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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:58:54 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: Editorial: Ontario Should Open Up On Pot Planning

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Beacon Herald, 19 Jun 2017 - With pot legalization about a year away, we can conclude that the Ontario government is working on a plan. Or at least a plan for a plan. And yes, the "Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat" exists and, apparently, is busily holding meetings. With whom, it won't say. But not the public. Not yet, anyhow.



CN MB: OPED: Province Should Control Marijuana Sales

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 19 Jun 2017 - THE Trudeau government is set on legalizing marijuana by the summer of 2018. While they will enjoy the political payoff of appearing progressive on this matter, all of the associated problems and the logistics of doing so will fall on the shoulders of the provincial governments and their civic counterparts. I suggest the Manitoba provincial government draw lessons from the last time an illegal substance was legalized following Prohibition in the late 1920s, as well as from the current public health efforts to eliminate tobacco use in Canada as a means to guide their policy on marijuana.



CN NS: OPED: How Prepared Are Police For Drug-Related Impaired

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Amherst News, 16 Jun 2017 - Canada's law enforcement agencies, MADD Canada and other first responders took to the country's roads and highways recently in their annual campaign to promote safety on our highways over the summer holiday season. Adding to the complexity of addressing the issue of impaired driving is the steady increase in the numbers of drivers who have been stopped for drug impairment.



CN BC: Editorial: Uncertainty Lies Ahead On Marijuana Issue

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Peace Arch News, 16 Jun 2017 - Regardless of whether one agrees with the decision to legalize marijuana, that train has left the station and is scheduled to roll down the track on July 1, 2018. The focus now must shift to how those changes will affect the rights of citizens, law enforcement and the courts.



CN ON: Smoking Out Strategies

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 16 Jun 2017 - Some provinces already moving ahead with legal pot plans Several provinces are plowing full steam ahead with plans to ask the public how they should manage the introduction of legal recreational pot in Canada. But Ontario, it seems, isn't one of them.



CN ON: OPSEU Workers Will Be Covered For Medical Pot

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 17 Jun 2017 - Where there's smoke, there's a benefits claim. Turns out that's the case with a new Ontario Public Sector Employees Union policy that will see its members covered for medical marijuana. The new policy, announced Friday by OPSEU president Warren "Smokey" Thomas, will see union employees who have a doctor's prescription reimbursed for a valid medical marijuana prescription.



Canada: Demystifying A Instead Of Decrying A Drugs For Teens

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 17 Jun 2017 - Educating teenagers about the safety of recreational drug use is an age-old conundrum for Canada, one at the forefront as the country pushes ahead with legalizing marijuana by next year The ad shows four pretty young women laughing as their convertible rips past the picturesque Rockies on a warm sunny day, the driver - eyes narrowed slightly - joyfully passing a doobie to her friend.



CN ON: Legalizing Cannabis Could Reduce Opioid Use: Experts

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 15 Jun 2017 - Research suggests a safer alternative to powerful painkillers OTTAWA - Leading medical experts say legalizing cannabis may offer new hope to one day reduce the use of opioids -powerful drugs frequently prescribed for the treatment of pain.



US AZ: Marijuana Benefits Abound As New Policy Looms

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Tucson Weekly, 15 Jun 2017 - Despite the upheaval of the current presidential administration, some things just haven't changed, like acting DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg's Obama-era insistence last month that "marijuana is not medicine." Though he also stated that he'd "be the last person to stand in the way" if medical uses of marijuana rise through the FDA process. (Here's where we count on Sue Sisley's research in Phoenix.)