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MAP - Drugnews - Yukon Territory

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Published: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:41:53 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:10:02 GMT


CN YK: Survey Opens On Yukon's Pot Plans

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Yukon News, 11 Aug 2017 - Territory will likely have 'phased-in approach' to new weed laws The territorial government wants to know what the public is looking for in upcoming marijuana legislation. In an online survey, open until Sept. 30, the government is asking Yukoners to answer questions about where cannabis could be consumed in public, how it will be sold, the legal age for consumption, and whether any changes need to happen to the territory's occupational health and safety or driving laws.

CN YK: Territory Is Pursuing Its Own Cannabis Legislation

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Whitehorse Star, 13 Jun 2017 - The Yukon government plans to have its own cannabis legislation in place when marijuana becomes legal across Canada in July 2018. The territorial law could pave the way for a retail weed market in the territory, though the justice minister said it's too early to confirm whether the Yukon legislation will support brick-and-mortar dispensaries.

CN YK: Opioid-Related Death Rate Called No Surprise

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Whitehorse Star, 12 Jun 2017 - The Yukon and British Columbia experienced the highest rates of apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada last year. According to a new national report from the federal government, the territory and province had a rate of over 15 deaths per 100,000 population compared to a national rate of 8.8 in 2016.

CN YK: Details Of Marijuana Regulation Remain Hazy

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Whitehorse Star, 16 Dec 2016 - Legal weed may not be the "revenue cash cow" provinces and territories were hoping for, says the Yukon's assistant deputy minister of justice. Legal weed may not be the "revenue cash cow" provinces and territories were hoping for, says the Yukon's assistant deputy minister of justice.

CN YK: Premiers Push For Pot Policy

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 22 Jul 2016 - Provincial leaders call on Ottawa to deliver plan soon so they can build framework WHITEHORSE- Canada's premiers are signalling they need swift action from Ottawa on recreational marijuana legalization to keep cannabis away from kids, motorists and criminals.

CN YK: Premiers Talk Pot Concerns

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 22 Jul 2016 - Premiers meeting in the Yukon say they want quick action from the federal government on the legalization of marijuana to prevent a patchwork of enforcement and distribution across the country. "There's real concerns," said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister before heading into the meeting Thursday in Whitehorse.

CN YK: Wynne On Mission To Talk Pot Policies

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 20 Jul 2016 - Premier Eager to Learn About Strategies of Her Counterparts at Summer Conference WHITEHORSE- As Canada's provincial and territorial leaders gather for their annual summer conference, Premier Kathleen Wynne wants the inside dope from her colleagues about legalized recreational marijuana.

CN YK: Just Call Him The Cannabis Counsellor

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Yukon News, 01 Apr 2016 - For years, Michael Dobson has navigated the smoky waters of Canada's medical marijuana system. The 30-year-old Yukoner suffers from grand mal epileptic seizures, which can feature a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions.

CN YK: Leef Turns Heads With Remarks On Marijuana Laws

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Yukon News, 02 Oct 2015 - Debt, decreasing job prospects and doobies were on the minds of high school students questioning politicians at Wednesday's federal election forum. The loudest reaction from the crowd at F.H. Collins came when one student asked Conservative incumbent Ryan Leef, Liberal candidate Larry Bagnell, NDP candidate Melissa Atkinson and Green candidate Frank de Jong what their positions were on legalizing marijuana.