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Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:15:33 -0700

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US AZ: Speaker Advocates For No Vote On Marijuana Legalization

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Mohave Valley Daily News, 21 Oct 2016 - BULLHEAD CITY - Proposition 205 is poorly written, creates two new bureaucracies and will greatly reduce Arizonans' ability to affect marijuana policy in the state, Laurence Schiff says. Schiff, a Kingman psychiatrist, outlined for the Colorado River Republican Women group several justifications for a "no" vote on the measure in the Nov. 8 election.

CN AB: Rocky Mountain High

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 16 Oct 2016 - Picturesque mountain resort town sits on major cross-country pot pipeline It's Canada's other Rocky Mountain high. The resort hamlet of Lake Louise has consistently ascended to the peak of per-capita cannabis possession incidents in the country as reported by RCMP.

CN ON: Society 'Shifting' With Talk Of Legalizing Pot

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 15 Oct 2016 - If you were in possession of marijuana and didn't want to face criminal charges in 2015, statistics show Kingston was the place to be in Canada. Postmedia Network analyzed 1,132 municipalities going back to 2005, looking at marijuana-related incidents and charges. In Kingston, while there were 15.63 incidents of marijuana possession per 100,000 people in 2015, there were only 13.55 resulting charges.

CN ON: Sault Police Focus More On Hard Drugs Than Pot

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Sault Star, 15 Oct 2016 - Lighting up a joint is still a popular choice for drug users even with the introduction of numerous other narcotics to Sault Ste. Marie in recent years. Marijuana use "is probably as much, or more, than it was in the past," said Staff Sgt. Jody Greco, head of Sault Ste. Marie Police Service's drug enforcement unit.

US NY: Marijuana Arrests Outnumber Those For Violent Crimes, Study

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 12 Oct 2016 - Arrests for possessing small amounts of marijuana exceeded those for all violent crimes last year, a new study has found, even as social attitudes toward the drug have changed and a number of cities and states have legalized its use or decriminalized small quantities. And a disproportionate number of those arrested are African-Americans, who smoke marijuana at rates similar to whites but are arrested and prosecuted far more often for having small amounts for personal use, according to the study. The arrests can overwhelm court systems.

US: OPED: Our Reefer Republic

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 09 Oct 2016 - PORTLAND, Ore. - The budtenders of the Rose City are relentlessly helpful with tips pairing a marijuana strain that is "equal parts fruity and musky" with a stimulating Sichuan dish. As Oregon, the place where empires once clashed over the global trade of beaver furs, glides into a second year of legalized recreational pot, the state is determined to show the world that a certain kind of drug prohibition belongs in history's Dumpster. Soon, with the likely passage of legal pot in California next month, all of the West Coast - from the tundra of Alaska to the sun-washed suburbs of San Diego - will be a confederacy of state-regulated marijuana use.

US NY: Tallying The Toll Of A Staten Island Drug Wave In Flowers For

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 10 Oct 2016 - They are not like other mourners. They are raw. "Hysterical crying," said Jackie Berger, a florist. Some arrive at the other extreme, showing quiet resignation, even relief. "They knew this day was coming," said Frank Lettera, a funeral director.

CN ON: Swapping Spit: Can A Kiss Pass Cocaine?

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 08 Oct 2016 - TORONTO - Is it possible to ingest cocaine by kissing someone who has just snorted the powerful stimulant drug? Enough that its chemical signature would show up on an athlete's doping tests? That's reportedly what happened to Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber, who tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine after winning the Canadian title in Edmonton in early July.

CN ON: His Name Is Finally Cleared After Six Years Behind Bars

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 08 Oct 2016 - Judge who acquitted Nosakhare Ohenen says case raises 'serious prospect' that police planted drugs on him In 2010, a judge ruled that Nosakhare Ohenhen's version of events detailing his arrest, including the allegation that Toronto police planted drugs on him, to be a "fabrication" and "totally implausible."