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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.

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CN ON: City's Licensing Committee Endorses Ontario's Pot Plan

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 19 Sep 2017 - A city committee has endorsed the province's highly regulated approach to marijuanalegislation, despite pleas from dispensary operators and pot users. The licensing committee voted 4-1 Monday in favour of city staff recommendations endorsing Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan to sell marijuana only in government run, LCBO-type shops across Ontario after federal legalization takes effect next year.

CN ON: Ontario To Stiffen Pot Penalties

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
London Free Press, 19 Sep 2017 - Zero-tolerance rules for drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol applauded by police A blast from the past - and jacked-up fines - will usher in legal pot in Ontario as the province races to put the brakes to drug-impaired driving, including by marijuana, before weed becomes legal next summer.

CN ON: Zero Tolerance Province

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 19 Sep 2017 - Pot legalization brings tougher penalties for all impaired drivers The impending legalization of marijuana has the Ontario government planning to toughen the penalties for driving drunk, not just stoned.

CN ON: Driving High Will Net Stiff Penalties

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 19 Sep 2017 - Ontario modelled new laws on U.S. drunk-driving fines Ontario will have a "zero tolerance" policy toward young drivers and truckers who use marijuana. Premier Kathleen Wynne on Monday said those 21 and under, commercial drivers and novice motorists will face stiffer penalties if caught behind the wheel while under the influence of cannabis or booze.

CN ON: Drive High, Pay Up To $450 Under New Law

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 19 Sep 2017 - TORONTO - Ontario plans to introduce tough new penalties for drug-impaired drivers ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana next July. Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday there will be zero tolerance for young people aged 21 and under, novice drivers and all commercial drivers in Ontario who have a detectable presence of drugs or alcohol in their system. The province will also increase all monetary penalties and suspensions for impaired driving offences.

US MA: Mass. High Court Says Sobriety Tests Aren't Evidence For Pot

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 19 Sep 2017 - Members of the Mass. State Police performed a sobriety test on a driver in Chicopee in 2011. The state's highest court on Tuesday limited which evidence can be used in court to prosecute drivers suspected of operating under the influence of marijuana, handing a victory to civil rights advocates in a closely-watched case.

CN ON: Politicians Back Group To Tackle Opioid Crisis

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
London Free Press, 19 Sep 2017 - While politicians were busy debating whether to create a new group to deal with an opioid crisis, community agencies went ahead and formed it themselves. That created a confusing conversation at a city hall committee on Monday night, when politicians debated the opioid crisis working group for the third time since Aug. 1.

CN ON: Editorial: Publish Statistics

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 19 Sep 2017 - News that Toronto is one big step closer to a long-term safe injection site is most welcome, particularly as this city, like many in North America, grapples with a growing opioid addiction crisis. It's also a reminder of the important work ahead. In the month since a pop-up injection site opened in Moss Park, the volunteer staff has accommodated nearly 2,700 visits and administered 26 doses of naloxone, the antidote to these deadly drugs.

CN NS: Column: Stirring The Pot On Legal Weed

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 19 Sep 2017 - We need to figure out how to sell weed in Nova Scotia - we also need to get more stores to sell healthy food. Maybe we can use one problem to solve the other: allow stores to sell weed if they also offer a minimum quantity and quality of fruit and vegetables.

CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot Selling Plan Goes From Bad To Worse

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Northumberland Today, 14 Sep 2017 - The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. I was browsing Ontario's sunshine list on Monday, the phone-book sized document that catalogues public-sector salaries of more than $100,000.

CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot-Selling Plan Puffs Up Bureaucracy

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
The Delhi News-Record, 14 Sep 2017 - The Ontario Liberals, who couldn't organize a pee parade at a beer festival, are going into the retail marijuana business. This means another increase in the size of the already bloated bureaucracy. It also means the province will steamroll over entrepreneurs ready and able to do this right.

US MA: Marijuana Rally On Boston Common Features Vendors, Music, And

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 16 Sep 2017 - The Boston Freedom Rally was on Boston Common on Saturday. Thousands of people are expected to flock to Boston Common this weekend for the 28th annual Boston Freedom Rally - the first time the marijuana festival has been held since voters approved a ballot referendum last November legalizing the drug for recreational use.

US PA: Patients Lose As Cannabis Industry Barters For Zoning In

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Sep 2017 - A pay-to-play system has developed between state-licensed cannabis operators and municipal governments across the country for local zoning. The same model has quickly materialized in Pennsylvania, and now one town has gone too far. Muhlenberg Township in Berks County was trying to squeeze a dispensary - - Franklin Bioscience LLC - for 5 percent of its annual profits.

US CA: Pot Edibles That Look Like Gummy Bears Should Be Illegal To

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep 2017 - California companies would be prohibited from selling marijuana edibles made in the shape of a person, animal, insect or fruit under a measure given final legislative approval Thursday and sent to the governor for consideration. "We are trying to protect children," said Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored AB 350.

CN ON: Pot Use Will Surge: Poll

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 19 Sep 2017 - More than a third of respondents plan to use legalized marijuana A new study by Sudbury-based researchers has found that 39 per cent, or 11.5 million adult Canadians intend to be cannabis consumers once the federal government's legalization plan becomes a reality.

US PA: DA Candidate Endorses Safe Injection Sites For Heroin

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Sep 2017 - Democrat Larry Krasner, the front-runner to become Philadelphia's next district attorney, says he supports city-sanctioned spaces where people addicted to heroin can inject drugs under medical supervision and access treatment, a move advocates see as a promising step toward making the city the first in the U.S. to open such a site. His Republican opponent, Beth Grossman, says she's open to discussions on the matter.

CN ON: Column: Ontario's Pot Selling Plan Goes From Bad To Worse

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Packet & Times, 14 Sep 2017 - The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. I was browsing Ontario's sunshine list on Monday, the phone-book sized document that catalogues publicsector salaries of more than $100,000.

CN ON: Jimi Hendrix's Best Christmas Present Ever

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 17 Sep 2017 - After getting arrested at Pearson for drug possession, trial was like a 'nightmare' for legendary star In 1969, legendary rock musician Jimi Hendrix declared Canada had given him "the best Christmas present" when a Toronto jury acquitted him of drug possession charges.

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