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CN BC: Expert Calls For Drug Decriminalization

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
Prince George Citizen, 05 Oct 2017 - VANCOUVER - Canada's political leaders must take bold action by joining forces to decriminalize illicit drugs and save lives in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, a leading drug-policy expert says. Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's stance on legalizing marijuana to protect youth and stop the flow of profits to organized crime must also apply to drugs that have killed thousands of Canadians.

CN BC: Decriminalize Drugs To Fight Overdoses: Expert

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
The Record, 05 Oct 2017 - VANCOUVER - Canada's political leaders must take bold action by joining forces to decriminalize illicit drugs and save lives in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, a leading drug-policy expert says. Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's stance on legalizing marijuana to protect youth and stop the flow of profits to organized crime must also apply to drugs that have killed thousands of Canadians.

CN ON: Marijuana Advocate Back In Niagara Falls

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
The Tribune, 05 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focussed on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.

CN ON: Toronto Endorses Province's Pot Plan

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 05 Oct 2017 - Toronto city council has, by a narrow margin, endorsed Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan for tightly regulated marijuana sales through LCBO-style stores. Council voted 21-16 Wednesday in favour of backing Wynne's pot plan, while demanding that the city be compensated for any related costs when the federal government legalizes marijuana next year.

CN ON: Who's Minding The Pot?

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
The Delhi News-Record, 05 Oct 2017 - Norfolk police board, county seek answers on personal grow-ops Health Canada is handing out licences for people to grow marijuana for personal use, but the question of who will be monitoring that growth has stymied both the Norfolk police board and council.

CN AB: Cannabis, Can'tabis

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
Metro, 05 Oct 2017 - Albertans get first look at pot plan Albertans will be able to toke up in public when marijuana is legalized across Canada next summer, as long as they're not around kids. The province released its Draft Cannabis Framework on Wednesday morning, confirming people will be allowed to smoke in public but not in playgrounds, spray parks, zoos, hospitals, school grounds or other places frequented by children.

CN ON: Grieving Moms Now Advocates On Opioids Crisis

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
The Grimsby Lincoln News, 05 Oct 2017 - Mothers galvanize regional politicians with powerful stories of loss of kids to overdoses NIAGARA - Wilma Thompson was hearing about the horrific death toll the opioid crisis sweeping across the country was having, so she pulled her daughter Jaena, age 19, aside last year.

CN ON: Pot Legislation 'Prohibition 2.0,' Emery Says

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
Niagara This Week, 05 Oct 2017 - The approach being taken by federal and provincial governments, when it comes to the legalization of marijuana is just another form of prohibition, says a woman who is a longtime advocate for allowing unrestricted access to cannabis. "We're seeing prohibition 2.0," said Jodie Emery, who along with her husband, Marc, have been campaigning for legalization for more than two decades. Jodie will be among the speakers taking part in the Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo taking place Friday and Saturday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. "It's very upsetting."

CN ON: Grieving Moms Now Advocates On Opioids Crisis

October 5, 2017 - 3:00am
Port Colborne Leader, 05 Oct 2017 - Mothers galvanize regional politicians with powerful stories of loss of kids to overdoses NIAGARA - Wilma Thompson was hearing about the horrific death toll the opioid crisis sweeping across the country was having, so she pulled her daughter Jaena, age 19, aside last year.

CN ON: Pot Advocate Back In Falls

October 3, 2017 - 3:00am
The Niagara Falls Review, 03 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focused on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.

Switzerland: Commission Makes Recommendations For Tackling Opioid

October 2, 2017 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 02 Oct 2017 - The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America's opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of harm reduction services, the decriminalization and regulation of currently illicit drugs and an initiative to allow interested cities to de facto decriminalize as federal debates over drug policy continue. The position paper, to be released on Monday, comes in advance of the final report of the White House opioid commission, led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, due out in November.

CN AB: CP Rail Cutting Off Access To Injection Site

October 1, 2017 - 3:00am
Lethbridge Herald, 01 Oct 2017 - Stafford Drive bridge area being fenced off CP Rail is cutting off access to one of the most active illicit injection sites in the city in the coming months, which could drive up drug use in other areas of the city.

CN ON: Pop-Up Injection Site Gets Mixed Reviews In Lowertown

September 30, 2017 - 3:00am
Ottawa Sun, 30 Sep 2017 - A pop-up injection site on the edge of the ByWard Market is drawing mixed reviews from Lowertown residents, landlords and business owners. An anonymous flyer circulated this week in the area, and shared widely on social media, claims the "unsanctioned and illegal" site operated by Overdose Prevention Ottawa has led to sharp increases in drug dealing, public intoxication, public disorder and discarded needles and other drug paraphernalia littering the downtown streets.

CN ON: Protesters Crowd Into Councillor's Office To Oppose Closing Of

September 30, 2017 - 3:00am
Ottawa Sun, 30 Sep 2017 - 'POP-UP' SAFE INJECTION SITE IN LOWERTOWN People crowd in the reception area for councillors' offices at city hall yesterday to protest councillor Mathieu Fleury suggesting a Lowertown 'pop-up' safe-injection site be removed.

CN ON: Charges Dropped Against 'Budtenders'

September 30, 2017 - 3:00am
Ottawa Sun, 30 Sep 2017 - Caught up in pot shop raids Charges have been dropped against two of the clerks charged in police raids on Magna Terra Health Services marijuana dispensaries last spring. It's the first time prosecutors in Ottawa have withdrawn charges against "budtenders" working at illegal pot shops. That's in contrast to Toronto, where prosecutors have thrown out many of the drug trafficking charges against marijuana store clerks.

CN ON: 50% Want Weed Sold Like Booze, Poll Finds

September 30, 2017 - 3:00am
Toronto Star, 30 Sep 2017 - Ontario government's plan to sell marijuana 'may be on point,' Forum head says Half of Ontarians believe recreational marijuana should be regulated like alcohol, a new poll suggests. Forum Research found 50 per cent of respondents want the government to treat cannabis like alcohol.

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