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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:28:25 -0800

Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



CN NF: Letter: Weed - After It's Legal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Labradorian, 16 Jan 2017 - What can we expect with the legalization of marijuana? Proponents argue that legalization will reduce crime, lower criminal justice costs, improve public health, improve traffic safety and stimulate the economy. Opponents argue that legalization will spur marijuana and other drug and alcohol use, increase crime, diminish public safety and lower educational achievement.



CN MB: Cannabis Users Voice Highs, Lows Of Report

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 16 Jan 2017 - A local marijuana advocate is compiling criticism against Ottawa's task force report on legalization in order to make sure Manitoba's cannabis community "has a voice." Steven Stairs, a medical marijuana user and grower who helps organize Winnipeg's 420 rallies, said he reached out to Kildonan MLA Nicholas Curry to talk about the highs and lows of the report.



CN AB: Pot Policy In The Works

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 16 Jan 2017 - Local businesses concerned over medical marijuana in the workplace Edmonton's Chamber of Commerce is developing a policy to deal with medical marijuana in the workplace as concerns mount among employers and workers.



CN BC: 'Incredible Benefit' To Overdose-Prevention Sites, Ask

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kamloops This Week, 13 Jan 2017 - There's been an "incredible benefit" to last month's creation of overdose-prevention sites in Kamloops, said Bob Hughes, something that goes beyond ensuring drug users are safe - many of them are talking with the medical staff there about some of the reasons they are in their lifestyles. The executive director of ASK Wellness Centre said that as staff hand out safe drug-use equipment - a program the agency has done for years to help combat infections and other diseases associated with drug use - they're also looking for opportunities to ask clients about housing needs other health issues and whether they're ready to try rehabilitation programs or other services that might see them make changes in the way they live.



CN BC: Shades Of Grey In The Green

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 13 Jan 2017 - A new marijuana dispensary will soon be joining the two permitted operations in Penticton. "We've retained legal counsel and we are going to open our doors," said Robert Jaenicke, manager of the Okanagan Cannabis Solutions Society outlets. He plans to open his doors on Jan. 16, even without a permit from the city.



Canada: Report Spurs Call To Study Pot's Potential In Opioid-Crisis

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 13 Jan 2017 - A new U.S. government-funded report showing clear evidence cannabis is an effective remedy for those with chronic pain underscores the need for more research into how marijuana can help fight the deadly opioid crisis ravaging North America, according to one of Canada's leading pain researchers. A report released Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine outlined nearly 100 conclusions about the benefits and harms of cannabis on a range of public health and safety issues.



CN BC: Gang Life No Good Life

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 13 Jan 2017 - Former gang member shares harrowing tales with students from South Okanagan schools If you don't think gangs have a presence in your small community, think again. "Street-level drug trafficking groups in Williams Lake or Osoyoos don't have the ability to import kilos of cocaine from Mexico or Central America," said Staff-Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, which fights gang activity across B.C.



CN ON: Risky Businesses

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 08 Jan 2017 - Medicinal pot shops vulnerable to robbery: Advocate The "vulnerability" to robbery that medicinal pot shops face is "nothing new," an advocate says in the wake of a violent knife-point holdup in Toronto's west end.



CN ON: Gramps: Doobie, Doobie, Do?

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 08 Jan 2017 - Don't look now but grampa might be sparking a doobie. A Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) survey has shown that not only is marijuana use up among Ontario adults aged 18 and over, it has also increased in people aged 50 and over - rising from 3% in 1977 to 23% in 2015.