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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:23:58 -0700

Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:10:01 GMT


CN ON: Readers Divided On Pot Legalization

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Sudbury Star, 17 Oct 2016 - Weed. Pot. Mary Jane. Marijuana has been known by many nicknames, and as the government of Canada considers legalization, The Sudbury Star asked: Do you think it should be legalized in the country? A little more than half The Star's readers - 51 per cent (210 votes) - said sure, legalize the green, while 34 per cent of respondents said no. Thirteen per cent of people voted for decriminalization, not legalization, and eight voters (two per cent) said they were unsure what should happen.

CN ON: Society 'Shifting' With Talk Of Legalizing Pot

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 15 Oct 2016 - If you were in possession of marijuana and didn't want to face criminal charges in 2015, statistics show Kingston was the place to be in Canada. Postmedia Network analyzed 1,132 municipalities going back to 2005, looking at marijuana-related incidents and charges. In Kingston, while there were 15.63 incidents of marijuana possession per 100,000 people in 2015, there were only 13.55 resulting charges.

CN NS: Legalized Pot, Driving Concerns

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 15 Oct 2016 - Federal plan hits roadblocks from provinces, territories over road safety concerns at justice ministers' meeting HALIFAX - The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana has some provincial politicians raising concerns about drug-impaired driving.

CN NS: Justice Ministers Raise Concerns About Impact Of Legalized Pot

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 15 Oct 2016 - HALIFAX - The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana has some provincial politicians raising concerns about drug-impaired driving. Three provincial justice ministers made a point of highlighting the issue Friday at the conclusion of a meeting in Halifax between federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her provincial and territorial counterparts.

US: Five More States On Track To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Forbes Magazine, 10 Oct 2016 - There are nine state ballot measures regarding the legalization of marijuana that will be voted on this November. Five states will vote to legalize recreational marijuana, while the other four states are voting on legalizing medicinal marijuana. Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada are all looking to legalize recreational marijuana. Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota are proposing medical marijuana legislation. Equity research firm Cowen and Company said that if all five measures pass, the percent of the U.S. population and GDP covered by recreational states would grow roughly four times to 23% and 26% respectively.

US CA: Column: Legalized Pot Almost A Certainty

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Porterville Recorder, 10 Oct 2016 - A sense of certainty that recreational, random marijuana use will be legalized, regulated and taxed in California after next month's election lies behind the millions of dollars invested so far in Proposition 64, which would allow adults to grow, buy and possess pot. No more medical marijuana ruses. The sense of inevitability stems partly from the experiences of Colorado and Washington state, where cannabis can be had anytime in very many places and is regulated somewhat like cigarettes. In short, not much. Polls now show between 55 and 60 percent of likely voters favor complete legalization, and national polls indicate almost exactly half of all Americans also want that. Support for freedom to use the weed has never been higher.

CN ON: Column: What Will Canada Gain From Legalization Of Pot?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 30 Sep 2016 - Smoking marijuana can impair one's thought processes, but all the federal government needs to do is talk about it to achieve a state of surreal confusion. Consider the situation today. Marijuana is going to be legalized next year. Cool. In the meantime, illegal pot stores are proliferating under the guise of offering medical marijuana. Since they are illegal, and theoretically don't exist, they are unaffected by zoning regulations and business licence requirements. Little is known about quality of what they sell. When Health Canada received a report about dangerous toxins in pot sold in dispensaries in Vancouver, it did nothing. Police don't know what to do about this, and in Ottawa, they are not enforcing existing law.

US CO: In Colorado, a County Revolts Against Legalized

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 06 Sep 2016 - PUEBLO WEST, Colo. - Out here, in this unincorporated community of 30,000, there are miles of barren scrub-brush dotted with wild sunflowers. Low-slung houses sit on East Gun Powder Lane and North Cougar Drive. There's a Walmart Supercenter, a Little Caesars, a Safeway with a small Starbucks tucked inside. And, throughout the area, a revolt against retail marijuana sales smolders in a state awash in $1 billion of legal pot.

Jamaica: Stop Fearing Int'l Bodies on Ganja Legalisation -

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Jamaica Gleaner, 03 Sep 2016 - ISRAEL-BORN BUSINESSMAN Boaz Wachtel has called for the Jamaican Government to follow in the footsteps of Uruguay and legalise ganja, without fear of upsetting Uncle Sam and the United Nations (UN). Wachtel, chairman of Creso Pharma, a medical marijuana company based in Australia, during his opening speech at CanEx at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Friday, said the United States was crumbling from within and ganja is being medicalised and legalised in parts of the country, while the UN was a frozen archaic body.