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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:52:34 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:10:01 GMT

 



US FL: Oped: Doobie-Ous choice: Americans Ignore Marijuana-Impaired

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 19 Apr 2018 - Marijuana beer is the latest trend in South Florida's brewing industry, but the cannabis terpenes oil used in the brews needs to be tested and approved. Breweries in the area are planning to host 420-themed parties. Marijuana beer is the latest trend in South Florida's brewing industry, but the cannabis terpenes oil used in the brews needs to be tested and approved. Breweries in the area are planning to host 420-themed parties.



CN ON: Editorial: Theres No Need To Panic Over Pot Shop Locations

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 17 Apr 2018 - Two very different things, both related to marijuana, happened in Toronto last week. One mattered, and pointed to some of the challenges still ahead with the legalization of marijuana later this year. The other was the proverbial tempest in a teapot. Allegations that workers were smoking pot on the job, forcing Metrolinx to shut down work on a section of the $5.3-billion Crosstown LRT project, was a serious matter.



US CT: Third Recreational Marijuana Bill Up For Hearing Includes

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Hartford Courant, 28 Mar 2018 - A third committee held a public hearing on a third recreational marijuana bill Wednesday, despite a separate bill on the controversial issue facing bipartisan opposition last week. The legislation up for hearing in the appropriations committee Wednesday, H.B. 5394, calls for developing a plan for the legalization and regulation of cannabis. Unlike the two prior bills, the third seeks to provide substance abuse treatment, prevention, education and awareness programs.



CN ON: Friel Critical Of Govat Approach To Pot

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 14 Mar 2018 - A provincial government commitment to provide $ 40 million to help municipalities cover the costs of pot legalization is a starting point, says Mayor Chris Friel. But Friel remains critical of the Ontario government's approach to the legalization of marijuana saying the increased law enforcement and safety costs are just one part of the overall picture.



CN ON: Funding For Weed Training

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Recorder & Times, 10 Mar 2018 - New provincial funding to help police officers detect impaired drivers is a good start, but Brockville's chief of police says they are still being left with too many unanswered questions. The province announced Friday it is "stepping up support for municipalities and law enforcement to help ensure communities and roads are safe in advance of the federal government's legalization of cannabis."



CN ON: Provincial Dollars Help Cities With Pot Legislation

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Sault Star, 10 Mar 2018 - The provincial government will provide $40 million of its revenue from the federal excise duty on recreational cannabis over two years to help municipalities with the costs of implementing legislation. But municipalities have not yet received any more information about what that will mean exactly.



CN PI: Sobering Message

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 08 Mar 2018 - P.E.I. students moved by powerful anti-impaired driving presentation Jordan Gillis knew it was a bad idea to get into the car. The person offering to drive him home had been smoking pot - enough to impair his ability to drive safely.



CN ON: Bradley Balks At Ontario Pot Bucks Plan

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 10 Mar 2018 - The haze around pot revenue for cities is beginning to clear, but one Southwestern Ontario mayor doesn't like what he's seeing. Municipalities are no longer in the dark about the dollars they'll get to deal with the rollout of legalized marijuana, after the province announced Friday that $40 million from the tax on legalized marijuana will flow to cities in the next two years.



US MA: Marijuana Regulators Strike Licensing Compromise

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 27 Feb 2018 - State regulators voted Monday to limit the roll-out of recreational marijuana sales in July, postponing licensing of home delivery services and pot lounges while allowing retail pot shops and their suppliers to open in July as scheduled. The Cannabis Control Commission had been under pressure to delay delivery and "social consumption" operations from Governor Charlie Baker and other political figures, law enforcement officials, and medical marijuana business interests, who had argued the nascent agency was trying to do too much at the outset and would struggle to oversee so many different types of operations.