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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:08:29 -0800

Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:10:01 GMT

 



CN MB: Usage Expected To Spike: Survey

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 02 Dec 2017 - MORE than 21 per cent of adult Manitobans used cannabis in the past year and another 21.1 per cent may try it after legalization, new data from the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba suggests. The figures come from an anonymous phone survey of 1,201 adults in September. The alcohol and gambling regulator, whose mandate will include marijuana, says its sample is "quasi-representative" of the province's adult population. The survey found 55.2 per cent of Manitobans have used cannabis, with 16 being the most common age of initiation.



CN ON: Doctor Rebukes Mp Over Marijuana Claim

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Chatham Daily News, 02 Dec 2017 - Legalized marijuana will 'enslave our youth" and turn the federal government into "the new pusher on the block," a Chatham politician says - drawing a rebuke from the community's top publichealth official. Dave Van Kesteren said that nothing about the federal government's Cannabis Act is good, but he's particularly concerned about how it allows youth ages 11 to 17 to carry up to five grams of cannabis.



CN AB: Med Students Say Pot Revenues Should Fund Mental Health

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - A group of Alberta's future doctors are calling on the provincial government to use cannabis tax revenue to fund mental health initiatives for youth. At least, that will be the pitch when 40 medical students from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary get together Monday with MLAs from various parties.



CN AB: Column: Slap-Dash Approach To Pot Legalization

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 01 Dec 2017 - On Monday, Nov. 27, The Cannabis Act passed third reading. This was the last vote in the House of Commons before the legislation goes to the Senate for review and approval. The government's plan is to have marijuana on the market for recreational use starting July 1, 2018. I voted "no" to this legislation. Here's why:



Canada: Personal Grow-Ops Emerge As Targets For Organized Crime

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 01 Dec 2017 - The proliferation of personal yet industrial-scale marijuana farms, licensed and shielded by health privacy laws, has created a shadow market in which individual patients are collectively churning out as much marijuana as some commercial producers - with none of the scrutiny. Although they operate under the guise of legitimacy, a Globe and Mail investigation has found that these personal grow-ops are prime targets for robberies and abuse by organized crime.



CN ON: Health Unit Grapples With Cannabis Legalization

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Recorder & Times, 01 Dec 2017 - It will become legal next year, but the local health unit is grappling with what role it will play in dealing with recreational cannabis. The federal government has laid out the legal framework to legalize recreational cannabis use by June, and the province has already set out how it plans to regulate use throughout Ontario.



Canada: Column: Who Knew Legalizing Pot Could Be So Complicated?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 06 Dec 2017 - There's a reason provincial governments in this country are freaking out about having to meet next summer's deadline for legalizing pot: They're finding it a complete and utter nightmare. There's so much to consider. Who can grow it? How will it be retailed and marketed? What level of taxation will be applied? How will new laws associated with a million and one different aspects of legalization be enforced? Who covers those costs? What happens when someone's dog dies after eating a neighbour's marijuana plant? And that barely scratches the surface. "The scope of it is unbelievable," B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth said in a recent interview.



CN ON: Opioid Crisis Is Here Too

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Sun Times, 04 Dec 2017 - Ontario is in the middle of an opioid crisis, Grey Bruce Health Unit program director Lynda Bumstead and Hope Grey Bruce member Dave Roy told Brockton council. Bumstead said one person dies every 10 hours in Ontario from an opioid overdose. In 2016, there were eight deaths in Grey Bruce linked to opioid overdose.



CN AB: Column: Pot Tax Downside

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - Proposed cannabis tax another hurdle for medical marijuana users Dick Sobsey slowly walks into a meeting room for an informative, thought-provoking and, really, a scratchyour-head conversation that evades the parameters of conventional thinking.