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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:07:05 -0800

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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?

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.

CN NF: Four Arrested In Cannaleaf Raid

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 01 Dec 2016 - The CannaLeaf marijuana dispensary at 448 Water Street was closed on Wednesday, after a nighttime raid by police on Tuesday. The raid happened just past 10 p.m. Tuesday, and according to the police, four people were arrested and charges are pending.

CN ON: Taking The 'High' Road Can Cost You

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Recorder & Times, 01 Dec 2016 - For its annual festive RIDE campaign, the local Ontario Provincial Police are trying to dispel the myth that driving while high on drugs cannot be detected by officers. The Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere( RIDE) campaign, which started on November 21 and runs through January 7, 2017, is working to convince the public, and those who choose to drive under the influence of legal or illegal drugs, that it' s not a safe alternative to driving while under the influence of alcohol.