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CN MB: PUB LTE: Heavenly Pot

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 10 Feb 2016 - Re: "Rolling in dough," Jan. 29. It's true, since Colorado completely re-legalized cannabis (marijuana), treating it like the relatively safe God-given plant that it is, the state has reaped huge taxes. But Canada shouldn't cleanse itself from cannabis prohibition to profit, but rather to end one of North America's worst policy failures because it's the right thing to do. The Luciferous practice of caging humans for using what God indicates He created and says is good on literally the very first page of the Bible is vulgar for developed nations. The sooner the devil law ends, the sooner the sky will stop falling in.
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Navy's Efforts Make No Difference to Drug Crime

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 08:00
Victoria Times-Colonist, 09 Feb 2016 - Re: "Navy making a difference in drug war," column, Feb. 6. If the navy stopped chasing around the world for various drug shipments, would we notice any difference here at home? Were things a lot worse with respect to drug-induced crime before this program started back in 2006? Were the gangs more numerous then than they are today? Are we winning the war on drugs now?
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CN MB: Weeding Out The Truth

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 09 Feb 2016 - MARIJUANA and fitness - common sense suggests one doesn't go well with the other. The stereotype of the lazy stoner who makes late-night pilgrimages for junk food doesn't mesh with someone who spends spare time lifting weights or goes on early morning jogs. But some users who have taken a hit before lifting weights say there are benefits.
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CN NS: Editorial: Breathe In And Regulate Marijuana Laws

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:00
Chronicle Herald, 08 Feb 2016 - You don't have to be stoned to be confused by the status of Canada's marijuana laws. Users of medical marijuana must wonder if it's OK to pick up supplies at pot dispensaries across the country. In Nova Scotia, one operator proudly announced the opening of his Dartmouth dispensary last week.
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CN NF: Life-Changing Leaf

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:00
The Telegram, 08 Feb 2016 - Medical marijuana user says doctors discouraged from prescribing; new clinic hopes to alleviate concerns As the country moves towards legalizing marijuana for recreational use, patients in Newfoundland and Labrador are still having trouble accessing the herb for medical use.
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Canada: Liberals' Vow To Legalize Pot Creating Chaos, Police Say

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 08 Feb 2016 - Canada's frontline officers and police chiefs are alarmed by the growing chaos in the marijuana industry, saying the Liberal Party's promise to eventually legalize the drug has sparked confusion across the country. Illegal pot dispensaries are opening up from coast to coast at the same time as some users feel they should no longer be subject to the Criminal Code, prompting law-enforcement officials to urge the Trudeau government to remind Canadians that marijuana remains an illegal drug.
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CN QU: Edu: PUB LTE: Cannabis Prohibition Is A Farce

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:00
The Link, 08 Feb 2016 - Dear Editors of The Link, Gonzo Nieto got an arrow-splitting bullseye ("Rules To Roll By" volume 36, issue 19), discussing the future rules regarding cannabis. Actually, it amounts to simply changing the rules from regulations stemming from the black market to government regulations because either way cannabis is cultivated, sold and being used by responsible adults across North America, like it has been for decades.
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CN SN: PUB LTE: Column Inaccurate

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:00
The StarPhoenix, 06 Feb 2016 - Re: Why is marijuana legal in Vancouver and not Saskatoon (Feb. 4). CanniMed has 290 prescribing physicians in Saskatchewan with 136 physicians in Saskatoon alone, who have authorized patients to access medical marijuana through the legal Health Canada sanctioned Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations system. More are becoming familiar with the value of cannabis as a medicine every day. General practitioners, family medicine specialists, oncologists, rheumatologists and hundreds of other doctors should be seen as the gateway to this valuable medicine. None of them prescribe medical advice through a Skype format.
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CN ON: Medics Have New Tool

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:00
The Simcoe Reformer, 06 Feb 2016 - The number of people who die each year from drug overdoses should decline now that all paramedics in Ontario have a new tool in their kit bag. That tool is the drug naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan.
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CN BC: Editorial: Time To Start Talking About Substance Abuse

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:00
Mission City Record, 05 Feb 2016 - Whether it's alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, meth, acid or whatever vice chosen, substance abuse impacts almost everyone you know, one way or another. It may be your brother or sister, your child or parent or even just a person on the street you happen to drive by, but whatever the connection, addiction has touched your life.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Grieving Grandfather Should Lobby For Drug Law

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:00
Peterborough This Week, 05 Feb 2016 - To the editor: Re: Don't open the gateway of marijuana to harder drugs: bereaved grandfather How sad that a grieving grandfather wants no changes to the law that was in place when his grandson died.
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CN ON: Drug Test Probe Puts 15 Local Adoptions On Hold

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:00
The Record, 05 Feb 2016 - Provincial commission reviewing flawed Motherisk analyses spanning decade WATERLOO REGION - Fifteen adoptions are on hold in Waterloo Region in the wake of flawed drug tests being reviewed by a provincial commission.
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CN ON: PUB LTE: Heavenly Pot

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:00
Toronto Sun, 05 Feb 2016 - Re "Rolling in dough" (The Canadian Press, Jan. 29): It's true, since Colorado completely re-legalized cannabis (marijuana), treating it like the relatively safe God-given plant that it is, the state has reaped huge taxes. But Canada shouldn't cleanse itself from cannabis prohibition to profit, but rather to end one of North America's worst policy failures because it's the right thing to do. The Luciferous practice of caging humans for using what God indicates He created and says is good on literally the very first page of the Bible is vulgar for developed nations. The sooner the devil law ends, the sooner the sky will stop falling in. Stan White
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Pot Shops Are Still Illegal

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:00
Vancouver Sun, 05 Feb 2016 - Feds should act quickly to fill policy and enforcement vacuum Re: Vancouver set to approve first legal marijuana shops, Feb. 1 It's important for people to know that, regardless of municipal business licensing processes,marijuana retail stores are illegal in Canada - full stop.
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CN BC: LTE: Pot Use Led To A Wasted Life

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:00
Surrey Leader, 05 Feb 2016 - I still remember trying marijuana like it was yesterday. I was about eight or 10 years old. People told me it would lead to other stronger drugs. Of course I never believed it. Besides I swore I'd never let a drug control my life. Now here I am with a wasted life. Because it did lead to harder drugs.
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CN ON: Study Probes Safe Injection Sites

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:00
London Free Press, 05 Feb 2016 - STUDY PROBES SAFE INJECTION SITES After years of fierce debate over whether London should create safe injection sites for drug users, researchers will take to the streets to seek answers. A feasibility study is being launched by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection to sort out whether safe injection sites makes sense here, and if so, how they might be utilized best. "I have seen too many people die of complications from injection drug use," says Dr. Sharon Koivu, a physician with the London Health Sciences Centre and one of the principals behind the study. "We need to find ways to stop these tragic deaths and help people wherever they are on their journey to recovery."
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CN BC: Column: Urban Drug Ghettos Aren't Working

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00
Alberni Valley News, 04 Feb 2016 - Communities around B.C. are struggling to cope with the continued influx of what politicians call "homelessness," a term that suggests the problem can be solved merely by providing more homes. Taxpaying citizens see the daily reality behind the soothing euphemisms - mainly transients squatting in parks and "tent cities" blighted by drug abuse and crime, and "homeless" shelters that fill up as soon as they open. They worry that the continued costly supply of supports only invites more arrivals, particularly in the gentle climate of southwestern B.C.
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CN BC: LTE: Laws Are Made For A Reason

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00
Alberni Valley News, 04 Feb 2016 - To the Editor, During a public hearing at city hall regarding licensing and bylaw amendments for retail sale of medicinal marijuana, I asked council whether this was legal under current Canadian legislation. It is not!
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CN BC: Will Legalization Ignore Medical Marijuana?

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00
The Georgia Straight, 04 Feb 2016 - The Canadian government legalized medical marijuana more than a decade ago. However, Kamloops physician Ian Mitchell told the Straight that patients still come to him with basic questions and often have no idea where they can find advice about cannabis. "I send them to dispensaries, just because there is nowhere else to go," he said in a telephone interview.
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CN ON: Editorial: Durham Should Be Compensated If Legalized

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00
Port Perry Star, 04 Feb 2016 - If legalizing marijuana use syphons money away from Durham, the Region should receive compensation from the federal and provincial governments. One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's more eye-catching promises during the last federal election campaign was to legalize marijuana. He has appointed former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair to take the lead on the portfolio.
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