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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:50:04 -0800

Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



US NY: NY Governor Signs Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Nov 2017 - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed Saturday to mark Veterans Day.



Philippines: When Trump Meets The Philippines' Duterte, 'Drug War'

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov 2017 - In President Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines, the police, with his explicit support, have killed thousands of alleged drug dealers and users without due process, some while they were in jail, or asleep, or at home with their families. They allegedly shot a 17-year-old while he was in custody, then dumped his remains in an alley. The youngest victim was 4. Human rights groups, the U.S. Congress, the European Union and the United Nations have all condemned Duterte's "war on drugs." Yet when President Trump meets Duterte in Manila, it probably won't enter the conversation.



US MI: You Can Be Fired For Medical Marijuana. Advocates Want That To

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 13 Nov 2017 - Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? Joseph Casias injured his knee at the Battle Creek Wal-Mart where he worked in 2009. Per company policy, he took a drug test. It came back positive.



CN BC: Revelstoke Secondary School Receives Naloxone Kits

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - Staff at Revelstoke Secondary School now have a new tool to keep students safe. The high school received two Naloxone kits at the end of September. Naloxone is used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.



CN BC: Editorial: Better Safe Than Sorry

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - The fentanyl crisis in B.C. continues to worsen. In the past five years, the province has gone from 12 fentanyl-related deaths to 823 between between January and August this year. There have been no fentanyl-related deaths reported in Revelstoke, but RCMP still believe that the powerful opioid has made its way into the community.



CN BC: Editorial: Lighting Up The Economy

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 08 Nov 2017 - Being illegal - for now - makes it hard to pin down just how big the market for marijuana is, but one estimate suggests it's at least as large as hard liquor sales, about $5 billion annually. The report, from financial services firm Deloitte, estimates the market for legalized recreational marijuana could give Canada's economy a $22.6 billion annual boost when you include growers, equipment suppliers and the like.



CN BC: Schools Tackle Drug Use

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Morning Star, 12 Nov 2017 - The Vernon School District is taking a proactive approach to battling the opioid crisis. Rather than waiting for drug problems to develop, school counsellors, backed by the district, are tackling potential problems before they materialize through a new program.



CN BC: Column: D-E-C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L-I-Z-E

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kamloops This Week, 10 Nov 2017 - A quarter-century ago, Abbotsford had its moment of clarity with respect to drugs and gangs. After repeated denials by the city's municipal police department that gangs were active in the Fraser Valley city, the truth was laid bare when 18-year-old Kirby Martin was shot and killed in a parking lot of a mall along the city's main strip, South Fraser Way.



CN ON: Wynne Down On Ottawa's Marijuana Tax Proposals

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 Nov 2017 - $1 per gram plan revealed, but premier says provinces will carry an unfair burden OTTAWA- The federal government formally rolled out details Friday of its tax plan for legalized marijuana, proposing a combined federal-provincial excise tax capped at 10 per cent, or $1 per gram, with the revenue haul split equally with provinces.