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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 04:20:41 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



CN MB: Don't Sell Pot, Booze Together: MGEU

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2017 - WHEN marijuana is legalized in Canada, it should be sold in standalone publicly operated stores, the head of the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU) says. Michelle Gawronsky said the union believes that Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp. should be responsible for selling cannabis products, but that marijuana not be marketed in booze stores.



US: Unity Was Emerging On Sentencing, Then Came Sessions

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 15 May 2017 - WASHINGTON - As a senator, Jeff Sessions was such a conservative outlier on criminal justice issues that he pushed other Republicans to the forefront of his campaign to block a sentencing overhaul, figuring they would be taken more seriously. Now Mr. Sessions is attorney general and need not take a back seat to anyone when it comes to imposing his ultratough-on-crime views. The effect of his transition from being just one of 535 in Congress to being top dog at the Justice Department was underscored on Friday when he ordered federal prosecutors to make sure they threw the book at criminal defendants and pursued the toughest penalties possible.



US: Mixed Grades For A Scrapped Drug Policy

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 15 May 2017 - When Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week jettisoned an Obama administration policy that had been aimed at sparing less-serious drug offenders from harsh sentences, he called his new, more aggressive approach "moral and just." But the verdict among law-enforcement and legal professionals is more mixed. Government data, along with interviews with former U.S. attorneys who advised the Justice Department under President Barack Obama, suggest the previous policy achieved several, though not all, of its goals.



CN BC: CNV Slams Lid On Pot Shops

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Shore News, 17 May 2017 - Weeds Glass gets business licence plucked Marijuana shops in the City of North Vancouver are in a green and grey legal area. Council revealed a closed-session decision to deny business licences to Weeds Glass and Gifts on Marine Drive as well as LotusLand Cannabis Club on East Second Street at a May 8 council meeting.



CN ON: Many Teens Get Into Cars With Impaired Drivers

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 May 2017 - One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking and one in five got in a car with a driver that consumed marijuana, according to a new University of Waterloo study. Half of all students in Grades 11 and 12 admitted to at least one risky behaviour, either driving after drinking or using marijuana or being a passenger in the car of an impaired driver.



US: Tests Show More American Workers Using Drugs

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 17 May 2017 - More U.S. workers are testing positive for illicit drugs than at any time in the last 12 years, according to data coming out today from Quest Diagnostics Inc., one of the largest workplace-testing labs in the nation. The number of workers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 4%, while positive results for other drugs also rose. The increases come against a backdrop of more liberal marijuana state laws and an apparent resurgence in the use of drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine.



CN BC: Fentanyl Test Boosts Dose-Reduction Rate

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 15 May 2017 - A pilot project operated by Vancouver Coastal Health has found success with a simple detection strip for the notorious opioid Drug users who test their drugs and discover fentanyl are 10 times more likely to reduce their dose, raising the possibility that making such tests widely available could reduce overdoses.



CN BC: Cannabis May Help Wean People Off Crack, Study Finds

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 May 2017 - Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also help reduce people's cravings for another highly addictive substance: crack cocaine. Scientists at the BC Centre on Substance Use tracked 122 people who consumed crack in and around Vancouver's Downtown Eastside over a three-year period and found they reported using that drug less frequently when they opted to also consume cannabis.



CN NF: Man In The Middle

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 16 May 2017 - Worker anxiously awaits arbitration case Part 4 in a four-part series Scott Tizzard remains mired in a career no-man's land.