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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Sun, 28 May 2017 15:28:12 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 16:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: Column: Will Legalization Keep Pot Away From Kids?

Sat, 06 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 06 May 2017 - "We are moving forward to ensure that we keep ... cannabis out of the hands of young people." - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, May 1 The Canadian Press OTTAWA -During the 2015 election, the federal Liberals campaigned on a plan to greenlight marijuana for recreational use to keep it of the hands of children and the profits out of the hands of criminals.



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 AB: Legalization Gets Spirits High At City Rally

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 21 Apr 2017 - There was a cloud of smoke at Galt Gardens Thursday as hundreds gathered to smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 celebration. Every year on April 20, Canadians gather for pro-pot events, but it seems that cannabis activists may soon be getting what they want as the Government of Canada has proposed the Cannabis Act, which would legalize and regulate cannabis use.



CN AB: Hatters Gather To Raise Awareness About The Legalization Of

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 21 Apr 2017 - A few dozen Hatters gathered in front of city hall Thursday to light up a joint and raise awareness of the proposed legalization of cannabis in Canada. The group met downtown at 3 p.m. and talked to anyone interested before lighting up some joints at 4:20 p.m. and marching to the provincial building. Armed with signs, pamphlets and pins, the group's main goal was to raise awareness and, more importantly, spread education on the topic of the proposed legalization, said group spokesperson Caelan Walton.



CN AB: Users 'Leery' About Legalization

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 21 Apr 2017 - 4-20 revelers aren't all that excited about recent federal government announcements. A newfound sense of empowerment met with an air of cynicism at the annual 420 gathering on the Alberta legislature grounds Thursday.



CN SN: Legalization Looming

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 22 Apr 2017 - It's been a long time coming and it's not here yet, but like the rest of the country, Moose Jaw is getting ready for the rollout of legalized marijuana. "We were invited to provide input and participate in discussions," said Moose Jaw Police Chief Rick Bourassa, who has been representing Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan on committees in Ottawa on this issue.



Canada: Dispensaries Count Down To Legalization

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 22 Apr 2017 - A siege-like atmosphere pervades cannabis shops still in operation as they contend with threats from armed thieves, and the city After the battering ram smashed through the front door, the officers quickly rounded up everyone and handcuffed them inside the small shop at Yonge and Wellesley.



CN SN: Letter: Goodale Writes About Marijuana Legalization

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 19 Apr 2017 - Dear editor, If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime-then the law as it stands today has been an abject failure.



Canada: Pharmacy Distributors Want In On Canada's Legalized Marijuana

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Sudbury Star, 20 Apr 2017 - OTTAWA - The federal government's plans for legalizing recreational marijuana has many would be players looking to carve out a role for themselves in the emerging market, including pharmaceutical distributors who already ship drugs across the country. The Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management - a supplier of medicine for pharmacies and hospitals - says it has a ready-made system for marijuana distribution that they say is far superior to mail-order pot.