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Update: Health unit warns about deadly heroin in Grey-Bruce

Source : http://www.lfpress.com/2015/12/21/health-unit-warns-of-deadly-heroin-in-grey-bruce Grey Bruce Health Unit is warning about a potentially lethal heroin mix available locally which is blamed for one man’s death and two other overdoses in Owen Sound on Monday alone. Grey County Emergency Services contacted the health unit about heroin circulating in the community following protocols ...

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Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot.

Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/canadas-next-big-move-it-may-be-legalizing-pot/2015/12/05/b6eeb5aa-9604-11e5-befa-99ceebcbb272_story.html For police forces across Canada, the month of August is harvest time. Officers slip on their coveralls, grab thick gardening gloves, shoulder machetes and begin the annual ritual of chopping down marijuana plants hidden in cornfields, remote mountain valleys and forest clearings. If growers are unlucky enough to ...

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Colombia to legalize weed in plan to become a big exporter of medical marijuana

Source : http://qz.com/549542/a-country-notorious-for-drug-trafficking-wants-to-become-a-big-exporter-of-legal-weed/ Colombia, one of the world’s top drug producers, is about to legalize medical marijuana. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos told the BBC (link in Spanish) on Nov. 13 that he would sign a decree regulating the use, production, and export of medicinal marijuana sometime this week. “There’s big ...

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Trudeau Gives Justice Minister Mandate To Legalize Cannabis

Source : https://www.civilized.life/trudeau-gives-justice-minister-mandate-to-legalize-1453717497.html Canada is officially on the road to legalization. In a letter outlining her responsibilities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to begin the process of legalizing and regulating cannabis in Canada. The letter to Wilson-Raybould (pictured above with Trudeau) reads, « I will expect you ...

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Colombia to legalize commercial sale of medical marijuana

Source : http://www.aol.com/article/2015/11/12/colombia-to-legalize-commercial-sale-of-medical-marijuana/21264361/ Colombia’s government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs. The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon ...

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The Push for Legal Marijuana Spreads

Source : http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/opinion/the-push-for-legal-marijuana-spreads.html?_r=1 Support for making marijuana legal is increasing around the world, and that is a good thing. Earlier this week, the Mexican Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing the drug by giving four plaintiffs the right to grow cannabis for personal use. In Canada, the newly sworn in ...

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