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Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:28:45 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:10:01 GMT

 



CN ON: Province To Choose Location For Pot Store

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Peterborough Examiner, 12 Jan 2018 - The provincial government will decide where to locate a new cannabis store in Peterborough, states a new city staff report - city council won't have any say in the matter. Peterborough is getting a new government-run cannabis store by July 1, but it's unclear where exactly it will be located.



CN ON: Legal Marijuana Concerns Madd

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

North Bay Nugget, 10 Jan 2018 - Organization recognizes officer of the year North Bay police Const. Mitch Thomas is surprised how many people still get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Thomas arrested six people for impaired in 2017 and was recognized during Tuesday's monthly police services board meeting as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving officer of the year.



CN ON: LTE: Ad Campaign Won't Work

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 10 Jan 2018 - Ahead of its July deadline for legalizing recreational marijuana use in Canada, the federal government has launched a ad campaign warning of the risks of drug-impaired driving. I wonder if any elected official has noticed ads warning against drinking and driving have not eliminated drunk driving. The new ads won't work either. The way to curb drug-impaired driving is to not make cannabis legal for recreational purposes. Cannabis should only be marketed for seriously ill people on a doctor's prescription. Marie Braund



CN ON: Local MPs Split On Marijuana Law

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Glengarry News, 10 Jan 2018 - The federal with a handful of minor revisions, passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons November 27 and has moved on to the Senate for further review and discussion. A total of 200 Members of Parliament voted in favour of the legislation - Bill C-45 - with 82 voting against it.



CN ON: Concern Growing Over Pot Dispensary Robberies

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 11 Jan 2018 - Workers have been assaulted, but fear of raids stop some from calling police AFTER NEWS OF THE LATEST armed marijuana dispensary robbery, local cannabis advocate Britney Guerra appealed through a media release for any store owners who have been robbed to call police. The responses she got back shocked her. She knew there were robberies going unreported, but the problem was bigger than she suspected. Within 48 hours she had calls from four different Hamilton store owners who told her they had been robbed - perhaps by the same people - in the last month alone.



CN ON: Passing The Sniff Test

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Simcoe Reformer, 11 Jan 2018 - Norfolk moves to control odours from marijuana grow ops SIMCOE - Norfolk County has opted for a low-key approach to the regulation of marijuana grow operations. Producers won't have to apply for a zoning amendment or defend their applications at Norfolk council.



CN ON: Column: City marijuana store: Proceed With Caution

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Peterborough Examiner, 11 Jan 2018 - Last month, the government of Ontario passed the Cannabis Act. It gives the province a monopoly on the sale of recreational marijuana through an estimated 150 stand alone stores to be run by the new Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation. While the new law piggybacks on the federal decision to legalize recreational marijuana this summer, as well as a new federal-provincial revenue sharing agreement that will give the provinces and territories 75 per cent of federal marijuana revues, it has not been without controversy. In the Ontario Legislature, 27 Progressive Conservatives opposed the law, citing concerns from police associations that more financial support is required for law enforcement. While the NDP supported the law, some of its MPPs expressed concerns about the uncertainty of revenues to be provided to municipalities, as well as the small number of store fronts (40) to be opened this summer, which they see as inadequate to put a dent in the existing black market.



CN ON: Questions Remain Around Marijuana Legalization

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Pique Newsmagazine, 11 Jan 2018 - Whistler council gives first two readings to zoning amendment bylaw - with more to come The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is starting down the long, legislative road of legal recreational marijuana.



CN ON: Column: Politicians Will Bungle Pot Legalization

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 10 Jan 2018 - I happened to spend three days over New Year's in Las Vegas. Work! On the Star's dime! What a pleasure it was to smoke indoors again, a rarity in our world, with all the casinos tobacco-friendly. A city built on vice recognizes that gamblers are smokers and drinkers.