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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sun, 28 May 2017 13:32:12 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 16:10:02 GMT


CN PI: OPED: Time To Focus On Preventables

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 20 May 2017 - In a recent Canadian Public Health Association discussion paper, "A New Approach to Managing Illegal Psychoactive Substances in Canada," the point was made emphatically that our current approach to managing risk is not working. Here are some of its highlights:

Canada: Pot Plans Respect International Treaties

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 20 May 2017 - Task force leader says Canada can be an example A former Liberal cabinet minister who led a federally appointed task force on legalizing cannabis says Canada's plan to green light the drug for recreational use is in keeping with the spirit of international treaties - all of which criminalize the possession and production of marijuana.

CN ON: Legal Pot Poses Problems For Municipalities

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 20 May 2017 - Lambton County trains managers as local governments brace for expected challenges SARNIA - With Canada ready to legalize marijuana by next July, Ontario municipalities are ablaze with activity prepping for the impacts of that move - including in the workplace.

CN ON: Municipalities Eye Workplace Pot Policies

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 20 May 2017 - With Canada ready to legalize marijuana by next July, Ontario municipalities are ablaze with activity prepping for the impacts of that move - including in the workplace. The County of Lambton recently held a training session for its 75 managers about marijuana and workplace safety. Among the chief municipal concerns around legalization include the potential for workers to believe it's legal for them to smoke marijuana on municipal property, as well as the potential for impaired driving if a high worker operates a municipal vehicle.

CN BC: Richard's Rant Is Over Aids Activist Dies

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 20 May 2017 - Richard's rant is over. Richard Babcock, the tell-it-like-it-is AIDS activist who started the Okanagan's first compassion club, was penniless and living in a storage locker shortly before he died of pneumonia last month. He was 57. He chose to buy a vehicle instead of pay rent so he could get to his doctors' appointments, said his sister, Melody Kelly. As a young man in the '90s, Babcock visited prostitutes and used needles to inject the cocaine he craved. Soon after he was diagnosed with AIDS, he became clean and started advocating for others afflicted with the disease. He could be abrasive, but at his core he was "just another human being - not as self-centred or as ignorant as I was," he said in a 2005 interview.

CN MB: Don't Sell Pot, Booze Together: MGEU

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2017 - WHEN marijuana is legalized in Canada, it should be sold in standalone publicly operated stores, the head of the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU) says. Michelle Gawronsky said the union believes that Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp. should be responsible for selling cannabis products, but that marijuana not be marketed in booze stores.

US: Unity Was Emerging On Sentencing, Then Came Sessions

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 15 May 2017 - WASHINGTON - As a senator, Jeff Sessions was such a conservative outlier on criminal justice issues that he pushed other Republicans to the forefront of his campaign to block a sentencing overhaul, figuring they would be taken more seriously. Now Mr. Sessions is attorney general and need not take a back seat to anyone when it comes to imposing his ultratough-on-crime views. The effect of his transition from being just one of 535 in Congress to being top dog at the Justice Department was underscored on Friday when he ordered federal prosecutors to make sure they threw the book at criminal defendants and pursued the toughest penalties possible.

CN BC: CNV Slams Lid On Pot Shops

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Shore News, 17 May 2017 - Weeds Glass gets business licence plucked Marijuana shops in the City of North Vancouver are in a green and grey legal area. Council revealed a closed-session decision to deny business licences to Weeds Glass and Gifts on Marine Drive as well as LotusLand Cannabis Club on East Second Street at a May 8 council meeting.

CN ON: Many Teens Get Into Cars With Impaired Drivers

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 May 2017 - One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking and one in five got in a car with a driver that consumed marijuana, according to a new University of Waterloo study. Half of all students in Grades 11 and 12 admitted to at least one risky behaviour, either driving after drinking or using marijuana or being a passenger in the car of an impaired driver.