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Published: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:32:45 -0800

Last Build Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:10:01 GMT


Canada: 'Legitimate Concerns'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 13 Dec 2017 - Indigenous leaders ask where they stand in legal marijuana plan OTTAWA - Indigenous leaders looking at the prospect of legalized marijuana in Canada say they don't see a route to riches, but rather a serious risk that the black market in pot will set its sights on their vulnerable communities.

CN NS: Column: Problems With Pot Deadline Looming

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 14 Dec 2017 - It's enough to make you want to roll a big, fat one. The province is attempting to have a regulatory framework in place prior to the legalization of marijuana on July 1. Weekly, maybe daily, the confusion grows over what the brave new world of legalized weed will look like.

CN ON: Doctors Call For No Tax On Medicinal Marijuana

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 12 Dec 2017 - Ottawa must withdraw its plan to charge tax on medicinal marijuana or risk having an adverse effect on patients, a group of more than 50 doctors warned Monday as the federal government hashed out a pot-tax revenue-sharing agreement with the provinces and territories. The doctors, who describe themselves as a group of physicians who routinely prescribe marijuana to their patients, say applying a sales or excise tax to medicinal pot would impose a financial barrier for those who use the drug to manage their symptoms, compared to patients who take other medication.

CN NS: Editorial: Planting The Seed Of Opportunism

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 12 Dec 2017 - It's funny how quickly a criminal enterprise can turn into a legitimate business opportunity. As a federal Conservative politician, even as late as 2015, Julian Fantino was opposed to the legalization of marijuana. In 2004, he even compared weed to murder in an interview with the Toronto Sun, saying, "I guess we can legalize murder too and then we won't have a murder case. We can't go that way." Now, he's partnered with former RCMP deputy commissioner Raf Souccar to open a medical marijuana business, Aleafia Total Health Network.

CN MB: Homegrown Pot Ban 'Silly'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 11 Dec 2017 - Consumer advocacy group concerned marijuana treated differently than booze A consumer choice advocacy group has condemned the Manitoba government's plan to ban homegrown marijuana when it becomes legal in the country next year.

Canada: Hydroponics Companies Expecting A Flood Of Customers After

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 11 Dec 2017 - In October, marijuana industry heavy hitter Aurora Cannabis Inc. spent $3.85-million to acquire BC Northern Lights Enterprises Ltd., a Vancouver-based company that manufactures refrigerator-sized "grow boxes." The miniature nurseries, loaded up with high-powered lights, ventilation systems and hydroponics equipment, are designed to hold four to 18 marijuana plants and made specifically for the home-growing market. BCNL, which has been around for nearly two decades, has been selling boxes to medical-marijuana users since limited home growing became legal in 2001 for patients with government-approved growing licences. With the federal government legalizing recreational cannabis use this coming summer, BCNL's chief executive officer, Tarren Wolfe, is expecting an avalanche of new customers. "I believe [the number of home growers] is at least going to double when the doors open," he said. That could mean tens of thousands of new hobby horticulturalists looking for an easy way to cultivate.

CN NS: Accused Released On Conditions

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Cape Breton Post, 09 Dec 2017 - Unprecedented support shown for drug accused In an unprecedented show of support for an accused, some 80 people crowded into two Sydney courtrooms Friday to attend a bail hearing for a man charged with drug trafficking.

CN BC: Editorial: Legalization Means Rules

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 08 Dec 2017 - Legal doesn't mean light up whenever you want Ever since, and probably long before, the federal Liberals started the process to legalize marijuana, some people have been equating legalization with deregulation.

CN BC: Editorial: Legalization Means Rules

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Goldstream Gazette, 08 Dec 2017 - Ever since, and probably long before, the federal Liberals started the process to legalize marijuana, some people have been equating legalization with deregulation. That was never in the cards. Saying 'But it's legal now, mannnnnnn,' after blowing smoke in a cop's face just isn't going to carry much weight with him as he confiscates your joint or outfits you with a pair of pretty silver bracelets.