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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:51:49 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:10:01 GMT


CN MB: Manitoba Slow To Sniff Out Pot-legalization Opportunities

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 13 Jul 2017 - THE Manitoba government will never have enough time to study and prepare for the impending legalization of marijuana. At least, that's how Canadian cannabis advocate and president of Winnipeg 420's organizing committee, Steven Stairs, sees it.

US KY: Bevin And Beshear Ask Judge To Dismiss Medical Marijuana

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 13 Jul 2017 - Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear want a Frankfort judge to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky. In a motion filed Monday in Franklin Circuit Court, Bevin's attorneys said medical marijuana is a "political question" that should be decided by the General Assembly, not a judge.

US NV: Nevada Has A Drug Problem: Shops Are Running Out Of Marijuana

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 11 Jul 2017 - Nevada officials have declared a state of emergency over marijuana: There's not enough of it. Since recreational pot became legal two weeks ago, retail dispensaries have struggled to keep their shelves stocked and say they will soon run out if nothing is done to fix a broken supply chain.

CN BC: Illegal Dispensaries Seen As Safe, Reliable: Study

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 12 Jul 2017 - Medical-cannabis patients who use illegal cannabis dispensaries instead of turning to other legal and black-market sources do so because they feel safe at these shops and like that they have reliable supplies of the specific strains they want, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. Rielle Capler, a PhD student and the study's lead author, said the results can help give Ottawa and provincial governments an idea of what consumers want as they look toward legalizing the drug some time next year.

CN ON: Activists: Trudeau's Pot Plan Is 'Prohibition 2.0'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 11 Jul 2017 - Users argue too many rules still surround legalization Medical marijuana users say the Trudeau government's plans to legalize marijuana involve too many roadblocks. Activists and users said during a press conference Monday that the Liberal's bill, which has yet to pass in the House, still marks marijuana as something people need to be ashamed of.

CN ON: Police Monitoring Marijuana Grow-Op

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 11 Jul 2017 - Highway 7 site believed to be operating legally BRESLAU - Waterloo Regional Police say they're monitoring a large marijuana grow-op at the former Waterloo Flowers greenhouse site - and believe it's operating within the law for medical marijuana for "personal consumption."

US OH: Doctors Still In Limbo Over Ohio's Medical Marijuana Rules

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 10 Jul 2017 - COLUMBUS - Louis Johnson, managing director of OMNI Medical Services, showed up Monday at a hearing about proposed rules governing physicians under Ohio's newly legal-medical marijuana program in hope the murky waters of "affirmative defense" might be cleared a bit. But he never heard the words mentioned in testimony before the hearing officer, and the words won't be found in the rules written by the Ohio Medical Board.

US HI: Gov. Ige Signs Bill Cutting Penalties For Possessing Drug

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 08 Jul 2017 - Until Governor David Ige approved the new law, possession of drug paraphernalia ranging from marijuana pipes to plastic bags and needles was a felony that carried a penalty of up to five years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Now, people caught with drug paraphernalia would face no jail time and could be fined no more than $500. Gov. David Ige has quietly signed a new law that dramatically reduces the penalties for possession of all kinds of drug paraphernalia - a proposal that was opposed by Attorney General Douglas Chin as well as prosecutors on Hawaii island, Maui and in Honolulu.

CN BC: Cannabusiness

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Shore News, 09 Jul 2017 - The greening of a grey economy Down in North Vancouver's Lower Lonsdale, just a couple of blocks in from the neighbourhood's bustling main drag, the LotusLand Cannabis Club's storefront proudly displays its green logo in a stripe across the front windows. The words "British Columbia's finest," almost look official.