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Published: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:07:04 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:10:01 GMT

 



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 MB: Don't Delay Legal Pot: Most Manitobans

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 02 Dec 2017 - A SLIGHT majority of Manitobans disagree with Premier Brian Pallister's calls to delay federal legalization of cannabis in Canada, according to a new online poll from the Angus Reid Institute. Fifty-eight per cent of Manitoba respondents say, "The timeline should not be changed." Nationwide, 53 per cent of all respondents agree.



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.



US HI: HPD Reviewing Policy On Marijuana And Guns

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 01 Dec 2017 - The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing a controversial policy that requires legal marijuana patients to turn in their firearms. The reconsideration follows community backlash since the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported earlier this week that HPD has sent letters to at least 30 medical cannabis users who are permitted gun owners telling them to surrender their firearms.



US OH: Lawsuit Threatens Medical Marijuana Timeline

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 01 Dec 2017 - COLUMBUS - One day after Ohio announced its choices for larger growing sites that would fuel a fledgling medical marijuana industry, a legal challenge was announced that could throw a wrench into the works. Ironically, such a lawsuit would be filed by some of the chief players behind 2015's failed ResponsibleOhio ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use.



US TX: Editorial: Get The Ball Rolling To Expand Medical Marijuana In

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 01 Dec 2017 - Within weeks an estimated 150,000 Texas patients suffering from untreatable epilepsy will have a new means of relief. Cannabidiol (CBD), a form of medical marijuana, will finally be delivered to patients who qualify under the state's very strict guidelines. The CBD reduces or halts convulsive epileptic seizures but doesn't get the patients stoned.



US: Smoked Pot? Want To Go To War? No Problem

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 02 Dec 2017 - As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth - as long as they realize they can't do so again in the military. The number of waivers granted by the active-duty Army for marijuana use jumped to more than 500 this year from 191 in 2016. Three years ago, no such waivers were granted. The big increase is just one way officials are dealing with orders to expand the Army's size.



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:



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.