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CN BC: LTE: Pot Is 'Societal Failure'

January 4, 2018 - 3:00am
The Province, 04 Jan 2018 - Re: Op-ed by marijuana industry investor Dan Kriznic. It appears Kriznic has been sampling his product. That's the only way I can account for his over-the-top description of what's going on in the money grubbing battle for pot dollars.

Canada: LTE: Liberals' Pot Narrative

January 4, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 04 Jan 2018 - Re Majority Of Canadians Are Against Legalizing Pot By July 1, Poll Finds (Jan. 3): Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first floated his plan to legalize marijuana, the narrative has always been that by cutting out the black market, this would protect children who are at serious risk. Having been a police officer for close to 40 years, this is a leap into fantasy land. Black market pot sales have continued in the states of Colorado and Washington after marijuanalegalization, and they will do so here.

Canada: Pot Taxes Will Adjust To Keep The Prices Right

January 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 03 Jan 2018 - Legal weed will have to compete with black market, Bill Blair says OTTAWA- Justin Trudeau's marijuana czar is warning that policy-makers may need to adjust taxes to prevent prices from falling too low after legalization. Canadian marijuana companies - which have surged in value - will achieve economies of scale that will help drive down production costs, according to Bill Blair, the lawmaker and former Toronto police chief leading the legalization effort.

CN MB: Pot Shop In My Neighbourhood? Sure, Why Not

January 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Sun, 03 Jan 2018 - A new poll suggests many Manitobans are ready for marijuana retailers to set up shop in their communities. Probe Research Inc. polled 1,000 adults in the province between Nov. 23 and Dec. 14 and 58% of Manitobans said they'd be comfortable with a marijuana store opening up in their neighbourhood, as opposed to the 40% who opposed it and the 3% who were unsure.

CN ON: Councillor Wants Numbers On Cost Of Pot Legalization For City

January 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Jan 2018 - Coun. Sam Merulla wants to head off new local taxpayer costs to cover increased bylaw and policing enforcement - and public health services - - from legalized pot well before legalization happens this summer. "Fifty per cent of what we tax for now has nothing to do with city council," he said, adding that much of it is a result of services once funded by the province being downloaded onto municipalities.

CN AB: PUB LTE: Nothing To Fear From Legal Pot

January 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Calgary Herald, 03 Jan 2018 - Re: "Pot's harm exceeds value of tax revenue," Letter, Dec. 29. The letter writer's opinion could not be further off the mark. Legalization has nothing to do with a legacy for the prime minister. It is about fulfilling a campaign promise (finally) and growing scientific data.

Canada: Column: Burning Lessons From California's Lead In Cannabis

January 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 03 Jan 2018 - The most important lessons Canada can take from California revolve around how to cater to consumers of cannabis. On New Year's Eve, some Californians raised flaming joints in lieu of the traditional champagne toast - a fitting gesture given that Jan. 1 marked the launch of the world's largest legal commercial market for cannabis.

Canada: Majority Of Canadians Are Against Legalizing Pot By July 1

January 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 03 Jan 2018 - Nanos finds only 43 per cent of respondents in favour of current deadline, with many critics wanting more time for cities and police to prepare A majority of Canadians are in no hurry to see the legalization of recreational cannabis by Canada Day, a new poll has found.

CN NS: Truro Medical Marijuana Grow Operation Also To Serve As

January 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Truro Daily News, 03 Jan 2018 - Today begins a series on Nova Scotia business people who are looking to become involved in the marijuana industry that will soon be sweeping the entire country. This is the first in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. From a business perspective, it seemed like a no-brainer.

CN ON: LTE: Stoned Driving A Real Threat To The Public

January 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Standard Freeholder, 03 Jan 2018 - Police in Kingston found a driver sleeping with drugs. This may well be an indication of what we can expect when marijuana becomes legal next summer and should trouble everyone, especially the police. Since pot was legalized in Colorado and Washington states the number of road deaths have doubled.

Canada: Ottawa Targets Black A And Grey A Markets With Legal Cannabis

January 2, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 02 Jan 2018 - The legalization of cannabis in coming months will offer a clear opportunity for provinces to shut down the black market for the drug and put an end to any notion there are still "grey" areas in Canadian law, top Liberal officials said. In a joint interview, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and her parliamentary secretary, former Toronto police chief Bill Blair, said the new regime for legal marijuana will vary by province, as different rules are being put in place for distribution and retail.

Canada: Cannabis Growers Face Hefty Pesticide Fines

January 1, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 01 Jan 2018 - Licensed marijuana producers caught using banned chemicals could pay up to $1-million Federally regulated marijuana companies caught using banned pesticides that put consumers' health at risk will now face fines of up to $1-million per violation, The Globe and Mail has learned.

CN AB: LTE: Pot's Harm Exceeds Value Of Tax Revenue

December 29, 2017 - 3:00am
Calgary Herald, 29 Dec 2017 - Re: "Why the big rush to legalize pot?," Letter, Dec. 23. Mike Priaro has it right. We must look in the direction of Colorado in the U.S. They were a vanguard state in the legalization of marijuana.

Canada: LTE: Knowing The Risks Of Smoking Pot

December 29, 2017 - 3:00am
National Post, 29 Dec 2017 - Re: Half of all pot users shrug off driving risk; Survey. Maura Forrest, Dec. 20 Canadians need to be surveyed on far more marijuana harms than just the risk of driving impaired. Health Canada has identified conditions for which the use of marijuana is strictly contraindicated. Our country's health watchdog advises men to avoid the use of marijuana if they want to start a family.

Canada: LTE: One Problem At A Time

December 29, 2017 - 3:00am
National Post, 29 Dec 2017 - Re: Pot plan another Liberal mess. Kelly McParland, Dec. 21. How can the Liberal government regulate marijuana once it is legalized, if they can't seem to tackle the even bigger issue of contraband tobacco in Canada?

CN PI: LTE: Legalizing Pot A Terrible Idea

December 29, 2017 - 3:00am
The Guardian, 29 Dec 2017 - Legalizing a drug like marijuana will not stop young people from using it, it will increase consumption. Kevin Page, the Parliamentary budget officer, estimates 600,000 new users will start using marijuana if it becomes legal in Canada.

CN ON: County Has Questions About Pot Legalization

December 29, 2017 - 3:00am
The Daily Observer, 29 Dec 2017 - Renfrew County councillors have more questions than answers when it comes to the impending legalization of marijuana by both the federal and provincial Liberal governments. Earlier this month, legislation giving the provincial Liberals a monopoly on recreational marijuana sales in Ontario passed at Queen's Park. The bill creates a provincial agency that will distribute and retail pot through storefronts and online. It also creates stiff fines that could top $1 million against companies and people who sell marijuana in defiance of the government monopoly.

CN NS: Local Dispenser Foresees Growing Demand

December 29, 2017 - 3:00am
The News, 29 Dec 2017 - Legalization of marijuana was a long time coming, but Carl Morgan believes the future is bright for selling the product in Nova Scotia. Morgan is currently the owner of two medical marijuana dispensaries - Scotia Green Inc. on East River Road in New Glasgow and one on Spring Garden Road in Halifax.

CN MB: 'It Could Happen To Any Of Them'

December 29, 2017 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Free Press, 29 Dec 2017 - Grieving father warns kids about dangers of drugs after son's death SMOKE from a smudging stick and the warm breath of friends and family of Jeremy Hobson filled the front yard of the house where the 21-year-old accidentally overdosed and died on the weekend, during a ceremony held Thursday.

CN ON: Pot Prices Cause Concern

December 28, 2017 - 3:00am
The Telegram, 28 Dec 2017 - Medical users fear legalized recreational marijuana may leave them behind in puff of smoke For Mandy Mcknight, the benefits of cannabis oil to treat her son Liam's debilitating seizures seem almost miraculous - the nine-year-old has gone from being wracked daily by dozens of the life-threatening episodes to having days when he experiences none.