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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:38:55 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 19:10:01 GMT


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.

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.

CN BC: Cannabis May Help Wean People Off Crack, Study Finds

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 May 2017 - Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also help reduce people's cravings for another highly addictive substance: crack cocaine. Scientists at the BC Centre on Substance Use tracked 122 people who consumed crack in and around Vancouver's Downtown Eastside over a three-year period and found they reported using that drug less frequently when they opted to also consume cannabis.

CN NF: Man In The Middle

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 16 May 2017 - Worker anxiously awaits arbitration case Part 4 in a four-part series Scott Tizzard remains mired in a career no-man's land.

CN BC: Marijuana Medicine

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 16 May 2017 - Study finds cannabis can be used to help crack addicts Marijuana could be used to treat people suffering from addictions to crack cocaine, according to a new study from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU).

CN ON: Editorial: War On Drugs Has Been Colossal Failure

Sat, 13 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 13 May 2017 - Be careful! This is the message to users of illegal drugs from a community-wide education and awareness campaign that includes a website, . Drug overdoses have killed hundreds of people in British Columbia. The most recent report shows that 120 died in March of this year.

CN ON: Bylaws Battle

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 15 May 2017 - City department joins fight against illegal marijuana dispensaries Ottawa's bylaw enforcement officers have jumped into the battle against the city's marijuana dispensaries. The landlords of the Ottawa Cannabis Dispensary on Laperriere Avenue have been charged with violating city zoning bylaws. The cannabis shop is in a small house painted green, next to an auto body shop and a chip truck. It's an industrial zone that does not permit retail shops.

CN NF: Brave New Work World

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 15 May 2017 - Knowing more about impairment key to setting fair and safe workplace rules: expert Alex Boucher says the looming legalization of marijuana is opening up a whole new frontier for employers. He's an expert in wellness areas, including disability management and workplace accommodation, and works with employers, unions and communities.