Cannabis News Thursday, June 7
- Legal pot isn’t public health or safety threat, B.C. researcher tells Senate
- Will the Senate pass the cannabis bill tonight? No one knows for sure
- Canada set to legalise weed nationwide
- There’s little evidence that legalizedmarijuanaposes a threat to public health and safety, and there may be benefits, says a new study from Canadian doctors and researchers.
- Dr. M.J. Milloy with the B.C. Centre on Substance Use worked on the study and said researchers did not find significant declines in road safety in American states wheremarijuanahad been legalized, but they did find a drop in alcohol sales.
- The Senate report also outlines 28 indicators to watch for as Canada legalizesmarijuana, grouped under the themes of public safety, cannabis use trends, other substance use trends, cardiovascular and respiratory health, and mental health and cognition.
- Data about many of the suggested indicators is already being collected by various levels of government, and researchers or statisticians can use that to look at the impact of changes tomarijuanapolicy, Milloy said.
- Legalization is a fundamental change” and decisions about public health need to be informed by scientific evidence, he added – – We really think that closely monitoring and evaluating the possible impact of cannabis legalization on public health is key.”
@cbcnewsbc: Legal pot not a public health or safety threat, researchers tell Senate https://t.co/W8ya7Msr12 https://t.co/Sx4oFfzWiL
- After six months of fractious debate (and an almost fatal vote),senators will vote tonight on the government’s landmark cannabis legislation a bill that has been picked apart by senators determined to rework major sections of the Liberals’ plan to end the prohibition on recreational pot use.
- Senators of all political stripes have passed an eye-popping 45 amendments an unusually large number of changes for a piece of government legislation.
- That letterseems to have allayed some of the initial concerns; Indigenous senatorsopted not to make further changes to the leaders have been pushing for excise tax powers, a public health campaign to educate Indigenous youth about the potential dangers of cannabis, and a one-year delay in implementation.
- Another amendment, from Conservative Quebec Sen. Claude Carignan, would establish a public registry of cannabis industry investors and directors in an effort to keep organized crime out of legal entities.
- Another major amendment, this time from Independent Nova Scotia Sen. Wanda Bernard, would allow for so-called social sharing of cannabis so thatteens two years apart in age and/orparents of minors could share cannabis without breaking the law.
@CBCPEI: Will the Senate pass the cannabis bill tonight? No one knows for sure https://t.co/uqyL0BMYoW #pei https://t.co/9cXEeZOslC
- Canada is poised to legalise recreational marijuana across the country this week, making it the first G7 country to do so.
- The Canadian Senate is due to vote on Thursday on bill C-45, which would legalise the use and purchase of marijuana for people over 18.
- Some of the countries, including Canada, have passed legislation allowing marijuana for medical use.
- In pictures: 4/20 Marijuana world rallies – – – – – – – – – – – – – In pictures: 4/20 Marijuana world rallies – – – – – – – – – 1/26 – – – A man wears a marijuana leaf mask during the annual 4/20 cannabis…
- Sixty-three percent of respondents told the Angus Reid Institute they support legalisation – – – – Getty Images – – – – – – – – – – 6/26 – – – A man smokes marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -…
@Independent: Canada set to legalise weed nationwide https://t.co/em1HdAiet6 https://t.co/RIlzYzuOSw