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News

CN ON: Crime Stoppers Exec;s Arrest Yields $3M In Pot
Provincial police say a Leamington raid and the arrest this week of a now-former Crime Stoppers president also yielded a marijuana seizure worth more than $3 million.
CN ON: 'I Was In Shock,' Mother Says
Kingston woman whose daughter was stuck by needle at city park wants it to be a lesson for all A Kingston business owner, blogger and mother is warning parents to talk to their children about discarded needles after her daughter stuck herself with one earlier this month.
US IL: We Need To Standardize Marijuana Laws
I've been thinking a lot lately about marijuana. No, it's not what you suspect, I don't smoke the stuff.
CN BC: 'UBC's Naloxone Kits Unclaimed'
Drug-use stigma cited, as not one student has picked up free opioid antidote Free kits of naloxone are going unclaimed at the University of B.C. because students don't want to identify as illicit drug users, experts believe.

Opinions

CN BC: OPED: New Pot Laws Could Bust Rural BC's Economy
BC growers worry they will be cut out of the equation as governments move towards legalization. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana could cripple an underground economy in British Columbia that experts at Simon Fraser University's Sauder School of Business estimate is worth $2 to $5 billion dollars a year.
CN ON: Safe Drug Use Sites A Way Station To Hell Or The
Moral dilemmas, NIMBY-ism and budgets pose obstacles Coun. Donna Skelly was curious what safe injection places for drug addicts look like.
CN AB: Column: Safe Injection Not A Gateway
People get twitchy when you start talking about safe injection sites. A clean, safe spot where needle drug users can use needle drugs.
CN BC: Oped: Feds Should Say No To City Pot Tax Grab
City politicians, never shy about demanding more money from beleaguered taxpayers, are now trying to get a cut of future cannabis taxes.

Letters

US AZ: Legal Marijuana Would Make Kids Safer
Political reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez moderates a debate between Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery (against) and J.P. Holyoak from the Pro Prop 205 Campaign over legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona.
CN ON: All Drug Use Should Be Decriminalized
I believe that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plan to decriminalize and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana is correct and should be applied to other drugs as well - like cocaine, for example.
CN ON: Drug Use Is Not A Simple Issue
Re: Letter to the Editor titled "Illegal drug use simply isn't safe, stop it" published on Sept. 13.
CN BC: Bank Needs To Change Its Policy
Dear Editor: The Royal Bank of Canada has stated its policy on industries or businesses which deal with products involving marijuana. The bank has stated that it will not loan money to any company or business which deals with marijuana.
CN ON: Trudeau On Right Track
I believe that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plan to decriminalize and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana is correct and should be applied as well to other drugs, such as cocaine.
CN ON: War On Drugs Doesn't Work
I believe that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plan to decriminalize and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana is correct and should be applied to other drugs as well, like cocaine, for example.
CN BC: Marijuana Regulation Is Tragically Overdue
Re: "More marijuana research needed," editorial, Sept. 13. It should come as no surprise that the Medical Cannabis Research Roundtable is calling for more funding for cannabis research. The usual bottom line on most cannabis studies - and there have been thousands of them - is that more research and research grants are warranted.