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CN MB: PUB LTE: Get With The Pot Program

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 22 Jul 2017 - Excuse me! As a 64-year-old registered nurse from an RCMP family, if a Canadian citizen is considered old enough to legally put their lives on the line to sign up for military service at the age of 18, then they are plenty mature enough to decide whether or not to consume commonly used drugs such as alcohol or marijuana. To legislators: quit being so hypocritically nanny state and, realistically, get with the program!
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CN ON: Judge Declares Mistrial In Drug Case

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - Rules he violated accused's rights to a fair trial by asking to meet with police officer An Ottawa judge has declared a mistrial in a drug case after privately questioning an investigating officer in chambers violated an accused's right to be at his own trial.
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CN ON: Must Be 19 To Buy Weed: Wynne

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - Premier Kathleen Wynne says you'll have to be 19 years old to buy legal weed in Ontario. Wynne said Friday she can't see the age of majority to buy marijuana being different than that of alcohol when pot is legalized next summer.
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CN NS: After Naloxone - 'Then What?'

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 21 Jul 2017 - Advocate calls for more details on N.S. opioid plan Nova Scotia's plan to offer hundreds of free naloxone kits will undoubtedly save lives, but one advocate says a lack of hard timelines and specific plans to help people outside an opioid emergency raises "more questions than answers."
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CN ON: PUB LTE: A Progressive Approach To Drug Addiction

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
The Chatham Daily News, 21 Jul 2017 - Instead of overlooking the true issue of drug addiction in Chatham-Kent and participating in the stigma that surrounds it, our community must be proactive. Now is our opportunity to help individuals suffering from drug addiction and prevent needless overdoses while simultaneously protecting public health. Last year in Canada there were 2458 opioid related overdose deaths (two every day in Ontario), all which were preventable. Some readers may turn a blind eye to this statistic and argue, "who cares?" and "better for the rest of us". My question for those people is, when did we lose our sense of community? When did we become so individualistic that our judgment of others has clouded our ability to feel empathy?
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CN BC: LTE: Time To Get Tough With Drug Dealers

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 21 Jul 2017 - Dear Editor: Well I see city council decided against renewing pot permits. Now they have to enforce the existing laws. The provincial leaders are asking for a lot more time and information from the prime minister about the new laws he plans. We all know Justin is an out and out liar. He may use this move to cancel his idea of making it legal. So now we need to get the judges to put the ones who are arrested for breaking the laws in jail. No fines as that does not work. A good stiff jail term might get through to them.
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CN ON: LTE: Pot Taxes

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 21 Jul 2017 - Re "Ontario government wants role in pot distribution" (Shawn Jeffords, July 13): Let's cut through the political spin here. Premier Wynne is salivating over the expected billions from pot sales to feed her insatiable spending addiction. We know the abysmal job this government has done keeping organized crime out of cigarette distribution, many finding their way to our children, along with illicit alcohol.
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CN ON: Editorial: Dealer's Sentence The Right Approach

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 21 Jul 2017 - An eight-year prison sentence doled out at the Ottawa courthouse earlier this week was a refreshing indication that the judiciary can get it right - at least on drug crimes. Routinely, judges seem to give out-of-touch, soft-on-crime rulings that shock common-sense Canadians. But in a recent case, Ontario Court Justice Ann Alder was uncompromising, throwing the book at a local fentanyl dealer.
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CN ON: City Injection Site Reaches Decision Stage

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 21 Jul 2017 - Last month 134 admitted to ER for suspected overdose Health Canada's final decision on whether a supervised injection site can open at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre could be coming any day.
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CN AB: Legal Age For Pot Use Likely To Be Set At 19

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 21 Jul 2017 - EDMONTON - Ontario is on track to set the legal age for recreational marijuana use at 19, Premier Kathleen Wynne says. Wynne told the Star the age of majority should be the same for pot as it is for booze once the federal government legalizes cannabis next July 1.
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CN NS: Naloxone A 'Great First Step'

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 20 Jul 2017 - Access to drug will save lives, says front-line worker A Halifax woman working on the front lines of the opioid crisis describes the province's decision to expand access to naloxone as "a great first step.".
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CN ON: TTC Compensates Suspended Fare Collector

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 20 Jul 2017 - Employee wasn't allowed to work after drug raid in which police found pot, $40K in cash and tokens A fare collector who took home $40,000 in TTC funds and then lost it in a drug raid has been awarded compensation from the transit agency after he challenged his suspension from the job.
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CN AB: The Waiting Game

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 20 Jul 2017 - Pallister monitoring fed decision on Churchill, wants Ottawa to delay pot legalization The federal government needs to "step up" on multiple matters that impact Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister said Wednesday in a conference call with local media.
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CN BC: IH Set To Expand Services For Users Of Illegal Drugs

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 20 Jul 2017 - Mobile overdose-prevention unit to start offering supervision as well Overnight, the bureaucratese for safe injection site has changed to supervised consumption services. "Our new permission from Health Canada allows us to transition, in the next two weeks, from offering a mobile safe injection site to offering mobile supervised consumption services," said Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Lilvina Mema.
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CN AB: LTE: Legalized Pot

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
The Calgary Sun, 20 Jul 2017 - Re: Pot legalization on agenda. Let's first get alcohol and its deadly effects under control, prior to the legalization of marijuana. I really question Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's sanity in this area. Why mix gasoline with dynamite?
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CN AB: LTE: Legalized Pot

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 20 Jul 2017 - Re: Pot legalization on agenda. Let's first get alcohol and its deadly effects under control, prior to the legalization of marijuana. I really question Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's sanity in this area. Why mix gasoline with dynamite?
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CN AB: Clear The Air

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
Lethbridge Herald, 20 Jul 2017 - Premiers Frustrated By Lack Of Answers From Federal Gov't On Pot Legalization Canada's premiers say the federal government needs to provide more clarity as they work to craft rules on legalizing marijuana - or Ottawa will face a call for a delay.
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CN ON: Cannabis Association Pushing Back Against Officials In

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
The Intelligencer, 20 Jul 2017 - The Kenhteke Cannabis Association is pushing back against the Mohawk band council and Tyendinaga police. The association is hosting a meeting on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Reserve to address recent statements about the legality of marijuana dispensaries in the community.
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CN ON: Lambton Wants Cut Of Pot Tax

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
The Observer, 20 Jul 2017 - Sarnia mayor says municipalities will feel impact of legalization Lambton County council is asking the federal and provincial governments to share tax money they'll gain from marijuana sales once they become legal next July.
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CN MB: Police Can Confirm Pot Licences 24-7

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:00
Brandon Sun, 19 Jul 2017 - BRANDON COUPLE LAUNCHES LAWSUIT OVER GROW-OP RAID Health Canada says police officers can call them any time when it comes to confirming whether citizens have legal authority to produce and possess medicinal marijuana.
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