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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:53:09 -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 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 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.

CN ON: PUB LTE: Weed Cartoon Needs To Get With The Times

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 19 Sep 2017 - Re Weed Wacker: Editorial cartoon, Sept. 17 This cartoon may have been funny 50 years ago, but it loses all of its humour by depicting a typical marijuana user as a dopey hippie from the past, complete with his peace sign and scruffy beard. Your typical user today could just as well be a business executive, a school teacher, a church minister or even an elected politician.

CN ON: We've Got To Get The Marijuana Facts Out: Resident

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Markham Economist & Sun, 21 Sep 2017 - To tackle organized crime and those who lure young people into marijuana use, we need to legalize marijuana. This was one of the messages MP Bill Blair had at a town hall discussion at Cornell Community Centre Sunday.

CN ON: Province Has No Say: Pot Dispensary

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Northumberland Today, 20 Sep 2017 - ALDERVILLE - Alderville First Nation's Rob Stevenson had just opened his marijuanadispensary, Medicine Wheel Natural Healing, on County Road 45 in Roseneath when the provincial government announced its plans to close dispensaries in Ontario and set up 150 government-run stores to sell cannabis. This is to happen within the next year.