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Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:05:26 -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 BC: Driving High On B.C. Highways

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 20 Feb 2018 - As legalization looms, experts say we're not road safe yet As Canada readies to legalize pot this summer, experts including an ex-traffic cop warn we're still stumped about stopping stoned drivers from hitting B.C.'S streets.



CN ON: LTE: Canada Will Change With Pot Laws

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Intelligencer, 20 Feb 2018 - (Re: New guideline recommends doctors avoid prescribing medical marijuana for most conditions, Feb. 15) The British have just issued the same guideline raising the question why there was not public education on the serious dangers to health before the Trudeau government fast-tracked legalizing marijuana. Besides causing serious damage to young developing brains, using pot can also lead to very aggressive behaviour is some people. The bottom line is very little is known about the long-term health effects of the 80 cannabinoids contained in marijuana. One thing we do know from the experiences in Colorado and Washington states, after legalization, is there will likely be more impaired drivers on our highways leading to more road deaths and young people will gain access to the drug with dire consequences.



CN MB: Unchartered Territory

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 20 Feb 2018 - Pallister government not budgeting for pot tax revenue this year If the Pallister government projects a reduced deficit in the 2018 provincial budget, it won't be because of a new pot tax. The Winnipeg Sun has learned that next month's budget will not include a revenue line from marijuana sales, even though legalized pot is expected to go on sale sometime later this year.



CN BC: LTE: Anti-Pot Champion Needed

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Province, 20 Feb 2018 - I firmly believe that most Canadians don't want recreational marijuana legalized, and that there is still time to stop it. The basic threat to the Liberal party is anti-marijuana voters who will get their attention in the election coming up next year.



US SC: SC Lawmaker Proposes Cannabis Oil For Some Inmates

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The State, 21 Feb 2018 - South Carolina could allow prison inmates with physical or mental-health issues to be treated with cannabidiol oil, an active ingredient found in marijuana plants. The S.C. House budget-writing committee OK'd an amendment Tuesday that would authorize the S.C. Department of Corrections to start a pilot program to study the effects of cannabidiol oil use on inmates.



US TX: Pete Sessions At Opioid Addiction Summit Talks Marijuana

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 20 Feb 2018 - Congressman Pete Sessions used a speech to a group of doctors and other healthcare providers at an opioid epidemic summit Tuesday to suggest that marijuana is the gateway to addiction and as a campaign against the medical and recreational legalization movement. The Republican from Dallas called the rising number of deaths from opioid overdose a "national crisis" and implored those on the front lines of the fight, the scientific and medical communities, he said, to provide solutions he can bring to Congress, saying he will get the appropriate funding added to next month's budget bill.



US MD: Column: Rodricks: Baltimore Should Call Off The War On Drugs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 20 Feb 2018 - Would Baltimore be better off if we called off the war on drugs? Yes. There would almost certainly be less violence here. The downside: Barring a sudden and significant change in the city's economic base that could lead to more jobs for men who have been involved in the illegal narcotics trade, we would still have too many neighborhoods with open-air drug markets. But first things first. Let's deal with the violence.