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Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:47:48 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:10:01 GMT


CN MB: OPED: U.S. Offers Lessons For Legalization

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 08 Sep 2017 - IF Canada's experience with legal recreational marijuana parallels what is taking place in U.S. states, we have much to anticipate in terms of entrepreneurial ferment, job creation, wealth expansion and boosted tax receipts. Legal recreational marijuana has been law in Colorado for three and a half years, and a little more than three years in Washington. Oregon staggered its rollout of recreational marijuana between 2015 and last year, Alaska and Nevada's programs are up and running and soon to follow are Massachusetts, Maine and the cannabis behemoth known as California.

Canada: Ottawa Rejects Expert Calls To Decriminalize Illegal Opioids

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 28 Aug 2017 - Ottawa says it has no plans to consider decriminalizing hard drugs, such as heroin, despite calls from local politicians, health officials and experts who argue such radical action is needed to combat the overdose epidemic that first hit British Columbia and is now a national crisis. Vancouver's mayor became the latest person to advocate for this shift in drug policy after new statistics showed his city had already surpassed last year's overdose death toll of 231 people.

CN NF: N.L. Gov Wrestling With Pot Legalization Issues

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 24 Aug 2017 - A majority of interest groups want the government to sell cannabis through a Crown corporation like the NL Liquor Corp., whereas most members of the public want to see stand-alone stores selling marijuana once it's legalized. The issue of how legalized marijuana will be sold is shaping up to be one of the most thorny issues for the provincial government to address, based on a report on public sentiment around legalization.

US MI: New Petition To Legalize Marijuana In Michigan Gets OK

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 17 Aug 2017 - LANSING -- The Board of State Canvassers gave approval Thursday to a new proposed ballot effort to amend the state constitution to fully legalize recreational use of marijuana without taxing the drug. The proposal from Abrogate Prohibition Michigan of Midland would nullify all laws prohibiting or regulating the use of marijuana and impose no fines, taxes or penalties on its use.

Canada: Weed Legalization A Budding Dilemma

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 16 Aug 2017 - Doping landscape is tricky for athletes as Canada moves toward legalizing marijuana CALGARY- Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?

Canada: Organized Crime Backs Off In Run-Up To Pot Legalization

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 15 Aug 2017 - 'Disorganized criminals,' new law force mob, bikers away from meagre earnings Once a relatively safe, profitable business for outlaw bikers and mobsters, organized crime is moving away from the marijuana market because legalization and homegrown pot are making any gain not worth the risk, experts say.

CN AB: Pot Legalization Survey Generates Huge Response

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 14 Aug 2017 - Albertans have a lot to say about legalizing cannabis outside medical purposes, judging by the number of people who shared their thoughts with the province in a recent survey. Just over 45,000 Albertans took the online questionnaire about how the province should approach legalization, according to the Justice and Solicitor General's office.

CN MB: Pot Legalization Dominates Roundtable

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Brandon Sun, 12 Aug 2017 - Initially slated to address the national opioid crisis, the majority of questions addressed during Friday's roundtable discussion centred on the legalization of recreational marijuana. Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire and Conservative Party of Canada health critic Rachael Harder headed the roundtable discussion at the Trails West Inn, whose question period quickly pushed aside the opioid crisis, which hasn't impacted Brandon as heavily as it has some other areas of the nation.

US NY: Oped: Another Voice: Legalized Marijuana Is Here To Stay

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Buffalo News, 11 Aug 2017 - Whether you love it or hate it, it's a fact that 29 states so far have some form of marijuana decriminalization or legalization, with more considering the possibility. People have strong opinions about the legalization of marijuana -- but how often are those opinions based on science and an understanding of evolving best practices? It's high time we have a national conversation that is rational, science-based and open-minded around the many public health implications. Substance use disorders, youth prevention, drugged driving, health effects, pesticides -- the list is long, and these questions make it a complex process for states working to translate policy and legislation into reasonable regulation.