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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:13:48 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:10:01 GMT


CN ON: Communities Can Delay, Not Deny Pot Shops

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 09 Dec 2017 - TORONTO-Communities across Ontario cannot opt out of hosting a government-run pot shop if they are selected for a site, the provincial government said Friday after at least one town expressed resistance to having a cannabis retail location. If a community is selected to host one of the marijuana shops, it could delay hosting the store but cannot completely opt out of having it, said Ontario's Ministry of Finance.

CN NS: Youth Psychiatrist Disappointed In Nova Scotia's Marijuana Age

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 09 Dec 2017 - DECISION Health officials are disappointed that the province has set the legal age for marijuana consumption at 19 years. The consensus among provincial and national health organizations is that the minimum age should be 21, and some believe it should be even older, said Dr. Phil Tibbo, director of the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program and a psychiatry professor at Dalhousie University.

CN ON: Pot Store Expected By Next Summer

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Peterborough Examiner, 09 Dec 2017 - LCBO advises city that Peterborough will have one of the first 40 marijuana stores to open in Ontario Peterborough will have a marijuana store by next summer, says the city CAO. Allan Seabrooke said the store will sell marijuana for recreational use. He said it will be open by July - the same month weed is going to be legalized in Canada.

CN PI: Editorial: Managing Marijuana

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 09 Dec 2017 - The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission is a good choice for managing Prince Edward Island's new marijuana stores. The LCC is well equipped for developing policy and providing oversight. It is also good that the provincial government has decided its pot sales will be conducted from different storefronts than its liquor sales.

CN AB: Editorial: High Time For Province

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 13 Dec 2017 - As we stumble down the cobblestones on the uneven and relatively unchartered path to marijuana legalization, we're bound to trip once or twice. But so far, we have to give props to the provincial government for appearing to get it right.

CN BC: More Info Needed By City Hall On Legalization

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 08 Dec 2017 - Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit said more information should come in the spring Though the Province of B.C. has unveiled part of their distribution model for legal cannabis, Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit said more information is needed before city hall can start generating ideas about how to deal with the changes.

CN BC: Editorial: Legalization Means Rules

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 08 Dec 2017 - Legal doesn't mean light up whenever you want Ever since, and probably long before, the federal Liberals started the process to legalize marijuana, some people have been equating legalization with deregulation.

CN MB: Column: No Logic Behind Cannabis Law

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 07 Dec 2017 - Province's age restriction, home-growing ban lack common sense GOVERNMENTS in Canada have been playing politics with marijuana for some time now. The promise to legalize cannabis helped Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberals achieve a majority government in 2015, and now provincial governments across the country are coming to grips with legalization according to their own political principles.

Canada: First Nations Demand Control Over Cannabis Sales

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 07 Dec 2017 - First Nations leaders say they must be given the right to govern the sale and distribution of legalized marijuana within their communities and to set the laws that will oversee its use by their people. Chiefs attending an annual conference of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) on Wednesday expressed wide-ranging views on the federal Liberal government's plan for legalizing cannabis by next July 1.