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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:33:35 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:10:01 GMT

 



US OH: Toledo Residents Ambivalent On Marijuana Greenhouse Near Their

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 23 Jul 2017 - Kevin Jones lives at 700 Spencer St. He says he sees pros and cons to using the dilapidated factory across the street to grow marijuana: jobs and crime. In 1910, Toledo businessman William Bunting opened a cavernous brass factory on Spencer Street, just a short distance from the zoo.



US MA: Legislators Send Pot Overhaul To Governor

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 23 Jul 2017 - The Democrat-controlled Massachusetts Legislature sent an overhaul of the voter-passed marijuana legalization law to Governor Charlie Baker's desk Thursday - but not before a top Republican lit into the legislation. The Senate enacted the measure on a 32-6 vote. On Wednesday, the House voted 136-11 to move the bill forward.



US CA: Editorial: L.A. Voters Want To Legalize Marijuana, So Why

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2017 - IT? Los Angeles voters want to legalize marijuana, and they don't seem particularly concerned that it remains illegal under federal law. In November nearly two out of three voters in the city of L.A. supported Proposition 64, a statewide initiative to let adults grow, buy and use recreational marijuana. A few months later, voters overwhelmingly backed Measure M to create a city permitting system for marijuana businesses.



US As Trump Wages War On Legal Marijuana, Military Veterans Side With

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2017 - POT U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is pressing Congress to allow federal law enforcement to target medical marijuana operations in states where they are legal. (July 21, 2017) U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is pressing Congress to allow federal law enforcement to target medical marijuana operations in states where they are legal. (July 21, 2017)



CN ON: Must Be 19 To Buy Weed: Wynne

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - Premier Kathleen Wynne says you'll have to be 19 years old to buy legal weed in Ontario. Wynne said Friday she can't see the age of majority to buy marijuana being different than that of alcohol when pot is legalized next summer.



CN MB: Province's Stance On Legalization Frustrates Marijuana

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Brandon Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - While Brandon's political representatives encourage the delay of the legalization of marijuana, local advocates of the plant are saying the day couldn't come soon enough. Picking up related paraphernalia at Growers N' Smokers on Friday, veteran Michael Gibson said that his "disrespect" for Premier Brian Pallister is "huge, right now."



CN ON: Pot Couple's 'Offence Of Compassion'

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 22 Jul 2017 - In potentially precedent-setting case, operators of marijuana dispensary get an absolute discharge KITCHENER - A provincial court judge granted an absolute discharge to a young Kitchener couple who were running an illegal marijuana dispensary in Waterloo.



CN BC: Column: Hit Pause On Pot Plan

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 22 Jul 2017 - It's less than a year before this great but apparently idiotic country plans to legalize marijuana, and some doubts emerged this week over whether that deadline is achievable. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister - attending the Council of the Federation meetings in Edmonton with the other premiers and territorial leaders - is lobbying his counterparts to push back by a year the federal government's July 2018 date to legalize pot.



CN ON: Column: Legalization Won't Stop Marijuana Abuse

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 21 Jul 2017 - People need skills for coping, not more cannabis boutiques I see the provincial premiers are demanding "clarity" - possibly a delay - in the federal plan to legalize marijuana by next July. A communique from their Edmonton conference said they still have concerns about, among other things, traffic safety and public education campaigns.