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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:34:35 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:10:01 GMT


CN ON: Editorial: Ontario Should Open Up On Pot Planning

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Beacon Herald, 19 Jun 2017 - With pot legalization about a year away, we can conclude that the Ontario government is working on a plan. Or at least a plan for a plan. And yes, the "Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat" exists and, apparently, is busily holding meetings. With whom, it won't say. But not the public. Not yet, anyhow.

CN NS: OPED: How Prepared Are Police For Drug-Related Impaired

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Amherst News, 16 Jun 2017 - Canada's law enforcement agencies, MADD Canada and other first responders took to the country's roads and highways recently in their annual campaign to promote safety on our highways over the summer holiday season. Adding to the complexity of addressing the issue of impaired driving is the steady increase in the numbers of drivers who have been stopped for drug impairment.

CN BC: Editorial: Uncertainty Lies Ahead On Marijuana Issue

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Peace Arch News, 16 Jun 2017 - Regardless of whether one agrees with the decision to legalize marijuana, that train has left the station and is scheduled to roll down the track on July 1, 2018. The focus now must shift to how those changes will affect the rights of citizens, law enforcement and the courts.

CN ON: Smoking Out Strategies

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 16 Jun 2017 - Some provinces already moving ahead with legal pot plans Several provinces are plowing full steam ahead with plans to ask the public how they should manage the introduction of legal recreational pot in Canada. But Ontario, it seems, isn't one of them.

Canada: Demystifying A Instead Of Decrying A Drugs For Teens

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 17 Jun 2017 - Educating teenagers about the safety of recreational drug use is an age-old conundrum for Canada, one at the forefront as the country pushes ahead with legalizing marijuana by next year The ad shows four pretty young women laughing as their convertible rips past the picturesque Rockies on a warm sunny day, the driver - eyes narrowed slightly - joyfully passing a doobie to her friend.

CN NS: Regional Police Preparing For Legal Cannabis

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Cape Breton Post, 14 Jun 2017 - Municipalities are the ones who are going to be dealing with it on a daily basis The Cape Breton Regional Police Service is attempting to prepare for the impending legalization of cannabis but it's unclear how much it will cost to put the necessary supports in place, Chief Peter McIsaac says.

CN ON: Non-Med Pot Restrictions Sought

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 13 Jun 2017 - Recreational marijuana should be treated like tobacco in public places and alcohol in motor vehicles, the City of Toronto health board recommends. In a wide-ranging report that will go to Toronto Council, board members asked that non-medical cannabis be sold by a provincial-controlled agency - but not with alcohol - and that the minimum age for purchase be set at 19.

CN ON: MADD Tackling Drug-Impaired Driving

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Press, 05 Jun 2017 - Drunk driving rates across the country aren't going down. The statistics may be consistent, but MADD volunteer Amy St. Amour is hopeful that events like Strides for Change can keep the issue in people's minds.

Canada: Mayors Want Pot Cash

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 03 Jun 2017 - Cities say money needed to help with costs of enforcement The mayors of Canada's biggest cities say they need a slice of the tax windfall from legal marijuana to cover what they describe as significant costs associated with enforcing a signature initiative from the federal Liberals.