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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:40:32 -0800

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CN BC: Court Sides With Cities On Pot Shop Regulation

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 20 Feb 2017 - Penticton's mayor is applauding a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision that ruled local governments do indeed have the right to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. "The judge clearly stated that even though the use of marijuana is federally regulated, the federal law does not authorize access to medical marijuana from dispensaries and municipalities are not precluded from putting in regulations to control them," Andrew Jakubeit said in a statement. "This decision is welcomed as it provides further clarity on our rights and obligations to control dispensaries and gives added strength to our enforcement policy."



CN BC: RCMP Shut Down Pot Dispensary Next To Daycare

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nanaimo News Bulletin, 16 Feb 2017 - Police cite parents' concerns over health and safety Nanaimo Mounties have closed a marijuana dispensary that opened next door to a children's daycare centre. Leaf Labs Medical Cannabis Services, at 679 Terminal Ave., was shut down Monday, three days after it opened, when police checked the business and allegedly observed evidence they believe contravened Canada's Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.



CN AB: Blood Tribe Police Dealing With Fentanyl Abuse Daily

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 18 Feb 2017 - POLICE WELCOMES TRAINING FOR OFFICERS TO ADMINISTER NALOXONE When it comes to fighting the illegal drug trade, fentanyl knows no borders. Overdose deaths attributed to the illicit opioid are skyrocketing each year in cities, towns and on reserves in Alberta.



CN ON: Two Charged After Police Raid Pair Of Marijuana Dispensaries

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 17 Feb 2017 - A 28-year-old man is facing drug trafficking charges after police raided his east-end Hamilton medical marijuana dispensary Tuesday. Officers from Hamilton police's vice and drugs unit executed a search warrant at MMJ Canada - located at 146 Ottawa St. N. - around 1 p.m. and said they found about $100,000 worth of marijuana and marijuana products, including edibles.



CN ON: A Family In Tatters

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 17 Feb 2017 - Sick Kids' flawed Motherisk hair tests have shattered many lives, but the case of a 10-year-old girl torn from her mother and left in 'legal limbo' for almost half her life was shocking even to the judge who heard the case. In his ruling, he delivered a searing indictment of a broken system and apologized for a 'perfect storm' of errors and incompetence that has left . . . A 10-year-old girl has been in "legal limbo" for nearly half her life after she was "wrongly apprehended" from her mother who had failed a flawed drug test.



CN ON: Protesters Back Hamilton Pot Dispensaries

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 16 Feb 2017 - City has issued cease-and-desist order and threatened fines up to $50,000 Medical marijuana dispensary owners, employees and patients gathered outside City Hall Wednesday in protest of the city's crackdown against the businesses and to call for regulation.



Canada: Canada, Israel Are Leading The Pot Revolution

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Canadian Jewish News, 16 Feb 2017 - As marijuana becomes normalized, co-operation between the two countries is growing fast, and the potential for growth is sky-high From the moment you enter the security-controlled reception area at Medreleaf, you notice there's something different about the place.



CN NS: Editorial: Beyond Concern About Labels

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 16 Feb 2017 - It's a tough call, whether companies soon to be marketing recreational marijuana should be allowed to brand their product. A precedent is in the works with tobacco, to deny manufacturers the right to have distinctive packaging. Some would extend that same caution to pot. It's an issue that government will ultimately have to grapple with - while hearing from proponents on both sides of the argument.



CN NF: Education Is Key Says RCMP Officer

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Packet, 16 Feb 2017 - If there was ever a time that people needed to talk to their kids about drugs it would be now. The importance of education and communication were the key topics brought up during an information session on the drug fentanyl held at The Merge on Feb. 9.