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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:28:56 -0700

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Canada: Weed Legalization A Budding Dilemma

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 16 Aug 2017 - Doping landscape is tricky for athletes as Canada moves toward legalizing marijuana CALGARY- Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?

Canada: Organized Crime Backs Off In Run-Up To Pot Legalization

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 15 Aug 2017 - 'Disorganized criminals,' new law force mob, bikers away from meagre earnings Once a relatively safe, profitable business for outlaw bikers and mobsters, organized crime is moving away from the marijuana market because legalization and homegrown pot are making any gain not worth the risk, experts say.

CN AB: Pot Legalization Survey Generates Huge Response

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 14 Aug 2017 - Albertans have a lot to say about legalizing cannabis outside medical purposes, judging by the number of people who shared their thoughts with the province in a recent survey. Just over 45,000 Albertans took the online questionnaire about how the province should approach legalization, according to the Justice and Solicitor General's office.

CN MB: Pot Legalization Dominates Roundtable

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Brandon Sun, 12 Aug 2017 - Initially slated to address the national opioid crisis, the majority of questions addressed during Friday's roundtable discussion centred on the legalization of recreational marijuana. Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire and Conservative Party of Canada health critic Rachael Harder headed the roundtable discussion at the Trails West Inn, whose question period quickly pushed aside the opioid crisis, which hasn't impacted Brandon as heavily as it has some other areas of the nation.

US NY: Oped: Another Voice: Legalized Marijuana Is Here To Stay

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Buffalo News, 11 Aug 2017 - Whether you love it or hate it, it's a fact that 29 states so far have some form of marijuana decriminalization or legalization, with more considering the possibility. People have strong opinions about the legalization of marijuana -- but how often are those opinions based on science and an understanding of evolving best practices? It's high time we have a national conversation that is rational, science-based and open-minded around the many public health implications. Substance use disorders, youth prevention, drugged driving, health effects, pesticides -- the list is long, and these questions make it a complex process for states working to translate policy and legislation into reasonable regulation.

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 ON: Editorial: Toronto Needs Help Dealing With Legalized Weed

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

York Guardian, 27 Jul 2017 - Drugs cost money. This is a universal truth: whether it's the legal kind like alcohol or tobacco, or the banned stuff like cocaine or heroin, or, for now, marijuana, a habit is going to take a chunk out of anyone's paycheque in addition to their life expectancy.

CN ON: Weighing The Pot-ential Impact Of Legalization

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Beacon Herald, 29 Jul 2017 - A year ago, the marijuana boss for the city of Denver laid out for Ontario municipalities just how deep an impact the legalization of the drug could have on their cities and towns. She should know. Recreational pot use was legalized in Colorado in 2014.

US CA: Editorial: L.A. Voters Want To Legalize Marijuana, So Why

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2017 - IT? Los Angeles voters want to legalize marijuana, and they don't seem particularly concerned that it remains illegal under federal law. In November nearly two out of three voters in the city of L.A. supported Proposition 64, a statewide initiative to let adults grow, buy and use recreational marijuana. A few months later, voters overwhelmingly backed Measure M to create a city permitting system for marijuana businesses.