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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:59:06 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:10:02 GMT

 



CN AB: Rolling With Weed: Poll NDS Alberta Supports Legalization

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 02 Dec 2016 - Support for legal pot highest among millennials Albertans are increasingly cool with the legalization of kush. A new ThinkHQ/Metro News survey has found that two-thirds of Albertans - - 65 per cent - agree the drug should be legal, while only 20 per cent admit that when it's legal, they will toke up.



Canada: Pot Legalization Report Due This Week

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 28 Nov 2016 - Chair of task force producing analysis for Ottawa says study will 'engender a lot of interest,' but stresses importance of moving slowly Ottawa's march toward a controlled market for legal marijuana in Canada takes a major step forward this week with the delivery of a task force report that includes advice on a minimum age, product warnings and measures to prevent drug-impaired driving.



CN QU: Column: Legalizing Marijuana

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 24 Nov 2016 - At the risk of being accused of pulling a Hillary Clinton and playing fast and loose with the truth let me say this; I have never smoked marijuana, and if I did I never inhaled. Okay, if I inhaled it was only by accident. Except for that one time I was offered a toke from a totally awesome young thing and I took it just to be polite. Anyway, what I did or did not do when I was young and foolish can't be proven anyway, since thankfully back then we didn't take selfies. Besides, all the potential witnesses to my escapades are now either in a seniors' home or at the point where they need to leave a memo on the fridge door just to remind them to take the grocery list when they go shopping.



CN AB: Council Plants Seed For Weed Legalization

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 04 Nov 2016 - Calgary's city council is going to bat for those with green thumbs, instead of being caught up in the weeds of hobbyist marijuana growers. This is a nod to the federal government as it embarks on regulatory framework for legalizing recreational marijuana.



US CO: OPED: Legalizing Retail Pot Has Been Big Mistake

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Pueblo Chieftain, 31 Oct 2016 - Colorado has led the charge for legalization of marijuana and many states are following suit and are entertaining the legalization of marijuana in this year's elections. What most people do not know is that Colorado has a public health problem directly related to marijuana and that 70 percent of Colorado municipalities have voted no to having legalized marijuana in their community.



CN ON: Editorial: Legalizing Pot Not So Easy

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Sault Star, 25 Oct 2016 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a mandate to legalize pot. He ran on it in last year's election. But as Postmedia's just-completed, six-part series O Cannabis illustrates, it's one thing to promise legalization, another to deliver it. The biggest challenge facing the Liberals is how to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana- an estimated $7 billion-a-year underground business in Canada, that could increase to $10 billion to $20 billion with legalization.



CN ON: Editorial: Move To Legalize Pot Easier Said Than Done

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Delhi News-Record, 26 Oct 2016 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a mandate to legalize pot. He ran on it in last year's election. But as Postmedia's just-completed, six-part series O Cannabis illustrates, it's one thing to promise legalization, another to deliver it. The biggest challenge facing the Liberals is how to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana- an estimated $7 billion-a-year underground business in Canada, that could increase to $10 billion to $20 billion with legalization.



Canada: Grits' Plan To Legalize Pot Hazy: Province

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 21 Oct 2016 - Task force to release report next month; Stefanson calls for 'clarity' OTTAWA - The Manitoba government said Ottawa must provide more information about its plans to legalize marijuana as soon as possible because the provinces have work to do in order to implement the change.



US NV: OPED: Mental Health Matters: The Great Marijuana Legalization

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, 19 Oct 2016 - This is the fourth in a series on Drugs and Drug Prohibition. Today's column focuses on cannabis or marijuana. Marijuana, a remarkably resilient plant, has accompanied mankind's journey in populating the planet from the Neolithic period to the present. Aside from the frozen tundra of the far North, the plant has flourished since the dawn of agriculture over 10,000 years ago.