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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:44:17 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:10:01 GMT


CN ON: Pot Raid Rattles Residents

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Packet & Times, 26 Jan 2017 - Two Oro-Medonte men were arrested this week for growing marijuana, despite having a licence to grow Angered over an "unjust" police raid over medicinal marijuana, two Oro-Medonte men feel victimized after being arrested at their home and taken away in handcuffs.

US FL: Marijuana Laws Flummox Doctors

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Orlando Sentinel, 15 Jan 2017 - TALLAHASSEE -- Even as the state prepares to carry out a constitutional amendment authorizing medical marijuana, a lack of guidance from health officials could create a "very murky and dangerous legal area" for patients and doctors. Authors of the amendment, industry insiders and legislative leaders have called on the Department of Health to clarify what doctors and dispensing organizations can legally do under existing state laws and the voter-approved amendment that went into effect Tuesday.

Canada: CBC's 'Pure' - A Drug-Smuggling Tale In Mennonite Country

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 06 Jan 2017 - DARTMOUTH, N.S. - What if Walter White was a Mennonite? "Pure," which premieres Monday at 9 p.m. on CBC-TV, is based on actual accounts of Mennonites acting as drug mules. Various reports suggest some members were smuggling cocaine and marijuana into Canada all the way from Mexico by hiding drugs in hollowed-out car batteries and wheels of cheese.

Canada: The First Lady Of Reefer Madness

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Walrus, 01 Jan 2017 - How a renowned Canadian feminist popularized our racist war on drugs Detective Joe Ricci and his partner, Alex Sinclair, were out on a routine bust in Vancouver's Chinatown. It was 1916, and Ricci and Sinclair were front-line officers in the war on opium. The drug had been criminalized in Canada eight years earlier through the introduction of the Western world's earliest drug prohibition law, and the Vancouver police department had been chasing down traffickers ever since. Ricci was a familiar sight in the neighbourhood. He had made such a big arrest in 1913 that for days after, the Vancouver Daily World reported, "not a light [was] to be seen and the ringing noise of the chuck-a-luck dice [had] stopped." But the gamblers and the opium smokers were soon back, and Ricci was out patrolling the streets again.

US MA: Colo. Pot Problem Solver Seen As Possible Mass. Regulator

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 28 Dec 2016 - Andrew Freedman is Colorado's director of marijuana coordination. DENVER - Marijuana legalization brought unexpected challenges to Colorado, and it was rarely clear what part of state government was supposed to solve them, or how.

Philippines: Predawn Services And The Pall Of The Drug War Mark

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 24 Dec 2016 - At 4:50 a.m., the stragglers dashed through Manila's darkened streets, hoping for a spot in the pews. But they were too late. Hundreds of worshipers had already packed the Sto. Nino de Paz Community Greenbelt Chapel, a low, white dome in a sprawling outdoor shopping complex, for Friday's Simbang Gabi Christmas Mass.

Indonesia: Alcohol Ban Is Promoted In Indonesia

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 03 Sep 2016 - JAKARTA, Indonesia - I.B. Agung Partha foresees an apocalypse, as he put it, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The threat is not a plague of locusts, nor one of Bali's dormant volcanos springing to life. It is in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital several hundred miles away, where Parliament is debating legislation that would ban beer, wine and spirits across the thousands of islands that make up this country.

US MD: Companies Selected to Grow, Process Medical Pot in

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 16 Aug 2016 - Of the 15 companies cleared for cultivation, at least eight have ties to marijuana industries in other states. From page A1 Thirty businesses have won approval to grow and process medical marijuana in Maryland, regulators announced Monday, putting life into the industry more than three years after lawmakers legalized the drug for medical use.

US MD: Will Cecil Go Green? Rx Pot Licenses Issued Today

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Cecil Whig, 15 Aug 2016 - Former Sheriff Janney Has Stake in Application BALTIMORE - Today marks the day when Cecil County will find out whether its future will be green, benefitting economically from the development of potential medical marijuana growing and processing facilities.