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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:14:44 -0700

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US TX: Texans May Be Able To Buy Medical Cannabis Oil By January

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 10 Aug 2017 - In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the first bill allowing any growing or sale of marijuana in Texas. The Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized the selling of a specific kind of cannabis oil derived from marijuana plants for a very small group of customers: epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. Two years later, Texans still can't legally buy cannabis oil, but a handful of companies believe they are weeks away from receiving the official go-ahead to become the state's first sellers.

US AZ: Column: Dead Letters

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Tucson Weekly, 10 Aug 2017 - Sessions' correspondence to marijuana states is full of smoke and mirror While certain federal administration officials take to Twitter to air their grievances, those stuck in last century use more traditional means for their loosely-supported rants.

US OH: Marijuana Cultivation Warehouse Approved For North Toledo -

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 11 Aug 2017 - The site of the proposed warehouse is vacant land at Jason Street and Cassandra Drive. A Cleveland-based company that has applied for a state license to grow medical marijuana won approval Thursday from the Toledo Plan Commission to build a 60,000-square-foot cultivation warehouse near Alexis Road and Suder Avenue.

CN ON: Column: Rethink Before Decriminalizing Drugs

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 07 Aug 2017 - If half a dozen deaths in Toronto last week were likely attributable to fatal opioid-related overdoses, how many do you think would have died if those drugs were legal? Fewer? I don't see the logic in that. Easier access to drugs and no criminal liability wouldn't discourage use, surely. And we're not talking here about a mild mind-bending substance such as pot, which is to become decriminalized in Canada next year. Still stupid - dumb-downing of the populace . . . but it is the consensus will of the nation - because we seem to be just fine with the stupefying effect of "recreational" marijuana and hash despite all the evidence of young lives going off the rails when teenagers toked to the gills lose interest in school and sports and healthy activities. There is a domino effect to falling in thrall with drugs. If you haven't experienced that reality in your own family, then you're lucky, that's all. Or maybe the people you love aren't part of that sub-sect physiologically and psychologically susceptible to addiction. Most users - 90 per cent, according to the literature - will never be addicted, but 10 per cent strikes me as a really high casualty demographic, no pun intended, and the legalization argument gives those lost souls short shrift.

CN MB: Panel To Demystify Pot Rules For Elite Athletes

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 03 Aug 2017 - Educational materials put together for Canadians When Canada legalizes cannabis, Canadian athletes of all levels-including those vying for or competing in the Canada Games-will still have to be careful not to contravene anti-doping rules.

US NJ: Editorial: Adding One More Needed Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Herald News, 01 Aug 2017 - When it comes to the state's medical marijuana law, progress has come in increments rather than great strides. New Jersey's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, state law since 2010, has been implemented ever so slowly under Gov. Chris Christie, who has never hidden his disdain for the law. Yet those disappointed by the snail's pace of the law, and the establishment of new medical marijuana centers, have new reason to take heart.

Canada: Editorial: When It Comes To Pot Rules, We're In A Daze

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 04 Aug 2017 - If the legislative timeline holds, it will be possible for Canadians to legally buy marijuana by this time next year. But as revealed by the news this week that a major Canadian clearing house may refuse to settle some share trades involving cannabis firms, far too many questions remain unanswered.

CN NS: Green, Gray Or Black And White?

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Victoria Standard, 01 Aug 2017 - Victoria County's first and only medical marijuana dispensary opened in June. It is listed with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks and has a CRA business number, a bank account and 25 clients. The RCMP are well aware of it. However, dispensaries are illegal in Canada. So how does it still exist? The Standard's Carolyn Barber explores the making og a gray area where some choose to roll the dice. GREEN

CN AB: Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Continue To Climb

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 01 Aug 2017 - Number of patients has more than doubled in Alberta compared to last year The number of patients for whom medical marijuana is being prescribed has more than doubled in Alberta compared to last year, says the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta.