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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:14:06 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:10:02 GMT

 



CN NF: Editorial: Drug Driving

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Labradorian, 12 Feb 2018 - Unsettling incidents involving young people who insist on driving while drunk have grabbed the spotlight in recent days and months across Atlantic Canada. It doesn't augur well for potential law enforcement issues later this year. In Halifax, a 23-year-old New Brunswick man is facing charges after a pedestrian was struck and killed in the downtown last weekend. A 63-year-old well-known and much-liked street person was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver is charged with impaired driving causing death.



CN NF: Column: Embracing Practical Considerations

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Labradorian, 05 Feb 2018 - I've been publicly advocating legalization of marijuana as long as I have been an op-ed writer, approximately 16 years. Since that battle is won, I will not rehash all the reasons. Now that it is upon us, just a few months from implementation, the time has come to move on to practical considerations.



CN NF: Editorial: Drug Driving

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Western Star, 02 Feb 2018 - Unsettling incidents involving young people who insist on driving while drunk have grabbed the spotlight in recent days and months across Atlantic Canada. It doesn't augur well for potential law enforcement issues later this year. In Halifax, a 23-year-old New Brunswick man is facing charges after a pedestrian was struck and killed in the downtown last weekend. A 63-year-old well-known and much-liked street person was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver is charged with impaired driving causing death.



CN NF: Municipalities Get Ready For Legalized Marijuana

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Compass, 30 Jan 2018 - Larger towns like Bay Roberts, Carbonear expect to field requests to sell pot product Municipal leaders in Conception Bay North's two largest towns expect to field requests from entrepreneurs looking to earn a dollar off the impending legalization of marijuana.



CN NF: Editorial: Weeding Out Weed

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 24 Jan 2018 - It's just another example of how complicated things are going to be as provinces roll out their marijuana rules. Several provinces - Newfoundland and Labrador among them - have decided that marijuana smoking has to be done on private property. Ontario's rules are so tight that weed smoking has to take place in private residences. But what happens if your private residence is an apartment?



CN NF: OPED: Smoke Is Smoke

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Labradorian, 22 Jan 2018 - National Non-Smoking Week 2018 National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW) has been observed during the third week in January for more than 35 years. From Jan. 21 to 27, one of the most important events in Canada's ongoing health education efforts in the prevention and reduction of tobacco use will be promoted, with Weedless Wednesday on Jan. 23.



CN NF: OPED: Legal Pot? Maybe Not For Most Atlantic-Canadians

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 20 Jan 2018 - With the impending legalization of marijuana for personal use this July, Corporate Research Associates' (CRA) research suggests the majority of Atlantic Canadians are not likely to take advantage of this new opportunity, at least not initially. It has been interesting to track the change in opinion over time regarding the legalization of marijuana for personal use.



CN NF: Column: 2018 Is Gonna Be Far-Out, Man

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 05 Jan 2018 - Predictions and Top 10 lists are popular topics this time of year, but never mind the other nine - let's talk dope and hypocrisy. After half a century of pointless law enforcement and the demonstrably insane "war on drugs," which Canada mindlessly followed the U.S.A. into, 2018 will prove to be a historic year - come July, if the federal Liberals follow through on their promise to legalize marijuana, the hippies and stoners will be proven right, and the politicians, police chiefs and conservative pundits will be proven wrong.



CN NF: Column: The Whiff Of Weed

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Packet, 04 Jan 2018 - There's a dirty little secret about legalized marijuana, one that could become an issue in neighbourhoods across the country. Well, maybe it would be better to describe it as a stinky little secret, but one that's likely to become very familiar - and maybe too familiar.