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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:27:16 -0700

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CN AB: MADD Urges Alberta Pursue Public Model On Cannabis To Ensure

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 06 Oct 2017 - The advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants Alberta to sell marijuana through government-run stores - at least in the short term - to ensure public safety before profit. Andrew Murie, the CEO of MADD, points to marijuana stores in the United States that slash prices to mark the annual April 20 counter-culture celebration of public cannabis consumption.

CN AB: Editorial: Turning A Profit On Pot Should Be The Goal Of

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 07 Oct 2017 - Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley has announced the first details of Alberta's plans for selling marijuana once the product is legalized across the nation in July. This makes Alberta the third province, after Ontario and New Brunswick, to show its hand.

CN NS: Province To Consult With Public On Marijuana Legalization

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 07 Oct 2017 - Nova Scotia will be launching its public consultations for marijuana legalization within days, with results expected to be compiled and released before the end of the year, the premier's office has confirmed. Of the Atlantic provinces, Nova Scotia is the last to launch its consultations, which will include telephone and online surveys. P.E.I. just completed an online consultation, garnering around 3,000 responses, Newfoundland released a report of its consultation period in August, and New Brunswick - the furthest along - last month announced its framework for legalization, including plans to follow Ontario in creating a Crown corporation to oversee all pot sales.

CN ON: Editorial: Move Carefully On Cannabis Taxes

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 06 Oct 2017 - The first legal sales of recreational marijuana in Canada are still months away, but some provincial premiers are already demanding a bigger piece of the action. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's opening offer this week to evenly split a 10-per-cent excise tax on cannabis sales between Ottawa and the provinces was quickly scorned by premiers such as Alberta's Rachel Notley and Quebec's Philippe Couillard.

CN BC: Westside Pot Shops Could Be Shut Down

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 10 Oct 2017 - City council today expected to rescind business licences for 2 marijuana dispensaries The owners of two West Kelowna pot shops today face the revocation of their business licence and subsequent closure.

CN ON: OPED: Let First Nations Into Pot Industry

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 10 Oct 2017 - The projected legalization of marijuana in Canada in July 2018 gives the federal government an opportunity to bring communities - including Indigenous ones - into this lucrative sector. For example, Manitoba's Opaskwayak Cree Nation recently took a major stake in a medical marijuana company. OCN purchased $3 million in shares in National Access Cannabis, a privately held company that recently traded publicly for the first time.

CN BC: Column: On Marijuana, Let The Provinces Keep The Cash

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 05 Oct 2017 - The federal government plans to legalize marijuana this summer and they say they want their fair share of tax revenue. A dollar tax on anything up to $10 - and a 10% tax on anything above that amount - to be split 50/50 between the federal and provincial governments. But wait, Trudeau says, it's not about the money.

CN ON: Marijuana Advocate Back In Niagara Falls

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 05 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focussed on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.

CN ON: Toronto Endorses Province's Pot Plan

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 05 Oct 2017 - Toronto city council has, by a narrow margin, endorsed Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan for tightly regulated marijuana sales through LCBO-style stores. Council voted 21-16 Wednesday in favour of backing Wynne's pot plan, while demanding that the city be compensated for any related costs when the federal government legalizes marijuana next year.