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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:08:32 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:10:01 GMT


CN ON: Upcoming Meeting To Discuss How Cannabis Oil Can Fight Illness

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Petrolia Topic, 26 Oct 2016 - Modern medicine has evolved greatly over the years in treating cancer and other illnesses. We have radiation and chemotherapy to reduce tumour growths, we have opioids to decrease pain and there are a number of over the counter drugs we can buy when we're feeling under the weather. But what about using marijuana in treatments for life threatening diseases and other life-altering ailments?

CN ON: OPED: Safe Injection Sites: Yes - And In My Backyard

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 11 Oct 2016 - There's an addiction crisis: Morality has no place here. This is a health issue. Period. As Hamiltonians begin to debate the possibility of introducing safe injection sites in our city, it is important to understand that Canada and the United States are in the grips of an addiction crisis like we have never seen in our history.

CN ON: Pot Shop Fighting City Hall

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Barrie Examiner, 07 Oct 2016 - After a car crash nearly killed her when she was 17, Jessie Lawson survived only to live with chronic pain and a daily existence taking a host of prescription medications. But in 2001, Lawson, who hails from a family with two generations of proud military service, dropped the news she was tossing away the pharmaceuticals in favour of medical marijuana.

CN AB: Pot Centre Opens For Vets Suffering PTSD

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 02 Oct 2016 - Western Canada's first medical marijuana support service focused on helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain opened in Edmonton on Saturday. Reporter Juris Graney visited Marijuana for Trauma to find out what it was all about.

CN ON: Couples With Reefer Sadness

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 29 Sep 2016 - Smoking up more than your partner causes problems With dispensaries popping up on every corner and a popular pro-legalization prime minister, some Canadians have a case of reefer madness. But for couples learning their drug-use preferences are incompatible, the result can be reefer sadness instead.

CN ON: Second Pot Shop To Open Downtown

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Peterborough Examiner, 28 Sep 2016 - Cannabis Culture reopens after raid, while Trent University business student prepares to open another marijuana store Peterborough's marijuana store, Cannabis Culture, reopened Tuesday morning, with city police announcing that the opening has their attention.

CN ON: OPED: There Is No Simple Or Quick Fix To Our Society's Opioid

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 26 Sep 2016 - Early one morning, while leaving my downtown Toronto home, I heard the quiet crying of a young woman lying in the alleyway. I saw a tourniquet and needle on the ground, her valuables scattered in disarray. I stopped and offered to take her to a centre where she could get help. Tragically, this is an all-too-common occurrence across the country. Scenarios like this will only increase if we restrict opioid prescribing for chronic pain. We have an opioid abuse problem in Canada, but we must be careful about how we address it.

Canada: OPED: How Patients With Addiction Problems Showed Me A Better

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 12 Sep 2016 - In the discussion about Canadian drug policy, the unspoken question is: Why should we take care of drug addicts? I have had to ask myself this because my job is taking care of people with drug dependence and mental illness in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver's notoriously drug and disease-ridden inner city. What does society gain from assisting people who engage in illegal activity, who bring their diseases and, with increasing prevalence, their death, upon themselves? I am a McGill and UBC-trained family and emergency physician, and have practised in Canada, the United States and West Africa. I have delivered babies, treated trauma victims, managed chronic disease, and comforted dying people.

US MA: Editorial: Sleazy Pitch On Pot

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Herald, 05 Sep 2016 - Misleading the public and condescending to grieving parents is one approach to win supporters to your cause, but we can't imagine it's a winning one for the supporters of Question 4. Organizers of the campaign to legalize the recreational use of marijuana sent out a fundraising email last week in which they blurred the lines between general pot use, which the ballot question would legalize, and use of marijuana for medical purposes, which of course is already legal.