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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:38:57 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:10:01 GMT

 



CN ON: Ontario Urges Ottawa To Clear The Air On Pot

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 15 Sep 2016 - Critics say slow approach to legalization is creating a Wild West atmosphere All three major provincial political party leaders agree that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to clear the haze swirling around marijuana legalization.



CN AB: Police Welcome New Breathalyzer

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 13 Sep 2016 - Marijuana test to be in force's hands by early 2017: Developer The Calgary Police Service said they're encouraged by companies working on solutions to impaired driving by drugs - including a marijuana breathalyzer.



Canada: MDs Want To Ban Cannabis For Those Younger Than 21

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 08 Sep 2016 - OTTAWA- Canada's doctors are calling for strict limits on legalized pot smoking, saying the minimum age should be 21. And amounts and potency of products sold to those under 25 should be tightly controlled, the Star has learned.



US CA: Column: Do We Really Want to Become the Mecca for

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Press Democrat, 28 Aug 2016 - "Santa Rosa wants this industry here. I think this is probably going to be the New Age Amsterdam." - - Larry Schaeffer, owner of Cherry Kola Farms near Penngrove, a medical cannabis collective Really? Says who?



US CA: Editorial: No On Prop 64

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Signal, 27 Aug 2016 - Among the 17 statewide ballot measures on Californians' Nov. 8 ballots will be Proposition 64, which claims to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state. Plenty of good reasons spring to mind to vote in favor of Prop 64, not the least of which is the new revenue stream it would bring from taxes on the drug, as well as potentially reduced costs in, or at least redirection of, law enforcement.



US AZ: Foes of Legal Pot Ask Court to Keep Measure Off Ballot

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Sun, 26 Aug 2016 - PHOENIX - Foes of legalized marijuana asked the Arizona Supreme Court late Thursday to keep voters from ever getting to decide the issue. Attorney Brett Johnson wants the justices to rule that Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry got it wrong when she ruled last week that a 2015 change in state law precludes outsiders - including initiative opponents - from challenging the legal sufficiency of the ballot measure. Gentry said that makes all of the alleged flaws Johnson said are in the petitions legally irrelevant.



US AZ: Groups For And Against Legal Pot Face Off

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Sun, 24 Aug 2016 - Leaders of the campaigns for and against the statewide proposition to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona appeared at a Yuma forum Tuesday to make their cases to an audience of about 30. The faceoff was sponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, which has found itself split on the question of Proposition 205, Executive Director John Courtis said at the beginning of the two-hour session, though the statewide Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a major funder of the campaign against it.



US PA: Marijuana Use Can Have Unintended Side Effects

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Citizens' Voice, 22 Aug 2016 - Not everyone who takes marijuana gets high or feels good. Some users panic, the National Institute of Drug Abuse said on its website. Even among patients using marijuana for medical conditions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received "extremely limited reports" of adverse events.



CN AB: Drugged Driving Is Impaired Driving

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Airdrie City View, 18 Aug 2016 - In Alberta, impaired driving includes driving while under the influence of both legal and illegal drugs such as marijuana and doctor-prescribed painkillers. "It comes as a surprise to many people that drunk driving and drugged driving carry the same criminal charges," Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason said in a release Aug. 5. "This is because both substances impair a driver's ability and increase the likelihood of being involved in a collision."