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CLEAR Daily News for 27th November 2015

Breaking: Canadian Province May Flip-Flop On Cannabis Use In Public (Civilized)

"We've heard the concerns around this regulation, and we're going to take this feedback and see if this regulation is the best way to move forward," said Damerla. "[We will] take a hard look and see and make sure that this is in the best interest of Ontario."

US: Judge: Woman With Cancer Can Try to Buy Cannabis in Maine (High Times)

In his ruling, Judge Richard McNamara says Horan will suffer irreparable harm if relief was not granted.

LEAP's Peter Christ at the St Albans Rotary (LEAP - youtube)

Captain Peter Christ (ret.), co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) brings his powerful yet entertaining critique of the War on Drugs to the St. Albans, VT Rotary.

Should we legalise or decriminalise cannabis? (Irish Times)

The key is that any proposed measures are pragmatic, subject to careful evaluation, and demonstrated to reduce harm.

Ontario government taking medical cannabis plan back to the drawing board (Star Canada)

The controversial policy would have exempted medical marijuana from new e-cigarette restrictions taking effect Jan. 1, which ban their use in non-smoking areas.

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain (The Guardian)

Brain scans of people who regularly smoked strong skunk-like cannabis revealed subtle differences in the white matter that connects the left and right hemispheres.

Uttarakhand To Become First Indian State To Legalise Cannabis Cultivation (India Times)

Farmers will have to get a licence by the excise department to grow cannabis. Hemp with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 0.3 to 1.5 percent can be used for industrial purposes like in the manufacturing of fibre.

“Scared Straight” Anti-Drug Programs Aren’t Scaring Kids at All (Open Society Foundations)

Programs that aim to keep young people abstinent forever, especially by exaggerating the harms of drugs, are unrealistic and may even be counterproductive.

Melissa Etheridge Says Cannabis Users Should 'Come Out' To Spur Legalisation (

"I think that people need to come out as cannabis users," she said. "They need to explain, Hey, I don't do this to get high and drop out of society, I'm going to take this plant that is healthy for me."

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