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Published: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:01:04 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



Canada: Weed Legalization A Budding Dilemma

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 16 Aug 2017 - Doping landscape is tricky for athletes as Canada moves toward legalizing marijuana CALGARY- Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?



CN ON: Court Rules Rights Violated In Grow-Op Case

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 16 Aug 2017 - Police needed a warrant for hydro records turned over by local utility, ruling says The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that police investigating a suspected marijuana grow-op in a Hamilton home needed a search warrant to obtain hydro records from a local utility company.



Canada: Athletic Landscape Grows Hazy As Legal Marijuana Looms

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 Aug 2017 - Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off? The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It's already legal for personal recreational use in a handful of U.S. states.



Canada: Organized Crime Backs Off In Run-Up To Pot Legalization

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 15 Aug 2017 - 'Disorganized criminals,' new law force mob, bikers away from meagre earnings Once a relatively safe, profitable business for outlaw bikers and mobsters, organized crime is moving away from the marijuana market because legalization and homegrown pot are making any gain not worth the risk, experts say.



Canada: Zero Tolerance For Pot Use With Drivers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 15 Aug 2017 - There should be zero tolerance for pot use by drivers or their passengers, a new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario branch recommends. The report, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, also says that all marijuana revenue should go to fund mental health and addiction services, and that the minimum age to purchase the product should be 19 years old.



Canada: Zero Tolerance For Stoned Drivers: CMHA

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 15 Aug 2017 - There should be zero tolerance for pot use by drivers or their passengers, a new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario branch recommends. The report, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, also says that all marijuana revenue should go to fund mental health and addiction services, and that the minimum age to purchase the product should be 19 years old.



CN BC: Column: We Humans Can Even Turn Antidotes Into Addictions

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 15 Aug 2017 - B.C. is heading for another record year for fentanyl overdose deaths. Despite making Naloxone antidote kits widely available, the death rate is up 88 per cent over last year, which was also a record year. Last year, according to figures available online, B.C. had 935 deaths from drug overdoses. This year, the province had 780 deaths by the end of June. If the rate continues, the province will hit 1,400 deaths by the end of the year.



Canada: Entrepreneurs Bet Canada Will Be A Leader In Marijuana

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 15 Aug 2017 - The ancillary cannabis industry, including technology and logistics, could be where Canadian firms shine. During a gold rush, there's often as much money to be made selling picks and shovels as digging in the dirt. One year out from the legalization of recreational marijuana, a number of Canadian companies are betting that this logic holds true for the country's cannabis rush. With weed producers rushing to list on the TSX and other stock exchanges, investor interest has focused mostly on companies that can supply the drug. But the ancillary parts of the industry, based on intellectual property, technology and logistics, could ultimately be where Canadian companies shine on the global stage.



CN BC: Column: We Can Even Turn Antidotes Into Addictions

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 15 Aug 2017 - B.C. is heading for another record year for fentanyl overdose deaths. Despite making Naloxone antidote kits widely available, the death rate is up 88 per cent over last year, which was also a record year. Last year, according to figures available online, B.C. had 935 deaths from drug overdoses. This year, the province had 780 deaths by the end of June. If the rate continues, the province will hit 1,400 deaths by the end of the year.