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CN BC: Pot Firm Lays Off Staff, Blames Dispensary Boom
Nanaimo grower Tilray sheds third of its workforce Nanaimo medical marijuana growing company Tilray has laid off a third of its workforce - 61 employees - to "more efficiently serve patients," according to a statement from chief executive officer Greg Engel.
US WA: Everett Closer To A Permanent Pot Ordinance
EVERETT - For the first time since the legal marijuana shops opened a year ago, the city of Everett is moving toward a permanent ordinance regulating how and where the new businesses will operate.
CN BC: B.C. Is Canada's Drug Offence Capital
B.C. has undoubtedly the highest drug offence rates reported by police across the country and its reputation has remained steadfast over three decades, according to data compiled by Statistics Canada.
CN BC: 'We're A Good Neighbour': Society
B.C. Compassion Club Society appealing to Vancouver councillors to not force them to move due to new regulations

Opinions

Australia: Column: This Is Ice, Ice, Crazy ...
Matt Noffs means well. But he has fallen for a crackpot idea in his quest to help the addicts at the Ted Noffs Foundation crisis centre founded by his grandfather. He wants legally sanctioned "ice consumption rooms" where methamphetamine addicts can smoke, snort or shoot up to their heart's content. No surprise who has been whispering in his ear.
CN BC: Editorial: The Drug Debates
The debate in Langley City over the number of pharmacies which have set up shop is actually part of a larger debate involving the use of drugs in society - legal, illegal, tested, patented and perhaps somewhere in between.
US NM: OPED: Pot Legalization Would Bring On Costs, Risks
Research shows making marijuana more available would lead to more use, and that would cost us dearly
US WA: Column: Fare Thee Well
Five shows commemorate a decade each for the Grateful Dead. In this era of fly-by-night fame, one-hit wonders, and lame-ass reality "stars," any group of artists who can create a true following over half a century needs to be recognized and respected.

Letters

CN BC: Marijuana Propaganda Wars Have Started All Over Again
MARIJUANA PROPAGANDA WARS HAVE STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN Is a tomato grown in your garden good for you?
US FL: Tracking Marijuana Use
Re: Fact And Fiction On Medical Pot | June 22, Editorial The referenced Lancet article concluded that while pot use is higher in states that have legal pot as medicine, usage did not increase when the medical marijuana law was enacted.
US NJ: Stop Funding The War On Drugs
The State of New Jersey is funding several reforms in the name of abandoning the failed "war on drugs." These reforms include forcing Drug Court (DC), funding re-entry services and retrofitting jails as treatment centers. There is only one problem; these reforms actually fund the "war on drugs."
US OH: Real 'Ick' Factor Isn't Pot, but Hatred and
The "ick" factor is the product of decades of propaganda that is clearly demonstrated by the following quote from the father of the War on Drugs, Richard Nixon ("Marijuana support group needs new name" June 22).
US CO: Tourists Didn't Legalize Pot
I'm a bit confused again. In this debate concerning the marijuana bakery downtown, I have read several statements in letters that say Glenwood Springs does not want to become a destination resort for marijuana tourism.
US AZ: War On Drugs
EDITOR: Marijuana is not harmless. Of course, it isn't. It is sad that its proponents claim that it is. Having said that, the question still is, should it be illegal?
US AZ: Anecdotal Evidence Supports Marijuana As
Sunday's editorial "Cause for pause: Zealots need to inhale the facts" asks supporters of medical cannabis to curb their enthusiasm and wait for the science.