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Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:55 -0800

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CN AB: Pot Shops Shut Down

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 22 Dec 2017 - Cops close two cannabis dispensaries, multiple charges pending City police have shut down two south Edmonton cannabis dispensaries, but the owner of one says he was just trying to help medical marijuana patients fill their prescriptions.



CN ON: Up In Smoke

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Cape Breton Post, 22 Dec 2017 - Medical users fear legalized recreational pot may leave them behind For Mandy McKnight, the benefits of cannabis oil to treat her son Liam's debilitating seizures seem almost miraculous - the nine-year-old has gone from being wracked daily by dozens of the life-threatening episodes to having days now when he experiences none.



CN BC: British Columbia Going Down The Road To Pot

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 20 Dec 2017 - Province releases first decisions on cannabis regulation after public engagement After receiving input from 48,951 British Columbians and submissions from 141 local and Indigenous governments and other interested stakeholders, the provincial government made some decisions on the anticipated legalization of non-medical cannabis in July 2018.



US CA: This Colorado City Declined To Allow Pot Sales. Now It's

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec 2017 - SECOND THOUGHTS At the two malls in town you can buy key chains and Christmas ornaments shaped like marijuana leaves. Along a downtown shopping corridor, paintings of cannabis plants grace storefront windows.



US TX: Cautious Texas Among Last States To OK Medical Marijuana

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 15 Dec 2017 - MANCHACA, Texas -- When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it. Texas is the last big state to allow some form of medical marijuana, albeit an oil extract so low in the psychoactive component, THC, that it couldn't get a person high. Though it might seem that Texas policymakers have softened their attitude toward the drug, bringing them more in line with the U.S. population as a whole, they have not. A joint could still land you in jail in Texas, and the state's embrace of medical marijuana comes with a heavy dose of caution.



US MA: High ambitions: Pot Advocacy Group To Attempt To Build

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 15 Dec 2017 - JOINT Beantown Greentown is trying to build a 100-foot-long joint this weekend at a marijuana expo event in Worcester. This is a practice run. Keith Laham and his friends have been practicing for the past few months.



CN ON: Bottoms Or Bongs Up?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 18 Dec 2017 - Will weed be the new booze? Will a culture so tied to alcohol switch allegiance once recreational cannabis is readily and legally available? A recent study out of the University of Connecticut looked at alcohol sales in jurisdictions with medical marijuana, and found the two substances to be substitutes, with monthly booze sales falling 13%.



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.