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bnn - (Canada) Bank mergers, housing and marijuana: Kevin Ob Leary on his leadership bid - Article - BNN Preferred Shares Personal Investor: Canadian equity funds fall short in 2016 ... (Wed Jan 18 11:31:08 2017 PST)

CANADA: Heroin, cocaine, cash and firearms seized by RCMP from Parksville home - Parksville Qualicum News
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pqbnews - Cash and firearms seized by RCMP from Parksville home A "significant quantity" of suspected heroin and cocaine was seized. (Wed Jan 18 03:21:52 2017 PST)

CANADA: Charges laid in New West-led drug investigation
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newwestrecord - Was seized as part of an investigation into drug trafficking in the Lower Mainland. (Wed Jan 18 03:11:03 2017 PST)

CANADA: Hot issues to watch in 2017 - The Hill Times - The Hill Times
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hilltimes - (US) From an expectedly big budget to legalizing pot to Canada's 150th birthday, 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year on the Hill. (Wed Jan 18 02:32:17 2017 PST)

CANADA: Traffic stop turns into drug bust - Daily Herald Tribune
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dailyheraldtribune - (Canada) A Grande Prairie man is facing a number of drug charges after being pulled over for a traffic violation Friday afternoon. (Wed Jan 18 02:16:17 2017 PST)

CANADA: Point Edward man enters guilty plea on drug charges
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capebretonpost - Point Edward man enters guilty plea on drug charges Point Edward man enters guilt... (Wed Jan 18 02:08:40 2017 PST)

CANADA: West Arichat man enters guilty plea on reduced charge
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capebretonpost - The drug involved is oxycodone. (Wed Jan 18 02:08:40 2017 PST)

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CANADA: Marijuana, society's forbidden fruit - National Post
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news.nationalpost - (US) It could have been any cool cafC) in any city in the world. Barbara Kay: Taking a second look at marijuana legalization Chris Selley: Canadab s incoherent drug policy Jesse Kline: Learning a lesson from Americab s failed war on drugs He wanted to make sure I heard this right. b Lemon Skunk is a very special plant. (Mon Jan 16 02:52:57 2017 PST)

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OR: Drug deaths reach record high in British Columbia last year - KOIN 6
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koin - (US) VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) b Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia reache... (Wed Jan 18 22:11:42 2017 PST)

Vancouver to spend $3.5-million on drug-overdose crisis
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theglobeandmail - (Canada) The rate of overdose deaths is far worse than what Vancouver experienced in the 1990s, as a result of people taking drugs, sometimes unknowingly, that have been laced with the powerful opioids fentanyl and carfentanil. The rate of overdose deaths is far worse than what Vancouver experienced in the 1990s, as... (Wed Jan 18 19:31:55 2017 PST)

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metronews - (US) According to the provinceb s chief coroner, Lisa Lapointe, 142 people died of illicit drug use last month, the highest-ever number recorded. In total, 914 people died of drug overdose in B.C. in 2016, an 80 per cent increase over 2015. In response to the crisis, the province has increased several harm reduction initiatives,... (Wed Jan 18 14:46:40 2017 PST)

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ctvnews - (Canada) The figure is almost 80 per cent higher than the 510 overdose deaths due to illicit drugs in 2015. (Wed Jan 18 14:46:40 2017 PST) [also citynews.ca7837, metronews.ca11319]

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cbc - (US) Paraphernalia seized in Buffalo Narrows drug bust Four people have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking crack cocaine. (Wed Jan 18 13:31:19 2017 PST)

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ctvnews - (Canada) Drugmakers push profitable, but unproven, opioid solution ... (Wed Jan 18 13:16:14 2017 PST)

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cbc - (US) The BC Coroners Service and provincial health officials are expected to reveal today how many people died from illicit drug overdoses in 2016. (Wed Jan 18 12:31:25 2017 PST)

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edmontonexaminer - (Canada) Approximately 56 grams of marijuana are seen at the Medical Compassion Clinic in Toronto in 2011. (Wed Jan 18 16:46:27 2017 PST)

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cbc - (US) Says mayor The City of Richmond is looking to ban storefront sales of marijuana in every zone of the city Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie says they want to send a clear message that marijuana is still illegal and with that. (Wed Jan 18 13:31:19 2017 PST)

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fortune - (US) The increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge . (Wed Jan 18 11:46:16 2017 PST)

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cbc - (US) Stellarton urges Health Canada to green-light local marijuana plant - Nova Scotia - CBC News Stellarton urges Health Canada to green-light local marijuana plant Mayor hopes letter to Health Canada will breathe life back into Vida Cannabis's plan to open plant Security first at Stellarton medical marijuana plant to create up to 300 jobs in small town The Town of Stellarton. (Wed Jan 18 10:31:10 2017 PST)

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businessinsider - The numbers suggest the legal marijuana industry is growing quickly. (Wed Jan 18 09:31:08 2017 PST)

CANADA: Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US
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whistlerquestion - Denver is starting work on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places like restaurants. (Wed Jan 18 03:55:38 2017 PST) [also weyburnreview10931]

CANADA: Medical marijuana shop closed down quickly in Langford - Goldstream News Gazette
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goldstreamgazette - Medical marijuana shop closed down quickly in Langford - Goldstream News Gazette Medical marijuana shop closed down quickly in Langford A short-lived medical marijuana operation in Langford was shut down by West Shore RCMP on Tuesday. (Wed Jan 18 02:28:22 2017 PST)

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metronews - (US) According to the provinceb s chief coroner, Lisa Lapointe, 142 people died of illicit drug use last month, the highest-ever number recorded. In total, 914 people died of drug overdose in B.C. in 2016, an 80 per cent increase over 2015. In response to the crisis, the province has increased several harm reduction initiatives,... (Wed Jan 18 14:46:40 2017 PST)

St. Catharines Standard
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stcatharinesstandard - (Canada) Cops and front-line agencies that deal with addicts are on high alert after police believe they found a deadly drug during an arrest Monday. (Tue Jan 17 18:16:10 2017 PST)

CANADA: Addiction clinic finding success - Daily Herald Tribune
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dailyheraldtribune - (Canada) Addiction clinic finding success ! Daily Herald Tribune Addiction clinic finding success The clinic writes about 65 opiate addiction prescriptions on any given clinic day, which is once a week, and there are currently about 120 regular clients and a total of about 250 files, ... (Mon Jan 16 02:20:19 2017 PST)

CANADA: OPINION: Safe injection site in Chilliwack? - Chilliwack News
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theprogress - OPINION: Safe injection site in Chilliwack? - Chilliwack News OPINION: Safe injection site in Chilliwack? ... (Mon Jan 16 02:13:50 2017 PST)

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cfjctoday - B.C. opens sites similar to supervised-injection sites without federal exemption Council gives safe injection site concept thumbs up MP questions how injection sites would fight fentanyl MP que... (Sat Jan 14 18:31:30 2017 PST)

CANADA: We must turn the tide on Canada's opioid crisis - The Globe and Mail
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theglobeandmail - (Canada) We must turn the tide on Canadab s opioid crisis - The Globe and Mail Addressing the roots of the opioid crisis demands a whole-of-society response, Philpott writes. We must turn the tide on Canadab... (Sat Jan 14 02:43:33 2017 PST)

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