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Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:52:47 -0700

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

 



Canada: Editorial: Canada Moves Boldly On Marijuana

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 16 Apr 2017 - A majority of Americans and Canadians believe that marijuana should be legal. The governments of the two countries, however, appear to be moving in very different directions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been a staunch opponent of legalization for years, recently ordered a review of an Obama-era policy under which the federal government agreed not to interfere with state laws on marijuana, as long as the states took steps to regulate its distribution and use. Mr. Sessions's apparent goal is to make Washington the ultimate authority.



US CA: Growers Split As Pot Farms Go Industrial

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 16 Apr 2017 - SALINAS, Calif. - This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California's marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America's cannabis bucket. After years of marijuana being cultivated in small plots out of sight from the authorities, California cannabis is going industrial.



CN ON: Editorial: Liberals Must Make Drug-Impaired Driving

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ajax/Pickering News Advertiser, 19 Apr 2017 - Legalized use of marijuana is on the doorstep as the federal Liberals have started the legislative process in earnest. Bills introduced on Parliament Hill last Thursday will establish the legal parameters for the production, sale, distribution and possession of marijuana. Now, with marijuana to be fully legalized by Canada Day in 2018, there needs to be great care taken by the Liberals to craft legislation that not only provides serious consequences for the sale of the drug to minors, but also for using marijuana and driving.



Canada: Feds Want Leniency For Teens With Pot

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 18 Apr 2017 - OTTAWA - The federal government has tailored its highly anticipated marijuana legislation to ensure younger teens don't wind up with criminal records for pot possession. Currently, people between 12 and 17 can be charged for having any amount of marijuana, but the newly tabled legislation proposes that people under age 18 would not face criminal prosecution for possessing or sharing up to five grams.



Canada: Feds Want Teens To Avoid Record

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Fort McMurray Today, 18 Apr 2017 - Currently, kids between 12 and 17 can be charged for having any amount of marijuana OTTAWA - The federal government has tailored its highly anticipated marijuana legislation to ensure younger teens don't wind up with criminal records for pot possession. Currently, people between the ages of 12 and 17 can be charged for having any amount of marijuana, but the newly tabled legislation proposes that people under age 18 would not face criminal prosecution for possessing or sharing up to five grams.



Canada: Pot Conviction Amnesty A No-go

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 Apr 2017 - OTTAWA - The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. Newly tabled legislation would allow people 18 and older to publicly possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis, or its equivalent in non-dried form.



CN BC: Marijuana Legalization Won't Happen Overnight: MP

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Cranbrook Daily Townsman, 18 Apr 2017 - The federal Liberal government released their plan to legalize marijuana last week in Ottawa, however, anyone thinking that it is going to happen overnight is in for a rude awakening. Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski says the legislation actually contains two bills - one bill on marijuana legalization and another bill amending the criminal code to enact harsher impaired driving penalties, for both marijuana and alcohol.



CN BC: Nelson Anticipates Cannabis Legalization

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 19 Apr 2017 - Cannabis is one step closer to being legal. According to the Cannabis Act introduced by the federal government last Thursday, legalization of the controversial plant will come into effect July 2018 - and now it's up to the provinces and territories to sort out distribution and regulation.



CN QU: Editorial: Legal Pot? Are We Tripping, Or What?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 Apr 2017 - "Far out, man!" That's likely what teenaged me would have said if a visitor from the future had said Prime Minister Trudeau had legalized marijuana in 2018. Then I might have said "What? Trudeau is still prime minister?" Then, "Wow, this is some boss weed if I'm talking to some dude from the future." I might have added "Hey, visitor, when did the Leafs win their next Cup?" Truth be told, your scribe was not much of stoner in his youth, though he effected some of the look and lifestyle. Long hair. Check. Tie-dyed shirts. Check. Bare-foot summers. Check. But a regular consumer of marijuana products? Pas a mon gout. Didn't really have the mental constitution for it. In fact, it's always been a mystery, and the subject of mountains of research, how people react differently when tetrahydrocannabinol hits their bloodstream.