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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:06:01 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:10:02 GMT


CN NS: 'This Is Medicine, Not About Getting High'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The News, 14 Aug 2017 - Medicinal marijuana dispensary in Stellarton offers variety of products This isn't your grandma's home remedy. Although maybe it is - maybe your grandma is totally on board with medical marijuana taking away the aches and pains that can come with old age.

CN NS: City Looks Into Pot Planning

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 14 Aug 2017 - Staff suggest HRM consider how to handle legalization Halifax is starting to think about how legal marijuana will roll out in the municipality. In a staff report coming to regional council's meeting on Tuesday, staff recommend starting the process to consider amending land-use bylaws to determine the best places for marijuana-production facilities and dispensaries in the municipality ahead of next summer's promised legalization.

CN YK: Survey Opens On Yukon's Pot Plans

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Yukon News, 11 Aug 2017 - Territory will likely have 'phased-in approach' to new weed laws The territorial government wants to know what the public is looking for in upcoming marijuana legislation. In an online survey, open until Sept. 30, the government is asking Yukoners to answer questions about where cannabis could be consumed in public, how it will be sold, the legal age for consumption, and whether any changes need to happen to the territory's occupational health and safety or driving laws.

CN BC: RCMP Constable Inspired Cheech And Chong Character

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 14 Aug 2017 - Abe Snidanko, the relentless narcotics officer who was feared by the scourge of Vancouver's hippies and lampooned by the stoner comedy duo of Cheech and Chong, has died. He was 79. Constable Snidanko's name became a byword for the conflict between the establishment, including mayor Tom Campbell, and a burgeoning counterculture scene in the West Coast city.

CN MB: Pallister Still Hazy On Pot Plan, But Help Could Be On The Way

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 14 Aug 2017 - IN his struggles to come up with a regime to control the sale of recreational marijuana, Premier Brian Pallister may have found a powerful ally. Shoppers Drug Mart. Despite a looming July 1, 2018 deadline to have a system in place, the province has been very reluctant to talk about how it would like to handle the production, distribution and sales of recreational pot. Last month, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson issued an expression of interest to find potential partners and solutions to handle all aspects of legalized marijuana.

CN AB: Pot Legalization Survey Generates Huge Response

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 14 Aug 2017 - Albertans have a lot to say about legalizing cannabis outside medical purposes, judging by the number of people who shared their thoughts with the province in a recent survey. Just over 45,000 Albertans took the online questionnaire about how the province should approach legalization, according to the Justice and Solicitor General's office.

US TN: Opioid-Related Hospitalizations More Than Triple For Tennessee

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 13 Aug 2017 - The rate of hospitalizations for Tennesseans 65 years and older due to painkillers has more than tripled in a decade. Older adults are being hospitalized for reasons that range from falls and auto accidents after taking pain pills to unintentional overdoses, interactions with other medications and weakened kidney or liver functions in aging bodies that fail to metabolize the drug in the same way as younger people.

CN ON: Crackdown On Opioids Fuels Heroin Increase

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 14 Aug 2017 - The deadly painkiller fentanyl, thrust under a spotlight by a rare warning by three health agenices and city police, isn't the only dangerous street drug raising eyebrows in London. Heroin is also showing up, in levels-those who work with addicts say they haven't seen before.

CN MB: Hidden Danger

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 12 Aug 2017 - Family finds drug paraphernalia tucked away in hotel room A Winnipeg hotel is changing protocols for housekeeping staff after a family found a syringe and "rocks" of drugs inside their room last weekend.