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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:22:49 -0700

Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:10:02 GMT


CN ON: Cannabis Culture Store Plans To Reopen Today

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Peterborough Examiner, 27 Sep 2016 - The Cannabis Culture store in downtown Peterborough plans to reopen for business on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after closing following a city police raid earlier this month. Marijuana advocate and Cannabis Culture stores chain founder Marc Emery said Monday afternoon that the store at 382 George St. N. will reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m. and resume its operating hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CN ON: OPED: Dangers Of Stoned Driving Loom Large

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 27 Sep 2016 - As the federal government is planning to introduce legislation next year to begin the process of legalizing and regulating marijuana in Canada, there is an unprecedented urgency to end a new driving behaviour before it is too late. We have to get this right. It's essential all public safety officials and elected representatives make sure the same knowledge that exists around seatbelts and car seats saving lives exists around driving sober from alcohol and drugs.

US IL: We Need To Standardize Marijuana Laws

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Journal Standard, 25 Sep 2016 - I've been thinking a lot lately about marijuana. No, it's not what you suspect, I don't smoke the stuff. Nor do I need it to alleviate pain. Rather, it's our country's schizophrenic way of dealing with "weed." Here in Stephenson County is In Grown Farms, which is perfectly legal and is growing marijuana plants to be harvested, packaged and sold at marijuana dispensaries as medicine.

CN BC: OPED: New Pot Laws Could Bust Rural BC's Economy

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Focus, 22 Sep 2016 - BC growers worry they will be cut out of the equation as governments move towards legalization. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana could cripple an underground economy in British Columbia that experts at Simon Fraser University's Sauder School of Business estimate is worth $2 to $5 billion dollars a year.

US AZ: Donor Trouble

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Tucson Weekly, 22 Sep 2016 - Big Pharma steps up to oppose recreational weed initiative A couple weeks ago, we took a look at opioid use and prescription in Arizona and how states have seen a decrease in opioid overdoses after legalizing medical marijuana ("An MMJ Win," Sept. 1).

CN BC: Health Authority Is Rigorous On Restaurants, But With Pot

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 24 Sep 2016 - If you click on Vancouver Coastal Health's running tally of food-establishment closings, you'll find that three Vancouver restaurants have been closed so far this month. One for a day, one for three days, and one, which was closed on Sept. 19, is still listed as "pending." The restaurants were cited for such things as inadequate dishwashing, unsanitary conditions and pest infestation. The names and addresses of the restaurants are there as well, should you want to avoid them.

CN BC: Health Canada Saw Cannabis Lab Reports

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 24 Sep 2016 - Health Canada has confirmed it reviewed lab reports warning that dangerous chemicals not approved for any human use were found in cannabis sold at dispensaries in Vancouver, but took no action. Health Minster Jane Philpott issued a statement late Friday acknowledging that her staff had discussed the lab results with Tilray, a licensed producer of medical marijuana based in Nanaimo, B.C., that sent the warning to Health Canada. Dr. Philpott's statement comes a day after the Health Minister was unclear about whether she had seen the lab results, telling The Globe and Mail, "I'm not sure what document you are referring to."

CN BC: Not Aware Of Report About Toxin-Laced Marijuana, Philpott Says

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 23 Sep 2016 - A Vancouver city councillor says federal Health Minister Jane Philpott's office took no action - and did not warn the city - after receiving lab results showing there were dangerous toxins in marijuana sold at some dispensaries in the city. Kerry Jang, a point person on marijuana issues on Vancouver city council, said the actions of the minister were "irresponsible," and indicate the public was potentially put at risk.

CN BC: RCMP Bust Pot Shop

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Alberni Valley News, 22 Sep 2016 - Port Alberni RCMP arrested five individuals at the West Side Alternatives medical marijuana dispensary on Athol Street on Friday morning. Police entered the Athol Street dispensary at 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 16 under the authority of a search warrant and arrested three adult men and two adult women. All five individuals were released until their court appearances scheduled for Dec. 21.