down on a couch. Soon, images flew by like shooting stars: a spinning world that looked like a blue-green chessboard; himself on a stretcher in front of a hospital; his parents, gazing at him with aching sadness as he reached out to them, suffused with childlike love.