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CN BC: Westside Pot Shops Could Be Shut Down

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 10 Oct 2017 - City council today expected to rescind business licences for 2 marijuana dispensaries The owners of two West Kelowna pot shops today face the revocation of their business licence and subsequent closure.

CN ON: OPED: Let First Nations Into Pot Industry

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 10 Oct 2017 - The projected legalization of marijuana in Canada in July 2018 gives the federal government an opportunity to bring communities - including Indigenous ones - into this lucrative sector. For example, Manitoba's Opaskwayak Cree Nation recently took a major stake in a medical marijuana company. OCN purchased $3 million in shares in National Access Cannabis, a privately held company that recently traded publicly for the first time.

CN ON: Marijuana Advocate Back In Niagara Falls

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:00
The Tribune, 05 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focussed on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.

CN ON: Toronto Endorses Province's Pot Plan

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 05 Oct 2017 - Toronto city council has, by a narrow margin, endorsed Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan for tightly regulated marijuana sales through LCBO-style stores. Council voted 21-16 Wednesday in favour of backing Wynne's pot plan, while demanding that the city be compensated for any related costs when the federal government legalizes marijuana next year.

CN ON: Pot Legislation 'Prohibition 2.0,' Emery Says

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:00
Niagara This Week, 05 Oct 2017 - The approach being taken by federal and provincial governments, when it comes to the legalization of marijuana is just another form of prohibition, says a woman who is a longtime advocate for allowing unrestricted access to cannabis. "We're seeing prohibition 2.0," said Jodie Emery, who along with her husband, Marc, have been campaigning for legalization for more than two decades. Jodie will be among the speakers taking part in the Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo taking place Friday and Saturday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. "It's very upsetting."

Canada: Plan To Add GST, Excise Tax On Cannabis Stokes Black Market

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 05 Oct 2017 - Ottawa will charge GST on recreational marijuana in addition to the planned excise tax of $1 a gram, threatening to make legal cannabis more expensive than its black-market competition. The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana by July 1 is designed to replace the illegal market with a heavily regulated industry, but experts say the final sales price will be key to its eventual success or failure. Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Frechette warned Wednesday in a blog post that an excise tax would likely push the price of legal marijuana above black-market prices observed in 2015-16.

CN AB: Column: Important Things To Know About Recreational And

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:00
Medicine Hat News, 03 Oct 2017 - Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for CNN is reported to have said, "Every 19 minutes somebody dies of a prescription drug overdose. It doesn't happen with marijuana." In the past Gupta was against legalising medical marijuana in the U.S. but now he is in favour of it. He sees some benefit for certain types of illnesses. The use of medical marijuana (medical cannabis) as a medicine has not been rigorously tested due to several restrictions. But there is some evidence to suggest cannabis can reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and reduce chronic pain and muscle spasm.

CN ON: Pot Advocate Back In Falls

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:00
The Niagara Falls Review, 03 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focused on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.

CN ON: OPED: Give First Nations Priority Access To Marijuana Industry

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:00
North Bay Nugget, 03 Oct 2017 - The legalization of marijuana in Canada in July 2018 gives the federal government an opportunity to bring communities - including Indigenous ones - into this lucrative sector in a big way. For example, Manitoba's Opaskwayak Cree Nation recently took a major stake in a medical marijuana company. OCN purchased $3 million in shares in National Access Cannabis, a privately held company that recently traded publicly for the first time.

CN ON: Charges Dropped Against 'Budtenders'

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 30 Sep 2017 - Caught up in pot shop raids Charges have been dropped against two of the clerks charged in police raids on Magna Terra Health Services marijuana dispensaries last spring. It's the first time prosecutors in Ottawa have withdrawn charges against "budtenders" working at illegal pot shops. That's in contrast to Toronto, where prosecutors have thrown out many of the drug trafficking charges against marijuana store clerks.

CN BC: Column: Pot Laws A Challenge For Government

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:00
Prince George Citizen, 30 Sep 2017 - They say B.C.'s pot laws have taken so long to sort out because May's provincial election delayed the process. Either that, or our guys were hot-boxing a van behind the legislature and simply forgot to get it done.

CN ON: Pot Use Will Surge: Poll

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 19 Sep 2017 - More than a third of respondents plan to use legalized marijuana A new study by Sudbury-based researchers has found that 39 per cent, or 11.5 million adult Canadians intend to be cannabis consumers once the federal government's legalization plan becomes a reality.

CN ON: 'Fleeters Want Marijuana-Growing Rules

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:00
The Tribune, 18 Sep 2017 - Wainfleet planning staff will consult with the township's lawyer before a report comes back on a possible municipal licensing policy to deal with proposed medical marijuana growing facilities, council heard last week. Township planner Sarah Ivins said Wainfleet doesn't have a municipal licensing policy and staff had questions as to whether it could implement one to deal with a medical marijuana facility or that specific type of use.

CN NK: N.B. Sets Up Marijuana Crown Corporation

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 16 Sep 2017 - Province inks supply deals, including with pot producer in pesticides probe New Brunswick became the second province to start unveiling plans to sell recreational marijuana next year, when the federal government expects to lift nearly a century of prohibition on the product.

CN NS: Local MLA Worried About Pot Legalization

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00
The News, 16 Sep 2017 - Government, business community and advocacy groups have varied opinions As the deadline for the federal government's move to legalize marijuana in July 2018 approaches, users, stakeholders, business people and politicians involved in the matter offer a variety of concerns.

US MI: Detroit Voters To Decide On 2 Marijuana Proposals In November

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - Two initiatives that would amend Detroit's medical marijuana ordinance to allow dispensaries to open near liquor stores, and grow facilities to operate legally, will appear on the November ballot, after a Wayne County circuit judge's ruling earlier this week. If approved by voters in November, the changes could have a wide-reaching impact on the city's budding marijuana industry.

CN ON: OPED: Government Goes For Reefer Monopoly Madness

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 15 Sep 2017 - It's the worst possible provincial legalization plan: Ontario's Liberal government has announced a state monopoly on the sale of legal nonmedical cannabis, combined with a massive crackdown on the existing cannabis industry. Legalization wasn't supposed to be like this. Canadians increasingly supported ending cannabis criminalization after watching billions of tax dollars wasted by law enforcement going after peaceful people for pot.

CN ON: OPED: Government Goes For Reefer Monopoly Madness

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
London Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - It's the worst possible provincial legalization plan: Ontario's Liberal government has announced a state monopoly on the sale of legal nonmedical cannabis, combined with a massive crackdown on the existing cannabis industry. Legalization wasn't supposed to be like this. Canadians increasingly supported ending cannabis criminalization after watching billions of tax dollars wasted by law enforcement going after peaceful people for pot.

CN MB: Campaign Targets Drug-Impaired Driving

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - MANITOBA - Public Insurance announced a new public education campaign against drug-impaired driving on Thursday, with a focus on cannabis ahead of the expected legalization of that substance next year. The campaign, launched in co-operation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada, will include messaging focused on new teen drivers, youth in general, the medical community and the general public, with taglines such as "Think you're a better driver when you're high? Think again."

US PA: Patients Lose As Cannabis Industry Barters For Zoning In

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Sep 2017 - A pay-to-play system has developed between state-licensed cannabis operators and municipal governments across the country for local zoning. The same model has quickly materialized in Pennsylvania, and now one town has gone too far. Muhlenberg Township in Berks County was trying to squeeze a dispensary - - Franklin Bioscience LLC - for 5 percent of its annual profits.