Chronicle Herald, 17 Apr 2014 - Medical marijuana users are launching court challenges en masse, arguing Canada's pot laws are unconstitutional. At least five Nova Scotians have filed constitutional challenges in Federal Court in recent weeks. Other than some personal details being changed, the wording of the filings is identical.
Oliver Chronicle, 16 Apr 2014 - Want better roads in Oliver? South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce president Myers Bennett says legalizing marijuana is the way to make it happen. At the business showcase/networking event in Oliver last Wednesday, chamber director Petra Veintimilla announced that the organization has drafted a "business case" calling for the federal government to end the prohibition of cannabis in British Columbia, and ultimately Canada.
Sooke News Mirror, 16 Apr 2014 - Concerns Seem To Out Weigh Benefits An amendment to zoning Bylaw 582 would have seen Medical Marijuana Production Facilities as permitted uses in rural, agricultural and industrial zones in the District of Sooke.
The Tribune, 16 Apr 2014 - Medicinal Marijuana: 'Give Us An Out And We'll Jump All Over It, But There Isn't' It was with a "sense of defeat in their voices" that Port Colborne councillors passed a bylaw Monday night concerning commercial medical marijuana facilities in the city.
Windsor Star, 16 Apr 2014 - Re: Marijuana problematic, by Rebecca Campoli, April 8. Leamington doesn't have any responsibility with regard to how or by whom medical marijuana is used. The licensed producer and medical doctors have that responsibility.
Peace Arch News, 16 Apr 2014 - Editor: Re: Pot laws need adjusting, April 3 column. Canadian Medical Cannabis Partners are encouraged by columnist Frank Bucholtz's acknowledgment that the right platform for medical-cannabis regulation is the provincial government and that municipalities need to engage the provinces to make this happen.
Peace Arch News, 16 Apr 2014 - Editor: Re: Pot laws need adjusting, April 3 column. Some simple research of Health Canada figures for B.C. compared and aligned against statistics from the BC Coroners Service makes interesting reading and puts the truth out there.
The Meaford Independent, 15 Apr 2014 - A staff report submitted to council on April 14 highlighted a need for the municipality to develop policies relating to legal medical marijuana growing operations. In his report to council, Director of Planning and Building, Rob Armstrong, said that with the recent federal changes to the growing and processing of medical marijuana, the municipality has had interest expressed in establishing a facility in Meaford.
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 15 Apr 2014 - The HMCS Nanaimo, which has a strong association with the mid-Island, is back in Canada after helping fight organized crime in Central America. Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney took the opportunity to highlight the operation in the House of Commons asking Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, James Bezan about the participation of two Canadian Navy ships.
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, 15 Apr 2014 - Changing Medical Marijuana Regulations Have Left Users in a Smoky State of Mind and Doctors Fuming With Rage. Initially, new Health Canada legislation was supposed to put an end to home grown pot productions directing nearly 40,000 medical marijuana users to buy their green from large-scale commercial operations with a prescription-like document from their doctor.
The Southern Gazette, 15 Apr 2014 - While 'Bootlegging' Is Still on the Radar, Illegal Drug Trade Now More of a Problem It's been about a year since a shift in the RCMP at the federal policing level came into effect. Before Apr. 1, 2013, federal units were identified and assigned to specific areas of mandate - customs and excise, drug enforcement or some other specialization.
Sudbury Star, 15 Apr 2014 - Medical marijuana is a bit of an oxymoron. Cannabis sativa has been on Earth longer than we. Should the day arrive that my doctor gives me a prescription for "medical marijuana," I will go to a proven & trusted source - the black market. Until a few short decades ago, the whole issue would have been ludicrous, even more so than today. Until then, there was no illegality involved. Hemp was widely used because of its durability, much better than cotton. Along came nylon, the new miracle fibre. To take over the market nylon's inventors Dupont had to get rid of hemp, and that could be done by demonizing the sister plant, marijuana. And just by co-incidence, the U.S. government passed laws banning marijuana, so convenient, and so typical of "free enterprise."
The Calgary Sun, 15 Apr 2014 - Commercial medical marijuana grow operations will be allowed in Calgary, as long as they meet Health Canada and city regulations. City councillors voted in favour Monday of amending a bylaw to allow commercial medical grow-ops to exist in industrial areas, after new rules came into effect April 1 barring patients from growing at home.
Nanaimo Daily News, 14 Apr 2014 - Re: 'Officer finds it difficult to see 'children suffer' ( Opinion, April 9) Kudos to that B.C. police officer. I was hoping that members of the police force would speak out about decriminalization and ultimately legalization of marijuana.
Toronto Star, 14 Apr 2014 - Here are one or two things you might not know about the safe use of dangerous drugs; and yes, safe is a relative term. I had not seen my pal Frank in a while, and so I was pleased when we bumped into each other. As soon as we had said hello, he invited me to an event - he said he was going to speak at a public health workshop designed to educate those who work with drug users.
North Shore News, 13 Apr 2014 - Leaves of three, let it be. Leaves of four or more, you'll have to check in with the District of North Vancouver and your neighbours. On Monday, District of North Vancouver council unanimously gave first reading to a bylaw that would ban medical marijuana production and distribution in the municipality.
Toronto Sun, 13 Apr 2014 - Accused Pusher Claims $1m A Year In Profits And That Product Is Legal But Cops Beg To Differ TORONTO - Adam Wookey was well on his way to becoming Canada's king pusher of synthetic pot and party pills, court documents allege.
The Chatham Daily News, 12 Apr 2014 - A second application to house a medical marijuana production facility in Chatham-Kent is slated to come before municipal council at Monday's planning meeting. A Nova Scotia numbered company is seeking a zoning bylaw amendment to allow for the production of medical marijuana in a former auto parts manufacturing facility at 566 Riverview Dr. in Chatham.
St. Thomas Times-Journal, 12 Apr 2014 - Doctor Opens Storefront For Legal Marijuana London has become the unlikely home of Canada's first storefront one-stop pot shop. Options Clinics Canada at 790 Dundas St. will assess patients and dispense authorizations for them to buy medical marijuana online from about 12 federally licensed commercial producers.
Toronto Star, 12 Apr 2014 - Though Some Councillors Feel Mammoliti Has Exaggerated Drug Usage By Teens At Events City-owned buildings at Exhibition Place will no longer host popular electronic dance music parties after its board voted 4-3 to ban them.