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Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:39:00 -0800

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CN AB: Editorial: No Need To Rush To Pot

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 20 Feb 2018 - Ontario Senator Tony Dean, sponsor of the Trudeau Liberals' pot bill in the Upper Chamber, is upset that Canadians will not be able to legally light up their spliffs until long after Canada Day. He says time is of the essence, and that the government does not have the luxury of biding it.



CN AB: Medical Marijuana Users Wait For Coverage

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 20 Feb 2018 - Patients still struggling to get covered by insurance plans As Alberta moves forward on retail applications for recreational marijuana, those who use the drug for medical reasons still wait for coverage.



CN AB: Editorial: Alberta Cannabis Retail Rules Show Sense

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - The Notley government rolled out more of its marijuana retail regulations on Friday and, we must say, they continue to stay ahead of other provinces. The only way this year's legalization of bud is going to work is if obtaining legit weed is reasonably close in convenience and price to buying the illegal stuff. The Alberta NDP government seems to be making a reasonable stab at doing just that.



CN AB: Stirring Pot In Calgary

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 16 Feb 2018 - Survey suggests renters more likely to smoke marijuana An advocacy group for renters say a city survey is needlessly pitting homeowners and landlords against a vulnerable community. This week, the City of Calgary put out their citizen cannabis survey, which included data about how Calgarians feel about impending legalization along with some pointed policy questions to help the city as they draft new rules for weed.



CN AB: Focus Put On Education As Marijuana Legalization Looms

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 15 Feb 2018 - Public awareness of possible harm from marijuana use will be part of a public campaign in the coming days as July approaches when the federal government will legalize the use of the drug. "We will have a public education campaign around the legalization of cannabis," a spokesperson for the Alberta Cannabis Secretariat said in an email. "However, the details of public education coming from the federal government have not yet been finalized."



CN AB: Doobie-Dos And Don'ts

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 17 Feb 2018 - Alberta outlines specifics on cannabis sales Alberta expects to issue 250 licences for cannabis stores this year, and says anyone who wants to run a weed shop will first undergo an exhaustive check ranging from tax records to mob ties. "We believe that our regulations will strike the right balance," Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said Friday in Calgary as she unveiled the new regulations for marijuana distribution.



CN AB: LTE: Reckless To Allow Anyone Under 18 To Use Cannabis

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 16 Feb 2018 - I just spent the morning reading Bill C-45, the new cannabis law. I discovered under the section for possession, it states that a youth (12 to 18) who possesses more than five grams of dried marijuana will be charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act but does not mention anything about amounts under five grams or under age 12. Given all the science-based facts on the effect of cannabis on developing brains I find this to be a very careless section. The argument concerning ruining a young person's life with a record is made moot since the offence is dealt with under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.



CN AB: PUB LTE: Cafes The Answer?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 13 Feb 2018 - In regards to legalization of marijuana, I think that we should take a similar approach to Amsterdam in the sense that it is frowned upon to smoke in public but there are designated 'coffee shops' where smoking is allowed and encouraged I feel like many small businesses could profit from becoming a 'smoke bar,' similar to some of the hookah bars around town and that will keep people out of the busy streets and away from vulnerable people, children, disabled, etc. David Rhoads



CN AB: Grieving Mom To Show Students The Faces Of Opioid Crisis

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 11 Feb 2018 - Following the death of her son Conner in 2013, Yvonne Clark has been sharing her story with students and parents across the region. In presentations to young people ranging from Grade 6 to Grade 12, Clark talks about her family's experience, about the dangers of fentanyl, and about the growing number of Albertans who have died of opioid overdoses.