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CN ON: Public Grills Wynne At Brampton Town Hall

December 14, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 14 Dec 2017 - Is Ontario keeping too tight a lid on pot? Premier Kathleen Wynne faced that question at a town hall meeting Wednesday night in Brampton, where about 250 citizens - some with anger in their voices - grilled her about high local auto-insurance rates, health care, workers' compensation, the Tarion new home warranty system, the rising minimum wage, the recent five-week community college strike and other issues.

CN ON: Substance Use Among Ontario Students Down

December 14, 2017 - 3:00am
Hamilton Spectator, 14 Dec 2017 - TORONTO - Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a biennial survey of Grade 7 to 12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. But the 2017 survey released Thursday turned up a disturbing finding: almost one per cent of respondents in Grades 9 to 12 reported having taken illicit fentanyl in the previous year, raising a red flag given the opioid's involvement in hundreds of overdose deaths across the country.

CN NS: People Growing Their Own Pot Problematic For Police Chief

December 14, 2017 - 3:00am
Cape Breton Post, 14 Dec 2017 - He may not be able to change it but that doesn't mean he has to like the new law allowing people to grow their own pot plants. "Personal cultivation is something I personally really struggle with as a citizen, a parent and a police chief," Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac said during the recent Police Commissioners meeting.

CN ON: Mayors In York Region Reject Legal Pot Shops

December 14, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 14 Dec 2017 - Politicians voice their concerns over 'little information' available, possible impact on community A number of York Region mayors have come out against proposed marijuana stores in their municipalities.

CN NF: LTE: Mr. Trudeau, We're Just Not Ready

December 14, 2017 - 3:00am
The Telegram, 14 Dec 2017 - An argument against the legalization of marijuana We should not let underground drug lords pressure us into legalizing something that could be quite harmful for our health. During his election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana if we chose him as our leader. That day is near, and marijuana might be legalized on Canada Day 2018. Such a decision should not be taken lightly. Our country is not ready for this change.

CN BC: Streetlights Top Pot Shops In City Complaints

December 14, 2017 - 3:00am
The Georgia Straight, 14 Dec 2017 - STREETLIGHTS TOP POT SHOPS IN CITY COMPLAINTS Complaints about marijuana dispensaries have increased each year since the City of Vancouver implemented a licensing regimen in 2015. But even after three years of consecutive growth, the number remains relatively small.

CN ON: LTE: New Pot Law Will Fail In Its Objectives

December 13, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 13 Dec 2017 - Re Legal pot set to cost $10 a gram, Dec. 12 It is clear that the legalization of marijuana will fail its stated objectives and we are on track for another costly boondoggle that will implicate the health and well-being of Canadian society for many years to come.

CN ON: Column: Pot's Dirty Secret: It's A Money-Maker For Governments

December 13, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 13 Dec 2017 - The legalization of marijuana promises to provide governments with a tidy little windfall. That's the dirty secret the country's finance ministers didn't want to talk about when they were cutting up the cash this week. But it's true. To hear the provinces talk, you'd think legalized cannabis would be nothing but a drain on their revenues. They complain that the legal pot regime will be more costly to police than the current illegal one - - without exactly explaining why.

CN MB: Column: Feigning Ignorance On Weed Windfall Won't Lead To

December 13, 2017 - 3:00am
Winnipeg Free Press, 13 Dec 2017 - WHEN politicians talk about the arrival of legal cannabis, they make it sound like it's going to be more trouble than it's worth. Oh, the worry. According to the narrative coming out of the federal and provincial capitals, legalizing pot is going to involve enormous costs with very little return, in terms of tax revenue.

CN AB: Editorial: High Time For Province

December 13, 2017 - 3:00am
The Calgary Sun, 13 Dec 2017 - As we stumble down the cobblestones on the uneven and relatively unchartered path to marijuana legalization, we're bound to trip once or twice. But so far, we have to give props to the provincial government for appearing to get it right.

CN ON: Communities Can Delay, Not Deny Pot Shops

December 9, 2017 - 3:00am
London Free Press, 09 Dec 2017 - TORONTO-Communities across Ontario cannot opt out of hosting a government-run pot shop if they are selected for a site, the provincial government said Friday after at least one town expressed resistance to having a cannabis retail location. If a community is selected to host one of the marijuana shops, it could delay hosting the store but cannot completely opt out of having it, said Ontario's Ministry of Finance.

CN NS: Youth Psychiatrist Disappointed In Nova Scotia's Marijuana Age

December 9, 2017 - 3:00am
Truro Daily News, 09 Dec 2017 - DECISION Health officials are disappointed that the province has set the legal age for marijuana consumption at 19 years. The consensus among provincial and national health organizations is that the minimum age should be 21, and some believe it should be even older, said Dr. Phil Tibbo, director of the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program and a psychiatry professor at Dalhousie University.

CN ON: Pot Store Expected By Next Summer

December 9, 2017 - 3:00am
The Peterborough Examiner, 09 Dec 2017 - LCBO advises city that Peterborough will have one of the first 40 marijuana stores to open in Ontario Peterborough will have a marijuana store by next summer, says the city CAO. Allan Seabrooke said the store will sell marijuana for recreational use. He said it will be open by July - the same month weed is going to be legalized in Canada.

CN NS: Accused Released On Conditions

December 9, 2017 - 3:00am
Cape Breton Post, 09 Dec 2017 - Unprecedented support shown for drug accused In an unprecedented show of support for an accused, some 80 people crowded into two Sydney courtrooms Friday to attend a bail hearing for a man charged with drug trafficking.

CN PI: Editorial: Managing Marijuana

December 9, 2017 - 3:00am
The Journal-Pioneer, 09 Dec 2017 - The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission is a good choice for managing Prince Edward Island's new marijuana stores. The LCC is well equipped for developing policy and providing oversight. It is also good that the provincial government has decided its pot sales will be conducted from different storefronts than its liquor sales.

CN ON: SAH Boss Talks Hospital Cannabis Policy

December 9, 2017 - 3:00am
The Sault Star, 09 Dec 2017 - Smoke-free means smoke-free at Sault Area Hospital - whether that applies to tobacco fixes or toking up. Sault Area Hospital currently has a no-cigarette policy that encompasses its entire property, which will apply once recreational pot becomes legal in Canada next summer.

CN BC: Editorial: At Least They're Trying

December 8, 2017 - 3:00am
Langley Times, 08 Dec 2017 - A funeral home in Aldergrove decided they needed to do something after seeing so many heartbroken families lose loved ones to a drug overdose. The funeral directors have put together an awareness and prevention campaign that does aim to shock people about how deadly drugs are. In an unusual move, the BC Coroner's Office has come out against Alternative Funeral and Cremation Service's awareness campaign, saying scare tactics don't work, they only further stigmatize drug users.

CN BC: LTE: Going To Pot

December 8, 2017 - 3:00am
Penticton Western, 08 Dec 2017 - Coming soon marijuana, a magical weed that feeds and gives the brain a high, Say goodbye, to yesterday's fix in the coffee shop, a journey awaits that can put you over the top. Grow your own weed a thing called pot. Roll a joint, you'll like it a lot.

CN AB: Med Students Say Pot Revenues Should Fund Mental Health

December 3, 2017 - 3:00am
Edmonton Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - A group of Alberta's future doctors are calling on the provincial government to use cannabis tax revenue to fund mental health initiatives for youth. At least, that will be the pitch when 40 medical students from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary get together Monday with MLAs from various parties.

CN AB: Budding Concerns

December 3, 2017 - 3:00am
The Calgary Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - Alberta cities want to hash out details on dealing with fallout from legalized marijuana Who's going to do what, who's going to pay for what?" Barry Morishita, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

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