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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:43:39 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



Canada: They Turned To Medical Cannabis For Relief

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 19 Aug 2017 - In less than a year, the government will legalize recreational marijuana. But, as Grant Robertson reports, growers may already be pushing for profits at the expense of customers' health Scott Wood had been losing weight for weeks, and it was starting to scare him. His skin developed strange blistering rashes, his muscles ached constantly, and his lungs burned. He couldn't stop coughing, and he was spitting up gobs of thick, clear mucous that looked like Vaseline.



CN ON: Crackdown On Opioids Fuels Heroin Increase

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 14 Aug 2017 - The deadly painkiller fentanyl, thrust under a spotlight by a rare warning by three health agenices and city police, isn't the only dangerous street drug raising eyebrows in London. Heroin is also showing up, in levels-those who work with addicts say they haven't seen before.



CN ON: Street Drugs 101: A Primer

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 12 Aug 2017 - As deadly fentanyl fuels a public health crisis, Free Press reporter Jennifer Bieman reveals what you should know about common London street drugs Forget the old adage that what you don't know, can't hurt you. When it comes to street drugs, what you don't know can kill you.



US TX: Texans May Be Able To Buy Medical Cannabis Oil By January

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 10 Aug 2017 - In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the first bill allowing any growing or sale of marijuana in Texas. The Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized the selling of a specific kind of cannabis oil derived from marijuana plants for a very small group of customers: epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. Two years later, Texans still can't legally buy cannabis oil, but a handful of companies believe they are weeks away from receiving the official go-ahead to become the state's first sellers.



US IL: Can Marijuana Rescue Coal Country?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 13 Aug 2017 - Johnsie Gooslin spent Jan. 16, 2015, tending his babies -- that's what he called his marijuana plants. More than 70 of them were growing in a hydroponic system of his own design. Sometimes, he'd stay in his barn for 16 hours straight, perfecting his technique.



US HI: Medicinal Marijuana Users Thrill To 'Historic Day' On Oahu

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10 Aug 2017 - Dozens of patients anxiously stood in line - one as early as the night before - to be the first on Oahu to buy products such as Chocolope and Lemon Drop, medical marijuana strains that went on sale Wednesday. "It's like a candy store," said Kimbreley Timulty, 45, who was among the first to purchase pot at Aloha Green LLC. "It was overwhelming because you walk in there and that's the only thing that you smell."



CN AB: Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Continue To Climb

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 01 Aug 2017 - Number of patients has more than doubled in Alberta compared to last year The number of patients for whom medical marijuana is being prescribed has more than doubled in Alberta compared to last year, says the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta.



US As Trump Wages War On Legal Marijuana, Military Veterans Side With

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2017 - POT U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is pressing Congress to allow federal law enforcement to target medical marijuana operations in states where they are legal. (July 21, 2017) U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is pressing Congress to allow federal law enforcement to target medical marijuana operations in states where they are legal. (July 21, 2017)



CN MB: Province's Stance On Legalization Frustrates Marijuana

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Brandon Sun, 22 Jul 2017 - While Brandon's political representatives encourage the delay of the legalization of marijuana, local advocates of the plant are saying the day couldn't come soon enough. Picking up related paraphernalia at Growers N' Smokers on Friday, veteran Michael Gibson said that his "disrespect" for Premier Brian Pallister is "huge, right now."