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Published: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:27:37 -0700

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CN ON: Niagara College Launches Course In Cannabis Creation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 20 Sep 2017 - First of its kind in Canada, program covers growing pot and its complex regulations It's got the greenhouse, the curriculum and the necessary approvals. Now all that's needed are up to 25 students keen on becoming the first crop of students to earn a post secondary certificate in growing pot.

CN ON: College First In Canada To Offer Program In Cannabis

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 20 Sep 2017 - College and university graduates will be able to earn a certificate in cannabis production starting next fall, when Niagara College will launch Canada's first accredited program in the field. The program will begin months after the deadline imposed by the federal government for legalizing production, distribution and sale of the weed that is eventually expected to generate $8-billion in annual sales. With regulations not yet in place for legalized marijuana, the program may have to shift with politics.

CN MB: OPED: Public Monopoly Wrong Model For Pot Sales

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 20 Sep 2017 - AS recreational cannabis becomes legal nationally on July 1, Canadians are faced with tremendous opportunity and risk. Our country is essentially rolling back a long-existing illegal trade to facilitate a legal, regulated market. The purpose, as the federal Liberal platform says, is: "to ensure that we keep marijuana out of the hands of children and the profits out of the hands of criminals, we will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana." With much yet to be figured out, the following focuses on the issue of how to implement retail distribution, which rests with each province.

CN MB: OPED: Sell Marijuana Only In Government Liquor Stores

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 20 Sep 2017 - THE federal government is set on legalizing marijuana by summer 2018. While the Liberals 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. There are strong correlations between how a drug or an indulgence, such as gambling, is made available to the public and the propensity for individuals to indulge in it, and the negative health and social outcomes associated with its use.

CN ON: College To Offer Cannabis Production Certificate

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 20 Sep 2017 - A southern Ontario college says it will be the first to offer a post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis. Niagara College says the graduate certificate program will launch in the fall of 2018 and aims to prepare students to work in the licensed production of cannabis, which includes marijuana, hemp fibre and hemp seed.

CN ON: LTE: Legal Marijuana Will Damage Canada

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 20 Sep 2017 - RE: Legalizing pot On July 1, 2018, I predict a storm, the likes of which we have never seen. It will go right across this beautiful country of ours leaving destruction. His name? Marijuana. Cost to us, significant. With the government it's always about the money. Enough said.

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 ON: OPED: Managing Fallout Of Legal Marijuana Is An Inside Job

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Gananoque Reporter, 21 Sep 2017 - When it comes tomy son's possible future use of marijuana, I'm not sure if "It's legal, mom!" will have a material impact on my response. I have imagined this conversation, and others like it, about life's many potentially addicting substances and behaviours- alcohol, prescription and other drugs, gambling, speeding, texting and driving, pornography, sugar, etc.- because I know the kind of world we live in today and that the values of the majority are less and less aligned with the old-fashioned values espoused at my craggy old kitchen table.

CN ON: Column: Tough Pot Rules Signal New Frontier For Ontario

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 20 Sep 2017 - The impending legalization of marijuana has the Ontario government planning to toughen the penalties for driving drunk, not just stoned. The changes, announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne and Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca Monday morning, will particularly affect drivers under age 21, novice drivers with limited licences and commercial drivers. None of them will be permitted to have any alcohol or cannabis in their systems if they're driving, and violations will be treated with harsher roadside punishments - steeper cash penalties and, in some cases, longer driving suspensions.