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US WA: Column: Turkeys Of The Year

Mon, 11/25/2024 - 08:00
Seattle Weekly, 25 Nov 2024 - Time to reveal this year's cannabis turkeys-the fattest, most frivolous, flapping, dumb-ass ideas in need of being stuffed, baked, and smoked once and for all. Let's start with a turkey large enough for the whole family, and by that I mean Gov. Chris Christie. He not only had the nerve to call cannabis a gateway drug, but said potheads lack restraint (ahem). "If I'm elected president I will go after marijuana smokers and the states that allow them to smoke," he said. "I'll shut them down big-time. I'm sick of these addicts, sick of these liberals with no self-control." Governor GobbleGobble got in one more zinger on the campaign trail: "If you're getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it," Christie lectured a small crowd last month. "As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws." Don't hold your breath, Guv. Well, unless you inhaled, of course.

US OR: Column: Green Friday

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 08:00
Portland Mercury, 26 Nov 2016 - I ONCE WROTE a column about how cannabis growers shifted their operations indoors during the eight-year tenure of a senile president who acted in movies with a chimpanzee ["Indica Nation," Cannabuzz, Oct 8, 2014]. Ronald Reagan's fervent, jelly bean-fueled belief that people would stop enjoying cannabis simply because someone said "no" was paired with a full-scale assault on cannabis producers. People who had grown outside for years suddenly found helicopters manned by officers of the peace wielding semi-automatic weapons circling their properties. That served as incentive enough for outdoor growers to trade in their greenhouses for grow lights, HVAC systems, and high power bills. Over the years, people began to talk trash about cannabis produced outdoors (also known as "eco-friendly" and "sun-grown"). People complained that it wasn't strong enough, that it was too leafy or too harsh.

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CN AB: Fighting The Green Fight

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 18 Oct 2016 - Fentanyl crisis overtaking marijuana in Alberta You won't find many, if any, people working in law enforcement ready to admit that marijuana trafficking isn't still on their radar. In fact, they will go to great lengths to tell you otherwise.

CN AB: Man Recounts Arrest That Left Him Hospitalized

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:00
The Calgary Sun, 18 Oct 2016 - Panic, Clayton Prince says - flat out panic is what caused him to flee from Calgary police officers one night last July. The 34-year-old Calgary man doesn't deny he ran, and he doesn't deny he had marijuana on him, but several months later he still doesn't understand how that led to his being laid up in a hospital with broken ribs, a collapsed lung and infected wounds.

CN BC: Editorial: Testing For Safety

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:00
Powell River Peak, 19 Oct 2016 - As long as marijuana remains illegal in Canada, we are trapped in a grey area that takes away our power as consumers. All Canadians should have the right to know what is in the products they buy, yet because of Health Canada's insistence that it is illegal for dispensaries or consumers to test marijuana products it also deems illegal, we are unable to find out if what we are buying is safe. Without requirements for unlicensed marijuana producers to test their products, Health Canada is also not ensuring product safety at the source.

CN BC: Making Marijuana Dispensaries Safe

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:00
Powell River Peak, 19 Oct 2016 - Experts agree testing needed on marijuana products sold in storefronts As Canada inches closer to legalized marijuana, safety standards for dispensary-sold medical cannabis are being brought under greater scrutiny.

CN BC: Back-Alley Tent Aims To Curb Overdoses

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 15 Oct 2016 - Pop-up facility in Downtown Eastside may be illegal, but it has been welcomed by addicts who don't feel comfortable at nearby Insite Sarah Blyth was weary of rushing to counteract an overdose every time someone screamed "Narcan!" from a nearby alley in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, so she joined other activists to set up a supervised drug-consumption tent for addicts.

CN ON: Pot Laws Up In Smoke

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 15 Oct 2016 - TIMMINS - So far this year, the Timmins Police have charged 20 people with simple possession of marijuana, despite the fact that for the past 12 months a federal government has been in office promising to legalize recreational use of pot. But the police are just enforcing the law, which says marijuana is still illegal.

CN ON: Readers Divided On Pot Legalization

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 17 Oct 2016 - Weed. Pot. Mary Jane. Marijuana has been known by many nicknames, and as the government of Canada considers legalization, The Sudbury Star asked: Do you think it should be legalized in the country? A little more than half The Star's readers - 51 per cent (210 votes) - said sure, legalize the green, while 34 per cent of respondents said no. Thirteen per cent of people voted for decriminalization, not legalization, and eight voters (two per cent) said they were unsure what should happen.

CN AB: Rocky Mountain High

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 07:00
The Calgary Sun, 16 Oct 2016 - Picturesque mountain resort town sits on major cross-country pot pipeline It's Canada's other Rocky Mountain high. The resort hamlet of Lake Louise has consistently ascended to the peak of per-capita cannabis possession incidents in the country as reported by RCMP.

CN ON: County In Pot's Top 20

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 07:00
The Recorder & Times, 15 Oct 2016 - Grenville among busiest places for marijuana import, export; city is a 'middle market' Grenville County was among the country's top 20 areas last year for the number of marijuana import and export cases, according to statistics obtained by Postmedia.

CN QU: Gatineau Tokers End Up In The Joint

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 17 Oct 2016 - Quebec city is near the top of the list when it comes to getting busted smoking pot Pot smokers in Gatineau are more likely to be charged for possession of marijuana than those in virtually any other major Canadian city.

CN ON: Society 'Shifting' With Talk Of Legalizing Pot

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 07:00
Kingston Whig-Standard, 15 Oct 2016 - If you were in possession of marijuana and didn't want to face criminal charges in 2015, statistics show Kingston was the place to be in Canada. Postmedia Network analyzed 1,132 municipalities going back to 2005, looking at marijuana-related incidents and charges. In Kingston, while there were 15.63 incidents of marijuana possession per 100,000 people in 2015, there were only 13.55 resulting charges.

CN BC: Column: Drug Talk Still Important

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 07:00
The Morning Star, 14 Oct 2016 - Welcome back to a new school year. A very important discussion that needs to take place in your home is the old drug talk. Parents play a key role in reducing teen substance abuse. More than half of all Canadian kids will try drugs at least once between Grades 1 and 12, but many will choose not to experiment. Please talk openly with your child about substance abuse and set a no-use rule for all drugs and alcohol. Remember, with the advent of newer drugs like fentanyl talking to our kids about illicit drugs is more important than ever.

CN NS: Legalized Pot, Driving Concerns

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 15 Oct 2016 - Federal plan hits roadblocks from provinces, territories over road safety concerns at justice ministers' meeting HALIFAX - The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana has some provincial politicians raising concerns about drug-impaired driving.

US AZ Column: No To Proposition 205

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 07:00
Daily Courier, 16 Oct 2016 - I ask all of you folks who care about the young to vote against Proposition 205. Summarizing information from a number of sources in Arizona and Colorado, here are some of the primary reasons: * Prop 205 Endangers Arizona's Young People

CN NS: Justice Ministers Raise Concerns About Impact Of Legalized Pot

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 07:00
The Record, 15 Oct 2016 - HALIFAX - The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana has some provincial politicians raising concerns about drug-impaired driving. Three provincial justice ministers made a point of highlighting the issue Friday at the conclusion of a meeting in Halifax between federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her provincial and territorial counterparts.

CN NS: Legalization Plans Raise Road-Safety Fears

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 15 Oct 2016 - HALIFAX - The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana has some provincial politicians raising concerns about drug-impaired driving. Three provincial justice ministers made a point of highlighting the issue Friday at the conclusion of a meeting in Halifax between federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her provincial and territorial counterparts.

US: OPED: Our Reefer Republic

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 07:00
New York Times, 09 Oct 2016 - PORTLAND, Ore. - The budtenders of the Rose City are relentlessly helpful with tips pairing a marijuana strain that is "equal parts fruity and musky" with a stimulating Sichuan dish. As Oregon, the place where empires once clashed over the global trade of beaver furs, glides into a second year of legalized recreational pot, the state is determined to show the world that a certain kind of drug prohibition belongs in history's Dumpster. Soon, with the likely passage of legal pot in California next month, all of the West Coast - from the tundra of Alaska to the sun-washed suburbs of San Diego - will be a confederacy of state-regulated marijuana use.

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