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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:42:37 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:10:02 GMT


US: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Roll Me A Joint

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 23 Apr 2017 - "Isn't it cute?" said Molly Peckler, holding a delicate gold-chain necklace adorned with a cannabis-leaf charm away from her neck. "It's a perfect representation of my approach to cannabis." With sunlight pouring in through a sliding-glass door in the apartment she shares with her husband, Marc Peckler, a software salesman, Ms. Peckler explained how she believed a shared love of cannabis could be the spark in a relationship.

CN ON: Veterans With PTSD Hail Medical Pot

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 24 Apr 2017 - Ex-soldiers tell trade show how natural drug has helped them battle war's after-effects Trev Bungay says the horror began in 1998 when he was among Canadian soldiers scouring the beaches of Nova Scotia in cleanup operations after the crash of a Swissair jet just off the Atlantic coast.

CN MB: Lighting Up At The Legislature

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 21 Apr 2017 - Marijuana enthusiasts gather to celebrate annual holiday in haze of smoke THE rain may have thinned the crowds - and clouds of smoke - at the Winnipeg 4/20 celebration Thursday, but cannabis supporters still kept their spirits high and their joints lit.

CN MB: Justice Minister Disturbed By Young Smokers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 21 Apr 2017 - JUSTICE Minister Heather Stefanson looked out her legislature building window Thursday with dismay at how many young people were on the lawn smoking up. "It does disturb me how many young people were out there today," Stefanson told reporters.

CN MB: Weeding Out Anxiety

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 21 Apr 2017 - 4/20 participants extol virtues of pot as drug that helps you cope Leigh Filbert admits he lived the "rock-star lifestyle" in the past and acknowledges now his body is paying for it. Filbert suffered a stroke a little over a year ago that left the right side of his body paralyzed. He suffers from anxiety he also contends is paralyzing, emotionally.

CN ON: A Life Limited By Pot

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 21 Apr 2017 - As legalization looms, Raymond David recalls how pot possession charge changed his life For more than four decades, a drug possession conviction has put limits on Raymond David's life. David, 58, said he was charged with possession of marijuana when he was 17 after he was caught with around 15 grams of pot.

CN ON: Letter: Why Allow Pot Advertising?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 23 Apr 2017 - So the federal government is planning to permit the marijuana industry to advertise. The question is why? If people want to smoke marijuana, that is all well and good. However, to allow advertising will only have the effect of increasing the number of people who partake.

CN ON: High-profile Fans Endorse Burgeoning Pot Industry

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 23 Apr 2017 - World-class athletes attend Toronto cannabis trade show Anyone hoping to find a stoner scene worthy of a Jeff Spiccoli pipe dream at the conference would be disappointed There can't be much that better illustrates the mainstreaming of cannabis in North American culture than an industry "trade show" at which two world-class athletes endorse the product and muse about a day when pot companies will sponsor pro sports arenas. With the Liberal government promising to legalize marijuana by Canada Day 2018, the era of marijuana prohibition is over, Olympic gold medallist Ross Rebagliati told the O'Cannabiz Conference and Expo in Toronto on Saturday.