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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:43:07 -0800

Last Build Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:10:02 GMT


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.

Thailand: A Failing Drug War Triggers New Approach in Thailand

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Straits Times, 06 Aug 2016 - BANGKOK In a backroom heavy with sawdust, Mr Akkarin Puri, 33, carefully examines the veneer of a half-finished guitar. There was a time when the craftsman's attention was more focused on inhaling the vapours from a pill of yaba - a methamphetamine - heated over a flame.

US MD: Pot-law Sponsor Could Profit

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 17 Jul 2016 - MD. Delegate Did Not Disclose His Connection to Dispensary Applicant The state lawmaker who led the effort to legalize medical marijuana in Maryland is part of a company trying to sell and profit off the drug - a position he never disclosed as he pushed bills and regulations to help cannabis businesses.

South Africa: Forbidden Drug Is A 'Miracle'

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Star, 16 Jul 2016 - Severely Ill Patients Vouch for Medicinal Benefits of Dagga Oil AS A mother, Veronica Ellis would do anything to help her eight-year-old child, even if it meant the unthinkable: giving her a small daily dose of a forbidden drug. But she could no longer watch her once-radiant daughter, now a hollow skeleton, slipping away.

US MD: They All Want to Profit From Medical Marijuana in

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 26 Jun 2016 - THEY ALL WANT TO PROFIT FROM MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MARYLAND The people lining up to profit from Maryland's legal medical-marijuana market include former sheriffs and state lawmakers, wealthy business executives and well-connected political donors, according to previously undisclosed public records obtained by The Washington Post.

US DC: Column: No, Legal Weed Is Not Dumbing Down Nation's

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 01 Jun 2016 - The marijuana policy landscape changed rapidly between 2002 and 2013. During that time, 13 states passed medical-marijuana laws, nearly as many relaxed penalties for marijuana use, and Colorado and Washington became the first states to fully legalize recreational pot use. Opponents of marijuana liberalization warned that these changes would bring devastating consequences, particularly for kids. The president of National Families in Action, an anti-drug group, warned that commercial marijuana would "literally dumb down the precious minds of generations of children." Psychiatrist Christian Thurstone, an outspoken opponent of Colorado's marijuana legalization, argued that "the state's relaxed laws have made the drug widely available - and irresistible - to too many adolescents."

CN ON: Reefer Madness 2.0

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

NOW Magazine, 26 May 2016 - The courts continue to waste time and money prosecuting people for marijuana-related offences despite feds' promise to legalize it. Welcome to the new war on drugs. The war on the drugs is supposed to be coming to an end in Canada as far as marijuana is concerned, but you wouldn't know it from the number of pot charges still making their way through Toronto's Old City Hall courthouse. Or, for that matter, from Mayor John Tory's threat to shut down what he describes as the "alarming" number of medical marijuana dispensaries cropping up around town. It's reefer madness all over again, though the federal government has promised to establish a regime for legalized weed by spring 2017.