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Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 08:45:19 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 20 May 2017 18:10:02 GMT


CN NF: Through The Cracks

Fri, 12 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 12 May 2017 - Torbay man's job is in limbo as workplaces wrestle with marijuana policies Scott Tizzard has been wrestling with a two-pronged dilemma for the past seven months. And like the north poles of two magnets trying to meet, they repel each other in his mind.

US NY: States Medical Marijuana Licensing Panel Found To Have Little

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 04 May 2017 - ALBANY - When the State of New York approved the use of medical marijuana in 2014, the applicants to dispense the drug were vetted and reviewed by a panel of experts said to have deep backgrounds in several fields. The identities of the panel's members had been a mystery since. By July 2015, the panel had chosen five companies that would receive exclusive statewide medical marijuana licenses, a potentially lucrative award in a state with nearly 20 million residents and hundreds of thousands of potential patients.

CN BC: Doc Says Pot Can Reduce Opioid Dependency

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 04 May 2017 - Dr. Caroline MacCallum wants doctors to know that cannabis "isn't the taboo medicine" they might think it is. Not only has she used it successfully to treat more than 50 conditions, she has also seen how it has helped her patients stop using prescription opioids. MacCallum, a specialist in complex pain and cannabinoid medicine, is the medical director at Green Leaf Clinic in Langley, where she assesses patients for their eligibility for Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations program.

Canada: A New Age For Cannabis

Mon, 01 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 01 May 2017 - Adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s are trying medical marijuana for the first time, hoping it will ease chronic pain, insomnia and depression after pharmaceutical drugs have failed. Businesses are noticing - and they are all in, Adriana Barton reports. Around this time of year, Hope Bobowski can't wait to garden in the flower beds outside her home near Keremeos, in the hills of southern Interior British Columbia.

CN ON: Veterans With PTSD Hail Medical Pot

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 24 Apr 2017 - Ex-soldiers tell trade show how natural drug has helped them battle war's after-effects Trev Bungay says the horror began in 1998 when he was among Canadian soldiers scouring the beaches of Nova Scotia in cleanup operations after the crash of a Swissair jet just off the Atlantic coast.

CN ON: Knowledge Is Power When It Comes To Legal Pot

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Enterprise-Bulletin, 21 Apr 2017 - After the federal government's announcement concerning legalizing recreational use of cannabis, more than a couple of old hippies have been buzzing. Everyone has an opinion on it, from ethics professors to economic prognosticators. It would appear the broad green leaf that has been demonized for almost a century has coming back into favour.

CN ON: Medical Marijuana Users Push For Change

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 22 Apr 2017 - The Record speaks to a wide range of people who shun normal painkillers KITCHENER - William Campbell and his wife were on their way to a friend's 25th wedding anniversary one night in 2008 when a drunk driver pulled out in front of them. They didn't have time to stop.

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.