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Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:30:43 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: Column: Smoking Pot Hard On Health

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 21 Nov 2017 - On a flight home last week, I was having a conversation about the introduction of Bill C-45 or the "Cannabis Act." The person I was talking to is working with local governments to sort out the multitude of bylaws and regulations which will be necessitated by the legislation. Different municipalities are taking varying approaches and have disparate points of view on the whole issue. After all, not everyone is in favour of legalizing marijuana nor sure what exactly that means.



CN BC: PUB LTE: Try Decriminalizing Opiates

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nanaimo News Bulletin, 16 Nov 2017 - To the editor, Re: Providing drugs would curb crime, Letters, Nov. 9. The question is not when our government will decriminalize personal possession and provide a safe clean drug source, like we do for alcohol and soon to be marijuana, but how many more families will be devastated with the loss of a loved one before a government is brave enough to value lives over votes.



CN BC: LTE: City Council Overlooks Drawbacks Of Pot

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Victoria Times-Colonist, 16 Nov 2017 - There are many absurdities in Victoria city council's pot-regulation proposals: Second-hand smoke, whether it is from tobacco or pot, affects everyone in the vicinity. When you add pot's psychoactive components into the mix, non-users get all the unhealthy tar and lung contaminant and they also get stoned. Not everyone has a pleasant reaction to cannabis.



CN BC: PUB LTE: Dispensaries Necessary

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 15 Nov 2017 - Dear editor: On Oct. 19, I was saddened and outraged while viewing Global Okanagan's interview with West Kelowna city councillor, Rusty Ensign, regarding the pulling of business licences of the city's medical cannabis dispensaries. Last week, I attended one of West Kelowna's cannabis dispensaries to purchase some edible products which help to control my pain and allow me to get some quality sleep, and, contrary to Ensign's claims that such stores service 20-30-year-old males, there were none in the shop, only three other ladies, of which only one was under the age of 65.



CN BC: Column: Taxing Medicinal Marijuana?!

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 14 Nov 2017 - Another day, another Trudeau Liberal lie That fury you hear? The betrayal medical cannabis patients and activists feel after the federal government went back on yet another promise surrounding legal marijuana.



CN BC: Revelstoke Secondary School Receives Naloxone Kits

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - Staff at Revelstoke Secondary School now have a new tool to keep students safe. The high school received two Naloxone kits at the end of September. Naloxone is used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.



CN BC: Editorial: Better Safe Than Sorry

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - The fentanyl crisis in B.C. continues to worsen. In the past five years, the province has gone from 12 fentanyl-related deaths to 823 between between January and August this year. There have been no fentanyl-related deaths reported in Revelstoke, but RCMP still believe that the powerful opioid has made its way into the community.



CN BC: PUB LTE: We Need To Value Lives Over Votes In Drug Crisis

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Williams Lake Tribune, 08 Nov 2017 - Editor: The question is not when our government will decriminalize personal possession and provide a safe clean drug source, like we do for alcohol and soon to be marijuana, but how many more families will be devastated with the loss of a loved one before a government is brave enough to value lives over votes.



CN BC: Editorial: Lighting Up The Economy

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 08 Nov 2017 - Being illegal - for now - makes it hard to pin down just how big the market for marijuana is, but one estimate suggests it's at least as large as hard liquor sales, about $5 billion annually. The report, from financial services firm Deloitte, estimates the market for legalized recreational marijuana could give Canada's economy a $22.6 billion annual boost when you include growers, equipment suppliers and the like.