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CN BC: B.C. Health Officer Calls For Greater Focus On Opioid Crisis

February 1, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 01 Feb 2018 - Kendall ends term by calling on province to think further outside the box, its comfort zones British Columbia's provincial health officer concluded his last day in the role with a call to further push the envelope in responding to the province's overdose crisis, which new numbers show killed more than 1,400 people last year.

CN ON: LTE: Cancel The Statues

February 1, 2018 - 3:00am
London Free Press, 01 Feb 2018 - Should such a proposal ever arise, I would suggest we don't name any parks or public spaces after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or erect any statues of him. The legalization of marijuana is another federal Liberal mistake that will have the most negative outcome of all.

CN BC: Interior Health Issues Overdose Alert For Region

January 31, 2018 - 3:00am
Nelson Star, 31 Jan 2018 - 'It doesn't help to have conversations that are fear-based' Nine people died of suspected overdoses in a span of five days last week in the Interior Health region that includes Nelson. Seven of those deaths were reported to have occurred between Jan. 23 to 26, with two more fatalities added on Jan. 27.

CN ON: LTE: Stoned Police Officers Offer Timely Warning

January 31, 2018 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 31 Jan 2018 - Re Cops accused of being high on job, Jan. 30 Yes, the two Toronto police officers should not have eaten the edible marijuana evidence. But in doing so, they demonstrated how potentially dangerous these products are. I do not know what is on the label but what would happen if a teenager or young child found his parents' stash and decided to try it? Are there standards? Or is it buyer beware? The police officers may have done us a favour. Eileen Herbert, Barrie - --- MAP posted-by: Matt

CN ON: Safety Advocate Issues Warning About Pot Edibles

January 31, 2018 - 3:00am
Edmonton Sun, 31 Jan 2018 - Unless you want to see people climbing up trees, the Ontario Safety League is urging Canada to stay away from legalizing the sale of marijuana edibles. "Governments planning to tax legal marijuana sales should put a stop to edibles right now," said Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League. "It's way too risky to go down that road."

CN NS: Editorial: The Trip Back From Town

January 31, 2018 - 3:00am
The News, 31 Jan 2018 - Far out, man, New Glasgow is chosen as one of the select spots around Nova Scotia that will have marijuana available. If you're one of those interested in partaking of the herb once legalized, consider yourself lucky, because these places are few and far between. If you live in a remote corner of Pictou County and think driving in to town for groceries is a long haul, well, it's a lot less daunting a prospect compared to what some tokers will face.

CN NS: Home-Grown Alternative?

January 27, 2018 - 3:00am
Truro Daily News, 27 Jan 2018 - Craft weed market great hypothetically, but likely a long way off It isn't uncommon to see booths or tables of Nova Scotia's finest craft beer, liquors or small-scale produced wines at local weekend farmers' markets around Colchester.

CN PI: LTE: Stop The Farce With Marijuana

January 27, 2018 - 3:00am
The Guardian, 27 Jan 2018 - I just read Rob Cunningham's letter about cigarettes and cancer. And sir, what about the addition of pot by our government? It won't be good for people who will be forced to smell that marijuana stuff. Why is the Canadian Cancer Society doing nothing about that?

CN SN: PUB LTE: Pot Users Have Been Driving For Decades

January 27, 2018 - 3:00am
The StarPhoenix, 27 Jan 2018 - With legalization right around the corner we seem to be in a state of fog and confusion as to what it means. It is very strange that when pot/marijuana was illegal we didn't even look for it or test for it in drivers. Suddenly we seem to think there will be a huge increase in usage and that there is money to be made by an all out ban on a soon to be legal substance, even though impairment can't be proven or measured?

CN ON: PUB LTE: Ottawa Messing Up Legal Pot Plan

January 27, 2018 - 3:00am
Ottawa Citizen, 27 Jan 2018 - I had to laugh when I saw the bit about Ottawa city planners trying to keep legal pot shops out of neighbourhoods "experiencing socio-economic stress," which I suppose is government bafflegab for "poor." How did so much animus against pot arise in the first place? It was seen as a "poor folks' drug" by rich white folks. The great and futile war on drugs was essentially a class war: The judiciary and cops were mere soldiers in that war to keep poor folks down.

CN ON: LTE: Columnist Off The Mark On Drug Legalization

January 27, 2018 - 3:00am
The Chatham Daily News, 27 Jan 2018 - After reading the column written by Tyler Dawson on why it's time to legalize all drugs, I couldn't help butt my head as to why he would even suggest such a dangerous and ill thought-out plan. I myself am opposed to these so-called "safe" injection sites. Sure, it will save people from overdosing on heroin, but it also enables those to go out and do it all over again and again.

CN BC: PUB LTE: Good Reasons To Legalize Pot

January 27, 2018 - 3:00am
Delta Optimist, 27 Jan 2018 - Editor: Re: Greed turns governments into bookie, bootlegger and dealer, Community Comment, Jan. 19 Just a small clarification on Greg Hoover's column. He stated, "The entire reason for this (marijuana) legalization is money and nothing else." That's a very non-researched and inaccurate assumption.

CN BC: Pot Bust Highlights Challenges Ahead

January 27, 2018 - 3:00am
Delta Optimist, 27 Jan 2018 - A recent illegal cannabis grow operation in North Delta, busted by Delta police, is highlighting the challenges law enforcement will soon face when new marijuana legislation comes into effect later this year. Chief Neil Dubord updated Delta police board members last week on the illegal operation police raided in late November.

CN BC: Column: Chief Paul: Dealing With Drug Issues

January 26, 2018 - 3:00am
Nelson Star, 26 Jan 2018 - Nelson's top cop is preparing for the legalization of recreational marijuana The woman waiting in the reception area of the Nelson Police Department spots Chief Constable Paul Burkart and calls his name.

Canada: BMO Open To Cannabis Deals If Firms Can Pass 'The Tests,' CEO

January 26, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 26 Jan 2018 - Bank of Montreal is open to more deals with cannabis companies, as long as those firms can get past "traps" in the lender's due-diligence process, chief executive Darryl White said. The Toronto-based lender became the first major Canadian bank to arrange a stock sale for a company tied to cannabis this month when its capital-markets unit helped lead a $200.7-million equity financing for Canopy Growth Corp. In his first public comments about the deal, Mr. White called the marijuana producer "a bona fide business operating within the boundaries of the law."

CN BC: Marijuana Dispensary Rules Debated

January 24, 2018 - 3:00am
The Morning Star, 24 Jan 2018 - The City of Vernon, said Coun. Dalvir Nahal to the overflow crowd of more than 70 people who crammed into Vernon council chambers Monday, has a responsibility to taxpayers, business owners and children to make sure what the city is doing in regards to marijuana dispensaries is being done. The city held a public hearing Monday on a zoning text amendment bylaw that is not intended to close down dispensaries that were in operation before Nov. 14, 2017. The bylaw is to bridge the process that will allow dispensaries to continue to operate provided certain conditions are met.

CN ON: Editorial: Pot Plan Reeks Of Condescension

January 24, 2018 - 3:00am
Ottawa Sun, 24 Jan 2018 - City hall bureaucrats don't think poor people should have access to legal marijuana. Of course, in making that request to the LCBO subsidiary that will run legal pot shops, Ottawa's bureaucrats couched it in more palatable language.

CN ON: Police Unlawfully Arrested Protester, Professional Standards

January 24, 2018 - 3:00am
The Record, 24 Jan 2018 - Cambridge man back at courthouse smoking pot - this time fully clothed KITCHENER - Jeffrey Shaver, the Cambridge man famous for his bong-smoking nearly naked protests across Waterloo Region, has been vindicated.

CN BC: Robson Square Vendors Stay Put Despite Arrests

January 24, 2018 - 3:00am
Metro, 24 Jan 2018 - Police say booths have been selling weed to kids Despite a recent police crackdown, marijuana vendors who have been selling pot out of booths set up at Robson Square near the Vancouver Art Gallery say they have no intention of stopping.

CN BC: New Injection Site Waits To Save Lives

January 23, 2018 - 3:00am
Metro, 23 Jan 2018 - Vancouver VCH will offer many services in one location Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Vancouver Coastal Health has built a new supervised injection site. But until Health Canada approves the health authority's application, it will sit empty.