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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:46:38 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: Policy Lessons Re: Pot In The Workplace

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Press, 17 Aug 2017 - Timmins business owners had pot on the mind Wednesday morning. About 40 people sat in on a presentation by lawyer Carly Stringer in the Schumacher Lions Den in the McIntyre Centre. The event, organized by the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, focused on employer and employee obligations and rights regarding marijuana in the workplace.



Canada: Zero Tolerance For Pot Use With Drivers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 15 Aug 2017 - There should be zero tolerance for pot use by drivers or their passengers, a new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario branch recommends. The report, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, also says that all marijuana revenue should go to fund mental health and addiction services, and that the minimum age to purchase the product should be 19 years old.



Canada: Zero Tolerance For Stoned Drivers: CMHA

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 15 Aug 2017 - There should be zero tolerance for pot use by drivers or their passengers, a new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario branch recommends. The report, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, also says that all marijuana revenue should go to fund mental health and addiction services, and that the minimum age to purchase the product should be 19 years old.



CN YK: Survey Opens On Yukon's Pot Plans

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Yukon News, 11 Aug 2017 - Territory will likely have 'phased-in approach' to new weed laws The territorial government wants to know what the public is looking for in upcoming marijuana legislation. In an online survey, open until Sept. 30, the government is asking Yukoners to answer questions about where cannabis could be consumed in public, how it will be sold, the legal age for consumption, and whether any changes need to happen to the territory's occupational health and safety or driving laws.



Canada: 'Zero Tolerance' Approach Urged On Pot Use By Drivers

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 14 Aug 2017 - Mental health group recommends strict rules on legalized weed sales When it becomes legal next July, recreational marijuana should be sold with more restrictions than that other weed - tobacco - says the Canadian Mental Health Association's Ontario branch.



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.



CN ON: Can Legal Pot Turn Illegal?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 10 Aug 2017 - Judge struggles with 'lawful prescription becoming unlawful due to its use,' by driver under its influence SARNIA - In what's believed to be a Canadian first, a judge here is having to wrestle with whether having medicinal pot on you is illegal if you're driving under its influence.



US MA: Driving While Stoned? State Officials Urge Caution On

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 09 Aug 2017 - With marijuana now legal in Massachusetts, federal, and state officials are launching a new campaign to remind users that driving while high remains illegal. With marijuana now legal in Massachusetts, federal, and state officials are launching a new campaign to remind users that driving while high remains illegal.



CN NF: Cooking Cannabis Cranks Up

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 05 Aug 2017 - Marijuana business already thriving in St. John's ahead of legalization In a cluttered workspace in an undisclosed location in St. John's, Rosin709 operates a strange, makeshift device. He wraps about a gram of marijuana in parchment paper, and then sticks it between two metal pucks with wires coming out of them. The whole contraption sits inside a vice-grip on a worktable.