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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:47:02 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:10:02 GMT


CN ON: Trial Hears Hamilton Cop Tipped Off Drug Dealers

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 13 Mar 2018 - Guns, gangs unit member has pleaded not guilty A suspended Hamilton police officer fed drug traffickers sensitive information and favours in return for cash payments, a Crown attorney said Monday during his opening address to a Toronto jury.

CN MB: Column: Drug Smuggling Has Become A Problem For Canada's

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 13 Mar 2018 - The drugs have started eating away at our Punjabi youth. This disease has spread throughout North America. The desire to earn quick money without any hard work has pushed many Punjabi youth into drug trafficking.

CN ON: Cop Aided Drug Dealer To Gain His Trust?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 14 Mar 2018 - Suspended Hamilton cop Craig Ruthowsky revealed that he aided a drug dealer to cultivate his trust so he could snare a larger trafficker, his former best friend testified Tuesday. Sgt. James Paterson, who once considered himself Ruthowsky's "best friend," confronted Ruthowsky after he was suspended in 2012 while both were working for Hamilton's guns and gangs unit.

CN AB: Passing The Sniff Test

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 12 Mar 2018 - Plenty of hard work goes into training police service dogs to sniff out illicit substances For the vast majority of the dog population, sitting, shaking their paw and possibly rolling over is more than enough to get a treat, or some time with their favourite toy.

CN ON: London's Anti-OD Site Saves Two Lives

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 05 Mar 2018 - Two people using fentanyl at London's temporary overdose prevention site on the weekend were resuscitated by a nurse after they overdosed, Middlesex-London's medical officer of health says. "These people were inexperienced, and fentanyl is a drug where it's easy to miscalculate how much you are taking. If this had happened in a back alley or stairwell somewhere, it could have easily resulted in death," Dr. Chris Mackie said Sunday.

US PA: Your Taxes Pale Beside What Marijuana Businesses Pay

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 03 Mar 2018 - You think your taxes are high? For medical marijuana dispensaries in the United States, they can be stratospheric. Cannabis retailers face an effective tax rate of up to 85 percent, and that won't be reduced by the new tax law.

CN AB: Union Preparing For Supreme Court Fight Against Suncor Drug

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Fort McMurray Today, 02 Mar 2018 - The president of the union representing more than 3,000 Suncor workers says they have prepared to bring the issue of random drug testing back to arbitration if the Supreme Court of Canada does not hear their case. The comments came after the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld an injunction against the practice granted by the province's Court of Queen's Bench.

US MA: Trafficking Will Disqualify Potential Pot Industry Workers

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 01 Mar 2018 - The state Cannabis Control Commission split 3-2 Wednesday over whether to automatically disqualify people with trafficking convictions from working with legal marijuana. People with a prior conviction for trafficking in drugs other than marijuana will be barred from working in jobs that include access to the plant in the newly legal marijuana industry, a decision made after about an hour of tense debate among state pot regulators.

CN ON: Column: 'It's Broken Our Lives'

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 28 Feb 2018 - Victims of bad science at Motherisk Return their children. That's what they want - the parents who saw their kids ripped away based on flawed alcohol and drug hair tests from the now shuttered Motherisk lab at the famous Sick Children's hospital. A report tabled this week examined 1,270 cases handled by the lab going back more than two decades and found 56 clear cases where Motherisk's flawed test results had a "substantial impact" on the decision to remove children - - though critics argue there are far more.