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Published: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:55:02 -0700

Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: Westside Pot Shops Could Be Shut Down

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 10 Oct 2017 - City council today expected to rescind business licences for 2 marijuana dispensaries The owners of two West Kelowna pot shops today face the revocation of their business licence and subsequent closure.



CN ON: OPED: Let First Nations Into Pot Industry

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 10 Oct 2017 - The projected legalization of marijuana in Canada in July 2018 gives the federal government an opportunity to bring communities - including Indigenous ones - into this lucrative sector. For example, Manitoba's Opaskwayak Cree Nation recently took a major stake in a medical marijuana company. OCN purchased $3 million in shares in National Access Cannabis, a privately held company that recently traded publicly for the first time.



CN NF: Editorial: Clock's Ticking

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 10 Oct 2017 - It must have been a busy meeting. A couple of weeks ago, Canada's federal and provincial justice and public safety ministers met in Vancouver for two days of meetings. They talked about delays in the criminal system and reforms to the Criminal Code over mandatory minimum sentencing provisions. About changes to the bail system and simpler and faster court proceedings. They talked about national security legislation and the safety of Canadians, about the legalization of marijuana and the nuances of home cultivation, and the health and safety effects of the drug, both on adults and the particular risks for young people.



CN ON: In Praise Of Marijuana

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Niagara Falls Review, 10 Oct 2017 - Former NHL player Riley Cote says marijuana helped him deal with the pain and anxiety that came with being an enforcer with the Philadelphia Flyers. "I used it as an ally," the Winnipeg native said Saturday at the Grow Up Cannabis Conference and Expo at Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls.



CN NK: N.B. Lagging On Opioid Response: Activists

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 10 Oct 2017 - Grassroots harm-reduction initiative launched as those on the front lines lament provincial government's boardroom approach Health officials in New Brunswick are taking too long to address the serious and growing opioid problem in the province's two largest cities, say local harm-reduction activists who have launched a grassroots initiative in the face of what they describe as government inaction.



CN ON: Marijuana Advocate Back In Niagara Falls

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 05 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focussed on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.



CN ON: Toronto Endorses Province's Pot Plan

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 05 Oct 2017 - Toronto city council has, by a narrow margin, endorsed Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan for tightly regulated marijuana sales through LCBO-style stores. Council voted 21-16 Wednesday in favour of backing Wynne's pot plan, while demanding that the city be compensated for any related costs when the federal government legalizes marijuana next year.



CN ON: Pot Legislation 'Prohibition 2.0,' Emery Says

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Niagara This Week, 05 Oct 2017 - The approach being taken by federal and provincial governments, when it comes to the legalization of marijuana is just another form of prohibition, says a woman who is a longtime advocate for allowing unrestricted access to cannabis. "We're seeing prohibition 2.0," said Jodie Emery, who along with her husband, Marc, have been campaigning for legalization for more than two decades. Jodie will be among the speakers taking part in the Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo taking place Friday and Saturday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. "It's very upsetting."



CN AB: Column: Important Things To Know About Recreational And

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 03 Oct 2017 - Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for CNN is reported to have said, "Every 19 minutes somebody dies of a prescription drug overdose. It doesn't happen with marijuana." In the past Gupta was against legalising medical marijuana in the U.S. but now he is in favour of it. He sees some benefit for certain types of illnesses. The use of medical marijuana (medical cannabis) as a medicine has not been rigorously tested due to several restrictions. But there is some evidence to suggest cannabis can reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and reduce chronic pain and muscle spasm.