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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:50:57 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:10:02 GMT

 



US NJ: Editorial: Opioid Crisis Continues To Grow

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Herald News, 21 Jul 2017 - The national opioid crisis is spreading. Despite increased awareness of the dangers of abusing prescription drugs, the numbers of fatalities and overdoses continue to rise. That is too true in Bergen County. As Staff Writer Steve Janoski reports, despite the efforts of Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal, the county appears on track to surpass last year's totals of 320 overdoses; 259 of which were opioid related. Ninety-eight people died. That's an 11 percent increase in overdoses from 2015 and a 12.6 percent increase in fatalities.



US OH: Toledo Residents Ambivalent On Marijuana Greenhouse Near Their

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 23 Jul 2017 - Kevin Jones lives at 700 Spencer St. He says he sees pros and cons to using the dilapidated factory across the street to grow marijuana: jobs and crime. In 1910, Toledo businessman William Bunting opened a cavernous brass factory on Spencer Street, just a short distance from the zoo.



US MA: Legislators Send Pot Overhaul To Governor

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 23 Jul 2017 - The Democrat-controlled Massachusetts Legislature sent an overhaul of the voter-passed marijuana legalization law to Governor Charlie Baker's desk Thursday - but not before a top Republican lit into the legislation. The Senate enacted the measure on a 32-6 vote. On Wednesday, the House voted 136-11 to move the bill forward.



US CA: Editorial: L.A. Voters Want To Legalize Marijuana, So Why

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2017 - IT? Los Angeles voters want to legalize marijuana, and they don't seem particularly concerned that it remains illegal under federal law. In November nearly two out of three voters in the city of L.A. supported Proposition 64, a statewide initiative to let adults grow, buy and use recreational marijuana. A few months later, voters overwhelmingly backed Measure M to create a city permitting system for marijuana businesses.



US As Trump Wages War On Legal Marijuana, Military Veterans Side With

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2017 - POT U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is pressing Congress to allow federal law enforcement to target medical marijuana operations in states where they are legal. (July 21, 2017) U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is pressing Congress to allow federal law enforcement to target medical marijuana operations in states where they are legal. (July 21, 2017)



CN ON: Judge Declares Mistrial In Drug Case

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - Rules he violated accused's rights to a fair trial by asking to meet with police officer An Ottawa judge has declared a mistrial in a drug case after privately questioning an investigating officer in chambers violated an accused's right to be at his own trial.



CN ON: Must Be 19 To Buy Weed: Wynne

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - Premier Kathleen Wynne says you'll have to be 19 years old to buy legal weed in Ontario. Wynne said Friday she can't see the age of majority to buy marijuana being different than that of alcohol when pot is legalized next summer.



Mexico: Mexico's Bloody Drug War Is Killing More People Than Ever

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2017 - Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has spiked to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades. Prosecutors opened 2,234 homicide investigations last month, according to government statistics released Friday. That's an increase of 40% over June of last year and 80% over June of 2014.



CN NS: After Naloxone - 'Then What?'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 21 Jul 2017 - Advocate calls for more details on N.S. opioid plan Nova Scotia's plan to offer hundreds of free naloxone kits will undoubtedly save lives, but one advocate says a lack of hard timelines and specific plans to help people outside an opioid emergency raises "more questions than answers."