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Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:28:25 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:10:01 GMT

 



CN BC: PUB LTE: Cannabis Compassion Club Confident Of Legal Win

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 16 Feb 2018 - Re: "Cannabis: City asks for public feedback" in the Feb. 7 issue of the Nelson Star. I want to voice my disappointment with this article. We don't have a municipal business licence, but the Nelson Cannabis Compassion Club isn't a for-profit business. Since March, 2000 we have been licensed by the province as a non-profit organization, incorporated under the Societies Act. The licensing and regulating of which is the jurisdiction of the province.



CN BC: LTE: Pot Records Should Stay

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Province, 15 Feb 2018 - Why are people expecting to have marijuana-conviction charges removed from their records and/or expecting compensation for any prison time they may have served? They knowingly broke the law at the time. I don't think any of them would be admitting to their habit if the government were announcing that they were going to criminalize it. Compensating people for breaking the law would be a waste of taxpayers' money.



CN BC: City Of Surrey Ponders Its Pot Plan

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Now, 09 Feb 2018 - Surrey mulls over 'missteps' from U.S. cities that have legalized marijuana Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner says the city has developed a "balanced, appropriate and evidence-based approach" in preparing for the expected passing of the Trudeau government's Bill C45 Cannabis Act this coming July.



CN BC: Column: NDPs Pot Sales Plan Is Weak

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 14 Feb 2018 - In an interview with The Citizen last April during the 2017 provincial election, NDP leader John Horgan admitted that government and politicians are behind public sentiment when it comes to marijuana. Knowing it and saying it is one thing but Horgan, now the premier, still seems reluctant to act on it, based on the additional details on a provincial pot policy the NDP government announced Monday that will take effect once marijuana is legalized later this year.



CN BC: Bringing The Underground Cannabis Trade Into The Light

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 14 Feb 2018 - Vancouver won't grant pot-shop licences to people with ties to illegal drugs, but critics urge reconsideration Rocco Dipopolo is an entrepreneur juggling three businesses - a tattoo parlour, a gym and a boxing clinic - in East Vancouver, an area of hipster coffee shops and chic duplexes that the 46-year-old remembers as gritty during his delinquent adolescence.



CN BC: Criminal Records Could Sink Pot Entrepreneurs

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 08 Feb 2018 - An unusual aspect of Canada's soon-to-be-legal cannabis market is that the activists who led the legalization movement may find themselves excluded from the industry for which their efforts paved the way. Vancouver activists like Jodie and Marc Emery and dispensary pioneer Don Briere, for example, have criminal records for possessing and selling marijuana. Now those criminal records could be used against them in federal and provincial licensing systems that are under development to decide who gets to cultivate and sell recreational cannabis.



CN BC: LTE: An Open Letter To The PM

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Morning Star, 09 Feb 2018 - Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: I was wondering why you bother traveling all over the planet to climate change conventions to save the world from pollution but remain willing to return home and pass a bill that will cause our whole country to become polluted everywhere with the stinking, cloying smell of marijuana? That is OK for all you people who can afford a single-family dwelling where you can retreat, close the door and ignore the stink of the irritating smoke. But those of us who live in apartments, condos or other connected housing units aren't able to do that, leaving us at the mercy of our neighbours. Now we can at least, if someone is polluting our apartment building, phone the police and get help to stop the culprits.



CN BC: Changing The Public Discourse On Addiction

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Kelowna Capital News, 09 Feb 2018 - To fight the opioid epidemic will take altering people's thoughts around drug abuse The way people feel about drug addiction has evolved significantly since the outbreak of the fentanyl crisis. But the shift from viewing addiction as a moral problem to treating it like any other health issue is a work in progress, says Rae Samson, a substance abuse worker at Interior Health.



CN BC: Editorial: NDP's Pot Sales Plan Weak

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 08 Feb 2018 - In an interview with The Citizen last April during the 2017 provincial election, NDP leader John Horgan admitted that government and politicians are behind public sentiment when it comes to marijuana. Knowing it and saying it is one thing but Horgan, now the premier, still seems reluctant to act on it, based on the additional details on a provincial pot policy the NDP government announced Monday that will take effect once marijuana is legalized later this year. "Some may think that this work will end in July when non-medical cannabis is legalized by the federal government," Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said. "But the truth is our government will be dealing with this significant change in policy for years to come."