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US IL: Editorial: An FBI fable: The Case Of The Cannabis Candidate

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 05:00
Chicago Tribune, 08 Mar 2018 - There's a lot of truth-bending in political campaigns. Remember then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's false assertion in 2015 that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 attacks? Or how about Hillary Clinton's tall tale in her 2008 campaign that on a trip to Bosnia, "I remember landing under sniper fire. aE& We just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." That, too, didn't happen. Benjamin Thomas Wolf's Pinocchio moment is also a doozy.

CN PI: Sobering Message

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 05:00
The Journal-Pioneer, 08 Mar 2018 - P.E.I. students moved by powerful anti-impaired driving presentation Jordan Gillis knew it was a bad idea to get into the car. The person offering to drive him home had been smoking pot - enough to impair his ability to drive safely.

CN AB: Support For Marijuana Is Divided In Poll Of Local Contentious

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:00
Lethbridge Herald, 07 Mar 2018 - With legal recreational marijuana in the wings, Lethbridge remains divided on its use. The latest survey of city residents shows an even 50-50 split when asked if they support legalization. But support is up from 43.9 per cent in 2016 and 46.6 per cent last year, as reported by the Citizen Society Research Lab at Lethbridge College.

US KY: Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill Shelved By House Committee

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 07 Mar 2018 - FRANKFORT -- Kentucky lawmakers shelved Wednesday a controversial bill to legalize medical marijuana, but supporters of the measure pledged to continue their fight. Some backers of House Bill 166 were in tears after the House Judiciary Committee voted 14-4 to "pass over" the measure. That's a procedure to put off voting on the bill until a later date.

US KY: Oped: It's Time To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 07 Mar 2018 - For years, Kentucky veterans have approached us with a question that has no good answer: "Why are my comrades in other states able to treat PTSD and pain with medical cannabis while I cannot?" Frustrated and confused, these men and women struggle daily with the effects of post-traumatic stress triggered by the horrors of war and chronic pain from injuries suffered in combat.

US KY: Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Say No To Medical Marijuana Bill

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 06 Mar 2018 - FRANKFORT -- Four law enforcement officials and a doctor urged state lawmakers Tuesday to say no to a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. For more than an hour, opponents of House Bill 166 told members of the House Judiciary Committee the ills they see in it.

CN ON: Column: To Reduce Stigma, Increase Research

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:00
Hamilton Spectator, 06 Mar 2018 - Medical cannabis take-up hampered by lack of research and red tape I picked up a View magazine while I was waiting for the bus a few weeks back. There was an article on the 15 or so uses of cannabis, so after I caught up with CATCH (Citizens at City Hall), I turned to the article on cannabis looking for some useful information.

CN BC: Column: Legal Weed Coming, Time To Talk Rules

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:00
Penticton Herald, 06 Mar 2018 - Can we put the words "illegal" and "marijuana" together and still be making a relevant statement in Canada? Marijuana is going to be legal as a recreation drug. The federal government has committed itself to legalization. The provincial government has stepped forward with a plan for legal marijuana, which included dispensaries as a component. They even went so far as to include early licence application for dispensaries.

US NJ: New Jersey Lawmakers Weigh Legalizing Marijuana

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 05 Mar 2018 - TRENTON -- The first New Jersey legislative hearing on the legalization of marijuana held since Gov. Murphy took office -- after he promised his support -- unfolded Monday before more than 100 people. More than a dozen experts traveled from as far as Colorado and Massachusetts to office advice on legalization, a topic gaining traction after Murphy, a Democrat, replaced Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican adamantly opposed to it, in January.