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Published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:17:48 -0800

Last Build Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



US CA: Extreme Marijuana Use Linked To Vomiting Syndrome

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Fresno Bee, 28 Nov 2017 - For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain. "I've screamed out for death," said Queen, 48, who lives in San Diego. "I've cried out for my mom who's been dead for 20 years, mentally not realizing she can't come to me."



CN ON: Talking Pot A What It Will Mean When It's Legal

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 25 Nov 2017 - KITCHENER - At gatherings with family and friends, it's common for people to sit and chat as they enjoy a glass of wine. Drinking alcohol is legal and regulated by the government, but too much of it causes impairment and your long-term health could be at risk.



CN AB: Clearing The Air On Marijuana Myths

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 22 Nov 2017 - U of A prof calls misinformation about pot 'alarming' In light of the Alberta government announcing its regulations for the retail sale of marijuana, Metro spoke with a public health expert Tuesday to clarify some hazy topics around legalization.



CN ON: Pot Dispensary Employee Gets $10 Fine

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 17 Nov 2017 - KITCHENER - A judge who granted an absolute discharge to a Kitchener couple running an illegal marijuana dispensary has handed out a tiny fine to one of them for careless storage of a loaded handgun. Nour Louka, 30, owned and operated the Waterloo Dispensary, which sold marijuana out of a second-floor business on King Street in uptown Waterloo. Her husband, Shady Louka, 32, was a part-time, temporary employee.



US MI: You Can Be Fired For Medical Marijuana. Advocates Want That To

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 13 Nov 2017 - Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? Joseph Casias injured his knee at the Battle Creek Wal-Mart where he worked in 2009. Per company policy, he took a drug test. It came back positive.



US FL: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Now Open In Palm Beach County

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 14 Nov 2017 - Palm Beach County's first medical marijuana dispensary is now open for business. At noon Tuesday, Knox Medical opened the center at 1 South Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, across the street from Lake Worth City Hall.



Canada: Plan To Tax Medical Marijuana Spurs Outrage

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 11 Nov 2017 - Advocates say Ottawa's proposed excise levy will simply penalize the sick The federal government has angered proponents of medical cannabis and the opposition by announcing that its planned excise tax on recreational products will also apply to marijuana that is used to treat various illnesses.



CN ON: OPED: How Canada Can Properly Deal With The Opioid Crisis

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 07 Nov 2017 - Canada's response to the opioid crisis has been fragmented and marginally effective at best. We deserve a better approach, and the answers are out there. Other countries are effectively dealing with the issue and Canada should be more open to learning from them. There are several key steps we can take to ensure Canadians with addiction can lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. First, we need to recognize this is actually a crisis. Do you remember SARS and how it impacted every Canadian with a focused response from our public health teams? Forty-four Canadians died from SARS. How about AIDS at its peak in 1995? We all were aware of the crisis and as Canadians we worked together diligently to help. That year about 1,400 people died from AIDS. Compare this to over 2,400 Canadians dying from opioid overdoses in 2016 and the number likely to double in 2017.



US PA: Medical marijuana in Pennsylvania: How Patients Can Sign Up

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Morning Call, 02 Nov 2017 - The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Wednesday pledged to make medical marijuana available to patients by May and released a list of 109 approved practitioners statewide. It also launched the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry, with instructions on how those interested can sign up. More than 200,000 patients across the state could qualify for medical marijuana treatment.