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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:30:12 -0700

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CN MB: Weeding Out Anxiety

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 21 Apr 2017 - 4/20 participants extol virtues of pot as drug that helps you cope Leigh Filbert admits he lived the "rock-star lifestyle" in the past and acknowledges now his body is paying for it. Filbert suffered a stroke a little over a year ago that left the right side of his body paralyzed. He suffers from anxiety he also contends is paralyzing, emotionally.

CN ON: Column: In The Eyes Of The Law, Where's The Breathalyzer For

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Recorder & Times, 20 Apr 2017 - Canada loves being way up there, even No. 1, in those surveys about the best places to visit or live. Not so cool? We're also No. 1 in alcohol-related vehicle deaths among wealthy countries, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting on 2015. If we can't get our game together on alcohol, what's going to happen when we add legalized marijuana to the mix? I pity the cops tasked with judging a cornucopia of drug-addled drivers, dabbling from both the illegal and legal sides of the aisle.

CN SN: Editorial: It's Still A Clouded Issue

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Estevan Mercury, 19 Apr 2017 - Canadians will be able to celebrate this country's 151st birthday by legally lighting up a joint. The federal government has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, fulfilling one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election campaign promises. But there are still a lot of questions regarding the details of a legal pot industry.

CN AB: The War On Deadly Opioids

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

St. Albert Gazette, 19 Apr 2017 - How drug units deal with fentanyl The death toll for fentanyl continues to rise in 2017, with nearly double the number of deaths being reported in the first six weeks of the year. According to Health Canada, from Jan. 1 to Feb, 11, 51 people died from overdosing on fentanyl. In 2016 during the same six weeks, 28 Albertans died as a result of a fentanyl overdose.

CN AB: Editorial: Ramifications Of Legal Marijuana Remain Cloudy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 20 Apr 2017 - Today is April 20, or 4/20 for short, the day marijuana activists use for protest, public displays of defiance and a call to action to legalize pot. The times are certainly about to change as Ottawa and the provinces consider the implications of the Liberal government's plan to make marijuana legal.

CN QU: Editorial: Legal Pot? Are We Tripping, Or What?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 Apr 2017 - "Far out, man!" That's likely what teenaged me would have said if a visitor from the future had said Prime Minister Trudeau had legalized marijuana in 2018. Then I might have said "What? Trudeau is still prime minister?" Then, "Wow, this is some boss weed if I'm talking to some dude from the future." I might have added "Hey, visitor, when did the Leafs win their next Cup?" Truth be told, your scribe was not much of stoner in his youth, though he effected some of the look and lifestyle. Long hair. Check. Tie-dyed shirts. Check. Bare-foot summers. Check. But a regular consumer of marijuana products? Pas a mon gout. Didn't really have the mental constitution for it. In fact, it's always been a mystery, and the subject of mountains of research, how people react differently when tetrahydrocannabinol hits their bloodstream.

Canada: Marijuana 'Will Still Be Considered A Cool Thing To Do'

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 16 Apr 2017 - Teens say coming legalization won't affect their attitude on pot or how much they use A 2015 drug and alcohol survey found that Canadian teenagers are "among the heaviest users in the western world"

CN ON: Column: Fat Chance Pot Bill Will Do Any Good

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 14 Apr 2017 - Tell me what is the difference between a gangster in a stairwell and a licensed retailer in a pot shop? I mean, if you get down to the nub of the thing, it's all just window-dressing, pretending that one is less exploitive than the other.

CN ON: Cops Prepare For Legalized Pot Use

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Niagara Falls Review, 12 Apr 2017 - With the federal government's legalization of marijuana planned for July 1, 2018, if not sooner, Niagara police hope to have technology in place to catch stoned drivers before that date. "I'd say it would be foolhardy not to be ready if you're going to legalize something, and not give police services the tools to enforce that," said Niagara Regional Police Staff Sgt. Rome Di Egidio.