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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:35:24 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:10:02 GMT


CN BC: Court Sides With Cities On Pot Shop Regulation

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 20 Feb 2017 - Penticton's mayor is applauding a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision that ruled local governments do indeed have the right to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. "The judge clearly stated that even though the use of marijuana is federally regulated, the federal law does not authorize access to medical marijuana from dispensaries and municipalities are not precluded from putting in regulations to control them," Andrew Jakubeit said in a statement. "This decision is welcomed as it provides further clarity on our rights and obligations to control dispensaries and gives added strength to our enforcement policy."

CN BC: Column: Say No To Legal Heroin

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 20 Feb 2017 - SAY NO TO LEGAL HEROIN Ends always justify the means for those striving to do good, no matter the cost to life, liberty and truth. The truth about hard drugs, such as heroin, is blunt - it destroys lives and it kills. With each injection, intravenous drug users on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver are slowly, sometimes quickly, killing themselves. I believe these people are well aware of this fact. How could they not? The risk of death is an ever-present danger that is impossible for any hard-drug user to ignore, let alone plead ignorance.

CN BC: Column: Bad Drug Policy Kills

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 20 Feb 2017 - BAD DRUG POLICY KILLS Last month, my colleague Laurie P. died of overdose, one of 116 fatal ODs in B.C. in January. She was a harm reduction activist and had a graceful, inclusive style of community organizing.

CN BC: Drug Reform Day Of Action Planned

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 16 Feb 2017 - On Tuesday (February 21), exactly 914 feathers will hang from the trees in Oppenheimer Park. They will symbolize the 914 people who died of an illicit-drug overdose in B.C. in 2016. The feathers will be carved out of wood and as many as possible will bear the name of somebody who died after taking drugs.

CN BC: MLA Still Supports Legalizing Hard Drugs

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 16 Feb 2017 - In the late 1990s, Sam Sullivan, today the Liberal MLA for Vancouver-False Creek, paid for a 20-year-old sex worker's heroin habit for a period of three weeks. He was a city councillor at the time. The story was front-page news in 2005, when Sullivan made a successful run for mayor. During the campaign, he refused to apologize for helping the girl purchase drugs.

CN ON: Protesters Back Hamilton Pot Dispensaries

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 16 Feb 2017 - City has issued cease-and-desist order and threatened fines up to $50,000 Medical marijuana dispensary owners, employees and patients gathered outside City Hall Wednesday in protest of the city's crackdown against the businesses and to call for regulation.

Canada: Canada, Israel Are Leading The Pot Revolution

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Canadian Jewish News, 16 Feb 2017 - As marijuana becomes normalized, co-operation between the two countries is growing fast, and the potential for growth is sky-high From the moment you enter the security-controlled reception area at Medreleaf, you notice there's something different about the place.

CN NS: Editorial: Beyond Concern About Labels

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 16 Feb 2017 - It's a tough call, whether companies soon to be marketing recreational marijuana should be allowed to brand their product. A precedent is in the works with tobacco, to deny manufacturers the right to have distinctive packaging. Some would extend that same caution to pot. It's an issue that government will ultimately have to grapple with - while hearing from proponents on both sides of the argument.

CN BC: B.C. Supreme Court Ruling Gives Cities Authority To Regulate

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 17 Feb 2017 - Cities have the right to deny business licences to illegal marijuana dispensaries and to prohibit the cultivation or sale of marijuana through their zoning bylaws, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled. The case is the latest development in what has become a patchwork of inconsistent rules and legal skirmishes as cities grapple with changing laws and an aggressive new marijuana industry.