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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:08:19 -0800

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CN ON: Wynne Down On Ottawa's Marijuana Tax Proposals

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 Nov 2017 - $1 per gram plan revealed, but premier says provinces will carry an unfair burden OTTAWA- The federal government formally rolled out details Friday of its tax plan for legalized marijuana, proposing a combined federal-provincial excise tax capped at 10 per cent, or $1 per gram, with the revenue haul split equally with provinces.

CN ON: LTE: Hazards Of Cannabis

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 11 Nov 2017 - Re: Kitchener among first cities to get LCBO-run pot shop? - Nov. 4 Why promote cannabis in Ontario? What has happened to the no-smoking publicity that we have been bombarded with over the past several decades; the hazards of smoking related to cancer, lung disease etc.? Legislation has been passed to hide cigarettes in stores and put frightening pictures on cigarette packages. No smoking in public places laws have been passed.

CN ON: A Awaiting A Game For Local Impact Of Pot Legalization

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Beacon Herald, 11 Nov 2017 - Mayor Dan Mathieson said it was to be expected that Stratford wasn't included in the first wave of municipalities chosen by the province to have government-run marijuana outlets by next year. But more information will be needed from upper levels of governments, he added, to determine the real impacts the rollout of the proposed legislation will have in the city and whether not being included in the first wave was a positive or negative development.

CN ON: Employers Get Help To Prepare For Legal Pot

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 10 Nov 2017 - A workshop to help employers get ready for coming changes in Canada's marijuana laws is being offered Nov. 21 in Sarnia. The half-day Cannabis and the Workplace session, set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Lambton College Residence and Event Centre, is being organized by the Sarnia Lambton Workplace Wellness steering committee.

CN ON: Pot Find Adds To Gas Well Bill

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Simcoe Reformer, 11 Nov 2017 - SIMCOE - A marijuana patch wound up costing Norfolk County $76,100 during last summer's toxic gas well emergency in Silver Hill. Staff from the Ministry of the Environment stumbled across the marijuana while setting up air-quality monitoring equipment on North Walsingham Road 10.

CN ON: OPED: Still Much To Learn About Pot

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Sun Times, 09 Nov 2017 - Many Canadians can hardly wait for the day that the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal. As a doctor, I'm far less enthusiastic. I worry about two things: the experimental nature of marijuana in medical practice, and the public health consequences of legalized marijuana. Before you write me off as overly prudish or an anti-marijuana conservative, let me say that I'm not opposed to legalized marijuana in principle. I'm just paying attention to the evidence, or rather, the lack of it. My concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this drug.

CN ON: OPED: How Canada Can Properly Deal With The Opioid Crisis

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 07 Nov 2017 - Canada's response to the opioid crisis has been fragmented and marginally effective at best. We deserve a better approach, and the answers are out there. Other countries are effectively dealing with the issue and Canada should be more open to learning from them. There are several key steps we can take to ensure Canadians with addiction can lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. First, we need to recognize this is actually a crisis. Do you remember SARS and how it impacted every Canadian with a focused response from our public health teams? Forty-four Canadians died from SARS. How about AIDS at its peak in 1995? We all were aware of the crisis and as Canadians we worked together diligently to help. That year about 1,400 people died from AIDS. Compare this to over 2,400 Canadians dying from opioid overdoses in 2016 and the number likely to double in 2017.

CN ON: No Marijuana Store For Brantford, Yet

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 07 Nov 2017 - Mayor Chris Friel says he isn't surprised that Brantford is not among the first Ontario cities selected to have legal marijuana stores by next July. "All of the cities on the list have had problems with illegal dispensaries," Friel said Monday.

CN ON: Bylaw Change For Pot Dispensary Denied

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Press, 08 Nov 2017 - MOONBEAM - The town has snuffed out a request to amend its business licensing bylaw in order to accommodate a medical marijuana dispensary within the municipality. Robert Neron, a long-time user and advocate of medical marijuana, made a presentation to town council Monday night, with the hopes of opening a marijuana dispensary in Moonbeam by the spring of 2018.