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Published: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:16:13 -0700

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US PA: Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Law May Be Drifting Into

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Morning Call, 19 Sep 2017 - Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery -- who temporarily moonlighted as a medical marijuana lawyer -- held a news conference in the state Capitol in which he accused a Bethlehem company of threatening to destroy the law with a lawsuit. Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery -- who temporarily moonlighted as a medical marijuana lawyer -- held a news conference in the state Capitol in which he accused a Bethlehem company of threatening to destroy the law with a lawsuit. (Steve Esack)



CN ON: City Committee Endorses Province's Pot Plans

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 19 Sep 2017 - Mayor: No rush to OK lounges A Toronto committee has endorsed the provincial government's plan for recreational marijuana despite pleas from the pot industry to support private dispensaries and cannabis lounges within the city limits.



CN ON: OPED: Already Thinking About Son And Legalized Pot

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Sun Times, 19 Sep 2017 - When it comes to my son's possible future use of marijuana, I'm not sure if "It's legal, mom!" will have a material impact on my response. I have imagined this conversation, and others like it, about life's many potentially addicting substances and behaviours -- alcohol, prescription and other drugs, gambling, speeding, texting and driving, pornography, sugar, etc. -- because I know the kind of world we live in today and that the values of the majority are less and less aligned with the old-fashioned values espoused at my craggy old kitchen table. Even when those values feel like a fruitless cause that might better have been taken up in a cloistered community, I try not to give in to pessimism. There's what happens out there, in the world, and there's what happens in here, within the walls of my home, and I am happy to do my part to contribute to a climate of uncomfortable difference between the two.



CN BC: Column: An Update On Nelson's Short Term Rental And Cannabis

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 20 Sep 2017 - With one year left in this term, council recently took the opportunity to reflect, refresh, and reset strategic priorities that were established at the beginning of our term. The pace we keep leaves little time for reflection and this was an important day. A portion of the day was spent discussing change: what was anticipated, what was not, and how council responded to emerging issues. Council regulates. What this means is that council sets the framework on a number of issues for community through bylaws. Bylaws are constructed with the unique needs of community in mind. When council considers adopting new bylaws, it is done with the goal of developing balance between diverse community values and opinions.



US FL: Florida Moves Toward More Medical Marijuana Licenses

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 20 Sep 2017 - TALLAHASSEE -- Seemingly learning from past mistakes, state health officials have issued an emergency rule outlining the application process for new medical-marijuana vendors seeking to receive licenses in two weeks. The new rule, published Wednesday and going into effect immediately, outsources the evaluation of the applications to "subject matter experts," requires "blind testing" of the applications, and includes a detailed application form --- all departures from the Department of Health's previous medical-marijuana regulations that spawned a series of legal and administrative challenges.



CN ON: City's Licensing Committee Endorses Ontario's Pot Plan

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 19 Sep 2017 - A city committee has endorsed the province's highly regulated approach to marijuanalegislation, despite pleas from dispensary operators and pot users. The licensing committee voted 4-1 Monday in favour of city staff recommendations endorsing Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan to sell marijuana only in government run, LCBO-type shops across Ontario after federal legalization takes effect next year.



CN ON: Ontario To Stiffen Pot Penalties

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 19 Sep 2017 - Zero-tolerance rules for drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol applauded by police A blast from the past - and jacked-up fines - will usher in legal pot in Ontario as the province races to put the brakes to drug-impaired driving, including by marijuana, before weed becomes legal next summer.



US MA: Mass. High Court Says Sobriety Tests Aren't Evidence For Pot

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 19 Sep 2017 - Members of the Mass. State Police performed a sobriety test on a driver in Chicopee in 2011. The state's highest court on Tuesday limited which evidence can be used in court to prosecute drivers suspected of operating under the influence of marijuana, handing a victory to civil rights advocates in a closely-watched case.



CN NS: Column: Stirring The Pot On Legal Weed

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 19 Sep 2017 - We need to figure out how to sell weed in Nova Scotia - we also need to get more stores to sell healthy food. Maybe we can use one problem to solve the other: allow stores to sell weed if they also offer a minimum quantity and quality of fruit and vegetables.