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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:51:45 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: Column: Safe Drug Use Sites A Way Station To Hell Or The

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 21 Sep 2016 - Moral dilemmas, NIMBY-ism and budgets pose obstacles Coun. Donna Skelly was curious what safe injection places for drug addicts look like. So Dr. Jessica Hopkins, Hamilton associate medical officer of health, drew her attention to slides of the Insite facility in Vancouver, one of two legally operating injection sites in Canada, both in Gastown.



CN AB: Column: Safe Injection Not A Gateway

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 17 Sep 2016 - People get twitchy when you start talking about safe injection sites. A clean, safe spot where needle drug users can use needle drugs. Vancouver's still the only spot in the country but that could be changing if the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta gets their way.



CN BC: Oped: Feds Should Say No To City Pot Tax Grab

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 17 Sep 2016 - City politicians, never shy about demanding more money from beleaguered taxpayers, are now trying to get a cut of future cannabis taxes. In last year's Liberal election platform, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana, touting a "new system of strict marijuana sales and distribution, with appropriate federal and provincial excise taxes applied."



CN AB: Oped: U.S. Pot Laws In The 21st Century

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 17 Sep 2016 - Sometimes we hear or read things in the news that are simply questionable. Then we read further and realize that, yes, someone actually did this or said that, or accomplished this or that. And our understanding of the world grows, and our credulity is assigned new standards. There have been many of these kinds of stories in the news lately. I'm not referring to the apparently endless crassness, ignorance, maliciousness, and world endangering policies of Donald Trump here. Nor am I referring to the strange questionnaire issued by federal Conservative leadership hopeful, Kellie Leitch, about whether immigrants should be vetted for "anti-Canadian values." (What would these values be? Who decides?)



CN BC: Column: Marijuana Mayhem

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Morning Star, 16 Sep 2016 - While the stories of individual benefit continue to surface, there's some disturbing statistics that are stemming out of the legalization of marijuana. I can personally sympathize and understand the rationale that many people have for legalization. I have friends and family who use the drug for pain, anxiety and other disorders. I watched my cancer-riddled mother struggle through chemotherapy with no relief from prescribed drugs, but instead found nausea suppression and regained her appetite thanks to marijuana. Following the numerous stories of survival online and through the grapevine, she experimented with various forms and strains in her own battle. Unfortunately, at the time, it was not legal, therefore she was left to her own devices. Whereas maybe, just maybe, if prohibition had been scrapped ahead of her diagnosis then further research could have been done to help her and others.



CN BC: OPED: Just Say No To City Pot Tax Grab

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Chilliwack Times, 15 Sep 2016 - City politicians, never shy about demanding more money from beleaguered taxpayers, are now trying to get a cut of future cannabis taxes. In last year's Liberal election platform, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana, touting a "new system of strict marijuana sales and distribution, with appropriate federal and provincial excise taxes applied."



CN BC: Editorial: A Terrible Wakeup Call About Drugs

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Now, 15 Sep 2016 - Fewer messages hit home stronger than those rooted in a death, particularly that of a young person. And the message delivered by the South Surrey family of 20-year-old Danika Koltai in recent days is no exception.



CN NF: Editorial: Canadian Travelers Should Not Be Penalized By

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Western Star, 13 Sep 2016 - Dealing with reaction from the United States was always going to be one of the trickiest aspects of moving towards legalization of marijuana across Canada. The case of Matthew Harvey, which came to light this past week, underscores just how tricky it may get. And it shows that the federal government must lose no time in making sure that individual Canadians are not penalized as a result of misunderstandings between the two countries.



CN NS: Editorial: Pot Laws Need A Revamping

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 14 Sep 2016 - Dealing with reaction from the United States was always going to be one of the trickiest aspects of moving toward legalization of marijuana across Canada. The case of Matthew Harvey, which came to light this past week, underscores just how tricky it may get. And it shows that the federal government must lose no time in making sure that individual Canadians are not penalized as a result of misunderstandings between the two countries.