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Published: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:12:09 -0700

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CN AB: Legal Age For Pot Use Likely To Be Set At 19

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 21 Jul 2017 - EDMONTON - Ontario is on track to set the legal age for recreational marijuana use at 19, Premier Kathleen Wynne says. Wynne told the Star the age of majority should be the same for pot as it is for booze once the federal government legalizes cannabis next July 1.

CN AB: Clear The Air

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 20 Jul 2017 - Premiers Frustrated By Lack Of Answers From Federal Gov't On Pot Legalization Canada's premiers say the federal government needs to provide more clarity as they work to craft rules on legalizing marijuana - or Ottawa will face a call for a delay.

CN ON: Lambton Wants Cut Of Pot Tax

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 20 Jul 2017 - Sarnia mayor says municipalities will feel impact of legalization Lambton County council is asking the federal and provincial governments to share tax money they'll gain from marijuana sales once they become legal next July.

CN NF: Column: Smoke Signals

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Advertiser, 20 Jul 2017 - In my boyhood days it was not uncommon to see, in an American Western movie, a US Cavalry officer look concerned at the sight of smoke signals on the trail ahead. Smoke signals often meant a battle was about to happen with the usual loser being - the Indians, of course!

CN ON: Ontario Launches Survey On Legal Pot

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 13 Jul 2017 - A new online survey launched Wednesday wants to gather public thoughts on how Ontario should approach legalizing marijuana. It wants to know how it can do it in a way that "protects youth, prevents harms and ensures that Ontario's roads continue to be among the safest in North America," according to a media release.

CN BC: Column: Cannabis Front And Centre On Parliament Hill Last

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Cowichan Valley Citizen, 07 Jul 2017 - After a long session in Parliament working hard on legislative affairs, we have finally hit summer weather where the real work begins: reconnecting with constituents that sent me to Ottawa and ensuring that all of your issues are well represented and defended in the House of Commons. I know that in your working and busy lives you cannot possibly follow all the things that have happened in the spring parliamentary session, so I appreciate this opportunity to give an update on some of the highlights.

Canada: Survey Finds Employers Hazy About Weed In The Workplace

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 07 Jul 2017 - Many in HR feel companies not ready for legalization next year Looking forward to pot being legal? Your employer likely isn't, especially if you drive for work or operate heavy machinery. With less than a year until recreational marijuana is slated to become legal in Canada, a new study by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) reveals that many employers feel unprepared for the impact that increased drug use may have on the workplace.

US MA: Marijuana Do's And Don'ts For The Fourth Of July

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 04 Jul 2017 - Independence Day is a celebration of freedom. But on this July Fourth, for the first time in more than a century, our freedoms in Massachusetts include the ability to legally buy, possess, and use marijuana. These privileges took effect in December, after voters approved a ballot question on recreational pot use. And that measure remains the law of the land, despite state legislators' ongoing debate over a rewrite of the rules.

CN AB: Legal Weed A Looming Concern For Schools

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 28 Jun 2017 - Never did Alberta School Boards Association president Mary Martin think she'd have a file labelled "Marijuana" among her advocacy documents. As the July 2018 date for legal recreational marijuana in Canada approaches, Alberta school trustees and senior administrators are questioning how they can prepare for the change.