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Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:14:18 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:10:02 GMT


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.

US NV: Editorial: Here's Why Ballot Questions On Guns, Marijuana

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Las Vegas Sun, 19 Oct 2016 - There are several ways to measure the failure of the War on Drugs, starting with its role in sending a grossly disproportionate number of African-Americans to prison. Not far down the list is how the initiative affected marijuana supply and demand. Despite hundreds of billions of dollars in expenditures and decades of effort on drug eradication, millions of Americans continue to use the drug.

Canada: Medical Pot Users Ask Ottawa To Cut Costs, Update Status

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 20 Oct 2016 - Medical cannabis patients are urging the federal government to make marijuana more affordable by encouraging insurers to cover it and dropping the sales tax once it is legalized. Earlier this week, 15 patients from across Canada spoke with four members of the government's legalization task force about how medical cannabis helps them with a variety of ailments. They told the panel that the cost of medical marijuana often causes financial hardship, according to event facilitator Hilary Black, founder of Vancouver's oldest dispensary and current director of patient services at licensed commercial grower Bedrocan.

CN AB: Cannabis 101

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 19 Oct 2016 - Provincial officials head to Colorado to study weed industry Alberta's Justice Minister and Solicitor General is Colorado-bound to see how the state has handled legal weed. Kathleen Ganley said with marijuana's legalization in Canada imminent, it's prudent to look at best practices and lessons learned from a place that's pioneered the way.

US: Editorial: Marijuana Lights Up State Ballots

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 19 Oct 2016 - Credit Christopher DeLorenzo People in nine states, including California, Florida and Massachusetts, will vote Nov. 8 on ballot proposals permitting recreational or medical use of marijuana. These initiatives could give a big push to legalization, prompting the next president and Congress to overhaul the countrya€™s failed drug laws.

CN AB: Fighting The Green Fight

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 18 Oct 2016 - Fentanyl crisis overtaking marijuana in Alberta You won't find many, if any, people working in law enforcement ready to admit that marijuana trafficking isn't still on their radar. In fact, they will go to great lengths to tell you otherwise.

CN BC: Making Marijuana Dispensaries Safe

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Powell River Peak, 19 Oct 2016 - Experts agree testing needed on marijuana products sold in storefronts As Canada inches closer to legalized marijuana, safety standards for dispensary-sold medical cannabis are being brought under greater scrutiny.