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Published: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:05:42 -0800

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Canada: Editorial: Legal, But Not If You're At The Wheel

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 15 Nov 2017 - The busywork of readying the country for legalized cannabis continues apace, and Ottawa has gotten around to mapping out the murky territory that is stoned driving. Proposed legislative changes would create a two-tiered approach to setting the maximum amount of THC, cannabis's main psychoactive element, allowable in drivers' blood. Motorists measured with two to five nanograms of THC per millilitre of blood within two hours of being stopped would be subjected to a fine; those above would be treated criminally, mirroring the way many provinces deal with alcohol and driving.



CN ON: Column: Weed Report: Julian Fantino Sings The Praises Of

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 15 Nov 2017 - One was the chief of police for Toronto, London, York Region and the OPP. The other spent 34 years putting away bad guys as a member of the RCMP, retiring as deputy commissioner of Federal and International Policing.



CN ON: Column: What Happened To Health And Safety?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 15 Nov 2017 - Liberals ignoring concerns about decriminalizing pot On April 13, the Liberal government introduced legislation that would allow for the recreational use of marijuana for Canadians over the age of 18, and eliminate penalties for possession of marijuana (up to five grams) for those between the ages of 12 and 18.



CN ON: Column: Pro-Pot Cops All About The Money

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 15 Nov 2017 - If St. Paul, one of the most virulent and effective enemies of early Christians could pull off the greatest about face in history and become the religion's most prolific proponent, then who am I to argue with former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino as a shill for the marijuana industry. Fantino, the macho, no-nonsense, law-and-order tough guy from Vaughan stood at a podium in his city Tuesday singing the virtues of - pot.



CN ON: Column: Fantino Is A 'Convert'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 15 Nov 2017 - Former top cop sings praises of medical weed One was the chief of police for Toronto, London, York Region and the OPP. The other spent 34 years putting away bad guys as a member of the RCMP, retiring as deputy commissioner of Federal and International Policing.



CN BC: Column: Taxing Medicinal Marijuana?!

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 14 Nov 2017 - Another day, another Trudeau Liberal lie That fury you hear? The betrayal medical cannabis patients and activists feel after the federal government went back on yet another promise surrounding legal marijuana.



CN ON: Column: Tax Promise Up In Smoke

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 14 Nov 2017 - That fury you hear? The betrayal medical cannabis patients and activists feel after the federal government went back on yet another promise surrounding legal marijuana. Last Friday, the Department of Finance announced a federal tax proposal that could see an excise charge of $1/gram or 10% (whichever is higher) on both recreational and medical cannabis. According to Ottawa, the revenues will be shared equally between the feds, provinces and territories.



CN MB: Column: Fed's Tax Promise Goes Up In Smoke

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 14 Nov 2017 - That fury you hear? The betrayal medical cannabis patients and activists feel after the federal government went back on yet another promise surrounding legal marijuana. Last Friday, the Department of Finance announced a federal tax proposal that could see an excise charge of $1/gram or 10% (whichever is higher) on both recreational and medical cannabis. According to Ottawa, the revenues will be shared equally between the feds, provinces and territories.



Canada: Impaired-Driving Changes Could Unfairly Punish Medical

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 14 Nov 2017 - Canada's proposed overhaul of federal impaired-driving rules could unfairly criminalize medical-cannabis users, according to an open letter to Ottawa signed by more than 50 criminal-defence lawyers. The letter, which warns that medical-marijuana users could be unfairly punished under the proposed system, underscores the challenges to preventing high driving. Experts are divided on just how much THC - the principal psychoactive compound of cannabis - would make someone impaired, and the government is still developing a reliable way to conduct a roadside test.