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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:23:04 -0800

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Canada: Ottawa Still Not Ready To Launch Marijuana Legalization

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 Feb 2018 - With target date pushed back twice, government spokesman says there is no need to impose time allocation in the Senate to speed up process Ottawa is acknowledging for the first time that legal recreational marijuana will not be for sale until August or September.



CN AB: Focus Put On Education As Marijuana Legalization Looms

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 15 Feb 2018 - Public awareness of possible harm from marijuana use will be part of a public campaign in the coming days as July approaches when the federal government will legalize the use of the drug. "We will have a public education campaign around the legalization of cannabis," a spokesperson for the Alberta Cannabis Secretariat said in an email. "However, the details of public education coming from the federal government have not yet been finalized."



US CT: Public Hearing On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Hartford Courant, 16 Feb 2018 - In a change from the past, the legislature's general law committee will hold a public hearing on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. In a change from the past, the legislature's general law committee will hold a public hearing on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. (Getty Images)



US DE: Marijuana Legalization In Delaware Facing Staunch Opposition

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 15 Feb 2018 - DOVER, Del. -- A task force studying issues surrounding marijuana legalization in Delaware is wrapping up its work, but it remains unclear whether there is enough support among state lawmakers to legalize recreational pot use. The task force issued a draft report Wednesday and plans to present a final report Feb. 28.



US CT: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Would Be Costly To State And

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Hartford Courant, 15 Feb 2018 - Opponents of recreational marijuana legalization in Connecticut argued Thursday it would cost the state more than it would collect in tax revenue. Legalization would cost the state $216 million in 2020, "far outweighing even the rosiest tax projections," a report released Thursday by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a group dedicated to stopping the legalization of marijuana, says.



Canada: Ottawa Threatening To Force Vote On Cannabis Legalization

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 14 Feb 2018 - The federal government is threatening to force a vote in the Senate to speed up the adoption of the marijuana-legalization bill, stating industry and governments need a clear timeline to a legal-cannabis market. This government has never imposed time allocation in the Senate, but it says it will have no choice if Conservative senators use procedural tricks to delay the legislation.



Canada: Big Employers Push For Drug Testing As Pot Legalization Looms

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 12 Feb 2018 - The country's biggest airlines, train and trucking firms, construction companies and transit authorities are urging the government to allow them to conduct mandatory drug tests for key members of their work forces. The issue of testing is currently in front of the Senate, where two bills are being studied: C-45 to legalize cannabis by the summer, and C-46 to make it easier for law-enforcement authorities to crack down on impaired driving.



US DC: Pot Legalization Raises Border Questions

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 07 Feb 2018 - WASHINGTON - American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada's marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there's no reason that should happen. The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-toface encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.



US MA: Baker To Cannabis Commission: Keep Pot Legalization Simple

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 07 Feb 2018 - The Baker administration chastised Massachusetts pot regulators this week, saying their draft plan to create one of the world's most permissive regulated marijuana markets goes too far, too fast. The Baker administration chastised Massachusetts pot regulators this week, saying their draft plan to create one of the world's most permissive regulated marijuana markets goes too far, too fast.