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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:07:15 -0800

Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:10:01 GMT

 



CN NS: Saliva Needed For Roadside Drug Tests

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 20 Jan 2017 - Police forces in Canada testing out devices over February Next time you come across a police checkpoint in Halifax, you might be asked to help test a roadside drug-screening device. Halifax Regional Police (HRP) began a new Public Safety Canada pilot project a week and half ago, and have until the end of February to collect 100 saliva samples from anyone who'd like to anonymously volunteer for the testing in a regular traffic stop.



CN BC: City To Ban Marijuana Outlets

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Richmond News, 18 Jan 2017 - Richmond is taking a proactive approach to prevent the potential proliferation of marijuana dispensaries in the city, as was witnessed in Vancouver over recent years. Chief licence inspector Carli Edwards, a former City of Vancouver bureaucrat, identified a gap in the City of Richmond's zoning bylaws, which do not specifically prohibit the retail sale of cannabis.



CN BC: Are Langley And Canada Going To Pot?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Langley Times, 20 Jan 2017 - With the release of a 106-page federal task force report, the possibility of legalizing marijuana inches closer to reality Legalizing marijuana in Canada - once passed off as a pipe dream - appears to be gaining traction.



CN BC: Column: Marijuana Linked To Health Issues, Study Finds

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 21 Jan 2017 - Here we go again. Another week, another massive report by top doctors and scientists finding very limited medicinal value to marijuana. In an age when liberal politicians such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson claim to be implementing "evidence-based" public policy, I find it odd that they have such a blind spot when it comes to pot. A new report by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research - that reviewed the results of 10,700 studies on the medicinal qualities of marijuana concluded that there is "conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective" in treating only three conditions: chronic pain in adults, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and patient-reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms (although there was "limited" evidence of "clinician-measured" spasticity relief).



US IL: Could Medical Marijuana Users Become Addicted To Pot?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan 2017 - Depressed, withdrawn and coping with a death in the family, Joseph thought getting high would help him feel better. Instead, he said, his marijuana smoking grew into a daily habit that made him paranoid and constantly question how others saw him. He went days without going home, showering or eating much besides potato chips.



Canada: Column: I Was Fired For Using Medical Marijuana. What Are My

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 Jan 2017 - THE QUESTION I did not inform my employer during a job interview that I used prescribed medical marijuana, but did ask our crew leader during my second shift if I could use it to combat pain I was feeling from walking all day (because of torn labrum in both hips). I explained that there is no THC in this marijuana - CBD only - so essentially it's impossible to be "high" or intoxicated. She was more than okay with me using the medicine, but after my second day on the job, her boss sent me a text message terminating my employment. What are, or were, my rights in this situation?



US MA: Mass. Legal Marijuana Law As We Know It May Change

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 18 Jan 2017 - Will lawmakers gut key parts of marijuana law? A marijuana joint was rolled. Marijuana legalization advocates fear the Massachusetts Legislature, which has already delayed the opening of pot shops, will now gut several key parts of the law approved by 1.8 million voters in November.



US: Survey: Two-Thirds Of Cops Say Marijuana Laws Should Be Relaxed

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 11 Jan 2017 - A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use. The nationally representative survey of law enforcement, one of the largest of its kind, found that 32 percent of police officers said marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use, while 37 percent said it should be legal for medical use only. An additional 30 percent said that marijuana should not be legal at all.



US MD: Experts Have Only A Hazy Idea Of Marijuana's Myriad Health

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 13 Jan 2017 - Marijuana's health effects A new report says the precise health effects of marijuana on its users remain something of a mystery. (Jan. 13, 2017) More than 22 million Americans use some form of marijuana each month, and it's now approved for medicinal or recreational use in 28 states plus the District of Columbia. Nationwide, legal sales of the drug reached an estimated $7.1 billion last year.