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Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:58:28 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:10:01 GMT

 



CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot Selling Plan Goes From Bad To Worse

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Northumberland Today, 14 Sep 2017 - The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. I was browsing Ontario's sunshine list on Monday, the phone-book sized document that catalogues public-sector salaries of more than $100,000.



CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot-Selling Plan Puffs Up Bureaucracy

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Delhi News-Record, 14 Sep 2017 - The Ontario Liberals, who couldn't organize a pee parade at a beer festival, are going into the retail marijuana business. This means another increase in the size of the already bloated bureaucracy. It also means the province will steamroll over entrepreneurs ready and able to do this right.



US MA: Marijuana Rally On Boston Common Features Vendors, Music, And

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 16 Sep 2017 - The Boston Freedom Rally was on Boston Common on Saturday. Thousands of people are expected to flock to Boston Common this weekend for the 28th annual Boston Freedom Rally - the first time the marijuana festival has been held since voters approved a ballot referendum last November legalizing the drug for recreational use.



US PA: Patients Lose As Cannabis Industry Barters For Zoning In

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Sep 2017 - A pay-to-play system has developed between state-licensed cannabis operators and municipal governments across the country for local zoning. The same model has quickly materialized in Pennsylvania, and now one town has gone too far. Muhlenberg Township in Berks County was trying to squeeze a dispensary - - Franklin Bioscience LLC - for 5 percent of its annual profits.



US CA: Pot Edibles That Look Like Gummy Bears Should Be Illegal To

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep 2017 - California companies would be prohibited from selling marijuana edibles made in the shape of a person, animal, insect or fruit under a measure given final legislative approval Thursday and sent to the governor for consideration. "We are trying to protect children," said Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored AB 350.



CN ON: Pot Use Will Surge: Poll

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Sudbury Star, 19 Sep 2017 - More than a third of respondents plan to use legalized marijuana A new study by Sudbury-based researchers has found that 39 per cent, or 11.5 million adult Canadians intend to be cannabis consumers once the federal government's legalization plan becomes a reality.



US PA: DA Candidate Endorses Safe Injection Sites For Heroin

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Sep 2017 - Democrat Larry Krasner, the front-runner to become Philadelphia's next district attorney, says he supports city-sanctioned spaces where people addicted to heroin can inject drugs under medical supervision and access treatment, a move advocates see as a promising step toward making the city the first in the U.S. to open such a site. His Republican opponent, Beth Grossman, says she's open to discussions on the matter.



CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot Selling Plan Goes From Bad To Worse

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Packet & Times, 14 Sep 2017 - The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. I was browsing Ontario's sunshine list on Monday, the phone-book sized document that catalogues publicsector salaries of more than $100,000.



CN ON: Jimi Hendrix's Best Christmas Present Ever

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 17 Sep 2017 - After getting arrested at Pearson for drug possession, trial was like a 'nightmare' for legendary star In 1969, legendary rock musician Jimi Hendrix declared Canada had given him "the best Christmas present" when a Toronto jury acquitted him of drug possession charges.