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CN NF: Column: Embracing Practical Considerations

February 5, 2018 - 3:00am
The Labradorian, 05 Feb 2018 - I've been publicly advocating legalization of marijuana as long as I have been an op-ed writer, approximately 16 years. Since that battle is won, I will not rehash all the reasons. Now that it is upon us, just a few months from implementation, the time has come to move on to practical considerations.

CN NS: Minority Of Maritimers Express Interest In Legal Pot

February 5, 2018 - 3:00am
The News, 05 Feb 2018 - Although a majority of Atlantic Canadians support the legalization of marijuana for personal use, not many actually plan on using it recreationally when it is legal. According to numbers from Corporate Research Associates (CRA), the proportion of Atlantic Canadians who plan on at least occasionally lighting up for fun is about 20 per cent. Ten per cent of respondents indicated they would "definitely" be occasionally purchasing and using marijuana, while 10 per cent said they would "probably" be doing so.

Canada: Newest Strain Of Academia Is Cannabis Education

February 5, 2018 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 05 Feb 2018 - Colleges, universities say people want to learn how to work in newly legalized field VANCOUVER- From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the booming marijuana industry.

CN ON: Column: Racially Biased Power Play With Legal Pot

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 03 Feb 2018 - "Entrepreneurial" is one of the terms used to describe a bunch of Canadian bootleggers who found varying success in the illicit running of alcohol to the U.S. about a century ago. They are portrayed as swashbuckling adventurers who dared to defy laws that banned alcohol, laws that in retrospect were not only archaic but perhaps misplaced and costly. They are fondly posited as cheeky and rebellious, the forerunners of a liberal era of alcohol-infused pleasures.

CN ON: Public Health Handing Out More Naloxone Kits

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Feb 2018 - 453 people were revived 'from the brink of death' in 2017, Hamilton city officials hear More than one-quarter of naloxone kits distributed through Hamilton Public Health last year were used to revive someone from an overdose.

CN ON: PUB LTE: Legalize Drugs, Stop Violence

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Ottawa Citizen, 03 Feb 2018 - There is absolutely no question that the gun violence being experienced in Ottawa is fuelled by the drug trade. The futile war on drugs simply cannot be won. Why we continue to defy and ignore more than 100 years of failed prohibition is mind-boggling, counterproductive and irresponsible. Law enforcement, in and of itself, has never reduced or dried up the supply of illegal drugs. Illicit drugs will be with us long into the future. The so-called war on drugs, at an outrageous economic, social and human cost, will simply not stop the demand for illegal drugs.

CN ON: OPED: Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized Now

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Feb 2018 - Millions of criminals are Canadians buying pot from Canadians, writes Jeremy Kemeny Everyone smoking recreational marijuana right now is a criminal. That is according to Canadian law and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who - planning to legalize this summer - has encouraged authorities to enforce these rules.

CN ON: What's Next For Cannabis Crime?

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
The Daily Press, 03 Feb 2018 - Lawyers contemplate class action to push government into cannabis amnesty OTTAWA - At Anthony Morgan's law office, the calls keep coming: Parents of young black men hoping their son's marijuana possession charge will be wiped clean when the country legalizes the drug this year.

CN MB: Pot Trafficking Pardons Not On Horizon: PM

February 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Free Press, 03 Feb 2018 - Excluding convicted drug dealers from exoneration unfair, cannabis advocate says PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau must have expected questions about cannabis legalization at his town hall event in Winnipeg on Wednesday night, but he might not have anticipated this one.

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