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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:17:39 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:10:01 GMT

 



CN ON: Cops Concerned Over Costs Of Legal Pot

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Standard Freeholder, 17 Feb 2018 - Dealing with the impact of marijuana legalization is expected to be one of the year's biggest challenges for the Cornwall Community Police Service, according to Chief-designate Danny Aikman. "Obviously there is a lot of attention being paid the legalization of marijuana and the impact that will have on municipalities as well as police forces," he said.



CN MB: Groups Feel Left Out Of The Weed Party

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 17 Feb 2018 - A few groups feel they were overlooked in the competition to sell legal pot in Manitoba, including some small business owners. Rick Macl, owner of the Brandon shop Growers 'n Smokers, said he partnered with another business to submit a proposal.



US PA: Tears Of Joy At Opening Of Bucks County Medical Marijuana

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 17 Feb 2018 - Robert Consulmagno walked into TerraVida Holistic Center in Sellersville around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and left half an hour later feeling hopeful for the first time in a while. "Help is on the way," Consulmagno said, lifting his purchase – a vape pen and cartridge of 500 mg of "Keystone Kush" – to applause from dispensary staff. "I've been waiting a long time for this."



CN AB: Editorial: Alberta Cannabis Retail Rules Show Sense

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - The Notley government rolled out more of its marijuana retail regulations on Friday and, we must say, they continue to stay ahead of other provinces. The only way this year's legalization of bud is going to work is if obtaining legit weed is reasonably close in convenience and price to buying the illegal stuff. The Alberta NDP government seems to be making a reasonable stab at doing just that.



US HI: Illegal Marijuana Sales Alleged At Expo

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 18 Feb 2018 - The state Narcotics Enforcement Division is investigating allegations of illegal activity at last weekend's Hawaii Cannabis Expo, where some vendors openly distributed cannabis seeds and other products. Most of the more than 100 vendors, including all three of Oahu's legal medical marijuana dispensaries, were not distributing products illegally. But some were straddling the line of recreational use - including a number of exhibitors "giving away" seeds by donation.



CN ON: OPED: Demand Will Set Pot Price As Fair, And Likely Lower

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 15 Feb 2018 - You save by buying bulk - and this law of shopping logic holds for illegal as well as legal products. Which means someone in Cambridge is either a very sharp negotiator, or a pot-smoking liar… As part of the institutional preparation for the legalization of marijuana, Statistics Canada is currently collecting reams of data on the pot economy.



Canada: Sun Life To Add Medical-Marijuana Coverage

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 15 Feb 2018 - Company is gearing up to include medicinal cannabis under extended health-care benefit plans, helping offset costs for users Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada will become the first major insurance company to add medical marijuana to its group benefits plans for Canadian companies, a pivotal move in the insurance industry that will help ease the financial burden for medical marijuana users, and a sign of the growing acceptance of cannabis in the Canadian workplace.



CN AB: Stirring Pot In Calgary

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 16 Feb 2018 - Survey suggests renters more likely to smoke marijuana An advocacy group for renters say a city survey is needlessly pitting homeowners and landlords against a vulnerable community. This week, the City of Calgary put out their citizen cannabis survey, which included data about how Calgarians feel about impending legalization along with some pointed policy questions to help the city as they draft new rules for weed.



Canada: Guidelines Call On Doctors To Limit Pot Approvals

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 Feb 2018 - New medical cannabis guidelines for family doctors stress that they should authorize marijuana for only a small fraction of patients because many of its reported benefits have not been proved by rigorous clinical trials. The guidelines, published Thursday in the Canadian Family Physician journal, warn that the number of randomized studies backing up the use of cannabis to fight various ailments is "extremely limited or entirely absent." The scientific evidence dictates that doctors should recommend the drug only when treating a handful of very specific medical conditions such as: chronic nerve pain, palliative cancer pain, muscle stiffness associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries and the nausea and vomiting brought on by chemotherapy, according to Mike Allan, a professor of medicine at the University of Alberta and project lead for the guidelines.