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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:02:30 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:10:02 GMT


CN ON: 'Guilty Of Caring'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 05 Dec 2016 - Cop faces hearing over removal of cat from stoned owner's home An award-winning Durham Regional Police officer who rescued a "cowering" kitten from a stoned pet owner's home will face a police tribunal on Monday, charged with discreditable conduct.

CN BC: Officer Intervention Rules To Change

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 05 Dec 2016 - Watchdog to revise protocols for police actions during overdoses due to concerns about potential liability when helping victims British Columbia's police watchdog is changing a policy to allay officers' fears that efforts to provide life-saving interventions could subject them to investigation.

CN BC: Pot Sales In The City's Liquor Stores?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Burnaby Now, 02 Dec 2016 - In December, city council will be considering a resolution by two groups in the liquor industry proposing a non-medical marijuana distribution model that permits pot sales only in licensed public and private liquor stores. Photograph By File It was one of the big promises made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the last federal election. While the country waits for the federal government to follow through on legalizing pot for recreational use, the City of Burnaby wants to make sure it's prepared to handle the drug when it happens.

CN MB: 'We Didn't Realize It Was This Bad'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 05 Dec 2016 - Firefighter union reacts to Winnipeg's overdose statistics Winnipeg firefighters and paramedics are responding to more overdose calls in 2016 than in the past five years, new data shows. From Jan. 1 to Nov.16, the city says the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has received 1,593 calls related to overdoses and poisonings, which are tracked together.

Canada: Trudeau Gets Tough On Dispensaries

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 04 Dec 2016 - With marijuana legalization looming, PM wants police to tackle unlicensed vendors A frustrated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants police to "enforce the law" and criminally charge illegal marijuana dispensaries - even though weed legalization is looming.

CN NF: Gone To Pot

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 03 Dec 2016 - Marijuana dispensaries: how is this legal? It's complicated As news broke this week that CannaLeaf Medical Dispensary on Water Street was selling marijuana to anybody older than 19, and dozens of other dispensaries have opened in cities across the country, one question hangs over it all: how is this legal?

CN AB: Report Looks At Safe Sites

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 02 Dec 2016 - In 2014, there were 324 people in Edmonton sharing needles and injecting in public spaces, according to the group looking at safe consumption services in the city. That's more than what Vancouver saw before launching safe consumption clinic Insite, says Shelley Williams, chair of Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services.

CN BC: Hope Outreach Takes On Kelowna Overdose Crisis

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Kelowna Capital News, 30 Nov 2016 - "I saved two lives last week," said a man in his early 30s, as he sidled up to a dozen or so of his peers,huddled under blankets on Leon Avenue. The comment, which would be remarkable in most circles, prompted little more than nods and utterances of similar anecdotes.

CN BC: IH: Safe Injection Services Available By Spring

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Kelowna Capital News, 30 Nov 2016 - A Kelowna safe injection site should be up and running by April, although what it will look like remains to be seen. Interior Health proposed two potential options last week - a fixed injection site at 477 Leon Ave. as well as a mobile site - and now they're embarking on the final community engagement process.