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MAP - Drugnews - Prince Edward Island

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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:15:22 -0800

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CN PI: Editorial: Weeding Out Weed

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 31 Jan 2018 - It's just another example of how complicated things are going to be as provinces roll out their marijuana rules. Several provinces have decided that marijuana smoking has to be done on private property. Ontario's rules are so tight that weed smoking has to take place in private residences. But what happens if your private residence is an apartment? Here's a part of a Canadian Press story out of Toronto.

CN PI: LTE: Stop The Farce With Marijuana

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 27 Jan 2018 - I just read Rob Cunningham's letter about cigarettes and cancer. And sir, what about the addition of pot by our government? It won't be good for people who will be forced to smell that marijuana stuff. Why is the Canadian Cancer Society doing nothing about that?

CN PI: Consumer Group Pans P.E.I. Pot Plans

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 24 Jan 2018 - Consumer Choice Center says four retail outlets, three suppliers not enough A consumer advocacy group says P.E.I. has not planned enough recreational marijuana sales outlets to deter people away from buying the product illegally.

CN PI: LTE: Legalizing Pot A Terrible Idea

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 29 Dec 2017 - Legalizing a drug like marijuana will not stop young people from using it, it will increase consumption. Kevin Page, the Parliamentary budget officer, estimates 600,000 new users will start using marijuana if it becomes legal in Canada.

CN PI: LTE: Children At Risk From Pot Smoke

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 19 Dec 2017 - The recent announcement by the provincial government that marijuana use will be restricted to private residences to help limit its impact on communities and public health ignores the rights of children to protection from second-hand smoke in their homes. Marijuana smoke is a recognized carcinogen and as with exposure to tobacco smoke, can cause serious health risks for those involved. Nearly one-third of deaths from tobacco second-hand smoke exposure are children, many of whom are infants.

CN PI: LTE: Liberals Exposed For Legalization

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 19 Dec 2017 - The federal Liberal Trudeau government has been exposed as to why marijuana is being legalized, so called. The feds and provinces have been busy "cutting up the cash" to pay for the new healthcare and policing expenses which will be generated by the "weed."

CN PI: Province Mum On Pot Plans

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 13 Dec 2017 - Opposition Tories press for details on rollout of government-run cannabis stores The province appears to be keeping details of its business plans for selling legal pot in P.E.I. close to its chest for the time being, promising more specifics in the coming months. The Opposition Progressive Conservatives pressed for more details on government's plans, announced last week, to sell legal cannabis in government-run, standalone stores operated by the P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission.

CN PI: Editorial: Managing Marijuana

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 09 Dec 2017 - The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission is a good choice for managing Prince Edward Island's new marijuana stores. The LCC is well equipped for developing policy and providing oversight. It is also good that the provincial government has decided its pot sales will be conducted from different storefronts than its liquor sales.

CN PI: A Taxing Issue

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 24 Nov 2017 - Trudeau still "working with provinces" on legal pot Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is still working with the provinces when it comes to how legal marijuana administration costs will be funded.