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MAP - Cannabis and Driving

Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:27:40 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:10:02 GMT


CN AB: MADD Urges Alberta Pursue Public Model On Cannabis To Ensure

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 06 Oct 2017 - The advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants Alberta to sell marijuana through government-run stores - at least in the short term - to ensure public safety before profit. Andrew Murie, the CEO of MADD, points to marijuana stores in the United States that slash prices to mark the annual April 20 counter-culture celebration of public cannabis consumption.

CN ON: Editorial: Move Carefully On Cannabis Taxes

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 06 Oct 2017 - The first legal sales of recreational marijuana in Canada are still months away, but some provincial premiers are already demanding a bigger piece of the action. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's opening offer this week to evenly split a 10-per-cent excise tax on cannabis sales between Ottawa and the provinces was quickly scorned by premiers such as Alberta's Rachel Notley and Quebec's Philippe Couillard.

CN ON: Who's Minding The Pot?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Delhi News-Record, 05 Oct 2017 - Norfolk police board, county seek answers on personal grow-ops Health Canada is handing out licences for people to grow marijuana for personal use, but the question of who will be monitoring that growth has stymied both the Norfolk police board and council.

CN ON: Horgan Touts Marijuana Preparedness

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 04 Oct 2017 - During first ministers meetings, Premier hints that B.C., unlike Ontario, may leverage dispensaries in its legalized drug regime Premier John Horgan has hinted again that British Columbia's growing number of illegal marijuana dispensaries could have a role to play when recreational use of the drug is made legal next summer.

CN AB: Alberta Takes Public-Private Tack On Cannabis Sales

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 05 Oct 2017 - Blueprint for recreational marijuana sales shares key similarities with proposals in Ontario and New Brunswick, but also shows how varied the provincial approaches will be upon legalization, Kelly Cryderman reports from Calgary Alberta has joined in the rush by provinces to adapt to Canada's rapidly approaching marijuana legalization, with a draft plan that sets the minimum age at 18 and allows for public consumption in some areas. But the province is undecided on whether storefront sales will be managed by government monopoly or private interests.

Canada: Column: It's Time To Face Facts And Admit Drugged Driving

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 05 Oct 2017 - When marijuana use becomes legal next July, more people will drive drugged. Because there is no breath-analysis machine available, police will have a hard time detecting these drivers and securing convictions. Proposed measures to make it easier for police to lay a charge are cumbersome, expensive and possibly unconstitutional. That doesn't mean the Trudeau government should abandon plans to legalize marijuana. But we should face facts.

CN AB: Column: Weed Out The Bad Ideas

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 05 Oct 2017 - Alberta NDP's cannabis retail rules could work, as long as sales remain in the private sector The Notley government's proposed rules for legal pot sales in Alberta, released Wednesday, might just work.

CN ON: Detecting Impaired Driving By Cannabis A Concern For Police

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 26 Sep 2017 - The legalization of cannabis and the challenge of detecting drivers who are high on Ontario roads once the drug is legalized on Canada Day next year is one of the many community safety subjects being discussed at the Ontario Chiefs of Police board of directors meeting at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kingston on Monday and Tuesday. Some of the other items being discussed by the 18-member board include public policy changes in Ontario, the future of policing, new legislation on the Safer Strategy for Ontario, and further investment in the Ontario Police College.

CN BC: Guest Editorial: Input Sought For Pot Outlook

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 26 Sep 2017 - The fledgling B.C. NDP government has decided how it will deal with the looming legalization of marijuana: continue talking it to death. Dispensary owners, illegal producers, consumers, patients, parents - Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth explained Monday that everyone's opinion is being sought because "one size does not fit all" and "we need to get it right."