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Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:31:56 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:10:02 GMT


CN AB: Legalization Gets Spirits High At City Rally

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 21 Apr 2017 - There was a cloud of smoke at Galt Gardens Thursday as hundreds gathered to smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 celebration. Every year on April 20, Canadians gather for pro-pot events, but it seems that cannabis activists may soon be getting what they want as the Government of Canada has proposed the Cannabis Act, which would legalize and regulate cannabis use.

Canada: Dispensaries Count Down To Legalization

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 22 Apr 2017 - A siege-like atmosphere pervades cannabis shops still in operation as they contend with threats from armed thieves, and the city After the battering ram smashed through the front door, the officers quickly rounded up everyone and handcuffed them inside the small shop at Yonge and Wellesley.

Canada: Column: Stirring The Pot Legislation

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 22 Apr 2017 - It seems there is no task in Canada as thankless as legalizing marijuana. Last week, the Liberals announced their plans to fulfill their campaign promise and do just that - by July 1, 2018, at the latest - and a chorus of complaints went round the country. People opposed to legalization of any kind, public policy-failure aficionados, were of course displeased. Those convinced that anything short of the government passing Bill 420 on the left-hand side, printed on small white papers, mandating that their local MP spark up a doobie for them when they get home from work is an infringement of their fundamental rights were also put out. No one seems happy.

CN AB: Column: Welcome To The Pot Party

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 22 Apr 2017 - Marijuana legalization is coming whether you like it or not - but don't worry, the sky won't fall Marijuana is rushing out of the closet, what with the federal government's plan to legalize marijuana use across Canada as of July 2018.

CN ON: Medical Marijuana Users Push For Change

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 22 Apr 2017 - The Record speaks to a wide range of people who shun normal painkillers KITCHENER - William Campbell and his wife were on their way to a friend's 25th wedding anniversary one night in 2008 when a drunk driver pulled out in front of them. They didn't have time to stop.

CN MB: From Protest To Party

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 20 Apr 2017 - With legalization on the horizon, today's 4/20 gathering will be a celebration For as long as anyone can remember, the annual 4/20 gathering at the Manitoba legislature grounds was about protesting the country's harsh marijuana laws. Police would be out in force to keep an eye on a rag-tag group of stoners, rarely arresting anyone unless things got out of hand.

CN SN: Editorial: It's Still A Clouded Issue

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Estevan Mercury, 19 Apr 2017 - Canadians will be able to celebrate this country's 151st birthday by legally lighting up a joint. The federal government has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, fulfilling one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election campaign promises. But there are still a lot of questions regarding the details of a legal pot industry.

CN AB: Pot Law Draws Mixed Reaction

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Cochrane Eagle, 20 Apr 2017 - Last week the federal government announced it will move forward with its highly-anticipated and contentious pledge to legalize recreational marijuana. What might possibly be the most memorable piece of legislation undertaken by the Justin Trudeau Liberals will most certainly result in polarizing political and personal stances.

CN ON: OPED: Proposed Pot Legislation Prohibits And Punishes

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 19 Apr 2017 - The Liberal government finally introduced its highly anticipated marijuana legalization legislation. But this proposal is not legalization - it is continued criminalization, with new harsher laws designed to punish even more people. Canadians want marijuana to be legal because they grew tired of seeing family and friends arrested and charged, then denied job opportunities and travel rights. They became frustrated seeing police spend their tax dollars every year going after people for pot, when they should be solving serious crimes.