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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:12:10 -0800

Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



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.



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 MA: Walgreens Agrees To Better Monitor Opioid Dispensing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] A Walgreens in Boston. An investigation by Attorney General Maura Healey found that some Walgreens pharmacies failed to monitor patients' drug use patterns and didn't use sound professional judgment when dispensing opioids and other controlled substances - a concern because of soaring overdose deaths in Massachusetts.



US IL: Traveling To Denver For Pot Clubs? Rules Are Still Up In The

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] Partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party at a bar in Denver, celebrating the start of retail pot sales. Denver is starting work on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places like restaurants, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the "social use" measure last November. (Brennan Linsley / AP) Denver has started work on the nation's first law allowing marijuana clubs and use in public places such as coffee shops or art galleries. But the details about what those pot clubs would look like are very much in the air. Here's what we know, and don't know, about the looming pot clubs headed to Denver:



US CA: City Devastated By Oxycontin Use Sues Purdue Pharma, Claims

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] A bottle of Oxycontin pills. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times) A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkillers' manufacturer Thursday, alleging the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to "reap large and obscene profits" and demanding it foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction in the community.