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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:13:07 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:10:01 GMT


US PA: Tears Of Joy At Opening Of Bucks County Medical Marijuana

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 17 Feb 2018 - Robert Consulmagno walked into TerraVida Holistic Center in Sellersville around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and left half an hour later feeling hopeful for the first time in a while. "Help is on the way," Consulmagno said, lifting his purchase – a vape pen and cartridge of 500 mg of "Keystone Kush" – to applause from dispensary staff. "I've been waiting a long time for this."

US HI: Illegal Marijuana Sales Alleged At Expo

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 18 Feb 2018 - The state Narcotics Enforcement Division is investigating allegations of illegal activity at last weekend's Hawaii Cannabis Expo, where some vendors openly distributed cannabis seeds and other products. Most of the more than 100 vendors, including all three of Oahu's legal medical marijuana dispensaries, were not distributing products illegally. But some were straddling the line of recreational use - including a number of exhibitors "giving away" seeds by donation.

Canada: Sun Life To Add Medical-Marijuana Coverage

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 15 Feb 2018 - Company is gearing up to include medicinal cannabis under extended health-care benefit plans, helping offset costs for users Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada will become the first major insurance company to add medical marijuana to its group benefits plans for Canadian companies, a pivotal move in the insurance industry that will help ease the financial burden for medical marijuana users, and a sign of the growing acceptance of cannabis in the Canadian workplace.

CN AB: Focus Put On Education As Marijuana Legalization Looms

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 15 Feb 2018 - Public awareness of possible harm from marijuana use will be part of a public campaign in the coming days as July approaches when the federal government will legalize the use of the drug. "We will have a public education campaign around the legalization of cannabis," a spokesperson for the Alberta Cannabis Secretariat said in an email. "However, the details of public education coming from the federal government have not yet been finalized."

CN NS: OPED: Without Pot-Possession Pardons, System Still Skewed

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Chronicle Herald, 16 Feb 2018 - Both the Nova Scotia and federal Liberal governments are blowing the chance to rectify years of anti-black prejudice with their marijuana legislation. For years, the government's "tough on crime" strategy gave police officers carte blanche to harass people of colour. Now that the government has decided to legalize recreational marijuana, they have no plans to issue pardons for marijuana possession convictions.

US HI: Hawaii Cannabis Expo Vendors Capitalize On Budding Pot

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10 Feb 2018 - Hydroponic systems to grow your own pot, an on-site bud trimming school and hand-blown glass pipe demonstrations are among the mix of exhibitors at this weekend's Hawaii Cannabis Expo. Drew Gennuso, owner of Trim Ready Hawaii, showed Ari Medina how to trim legal hemp, which looks like cannabis, Friday at the Hawaii Cannabis Expo at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

US FL: Medical Marijuana Is Legal. But How Should Schools Handle It?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 13 Feb 2018 - Broward County Schools are hashing out plans for dealing with medical marijuana on campus. Under a proposed policy, students wouldn't be allowed to carry pot and it could not be stored on campus. But a student's parent or caregiver could bring it to school and administer it if the child has the proper medical approval.

CN ON: An Island Pot Shop?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Standard Freeholder, 13 Feb 2018 - AKWESASNE - If the community gives the go-ahead, Akwesasne could be the only place with a dispensary for recreational marijuana near Cornwall when it becomes legal this year. At its monthly meeting in January, a video of which is posted on YouTube, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) ran the idea past its members looking for feedback. It was made very clear during the presentation the MCA would not pursue the idea if the community is not in favour of it, but Grand Chief Abram Benedict argued the impending legalization of marijuana presents the First Nation with an incredible business opportunity.

CN NS: From Bongs To Pipes And Vaporizers

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Cape Breton Post, 13 Feb 2018 - With the legalization of recreational cannabis, local merchants look to capitalize on the sale of marijuana merchandise Everything from bongs to pipes and vaporizers will likely become commonplace in local smoke shops as recreational cannabis sales will become legal this summer.