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Canada: Dreams Of Fortune, And Fears, As Canada Embraces Marijuana

July 9, 2018 - 3:00am
New York Times, 09 Jul 2018 - CHESTERVILLE, Ontario - Inside garage-sized containers at one end of a cavernous warehouse in a former Nestle factory south of Ottawa are rows of marijuana plants stacked atop each other, basking in the unearthly glow of grow lights. They belong to Hamed Asi, an Ontario businessman who calls them his "vertical farm." He has no background in growing marijuana, or in any kind of agriculture. His other line of business is installing office furniture; cubicles, filing cabinets and desk chairs fill the opposite end of the warehouse.

CN AB: Calgary City Council Green-Lights Public Marijuana Consumption

June 26, 2018 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 26 Jun 2018 - CALGARY - City council approved changes on Monday to allow areas in Calgary where people can smoke or otherwise consume marijuana in public. The city's Cannabis Consumption Bylaw prohibits public consumption in all forms, even after marijuana becomes legal in October. Changes to the bylaw will allow designated consumption areas both around the city and at festivals and events.

Canada: LTE: Canada's Cannabis Trip

June 25, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 25 Jun 2018 - The legalization of marijuana for general consumption is a devastating, immoral attack by the Trudeau government against the best interests of all of Canada'€™s vulnerable and marginalized citizens, especially our young people, who are ill-equipped to handle it (What A Long Strange Trip It Will Been, editorial, June 21). Surviving in modern society demands vigilance, sobriety, discipline and competence on all fronts. Marijuana use discourages these necessary virtues. There should have been a national referendum before this profound decision was made. There are no adults in charge any more.

CN AB: Experts Watch Calgary's Public Marijuana Policy As Council

June 25, 2018 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 25 Jun 2018 - CALGARY - A report presented to city council on Monday recommends allowing marijuana consumption in designated spaces at festivals and events. The report, which council had yet to address as of press time, says making an exception will help to move second-hand smoke away from people who don't want to partake, while responding to "the current realities of cannabis consumption at festivals and events.

Canada: Ahead Of Legalization, Doctors Warn Pregnant Women Of

June 25, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 25 Jun 2018 - With the legalization of cannabis only a few months away, one of Canadaa€™s top medical organizations is warning women about the risks the drug poses if used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. According to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, marijuana use can lead to preterm birth and low birth weight, as well as lower IQ and hyperactivity after a child is born.

Canada: Canadians Brace For Cultural Changes As Marijuana Becomes

June 21, 2018 - 3:00am
New York Times, 21 Jun 2018 - MONTREAL - For one of Canada's largest legal cannabis companies, the vote in Parliament this week to legalize recreational marijuana use represents a broad opportunity to develop new products, including marijuana infused drinks. The hope, said Adam Greenblatt, a manager with the company, Canopy Growth, "is that in five years time people will be drinking cannabis drinks at a cocktail party as if drinking a good wine."

Canada: Canada To Legalize Pot In Mid-October

June 21, 2018 - 3:00am
Wall Street Journal, 21 Jun 2018 - OTTAWA - Recreational marijuana use in Canada will be legal in the coming months after legislation cleared its final hurdle Tuesday night, marking what officials here say is a "wholesale shift" in how the country approaches cannabis use. Canadian officials say other technical steps remain before they can unveil on what day the legislation, introduced over a year ago, comes into force.

CN BC: PUB LTE: Pot Legalization Will Enable More Research

June 10, 2018 - 3:00am
Victoria Times-Colonist, 10 Jun 2018 - The costs and benefits of cannabis and cannabis policies are difficult to calculate, but cannabis legalization will remove many impediments to research. A recent study finding an association between chronic cannabis use by young people and diminished life outcomes acknowledged "while we controlled for multiple potential confounds, it is possible that there are other explanatory mechanisms that have not been accounted for ... in the current study."