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Canada: Poll: Canadians Want Softer Pot Laws
More than two-thirds of Canadians want this country's marijuana laws softened, according to an opinion poll conducted for the federal government earlier this year.
Canada: Poll: Canadians Want Softer Pot Laws
More than two-thirds of Canadians want this country's marijuana laws softened, according to an opinion poll conducted for the federal government earlier this year.
Canada: Canadians Back Softer Marijuana Laws, Poll Finds
More Than Half Don't Want Pot Marketed Like Booze, Tobacco More than two-thirds of Canadians want this country's marijuana laws softened, according to an opinion poll conducted for the federal government earlier this year.
Canada: 70% Want Pot Laws Eased: Poll
OTTAWA * More than two-thirds of Canadians want marijuana laws softened, says an opinion poll conducted for the federal government.

Opinions

US PA: OPED: U. S. Helped Create Crisis Along Border
For months, the U.S. government has been debating how to best respond to the wave of migration of unaccompanied minors.
US DC: Column: Bad Policies Are Their Own Worst Enemy
Topics: The New York Times Marijuana Drug Legalization Legalization Employees prepare for opening day at the Cannabis City retail marijuana store on July 8, 2014 in... Newspaper editorials rarely make news - I've been writing them for a long time, and, believe me, I know - - but one did the other day, when the New York Times came out for legalization of marijuana. It was an agreeable development for anyone who, like me, believes in letting people live their own lives, even if they do it badly. But its significance is much bigger than that.
US CA: Column: Addicted To Pot?
I smoke pot every day. Am I addicted? - -Robert How would I know? How much pot do you smoke every day? More than a joint or two? How is your personal life? Are you relatively "successful"? Do you behave like a responsible adult?
US CA: Editorial: DEA Incompetence Almost Led To A Funeral
The story of Daniel Chong - the UC San Diego college student who nearly died in 2012 after being detained by Drug Enforcement Administration agents and kept handcuffed without food or water for five days - now looks even worse than before.

Letters

US CA: Legalize Marijuana - But With Restrictions
There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservations.
US CA: Legalize It
Debra J. Saunders presents cogent talking points in "N.Y. Times editorial: Legalize marijuana," on why our federal policy prohibiting marijuana use "doesn't work" ( July 29).
US CA: All Or Nothing
I never thought it possible, but kudos to Debra J. Saunders for supporting the "N.Y. Times editorial: Legalize marijuana" ( July 29). Will she take the next logical step against the violent drug wars by advocating controlled legalization of addictive hard drugs, making use not a reason for prison, but for treatment?
CN ON: Middle Ground In Drug War
A response to John Robson's July 24 column. There is a middle ground between drug prohibition and blanket legalization. Switzerland's heroin maintenance program has been shown to reduce disease, death and crime among chronic users by providing them with standardized doses in a clinical setting. The successful Swiss program has inspired heroin maintenance pilot projects in Canada, Germany, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands.
US CA: City Should Not Limit Pot Dispensaries
San Jose's limitations on cannabis dispensaries make no sense. The tax revenue alone can help finance city and county needs.
US NM: Make Marijuana Available To Rich And Poor
I THINK THAT the editorial regarding access to marijuana in (the July 21) Journal is excellent. As one follows developments here in New Mexico, one could be easily confused about whether the state is trying to make things more difficult for those who really need the relief in several forms or easier, as they claim.
US FL: Let Doctors Make Pot Decision For Patients
I'm writing in response to Jodi James' thoughtful Sunday guest column, "Floridians deserve safe, legal access to medical pot."