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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:10:45 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:10:02 GMT

 



CN NF: 'Technically Illegal'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 29 Nov 2016 - Marijuana advocate approached N.L. police months ago about starting a dispensary Marijuana advocate Ryan Stratton said when he first heard about pot dispensaries popping up in St. John's, he was a little bitter.



CN NF: The Straight Dope

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 29 Nov 2016 - Editor's note: Reporter James McLeod had a tip: A shop in Downtown St. John's was selling pot to people who never had a prescription. He asked if we wanted him to try and buy some for a story. We said yes. The sale of marijuana is already a big issue in our community. That importance will only grow in the coming months as the federal government prepares legislation to legalize. So James proceeded and this story reflects his experience. Our hope is it informs the community and prompts necessary debate on this issue. Telegram able to buy marijuana products with ease



CN SN: Pot Dispensary Owner Charged

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Yorkton This Week, 30 Nov 2016 - Illegal medical marijuana dispensaries are not just for big cities anymore. Earlier this month, RCMP made good on a September 2015 Health Canada warning threatening to shut down Martin Medical Services in Whitewood. In a raid on the business and home of owner Jerry Martin November 8, police seized undisclosed quantities of marijuana, hash oil and cash along with cellphones, computers and three vehicles. He is charged with trafficking marijuana, possession of marijuana, trafficking cannabis resin, possession of cannabis resin, possession of proceeds of crime, trafficking proceeds of crime and laundering proceeds of crime.



CN ON: Medpot User Says She Was Wrongfully Charged With DUI

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Goderich Signal-Star, 30 Nov 2016 - Linda Birks was only a handful of kilometers away from her new home in Port Albert when she became caught in a thunderstorm and drove her car off the road, down a ditch and into a hydro pole. The trip was supposed to have been the beginning of a new start, she said.



CN NF: Editorial: Pot To Trot

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 30 Nov 2016 - It's a lot of fuss over a gram of "Green Lantern" marijuana and four THC-containing extra-strength sativa gummy bunnies - two green, two yellow. But a $25 purchase by The Telegram's James McLeod is certainly making waves. It's a lot of fuss over a gram of "Green Lantern" marijuana and four THC-containing extra-strength sativa gummy bunnies - - two green, two yellow. But a $25 purchase by The Telegram's James McLeod is certainly making waves. McLeod bought the marijuana products at CannaLeaf Medical Dispensary, a marijuana dispensary operating in plain sight on Water Street in downtown St. John's.



CN BC: Column: Support Available For Drug Users

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Saanich News, 30 Nov 2016 - On April 14, 2016 the B.C. Ministry of Health announced the number of drug-related overdoses in the province had become a public health emergency, citing 474 preventable overdose deaths in British Columbia in 2015. In the six months that followed, they collected more data about overdoses (both fatal and non-fatal) and tried to proactively warn people about risks. During that same period, hundreds more died of illicit drug overdoses - 622 in the first 10 months of 2016, with at least 60 per cent of those directly linked to fentanyl.



CN BC: Support Growing For Supervised Injection Sites

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Victoria News, 30 Nov 2016 - When Marianne Alto walked into a public hearing at City Hall regarding the proposed supervised injection sites, she was surprised by what she heard. A number of residents expressed support last week for the supervised injection sites that many are seeing as a new tool to help reduce the number of overdose deaths on Vancouver Island.



CN BC: Poll Will Ask Businesses For Their Views On Marijuana

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 28 Nov 2016 - Businesses in Penticton's downtown core will be polled this week on the contentious issue of marijuana dispensaries. "The Downtown Penticton Association cannot endorse or support the illegal use, temporary or otherwise, of any retail space in downtown Penticton," DPA executive director Lynn Allin said in an interview with The Herald. The issue is scheduled to come before Penticton city council at its Dec. 6 meeting, when temporary-use permits could be allowed for as many as seven dispensaries in Penticton. Three of them are for locations on Westminster Avenue, three on Main Street (two of which are downtown and one in the 1600 block) and one on Martin Street.



Canada: Pot Legalization Report Due This Week

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 28 Nov 2016 - Chair of task force producing analysis for Ottawa says study will 'engender a lot of interest,' but stresses importance of moving slowly Ottawa's march toward a controlled market for legal marijuana in Canada takes a major step forward this week with the delivery of a task force report that includes advice on a minimum age, product warnings and measures to prevent drug-impaired driving.