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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:53:51 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: Legalizing Cannabis Could Reduce Opioid Use: Experts

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 15 Jun 2017 - Research suggests a safer alternative to powerful painkillers OTTAWA - Leading medical experts say legalizing cannabis may offer new hope to one day reduce the use of opioids -powerful drugs frequently prescribed for the treatment of pain.



CN ON: Editorial: Decriminalize Immediately

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 09 Jun 2017 - Pot smokers are not known for getting things done in a hurry, but legislators seeking to revamp our marijuana laws shouldn't follow their lead. In fact the federal government should hurry up and decriminalize possession of recreational marijuana immediately.



CN ON: Health Board Calls For Pot Decriminalization

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 13 Jun 2017 - Endorses an end to simple possession charges as 2018 legalization looms Toronto's Board of Health is calling on the federal government to decriminalize pot possession immediately as part has of a package of recommendations it adopted unanimously on the looming legalization of marijuana.



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.