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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:57:58 -0700

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CN MB: Pallister Wants Feds To Delay Pot Legalization Timeline

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 14 Jul 2017 - Manitoba's premier believes legal pot sellers will be forced to compete with gangs and lack a sufficient supply of the drug to do so. Premier Brian Pallister he expects the "unrealistic" federal timeline that mandates pot sales be legalized by July 2018 will lead to direct competition between legal and illegal sellers. He plans to lobby fellow premiers at a first ministers meeting in Edmonton next week to join his call to delay that date.

CN MB: Manitoba Slow To Sniff Out Pot-legalization Opportunities

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 13 Jul 2017 - THE Manitoba government will never have enough time to study and prepare for the impending legalization of marijuana. At least, that's how Canadian cannabis advocate and president of Winnipeg 420's organizing committee, Steven Stairs, sees it.

CN BC: Editorial: Ready, Set, Legalize

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Shore News, 09 Jul 2017 - The clock is ticking for the provinces to sort out legal regimes for the production and sale of recreational pot. It's all very hazy but still an improvement over the ills that have sprung from keeping pot illegal: feeding huge profits for gangsters and the attendant violence that's gone with that. Still, there's a lot to be worked out in a year: Who will grow it? Who will sell it? How will marijuana be standardized, regulated and taxed without driving consumers back to the black market?

US MI: Michigan's Marijuana Legalization Drive Hits Signature

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 11 Jul 2017 - Could Michigan be next to legalize marijuana? The stars are aligning, say fans of legal cannabis. After a flubbed effort last year, supporters of marijuana legalization in Michigan can celebrate reaching a milestone at a posh $250-a-plate fund-raiser Thursday night.

CN ON: As Legalization Looms, Calls Grow For Pot Amnesty

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 09 Jul 2017 - Criminal records that are hard to erase disproportionately affect lives, careers of Black people More than 27,000 people in Toronto were arrested for possessing marijuana from 2003 to 2013, a Star analysis reveals. Nearly one-quarter of them were aged 12 to 18.

CN AB: 'Stupidest Possible Day' To Legalize Pot

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 07 Jul 2017 - July 1 not the right time, says Nenshi Mayor Naheed Nenshi has concerns about the city's stance on marijuana rules - but following this past Canada Day, he's also dissing the feds' plan to legalize weed for next year's big celebration.

US NV: Las Vegas Adds A New Lure To Its Repertoire With Legalized Pot

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 01 Jul 2017 - They arrived -- by the hundreds, on foot, in party buses and Uber rides -- at a strip mall marijuana dispensary, and the merchandise started flying off the shelf: Snake Eyes OG, double chocolate chunk brownie bites. "What we're experiencing right here and now is history," Ross Goodman, co-owner of Las Vegas ReLeaf, said early Saturday as he stood behind a glass counter at the pot shop watching staff shuffle patrons in and out. "This is the future and we're a part of ending prohibition."

CN AB: Pot Clock Is Ticking As Legalization Looms

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 26 Jun 2017 - Alberta opposition wrestles with intricacies of legal marijuana Alberta's conservative opposition parties are concerned about the tight time-frame for cannabis legalization. NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci said last week that despite major decisions needing to be made, Alberta will be ready with a regulatory regime and won't ask Ottawa for an extension to its planned July 1, 2018, date for legal cannabis to be implemented.

US PA: Marijuana Has Been Decriminalized For A Year In Philly How's

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 27 Jun 2017 - GOING? In fact, since decriminalization took effect, police have cited 73 percent fewer people than they arrested for possessing weed during the same time period in the year prior to decriminalization.