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Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:56:08 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



CN SN: PUB LTE: Stop Trying To Delay Legalized Marijuana

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The StarPhoenix, 18 Sep 2017 - Saskatchewan cabinet minister Don Morgan is the latest provincial politician to say he wants marijuana legalization delayed for at least a year. Why? Trudeau promised his government would legalize marijuana two years ago. Ontario has already announced its plans on how it will integrate legal marijuana into its economy. (Is Morgan insinuating Ontario is somehow superior to our province?)



CN SN: Legalization Looming

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 14 Sep 2017 - Province turns to citizens for consultation on how marijuana should be sold in Saskatchewan Love it or hate it, legislation that legalizes pot in Canada is coming. The provincial government launched a survey last week, seeking the public's response to questions ranging from where and how marijuana should be sold, to a minimum age for users, and priorities when it comes to enforcement and education. These are some of the top concerns for users, sellers, legislators, and law enforcement alike.



CN SN: PUB LTE: Don't Delay Legal Pot

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 12 Sep 2017 - Editor: Saskatchewan Cabinet Minister Don Morgan is the latest provincial politician to say he wants marijuana legalization delayed for at least a year. ............ Why? Trudeau promised his government would legalize marijuana two years ago. Ontario has already announced its plans on how it will integrate legal marijuana into its economy. (Is Morgan insinuating that Ontario is somehow superior to our province?)



CN SN: Survey Opens On Cannabis Legislation

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 09 Sep 2017 - Preparing for the legalization of marijuana nationwide next July, the Government of Saskatchewan is looking to gain public input. The provincial government will be conducting an online consultation survey from Sept. 8 to Oct. 6 with the goal of gauging public opinion on parts of the federal legislation that has been left up to the provinces.



CN SN: Province Solicits Pot Feedback

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 09 Sep 2017 - A new online survey allows Saskatchewan residents to weigh in on what the province's marijuana regime should look like Saskatchewan residents can now share their thoughts on who should be able to buy, sell and grow marijuana, with just a few clicks on a government survey.



CN SN: Mayor Wants Slice Of Pot Pie

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 21 Jul 2017 - Mayor Dionne says Prince Albert will face costs from marijuana legalization, so the city should get its share of the expected tax revenues Mayor Greg Dionne is joining the chorus of Saskatchewan mayors calling for marijuana revenue to be shared with municipalities.



CN SN: Column: Drug Talk Now A Family Essential

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 15 Jul 2017 - The lethal danger of fentanyl is becoming well-known. No one knows precisely how many people die per year in Canada from opioid overdoses. Last year, there were 922 opioid overdose deaths in B.C. alone, and more than 340 overdose deaths in Alberta were specifically from fentanyl. While Saskatchewan numbers are much smaller and their official count is unclear at this point, the drug's lethal toll may well be on the rise in this province as well; it is clearing coming east from the coast and from Alberta. Fentanyl is a pain killer, once used solely in veterinary treatment of large animals. It is an opiate, used effectively by medical specialists, especially surgeons, but used inappropriately, it is very dangerous. Unfortunately the drug is also used illicitly as a mood-modifying, recreational drug. It is often used unknowingly by youth, or with careless abandon on an experimental basis, after being acquired on its own through illicit street transactions or laced into other drugs. It is also used by intensely addicted individuals living a lifestyle expressing an intention of gradual suicide.



CN SN: Meth On The Rise In Moose Jaw

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 07 Jul 2017 - MJPS call recent arrests a success, but more work still to be done Crystal methamphetamine isn't a newcomer to the Friendly City, but it does seem to be getting better acquainted with it. "It's a drug that's much more available than it was even five years ago," Cpl. Kevin Pilsworth of the Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) said on Thursday. "In the past few years, we've really seen it make its way onto the map in Moose Jaw."



CN SN: Planning For Legalization

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 08 Jun 2017 - City starts preparing for marijuana laws, which are likely to change in 2018. The federal government is one year away from legalizing marijuana, but city council is already taking steps to prepare for the change.