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News

Canada: Canada's Pot Challenge: Keeping Kids Safe
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives are warning Canadians Justin Trudeau wants to make weed "more accessible to kids" by displaying and selling it in neighbourhood stores.
Canada: Canada's Pot Challenge: Keeping Kids Safe
Consumption Rate Highest In Western World OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives are warning Canadians Justin Trudeau wants to make weed "more accessible to kids" by displaying and selling it in neighbourhood stores.
Canada: Pot Challenge: Legalize While Keeping Kids Safe
The Conservatives Think It's Impossible. Justin Trudeau's Liberals Disagree OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives are warning Canadians that Justin Trudeau wants to make weed "more accessible to kids" by displaying and selling it in neighbourhood stores.
Ireland: EU Survey Reveals Views On Drugs
More than half of young Irish people think cannabis should be regulated, according to a new EU survey.

Opinions

CN ON: Column: Clear The Smoke And Regulate Pot Like Booze
A reasoned political debate about marijuana is almost as impossible as debating abortion laws or climate change.
CN ON: Column: Clear The Smoke And Regulate Pot Like Booze
A reasoned political debate about marijuana is almost as impossible as debating abortion laws or climate change.
CN ON: Column: Clear The Smoke And Regulate Pot Like Booze
A reasoned political debate about marijuana is almost as impossible as debating abortion laws or climate change.
CN ON: Column: Clear The Smoke And Regulate Pot Like Booze
A reasoned political debate about marijuana is almost as impossible as debating abortion laws or climate change.

Letters

US FL: Allow Legal Pot Use
Regarding Barney Bishop's Aug. 1 op-ed, "Amendment 2 not about relief, it's about getting high": It's true that anyone in California who wants a medical marijuana recommendation can get one.
CN ON: Evidence Delusion
Health Minister Rona Ambrose's assertion that Health Canada's new $5-million pot cessation effort is "evidence-based and non-partisan" (Anti-Marijuana Campaign Not Political, Ambrose says - Aug. 19) is a delusion.
CN ON: Reefer Madness Lives On In London
Regarding the editorial Emery's high hopes a political downer? (Aug. 15). Nice to see that reefer madness is still alive and well and living in London Ontario. I refer of course to your lopsided tirade against Marc Emery.
CN ON: People Have Answer To Pot Question
When are our politicians going to get things right? When in London, Justice Minister Peter MacKay said his party was not in favour of legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana in "No plan to decriminalize pot, MacKay insists" (Aug. 14).
US NY: Drug War Doesn't Fight Crime, It Fuels Crime
This letter is in response to your Aug. 4 article titled, "Schumer wants funding to fight heroin 'epidemic.' " Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is mistaken if he thinks throwing money at the heroin "epidemic" will do anything other than enrich violent drug cartels. Attempts to limit supply while demand remains constant only increases the profitability of drug trafficking. For addictive drugs like heroin, a spike in street prices leads desperate addicts to increase criminal activity to feed desperate habits. The drug war doesn't fight crime, it fuels crime.
US WA: Employ Moderation In Using Weed
When I was a child living on a farm in Bowman, N.D., my father would notice an animal out in our pasture running around and acting crazy. My dad would go out and look to see if loco weed was growing in our pasture. He would find it, dig it up and destroy it.
US FL: 'Charlotte's' Web Rules
When the Florida Legislature passed the Charlotte's Web marijuana legislation, it gave the Department of Health responsibility to develop the immense and comprehensive framework of rules necessary to navigate such uncharted territory. As with any new set of guidelines, the first draft is almost never the last, and the department has done an exceptional job of using public comments to correct rule making oversights and omissions.