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US: The World-Spectator - Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada

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The World-Spectator - Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada The World-Spectator - Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada

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November 14, 2016 8:19 am

Donna Beutler

There was a strong police presence in Whitewood last Thursday when RCMP raided the Lalonde St. home of 45-year-old Whitewood resident Jerry Martin as well as at his business location on 3rd Ave.

Police officers and vehicles were very visible at both locations throughout the day.

According to RCMP, "At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2016, Broadview RCMP executed a warrant at both a business and a residence at Whitewood, SK."

As officers stood guard at the Martin Medical Services building downtown, several officers entered Martin's residence and began a search of the main street home, and later at the business location. RCMP seized marijuana, hash oil, cell phones and computers, an undisclosed amount of cash, and three vehicles.

"They (the RCMP) must have decided it was illegal, and acted upon that," Mayor Doug Armstrong said in an interview on Nov. 9.

"They must have had enough information that there was a crime committed," he added.

Armstrong spoke of the donations Martin Medical Services has made in the community and though he said the community can be thankful for those donations, he said the question that needs to be asked is, "Where has this money been generated?"

"In my way of thinking, if it's illegal, should we be taking money from an illegal activity?" he asked.

Martin opened his dispensary in 2012 under the name of Martin and Strauss Medical Services and in 2014 began operating as Martin Medical Services.

Martin's goal, according to his website, was to "provide high quality medicinal cannabis products to legitimate patients with a valid medical need."

During this time, Martin Medical has donated money to various causes and organizations.

However the Town of Whitewood, unsure of whether they should be on the receiving end of monies obtained from what could be illegal activity, made the decision last year not to accept money from Martin Medical Services until the federal government made it clear that dispensaries such as Martin's were operating legally.

The community of Whitewood has been divided on the issue of whether or not to accept funds from the marijuana dispensary.

Some feel strongly that there is no reason not to accept donations, while some want to know whether the business is legal before they accept money from the dispensary.

In September of 2015 Martin said he had received a warning letter from Health Canada regarding the illegal sale and advertising of marijuana, telling him to immediately suspend all activities with controlled substances or face enforcement action by the RCMP. Martin Medical Services was just one of 13 medical marijuana dispensaries in the country that received the warning letter at that time (September 2015).

Martin was, on November 8, 2016, charged with several offences relating to the operation of an unlawful marijuana dispensary.

Charges include Trafficking Marijuana, Trafficking Cannabis Resin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Cannabis Resin, Possession of Proceeds of Crime, Trafficking in Proceeds of Crime, and Laundering Proceeds of Crime.

RCMP say the investigation is ongoing and that the Broadview RCMP will be assisted by the Yorkton General Investigation Section, the Yorkton Forensic Identification Services/Section and the RCMP's Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit.

Martin appeared in court in Broadview on Nov. 9 and was released. He is scheduled to appear in court again at 10 a.m. on Nov. 23.


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Western Canada has erupted in protest over denial of pipeline projects. Last week there was a truck rally from Virden to Brandon and a rally for resources in Regina that included some local residents. Cory Garvey made this sign for the Virden truck convoy held on January 5, 2019.

The ribbon cutting for the grand reopening of Strive Fitness Centre on January 11, 2019. From left are employee Kristen McAuley, Mayor Larry Tomlinson cutting the ribbon, new owner May Han, and employee Sharen Hogarth.

After reading about it in the January 7, 2019 Looking Back column, Bob Davidson submitted this photo of the McAuley Tigers oldtimers team after winning the 1983 Reno Gamblers Cup in Nevada. In back from left are Bob Grant, Stan Fraser, Mike Sauter, Dick McAuley, Gerry Lyttle, Rod Lee, Lloyd Carruthers, Wayne Poole, Bob Lane, Don Bradley, Bob Davidson, and Jim Webb. In front are Ron Oliver, Joe Laxdal, Ed Mills, Blaine Hodgson, Don McEwen, and Huntley Lewis.

Volunteers feed sheaves of wheat into the threshing machine during the threshing demonstration.

The Moosomin Generals played their first RMFL game on Friday, Sept. 7 in Moosomin against the Interlake Thunder. The Generals lost to the Thunder 41-13. General Manager Jason Schenn says it will be a rebuilding year for the Generals, who lost a lot of their senior players after last season. Chris Lonseth with the ball for the Generals.

As part of the World-Spectator's harvest photo contest, Leona Nosterud submitted this photo of Rhett and Lena Nosterud from Moosomin with their Uncle Kenton Ziegler at his farm near Beisker, Alta. Turn to pages 28-29 for more harvest photos.

Members of the community, the Redvers Fire Department, and Brian Waynert of Loraas Disposal with the firetruck that was donated to Redvers. From left are Pat Ross, Axel Larson, Brodie McColl, Brian Waynert with Loraas Disposal, Doug Bennett, Fire Chief Brad Hutton, Wes Malin, Ron Henderson, Juanita Henderson (in front of Ron), Ellen Skulmoski, Robert Carriere, and Dave Pride.

With the snow melting suddenly and quickly at the end of April, this group of kids in Moosomin took advantage of some of the big puddles left behind to have fun with their bikes. This photo was submitted by Larry Rambold, and was taken on North Front Street.

Construction continues on the new SaskPower building in Eastgate Business Park in Moosomin. The new 8,200 square foot building is being constructed at a cost of $2.5 million.

The Moosomin Thursday night Tai Chi class.

The Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) hosted a Contractor Safety Breakfast in Moosomin Tuesday, April 17 at the MCC Centre. The purpose of the breakfast was to stress the importance of safe excavation practices and being wary of overhead power lines.

Hadley Klapak of Moosomin decided to have friends donate to the Humboldt Broncos for her sixth birthday party instead of bringing presents for her. She said she wanted "to help the parents and the hockey team." Hadley and her friends raised $80 for the Humboldt Broncos.

There was some serious bidding at the Fleming Pie Auction held on Friday, April 6 to raise money for the Fleming Community Hall. Abby Sheane, Chenoa Dingman and Sonja Sheane with some cupcakes they bid on.

A hundred current junior or former junior hockey players laced up skates and skated out onto the ice at the Moosomin Comminiplex in a massive benefit game organized to show support for the Humboldt Broncos on Friday, April 13.

Moosomin Minor hockey player Kendry Lewis, age 8, holds a candle in his palm at a vigil held for the Humboldt Broncos at the MCC Centre in Moosomin on Sunday, April 9.

Brett Tollefson (left) plays the part of Geordie, one of a group of men out to "catch chicks" in this year's theatrical performance by Whitewood's Not So Famous People Players.

Crescent Point donated $5,000 to the Moosomin Fire Department for the purchase of a new aerial platform truck. At left is Mark Holloway of Crescent Point presenting the cheque to Jack Thompson and Greg Nosterud of the Moosomin Fire Department

The Tickity Boob Fundraiser on March 24 in Moosomin raised $18,712.74 for Debbie Brown who is undergoing treatments for breast cancer. The proceeds of the fundraiser were presented to Debbie last week by the volunteers who helped organize the fundraiser. In back from left are Lynn Russell, Sharen Hogarth, Anna Hall and Andrew Stacey. In front are Marlyne Primrose presenting a cheque for $18,712.74

Rihanna Flora performing a speech arts section called "Purple Cow" at the Moosomin and District Music Festival Adjudicator's Showcase on Sunday, March 25.

Travis Statz in action during game four in Rocanville Tuesday, March 27.

The Redvers Rockets with the Big Six championship banner on Saturday, March 24.

Monica Van der Merwe, Kadence Meredith, Chelsea Sauve, and Adele Boast at McNaughton senior drama students performance of Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

Isabella Restau, Avrielle Brehaut, and Alexia Brehaut with the adjudicator after performing a modern pop and musical movie solos in the 10-and-under and 8-and-under categories at Moosomin & District Music Festival on March 25, 2018

Emily Paliuk from Maryfield, top, Adriana Gray from Maryfield, bottom left, and Lydia Dunham from Wawota, bottom right, performing during a gymnastics competition on March 18, 2018

The Redvers Rockets won the first game of the Big Six final against the Carnduff Red Devils 4-0 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Moosomin Legion made a $1,500 donation to the Moosomin 802 Pipestone Air Cadets last week. The money was raised with proceeds from the Legion's Poppy Fund.

Maya Petreny performs at the Moosomin Skating Club's Spring Skating Carnival.

Gab, Maddex, Luke, Kaynen, Ryker, and Vorster had a blast building a snow fort in the trees at MacLeod Elementary School Monday, March 5, 2018 after heavy snowfall in the area.

Celebrating the tie-breaking goal scored in the third period by Kent Sauter during the Wawota Flyers vs Carnduff Red Devils semifinal game on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Girls football practice was held March 6 at the MCC Centre in Moosomin. This is the inaugural season for the newly formed girls team.

Some of the Telemiracle skaters posed for a picture on the ice at Welwyn's Telemiracle Skate-a-Thon on March 1, 2018

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The World-Spectator

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incarceration/prison mentioned? NO - the issue of prison or incarceration was NOT mentioned in this article .

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SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related
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illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda
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propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 propaganda theme5 propaganda theme6 propaganda theme4 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
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"crime" "cancer"6Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
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propaganda theme3 65%
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The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
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"kids" "parents"2Children Corrupted (propaganda theme 5)
Think of the children
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propaganda theme6 60%
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"Devils"2Demonize, War (propaganda theme 6)
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The Failed War on Drugs (2012)

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illegal drugs
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compassion club
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medical_cannabis : cannabis for medical usemedical cannabis
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"medical marijuana" "medicinal cannabis" compassion
Cannabis Treats Anxiety, Depression And Activates Pathways That Regulate Emotional Behavior (2014)
The Flower (video cartoon)
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
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Cannabis-Driving Studies Cannabis Link DB
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
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poppy 55%
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"controlled substances"
DEA's Drugs of Abuse booklet
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