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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:54:03 -0800

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Canada: Companies Fret About Hazy Rules Around Pot Use

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 23 Dec 2017 - Some HR officials concerned that legalization could lead to safety issues in workplace Once recreational cannabis use becomes legal, taking a "smoke break" at work could suddenly become much more complicated.

CN BC: British Columbia Going Down The Road To Pot

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 20 Dec 2017 - Province releases first decisions on cannabis regulation after public engagement After receiving input from 48,951 British Columbians and submissions from 141 local and Indigenous governments and other interested stakeholders, the provincial government made some decisions on the anticipated legalization of non-medical cannabis in July 2018.

CN BC: Stop Treating Pot Like Plutonium, Says Local Dispensary Owner

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Chief, 21 Dec 2017 - Concerns still abound as cannabis legalization planned for this summer fast approaches A Squamish cannabis retailer thinks the province's recent announcement around the sale of marijuana is a step in the right direction but says there are still many unanswered questions.

CN ON: OPED: Marijuana Legislation Will Not Achieve Its Objectives

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Hill Times, 20 Dec 2017 - Bill C-45 is horrible legislation which will not achieve its objectives and should never see the light of day. The Senate will do its job and thoroughly study the Bill, but Canadians will be well-served if it is defeated, writes Alberta Senator Betty Unger. It's difficult to remember the last time the federal government and the provinces came to an agreement on revenue sharing in a single day. But that's what happened last week when the feds agreed to give the provinces 75 per cent of tax revenue generated by the sale of marijuana.

CN ON: Bottoms Or Bongs Up?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 18 Dec 2017 - Will weed be the new booze? Will a culture so tied to alcohol switch allegiance once recreational cannabis is readily and legally available? A recent study out of the University of Connecticut looked at alcohol sales in jurisdictions with medical marijuana, and found the two substances to be substitutes, with monthly booze sales falling 13%.

Canada: Column: Which Party Will Pay For Pot Delay?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 11 Dec 2017 - You may think that you will be able to buy marijuana legally as of July 1. You should think again. Conservative senators are threatening to hold up passage of the two bills that would legalize cannabis consumption and toughen rules against abuse. Unless these senators yield, the bills are unlikely to become law in time for the Canada Day deadline. "I think we have to do our job properly, and that means months," Conservative Senator Claude Carignan, the lead opposition critic on the legislation, said when asked in an interview how long he thought it would take the Senate to pass the bills. How many months?