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CN ON: Column: Learning Some New Tricks

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:00
The Enterprise-Bulletin, 29 May 2015 - On the occasion of Tommy Chong and his dog Otis' birthday, our own Jim Slotek wishes a couple of old dogs good tidings On Sunday, May 24, a hero of my misspent youth, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, turned 77 years old. Coincidentally, on the same day, my dog Otis turned 12, about 77 in dog years.
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CN BC: Editorial: Poco Puts Pot In Right Place

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:00
The Tri-Cities Now, 28 May 2015 - Port Coquitlam is on the verge of getting a first in the Tri-Cities. On Monday, city council passed the third reading and all but rubber stamped an application to build a medical marijuana production facility at 1425 Kebet Way.
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CN ON: Column: Learning Some New Tricks

Canada (MAP) - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:00
The Tribune, 28 May 2015 - On the Occasion of and His Dog Birthday, Our Own Wishes a Couple of Old Dogs Good Tidings On Sunday, May 24, a hero of my misspent youth, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, will be 77 years old. Coincidentally, on the same day, my dog Otis will turn 12, about 77 in dog years.
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CN ON: Family Man Became 'Poster Child for Heroin Addiction'

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:00
The Record, 27 May 2015 - KITCHENER - Shawn Emmerson beat the odds and avoided the long arm of the law during an eight-year descent into drug addiction. But as his habit got worse and his life continued to unravel as a result, it finally caught up to him early this year.
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CN AB: Rise In Shootings Worries Police

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:00
Metro, 27 May 2015 - Calgary police voiced their concerns Tuesday about rising numbers of drive-by shootings and gun violence this year in Calgary. "I hate for people to live in fear, but it's a reality we have to address," said Quinn Jacques with the Calgary Police Service guns and gangs unit. "We're accountable. We have to find out why it's happening and take steps to deal with it."
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CN BC: Drug Educators Told To Stop Preaching

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 26 May 2015 - Instead of warning about the harms and peer pressure of drugs, addictions researcher Dan Reist wants teachers to focus on the historical, social and cultural aspects of psychoactive substances - so kids can make their own choices. "(Traditional) drug education and virtually all health education is not education ... it's trying to sell somebody on a particular issue or behaviour where you've already determined what you want them to do," said Reist, an assistant director at the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. "(For example) every civilization they cover, psychoactive substances are part of their religions, their economy, but every socials studies class doesn't cover that ... if we bring that perspective to it, suddenly this stuff doesn't become a drug class where everybody makes jokes of it.
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CN ON: Column: A Dispatch From The Field Of Harm Reduction

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 25 May 2015 - Recently I chewed khat, a leaf with properties conducive to sociability; and on a couple of occasions I ate cannabis chocolate. I neither brag nor complain, I merely think we ought to normalize khat, find a reliable way to measure the potency of cannabis, in any and all forms, so that those who use it can make informed judgments.
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CN ON: Column: New Tricks

Canada (MAP) - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 24 May 2015 - On the occasion of and his dog birthday, our own Jim Slotek wishes a couple of old dogs good tidings On Sunday, May 24, a hero of my misspent youth, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, will be 77 years old. Coincidentally, on the same day, my dog Otis will turn 12, about 77 in dog years.
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CN ON: Column: Learning Some New Tricks

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 07:00
The Intelligencer, 23 May 2015 - On the occasion of Tommy Chong and his dog Otis' birthday, our own Jim Slotek wishes a couple of old dogs good tidings On Sunday, May 24, a hero of my misspent youth, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, will be 77 years old. Coincidentally, on the same day, my dog Otis will turn 12, about 77 in dog years.
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CN ON: Cops To Send Message

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 23 May 2015 - Will Work With Courier Firms to Help Halt Drug Shipments Toronto Police will soon be approaching courier companies in efforts to address a "concerning trend" around the growing quantities of illegal drugs being shipped through commercial transport providers.
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CN ON: Column: Learning Some New Tricks

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 07:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 23 May 2015 - On the Occasion of Tommy Chong and His Dog Otis' Birthday, Our Own Jim Slotek Wishes a Couple of Old Dogs Good Tidings On Sunday, May 24, a hero of my misspent youth, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, will be 77 years old. Coincidentally, on the same day, my dog Otis will turn 12, about 77 in dog years.
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CN ON: Column: Learning Some New Tricks

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 07:00
The Observer, 23 May 2015 - On the occasion of Tommy Chong and his dog Otis' birthday, our own Jim Slotek wishes a couple of old dogs good tidings On Sunday, May 24, a hero of my misspent youth, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, will be 77 years old. Coincidentally, on the same day, my dog Otis will turn 12, about 77 in dog years.
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CN ON: Zero Tolerance Petition

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00
Kenora Daily Miner And News, 22 May 2015 - Whitefish Bay First Nation Votes to Warn Bootleggers and Drug Dealers Whitefish Bay First Nation members voted to send a warning to alleged bootleggers and drug dealers in the community on Wednesday night.
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CN PI: Editorial: Dealing With Pain

Canada (MAP) - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00
The Journal-Pioneer, 22 May 2015 - Leading Expert in Charlottetown to Address Canadian Pain Society's Annual Scientific Conference One of North America's leading experts on pain management is in Charlottetown. Dr. Mary Lynch will be speaking at the Canadian Pain Society's annual scientific meeting about alternative therapies - everything from art therapy to cannabinoids.
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CN ON: Pot Clinic Targets :'Under-Serviced' Market

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
London Free Press, 20 May 2015 - MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Business will screen patients and fill prescriptions from a licensed, federal producer A chain that bills itself "Canada's leading cannabis-specialized medical clinic" is setting up shop in London.
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CN ON: U Of O President Involved In Medical-marijuana Business

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
Metro, 20 May 2015 - Allan Rock's Wife Says They Are 'Not Close' To a Licence Documents obtained by Metro show Allan Rock and his family are behind a business venture that is seeking Health Canada's approval to grow "premium medicinal marijuana." The family has registered two companies - RockGardens Medicinals Inc. and an Ontario numbered company. University of Ottawa president Allan Rock and his family are behind a budding new business venture - now all they need is a licence from the federal government to grow medical marijuana.
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Canada: PUB LTE: Anti-Reefer Madness

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 19 May 2015 - Margaret Wente is right about marijuana prohibition being a bust in Canada (In The Weeds - Focus, May 16). Now that neighbouring U.S. states have legalized marijuana, Ottawa can no longer claim that Canada must uphold prohibition in order to maintain good diplomatic relations. Consider the U.S. experience: almost double the lifetime rate of marijuana use as the Netherlands, where marijuana has been legally available for decades. If the goal is to deter use,marijuana prohibition is a catastrophic failure. On the other hand, if the goal is to subsidize violent drug cartels and open a gateway to the hard drugs they sell, marijuana prohibition is a grand success. The drug war distorts supply and demand dynamics so that big money grows on little trees. It's time to stop the pointless arrests and tax legal marijuana instead.
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CN BC: Fundraiser Will Help Provide Medical Cannabis For Sick

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 19 May 2015 - Rockn' for Kids, a fundraiser for sick kids in need of medical cannabis, will be held on Saturday afternoon at Orchard House, 157 Orchard Ave., in Penticton. The event will be a fun afternoon for the whole family.
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CN ON: Where There's Smoke ...

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 18 May 2015 - .. there's confusion, at least as far as pot laws are concerned Two weeks have passed since Mayor Jim Watson took his well-publicized pot-shots at the BuzzOn lounge, the latest and most visible addition to the city's burgeoning marijuana industry.
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CN ON: The Buzz About The Bud

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 18 May 2015 - Whether you consider marijuana an illicit drug or a prescription medicine -- or something in between -- there's no denying the buzz the bud is creating. And while police and city officials play political hot potato with the presence of vape lounges operating on the outskirts of the law, some new major pot players are entering the fray.
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