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MAP - Drugnews - Saskatchewan

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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:12:01 -0800

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:10:02 GMT


CN SN: PUB LTE: Pot Users Have Been Driving For Decades

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The StarPhoenix, 27 Jan 2018 - With legalization right around the corner we seem to be in a state of fog and confusion as to what it means. It is very strange that when pot/marijuana was illegal we didn't even look for it or test for it in drivers. Suddenly we seem to think there will be a huge increase in usage and that there is money to be made by an all out ban on a soon to be legal substance, even though impairment can't be proven or measured?

CN SN: Youth voices: Legalizing Cannabis

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 20 Jan 2018 - Young adults responded to a voluntary survey about what they think about the legalization of marijuana. Here's what they had to say: These are some thoughts from some Prince Albert young people who were asked a few questions about what they think about the soon to be legalization of marijuana. I was interested and thought others might be too. The students were given a 10-question written questionnaire. They were aged 16 to 21.

CN SN: Bringing Change To The Cannabis Conversation

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 13 Jan 2018 - With legalization right around the corner, one P.A. resident wants to help educate people on the benefits of marijuana Mike McCaul is not your average cannabis activist. McCaul, who moved to Prince Albert from Calgary in 2008, first began using marijuana to help alleviate severe back problems. He rarely uses cannabis these days as his injuries have healed, but his passion for helping others understand the medical benefits remains.

CN SN: PUB LTE: Prohibiting Pot Has Been Historic Failure

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The StarPhoenix, 15 Dec 2017 - Re: Rogue nations need not apply (SP, Nov. 18) Pamela McColl's letter is legally correct, but morally and practically wrong. While Canada did sign the various treaties that constitute the worldwide prohibition of drugs, that prohibition has been a spectacular failure. After being banned for 70 years, prohibited drugs are more plentiful, cheaper, and more widely used than ever before.

CN SN: Zero Tolerance For Drug-Impaired Driving

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 30 Nov 2017 - Detection tools not available yet The Government of Saskatchewan announced Tuesday that there will be a zero tolerance policy for people who drive while impaired by drugs. Earl Cameron, executive vice president of Auto Fund, said the decision was made after the federal government passed new laws in anticipation of marijuana legalization.

CN SN: Councillor Speaks On Province's Survey

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 25 Nov 2017 - Many unanswered questions remain with regards to forthcoming legislation Reactions are coming in from a number of quarters after the provincial government released the results of its survey on marijuana on Thursday.

CN SN: LTE: Rogue Nations Need Not Apply

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The StarPhoenix, 18 Nov 2017 - In 2016, the world drug prevention community met at UNGASS in New York to reconfirm their commitment and ratification of the long-standing drug conventions. I was in the General Assembly when the minister of health for the Government of Canada stood to announce Canada's plan to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in the spring of 2017. I can report that the world was less than pleased. Canada's move to legalization will take our country offside of these global agreements and out of step with our international partners.

CN SN: A Little Pot On The Prairies

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 18 Nov 2017 - Saskatchewan Government looking to privatize marijuana Saskatchewan's government is not interested in operating pot shops. Instead, they want to concentrate on regulating the product.

CN SN: Injection Site Plan Draws Support

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 20 Oct 2017 - Clinical coordinator at Vancouver's largest supervised injection site says P.A. should open similar facility Prince Albert should open a safe injection site before a bad situation gets worse, says a senior staff member from Canada's first legal facility for injecting drugs.