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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:50:13 -0800

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CN AB: Column: Slap-Dash Approach To Pot Legalization

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 01 Dec 2017 - On Monday, Nov. 27, The Cannabis Act passed third reading. This was the last vote in the House of Commons before the legislation goes to the Senate for review and approval. The government's plan is to have marijuana on the market for recreational use starting July 1, 2018. I voted "no" to this legislation. Here's why:

CN ON: Health Unit Grapples With Cannabis Legalization

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Recorder & Times, 01 Dec 2017 - It will become legal next year, but the local health unit is grappling with what role it will play in dealing with recreational cannabis. The federal government has laid out the legal framework to legalize recreational cannabis use by June, and the province has already set out how it plans to regulate use throughout Ontario.

Canada: Column: Who Knew Legalizing Pot Could Be So Complicated?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 06 Dec 2017 - There's a reason provincial governments in this country are freaking out about having to meet next summer's deadline for legalizing pot: They're finding it a complete and utter nightmare. There's so much to consider. Who can grow it? How will it be retailed and marketed? What level of taxation will be applied? How will new laws associated with a million and one different aspects of legalization be enforced? Who covers those costs? What happens when someone's dog dies after eating a neighbour's marijuana plant? And that barely scratches the surface. "The scope of it is unbelievable," B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth said in a recent interview.

CN MB: OPED: Legalizing Marijuana Won't Cover The Costs

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 04 Dec 2017 - LEGALIZE and tax marijuana and the budget will balance itself - or so marijuana advocates, from stoners to recreational users to the prime minister, have tried to convince us of this for years. But they're all wrong.

CN MB: The Leaf To Grow Knowledge On Legalizing Pot

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 25 Nov 2017 - IF you want to know how quickly this country is turning over a new leaf, consider the curious case of Julian Fantino. The tough-on-crime former Toronto police chief was eager to help lead the war against drugs - including cannabis - during his time as a cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government.

CN ON: Column: Why Is Rural Ontario Left Off The List Of Legalized

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 16 Nov 2017 - Politics Everything is political in the months before an election. And that's especially true for where the pot stores are going to be located. Earlier this month, 14 locations were announced for provincially-run recreational cannabis stores.

CN ON: Cities Do Slow Burn Over Cash From Legalized Pot

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 14 Nov 2017 - There may be as much as a billion dollars in tax revenue at stake as Canada readies for legalized marijuana next summer. The cut for cities? So far, zero. Municipalities may be left in the cold when it comes to sharing in the cash from legalized pot sales, with the federal government proposing a 10 per cent excise tax - or $1 per gram, whichever is higher - to be split evenly between the provinces and the feds.

CN MB: Column: Legalized Pot Will Ease Provincial Deficit A But Not

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 10 Nov 2017 - PREMIER Brian Pallister has always been coy about whether he has ever enjoyed the pleasures of cannabis. "I prefer beer," has become his standard retort when asked if he's ever taken a toke. Regardless of whether the premier smoked, inhaled or appreciated the mystic qualities of marijuana, you can bet he will learn to love the tax revenue that will flow from a legalized marketplace.

CN NS: Column: Strictly Regulated Legal Pot Environment Expected

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The News, 09 Nov 2017 - Nova Scotians thinking that next July they'll be able to nip down to the corner pot shop whenever they want, might want to chill until they see the province's plan. Cannabis will be legal next summer, but the rules and regulations are yet to come and Nova Scotia, along with the other Atlantic Provinces, will create tightly controlled, strictly regulated environments.