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CN MB: In 'Denial' About Drug Problem

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 18 Jan 2017 - An advocate for Winnipeg's homeless and addicted population says the city is in "denial" about its injection drug problem. Rick Lees, executive director of Main Street Project, looks at other large urban centres in Canada and says Winnipeg is lagging behind in addressing its hard drugs problem.

CN NS: Dispensing With Marijuana Prohibition

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Coast, 19 Jan 2017 - The law is still against business owners like Shirley Martineau, even as Canada remains high on legalization. Even though it may seem like the illegality associated with weed today is akin to the criminal severity of something like jaywalking, the fact is that here in Nova Scotia, under many circumstances, having, selling or smoking the stuff could still get you thrown in jail.

CN BC: Column: 2016's Toughest Issues: Marijuana, Panhandling, And

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 18 Jan 2017 - Happy New Year everyone! The beginning of a new year is both a time of personal contemplation and looking forward. And so it is for council. It is hard to believe that we are midway through this term. In the past year we saw vigorous and thoughtful debate on some complicated issues. 2016 tested council and the results will shape and define future direction.

US KY: Eastern Kentucky Gets Federal Grant For Hal Rogers Program To

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 20 Jan 2017 - A partnership that's working to fight drug addiction in eastern Kentucky has received a $100,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Republican Rep. Hal Rogers announced Thursday. Operation UNITE, which operates in 32 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky, was founded in 2003 by Rogers to deal with what was at the time primarily an epidemic of addiction to prescription painkillers.

CN BC: This Bud's Not For You

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Northern View, 18 Jan 2017 - City eyes temporary ban on commercial marijuana outlets The City of Prince Rupert stepped into hazy territory Monday night when councillors discussed how to navigate the potential legalization of marijuana.

CN ON: St. Clair Twp. Takes Aim At Medical-Pot Producers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 18 Jan 2017 - Public meeting on medical-marijuana production zoning scheduled Feb. 6 St. Clair Township is moving to restrict where medical marijuana producers can set up shop in the municipality. A 6:45 p.m. public meeting is planned for council chambers in Mooretown on Feb. 6 to gather input on a proposal to change the township's official plan, restricting licenced medical marijuana production sites to industrial-zoned areas.

US OH: Town Center To Train For Using Naloxone

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 19 Jan 2017 - The Town Center at Levis Commons, a retail center off State Rt. 25 in Perrysburg, said Wednesday it will train some of its security, cleaning, and management staff to administer a life-saving drug used to counteract opiate overdoses. The center said it was important to acknowledge the heroin problem with training about a drug that can halt the affects of an opiate overdose.

US NY: Editorial: Senseless Limits On Marijuana Research

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 17 Jan 2017 - Even as more and more states allow their residents to use marijuana, the federal government is continuing to obstruct scientists from studying whether the drug is good or bad for people's health. A report published last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine points out that scientists who want to study cannabis have to seek approvals from federal, state and local agencies and depend on just one lab, at the University of Mississippi, for samples. As a result, far too little is known about the health effects of a substance that 28 states have decided can be used as medicine and eight states and the District of Columbia have approved for recreational use.

US WI: Editorial: Marijuana's Medical Benefits Can't Be Ignored

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Leader-Telegram, 19 Jan 2017 - Medical marijuana use should be legal in Wisconsin. Twenty-eight states -- Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota and Ohio joined in November -- and the District of Columbia allow for such use. California was the first to legalize medical marijuana 11 years ago.