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Published: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:46:52 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: Marijuana Wellness Centre Granted Business Licence

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 20 Sep 2017 - What police have called an "illegal storefront business" continues to operate but minus a key aspect. The City of Prince George granted WeeMedical a business licence on Sept. 13, two days after the chain agreed with a court order prohibiting it from dispensing marijuana.



CN BC: Column: An Update On Nelson's Short Term Rental And Cannabis

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 20 Sep 2017 - With one year left in this term, council recently took the opportunity to reflect, refresh, and reset strategic priorities that were established at the beginning of our term. The pace we keep leaves little time for reflection and this was an important day. A portion of the day was spent discussing change: what was anticipated, what was not, and how council responded to emerging issues. Council regulates. What this means is that council sets the framework on a number of issues for community through bylaws. Bylaws are constructed with the unique needs of community in mind. When council considers adopting new bylaws, it is done with the goal of developing balance between diverse community values and opinions.



CN BC: OPED: Provincial Governments Bear Burden Of Legalized

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 19 Sep 2017 - While Trudeau gov't will look progressive, the provinces will do the heavy lifting The federal government is set on legalizing marijuana by summer 2018. While they will enjoy the political payoff of appearing progressive, all the problems and the logistics of legalizing pot will fall on the shoulders of the provincial governments.



CN BC: PUB LTE: Police Chiefs Should Simply Enforce The Law

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Victoria Times-Colonist, 16 Sep 2017 - Re: "Postpone legal pot, police exhort feds," Sept. 13. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police seem to see their role as being an obstruction to the implementation of public policy. To this end, they want a delay of at least six months in the legalization of marijuana. They say this is necessary in order to train officers and certify more officers to conduct roadside tests.



CN BC: Singh Vows To Decriminalize Petty Drug Charges At NDP Debate

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 12 Sep 2017 - A federal New Democratic leadership hopeful has pledged to make it party policy to decriminalize petty drug possession if he is elected leader, supporting calls by an increasing number of health officials who say it would help lift the stigma around addiction. Jagmeet Singh made his pledge on Sunday at an NDP leadership debate in Vancouver, a city that had recorded nearly 250 suspected overdose deaths by the end of August. Across British Columbia, 876 people died of illicit-drug overdoses from January through July of this year.



CN BC: Schools Mull Use Of Overdose Treatment Kits

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Whistler Question, 12 Sep 2017 - The provincial health officer is asking B.C. schools to consider buying naloxone The provincial health officer is recommending B.C. schools - including those in Sea to Sky area - obtain the tools to deal with opioid overdoses.



CN BC: PUB LTE: Legalize Pot To Save Canadian Lives

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 07 Sep 2017 - According to Dr. Michael O'Malley and Dr. Kiri Simms (via CBC), marijuana-induced psychosis has increased in the last 10 years. I do not dispute their claims. THC in pot sold on the street contributes to the problem. In fact, as with any illegal street-sold drug, the more potent the active ingredient, the better for sales. Yet, it's highly unlikely that the seller is concerned about the amount of THC in the pot he sells on the street, except for repeat sales.



CN BC: City Hears Addictions Advice

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 07 Sep 2017 - Canada should declare opioid crisis: Doctor The head of Portugal's addictions directorate is urging Canada to declare the opioid overdose crisis a national health emergency. On a tour of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, the innercity neighbourhood home to many people who struggle with addictions and mental health, Dr. Joao Goulao said the sheer number of deaths caused by the tainted supply of illicit drugs warrants the declaration.



CN BC: Feds Not Looking To Decriminalize Illicit Drugs

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 08 Sep 2017 - VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has closed the door on decriminalizing illicit drugs to combat a national overdose crisis but British Columbia's addictions minister says unprecedented deaths are a "wake-up call" to reconsider that stance. Trudeau said decriminalization is not the approach Canada will take to deal with deadly overdoses often involving the opioid fentanyl.