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Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:57 -0700

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CN AB: Sowing The Seeds Of Pot Legalization

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 14 Mar 2017 - Cannabis Crusader stops in Lethbridge This spring, cannabis plants may start appearing in places you'd least expect. And it might be because of Dana Larsen's Overgrow Canada campaign. On Monday night, the cannabis expert, activist and author spoke in Lethbridge for the first time as part of his Overgrow Canada Tour. The event took place at Moose Hall and attendees were given 100 free cannabis seeds to plant.

Canada: Signal Of Slower Pot Legalization Kills Producers' Buzz

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 08 Mar 2017 - As investors flock to Canada's burgeoning marijuana sector, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is signalling recreational pot sales aren't imminent. Member of Parliament Bill Blair - the former Toronto police chief leading Mr. Trudeau's legalization effort - confirmed a bill is due in Parliament this spring, but it won't be the last hurdle as ample regulatory work remains. The federal government will take its time and work with provinces, territories and cities to build a framework and develop specific regulations, he said.

Israel: Israel Moves To Decriminalize Marijuana Use

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 06 Mar 2017 - JERUSALEM - Israel, which has been at the forefront of research into medical marijuana and the drug's commercialization, took a major step on Sunday toward officially decriminalizing its recreational use. At a time when many American states and European countries are loosening marijuana laws, the Israeli cabinet approved a plan that would impose fines rather than criminal penalties on those caught using the drug in public.

CN BC: PM Won't Widen Decriminalization Of Drugs

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 03 Mar 2017 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is rejecting recommendations from British Columbia's top health officials to widen the scope of his government's decriminalization agenda beyond marijuana to help stem the country's growing opioid crisis. Mr. Trudeau will meet Friday with health experts in Vancouver to discuss Canada's response to the rising toll of overdose deaths, the latest in a series of meetings where he has engaged with British Columbians on the front lines of the deadly opioid battle.

CN SN: Column: Looking At The Legalization Of Marijuana

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 24 Feb 2017 - Friday mornings in the office tend to be a little bit slower, so we end up discussing a wide variety of topics. One topic of discussion, which was addressed were thoughts surrounding the legalization of marijuana. The Liberals ran on a platform, which stated they would pursue this legalization. Although it hasn't been a priority in government, I do feel that it is something that would generate revenue for the government. Much like the Government of Saskatchewan has a liquor tax, the Government of Canada could impose one on marijuana sales.

CN ON: Column: Marijuana Legalization Cock-Up Is The New Reefer

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 21 Feb 2017 - As Sir Walter Scott wrote centuries ago: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." It still applies today. Electoral reform. It was promised by Justin Trudeau as a key campaign pledge, but then abruptly canned. This one got hostile. NDP MP Nathan Cullen didn't just accuse Trudeau of deception, he called him a "liar."

CN BC: B.C. Supreme Court Ruling Gives Cities Authority To Regulate

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 17 Feb 2017 - Cities have the right to deny business licences to illegal marijuana dispensaries and to prohibit the cultivation or sale of marijuana through their zoning bylaws, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled. The case is the latest development in what has become a patchwork of inconsistent rules and legal skirmishes as cities grapple with changing laws and an aggressive new marijuana industry.

CN MB: AFM Outlines Position On Pot Legalization

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 01 Feb 2017 - The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba is urging the federal government to use a public health approach matched with strict regulation when legalizing marijuana. "This provides us with a very unique opportunity," said Dr. Sheri Fandrey of the AFM, which released a position statement Tuesday. "This is the first time since Prohibition that a substance which is currently illegal is becoming legal and fortunately the process has enough lead time that we can get ahead of the curve and start to provide some of the resources - educational, outreach, data collection - - prior to the change happening and cannabis being made legal.

US MA: Marijuana Legalization, Opioid Crisis Come To An Awkward

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 14 Jan 2017 - [photo] A marijuana bud. Across New England, two issues appear to be driving legislatures this year - - and they both have to do with drugs. States are grappling with the emergence of marijuana legalization. But the region is also the epicenter of the opioid crisis, with overdose rates in New Hampshire among the highest in the country.