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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:10:54 -0700

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CN ON: Veterans With PTSD Hail Medical Pot

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 24 Apr 2017 - Ex-soldiers tell trade show how natural drug has helped them battle war's after-effects Trev Bungay says the horror began in 1998 when he was among Canadian soldiers scouring the beaches of Nova Scotia in cleanup operations after the crash of a Swissair jet just off the Atlantic coast.



CN BC: Oped: Marijuana Bill Leaves Unanswered Questions

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 24 Apr 2017 - Last week, the Liberal government introduced the much anticipated marijuana legalization bill, technically known as Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act. First let me state that the Liberals clearly campaigned on legalizing marijuana and I have heard from several citizens who indicated this was one of the primary reasons they voted Liberal in the last election. I mention this point as I believe the Liberal government does have a democratic mandate to move forward with this legislation.



CN ON: Column: Pot Laws Looked Like They'd Never Change. Then, Wham

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 21 Apr 2017 - People celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, though they're inevitable. Since you never know the precise moment of a WHAM, it should be worth a cheer Deep social change happens so slowly it looks like nothing is happening. Not just over years, but decades, maybe longer. Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing. Then, WHAM. The imminent legalization of (non-medical) marijuana is a perfect example. Its perfectness even has a generational, father to son, symmetry.



CN MB: Weeding Out Anxiety

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 21 Apr 2017 - 4/20 participants extol virtues of pot as drug that helps you cope Leigh Filbert admits he lived the "rock-star lifestyle" in the past and acknowledges now his body is paying for it. Filbert suffered a stroke a little over a year ago that left the right side of his body paralyzed. He suffers from anxiety he also contends is paralyzing, emotionally.



CN NF: Column: Pot Plant Plan Postponed

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 21 Apr 2017 - It will be Russian giants again this summer. No, not Vladimir Putin. Russian giant sunflowers, which the seed package promises can grow up to eight feet high. We plant them every year for fun, and built a two foot by eight foot flower box especially for them, so we can have a veritable field of rising Russkies. (Tip: put the seeds in the dirt in late May, and you'll yield a swath of yellow by early September.) This year, the Russian giants were to be supplanted by marijuana plants. Again, just for fun.



CN ON: Editorial: High Taxes On Pot Will Help Criminals

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 24 Apr 2017 - If the Liberals insist on legalizing marijuana before July 1, 2018, then they need to get it right. Canadians are learning that's easier said than done. There are many hurdles - from health to enforcement to taxation - that the feds, provinces and families need to grapple with before then.



Canada: OPED: When Legalizing Marijuana, Less Is More

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 21 Apr 2017 - Covering every detail in legislation would give the system little flexibility to adapt, and may set it up for failure The Liberal government's cannabis legislation has drawn condemnation and praise. Whether they approve or not, many observers criticize the lack of details on essential aspects of legalization. Legislative lapses include details on where cannabis will be sold, packaging, advertising and how it will be taxed. While such gaps may appear to be weaknesses, they actually demonstrate the legislation's strength.



CN MB: Editorial: Pot Law Needs Plenty Of Work

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 23 Apr 2017 - The federal government's proposed bill for legalizing marijuana expands police powers, sets new mandatory penalties for illegal possession, and boosts prison sentences for lawbreakers. That all sounds pretty tough. But the legislation also downloads some difficult decision-making on to provincial authorities, and from there on to municipalities and local police. That part's going to be tougher.



CN ON: A Life Limited By Pot

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 21 Apr 2017 - As legalization looms, Raymond David recalls how pot possession charge changed his life For more than four decades, a drug possession conviction has put limits on Raymond David's life. David, 58, said he was charged with possession of marijuana when he was 17 after he was caught with around 15 grams of pot.