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Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:45:52 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:10:02 GMT


CN BC: Court Sides With Cities On Pot Shop Regulation

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 20 Feb 2017 - Penticton's mayor is applauding a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision that ruled local governments do indeed have the right to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. "The judge clearly stated that even though the use of marijuana is federally regulated, the federal law does not authorize access to medical marijuana from dispensaries and municipalities are not precluded from putting in regulations to control them," Andrew Jakubeit said in a statement. "This decision is welcomed as it provides further clarity on our rights and obligations to control dispensaries and gives added strength to our enforcement policy."

CN BC: RCMP Shut Down Pot Dispensary Next To Daycare

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nanaimo News Bulletin, 16 Feb 2017 - Police cite parents' concerns over health and safety Nanaimo Mounties have closed a marijuana dispensary that opened next door to a children's daycare centre. Leaf Labs Medical Cannabis Services, at 679 Terminal Ave., was shut down Monday, three days after it opened, when police checked the business and allegedly observed evidence they believe contravened Canada's Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Canada: Canada, Israel Are Leading The Pot Revolution

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Canadian Jewish News, 16 Feb 2017 - As marijuana becomes normalized, co-operation between the two countries is growing fast, and the potential for growth is sky-high From the moment you enter the security-controlled reception area at Medreleaf, you notice there's something different about the place.

CN BC: Column: Good Luck Getting Marijuana Back Into A Plain Package

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 16 Feb 2017 - As the feds prepare to legalize marijuana, the task force appointed to conceptualize legalization has now recommended the drug be sold in plain packaging. I can't imagine this being implemented successfully in Vancouver. This city famously has more pot shops than Tim Hortons restaurants and from Point Grey's Wealth to Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture they all have unique brands designed to attract a particular clientele.

CN BC: Westside To Rein In Pot Shops

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 14 Feb 2017 - West Kelowna council set to consider bylaw that would restrict where medicinal marijuana can be grown, sold It's high time to force the closure of pot shops in downtown Westbank, city and police officials say. A new bylaw intended to curb the proliferation of stores selling so-called medicinal marijuana will be considered today by West Kelowna council.

Canada: Patients Question Safety Of Medical Marijuana In Wake Of

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 14 Feb 2017 - Patients who consumed tainted medical marijuana from government-regulated suppliers are questioning how safe the industry is in the wake of several high-profile recalls due to banned pesticides, which have exposed serious gaps in Health Canada's oversight. After a string of recent recalls by Mettrum Ltd., OrganiGram Inc. and Aurora Cannabis Inc. because of the presence of myclobutanil - a banned pesticide that produces hydrogen cyanide when heated - a number of patients told The Globe and Mail they don't see how Health Canada can assure them the product can be trusted. Revelations that the government isn't testing regularly to prove all companies aren't using harmful chemicals have left consumers concerned for their health.

CN BC: West Kelowna's Top Cop Says Pot Dispensaries Are Illegal

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kelowna Capital News, 15 Feb 2017 - West Kelowna's new top cop says marijuana dispensaries are illegal...period. At the request of West Kelowna city staff, West Kelowna's new RCMP detachment commander has clarified the force's position related to marijuana dispensaries.

CN BC: City Prohibits Marijuana, But Not Medical Clinic

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Northern View, 15 Feb 2017 - Selling marijuana for medical or recreational purposes has been temporarily banned from the city - yet a cannabis clinic that would provide service to North Coast communities still has every intention of moving forward with opening its doors within the year. On Feb. 6, after a public hearing that drew only three vocal residents, Prince Rupert city council passed the zoning bylaw amendment that prohibits the commercial sale and production of marijuana until Jan. 1, 2018.

New Zealand: Medical Cannabis Change Welcomed By Northland

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New Zealand Herald, 12 Feb 2017 - Moves to make it easier for patients to get cannabis-based medication for pain relief or symptom control have been welcomed by Northland's medical marijuana campaigners. However, some say the change doesn't go far enough or do anything to help patients to pay for medical cannabis.