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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:07:04 -0700

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CN AB: Pot Law Draws Mixed Reaction

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Cochrane Eagle, 20 Apr 2017 - Last week the federal government announced it will move forward with its highly-anticipated and contentious pledge to legalize recreational marijuana. What might possibly be the most memorable piece of legislation undertaken by the Justin Trudeau Liberals will most certainly result in polarizing political and personal stances.

Canada: Front-Line Health-Care Providers Have A Number Of Concerns

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 14 Apr 2017 - As Justin Trudeau's Liberal government tables its long-awaited marijuana legislation, Canada's doctors have a message about pot: Just because it will eventually be legal doesn't mean it's safe. The Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the Canadian Paediatric Society and other organizations representing front-line health-care providers have been busy broadcasting their concerns about the ill effects of cannabis, especially for chronic smokers under the age of 25.

Canada: Science Is Still Hazy As Legal Pot Looms

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 09 Apr 2017 - As Ottawa readies legislation, researchers say there are gaps in understanding its effect on brain After punching a string of numbers into a bolted-down, fireproof, alarm-protected safe - the location of which can't be divulged for security reasons - Steven Laviolette pulls out a tiny vial. Inside that vial is an even tinier dab of dark tar. The tar is purified THC, the mind-altering compound in marijuana.

CN NF: Prescription Or Proscription?

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 05 Apr 2017 - Worker claims companies refusing him jobs because of medical marijuana prescription Scott Tizzard of Torbay says he is being discriminated against by companies he should have been working for over the past several months. The Reason? Taking his doctor-prescribed medical marijuana.

CN BC: Sea To Sky High

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Pique Newsmagazine, 30 Mar 2017 - Medical marijuana shops in the Sea to Sky are gearing up for a future of legalized weed. When you walk into Grass Roots Medicinal in Squamish you only get access to the waiting room. There, a small counter offers bongs and other glassware for sale. All the good stuff - the grass the store gets its name from - is locked up behind a second door, out of reach. To get there, you have to sign up to become a member, which means providing some proof of an ailment that cannabis might help you with.

CN ON: Let Dispensaries Reopen, Advocate Says

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 29 Mar 2017 - KITCHENER - A local medical cannabis advocate says he hopes Waterloo Region's marijuana dispensaries closed in a recent crackdown by police can reopen under impending legalization planned by Ottawa. Peter Thurley is a former federal NDP candidate and one of 700 medical marijuana users shut out of the Organix Compassion club when it closed its doors this month after pressure from police.

CN ON: Pot Chaos A Budding Dilemma

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 25 Mar 2017 - Justin Polci says he's running out of options. The 37-year-old Londoner was prescribed medical marijuana seven years ago after injuring his back. Health Canada requires Polci to order his product through the mail from one of the more than three dozen government-approved producers.

CN NS: Federal Budget Has Few Answers For Pot Advocates

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Chronicle Herald, 23 Mar 2017 - Anyone hoping for major hints about the government's plans to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis in Wednesday's federal budget likely came away disappointed. Cannabis is mentioned just twice in Budget 2017 - the first time to direct existing Health Canada funding of $9.6 million over five years, with $1 million per year ongoing, to support "marijuana public education programming and surveillance activities" ahead of legalizing the drug for recreational use.

CN ON: Compassion Club Closes Its Doors

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 16 Mar 2017 - KITCHENER - Medical marijuana users in Waterloo Region are wondering where to turn now that the city's oldest compassion club has closed its doors following a recent police crackdown on local pot dispensaries. Organix Compassion shut down voluntarily Tuesday following a raid on another Kitchener dispensary, Green Tree Medical Dispensary. The pressure from police has struck fear into the region's pot dispensaries, who say they've stopped selling marijuana following warnings from the authorities.