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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:34:44 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:10:01 GMT


CN ON: Scanners Target Barton Jail Smugglers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 25 Oct 2016 - Inmates already facing drug charges: police Body scanner technology is up and running at the Barton Jail, as part of the province's efforts to combat smuggling. More than 1,750 Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre (HWDC) inmates have gone through the scanner since it was activated on Sept. 6, according to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

CN ON: Upcoming Meeting To Discuss How Cannabis Oil Can Fight Illness

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Petrolia Topic, 26 Oct 2016 - Modern medicine has evolved greatly over the years in treating cancer and other illnesses. We have radiation and chemotherapy to reduce tumour growths, we have opioids to decrease pain and there are a number of over the counter drugs we can buy when we're feeling under the weather. But what about using marijuana in treatments for life threatening diseases and other life-altering ailments?

CN MB: New Gap Seen For Youths Battling Addictions

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 24 Oct 2016 - Two treatment programs closed THE closure of two youth-treatment programs has raised concerns about access to addictions treatment for young people involved in Manitoba's criminal justice system. The youth addiction and mental health treatment programs run by the Behavioural Health Foundation closed permanently this spring because of a lack of funding. The shuttering of the two programs - one in Selkirk for boys and the other in St. Norbert for girls - was already in the works when a Red River College student was brutally attacked by two boys at the Selkirk facility during the final shift of her child and youth care practicum last May.

CN ON: Cocaine Use Among 18-25 Year Olds Is Growing In Huron County

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Goderich Signal-Star, 26 Oct 2016 - The popularity of cocaine with 18 to 25 year olds in Huron County is growing, said Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detective Constable Max Miller of the Huron County Drug Office, Community Drug Action Team. All street drugs are present in Huron Count y , but cocaine is becoming more popular with this demographic because it is seen as a party drug that has fewer negative side effects than methamphetamine, the detective said during a public forum the night of Oct. 19.

CN MB: Editorial: Time To Ramp Up Opioid Fight

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 23 Oct 2016 - Manitoba stands on the edge of a opioid crisis that promises tragedy for families across the province and we're about to tumble into that dark abyss. Fentanyl is ripping through Winnipeg streets and is so prevalent and dangerous that the Winnipeg Police Service is considering having officers carry naxolone, an opiate antidote.

CN AB: Editorial: Legal pot: Easier Said Than Done

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 24 Oct 2016 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a mandate to legalize pot. He ran on it in last year's election. But as Postmedia's just completed, six-part series "O Cannabis" illustrates, it's one thing to promise legalization, another to deliver it.

Canada: OPED: Drugged Driving: Shaky Science And Uncertain Laws

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 24 Oct 2016 - If news headlines are to be believed, no one in Canada has ever driven a car after smoking marijuana: "Legalized marijuana has provinces worried about drug-impaired driving" "The new impaired driving: legal marijuana"

CN ON: Pot Shops Up In Smoke

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 24 Oct 2016 - Bylaws used against dispensaries When it comes to shutting down marijuana dispensaries, Mark Sraga admits it's a bit like playing whack-a-mole. "It's still an ongoing challenge," said Sraga, director of investigative services for the City of Toronto. "Dispensaries open, dispensaries close."

CN ON: 'We'll Just Keep Breaking The Law'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 24 Oct 2016 - Marc Emery tackles hot pot topics Marc Emery may be the Prince of Pot, but he still harbours serious concerns about a future with legal marijuana. A federal task force on the legalization and regulation of marijuana is expected to report back in November. Legislation is expected in the spring.