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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:58:09 -0800

Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:10:02 GMT


Canada: Column: Ontario's Pot-Store Plan Is Legitimate A And Pathetic

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 12 Sep 2017 - Ontario's puritanical plan to sell marijuana in sterile state-run stores would be laughable if it was not a striking reminder that a) with just nine months before legalization, there is still no comprehensive plan in place and; b) foot-dragging legislators seem to have lost sight of why cannabis needs to be legalized in the first place. So here's a refresher: Prohibition does more harm than good; when you prosecute people for possessing a commonly used substance, you make a mockery of the law, you push otherwise law-abiding citizens to the black market, saddle people with criminal records for no good reason, waste the time and resources of police and the courts and forego tax revenue.

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.

Canada: Demystifying A Instead Of Decrying A Drugs For Teens

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 17 Jun 2017 - Educating teenagers about the safety of recreational drug use is an age-old conundrum for Canada, one at the forefront as the country pushes ahead with legalizing marijuana by next year The ad shows four pretty young women laughing as their convertible rips past the picturesque Rockies on a warm sunny day, the driver - eyes narrowed slightly - joyfully passing a doobie to her friend.

CN BC: Canada's Dare Ambassador

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Press, 09 Mar 2017 - Timmins teen selected as the national rep for a you advisory board for D.A.R.E. in the U.S. . A young Timmins woman has been selected as the first ever Canadian to join the national youth advisory board for D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) in the United States. Alexya Racicot, a 16-year-old student of Ecole secondaire catholique Theriault, will soon be travelling to Hawaii and also to Texas to help advise and shape D.A.R.E. programs in the future. The Timmins teenager was the star of a news conference at the Timmins Police Service headquarters Wednesday where D.A.R.E. coordinator Const. Rick Lemieux explained that the program in the United States includes a Youth Advisory Board that is comprised of 50 young people, one person from each state.

US CT: OPED: Treat Heroin Crisis As An Epidemic

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Day, 03 Jul 2016 - On June 20, The Day published a guest commentary by Jim Spellman of Groton, "Stopping heroin at the source," which contended that "two appropriate recommendations have been offered to counter the heroin crisis - treat it as an epidemic and counter it as a village." Left unclear was who determined that these are the two appropriate recommendations in all of Connecticut.

CN ON: Students Dare To Face Peer Pressure

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

North Bay Nugget, 13 Apr 2016 - Officer-Led Program Emphasizes Good Decision Making Knowledge is power. and Emily Hind feels powerful after graduating from the North Bay Police Service's dare (drug abuse resistance education) program Tuesday morning.

CN BC: From 'Yes 2 Know'

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Alberni Valley News, 24 Mar 2016 - RCMP Brings Drug Awareness to Students in the Valley Port Alberni kids transitioning between elementary and high school will get a burst of drug awareness thanks to a new two-day program. Yes 2 Know is a province-wide RCMP-led initiative that seeks to give youth the knowledge about how to say 'no to drugs' now.

CN ON: Column: We Need To Find A New Way To Talk About Drugs

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Guelph Mercury, 29 Jan 2016 - It seems like only yesterday Ontarians were faced with the news that, after many years, the sex education curriculum in public schools was getting a much needed revamp. Imagine if you will, in an alternate reality, that this new curriculum contained a directive to teach students that masturbation led to blindness. In 2016, we would collectively consider this absurd. We would identify this as blatant attempt to frighten students from seeking out any sexual encounters in the vain hope that they will put any ideas of sex from their minds indefinitely.

CN ON: Two Decades Of The DARE Program

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Press, 01 Feb 2016 - It was a full-house at the Timmins Public Library on Saturday afternoon as 40 youngsters celebrated Daren the DARE Lion's 20th birthday. The lion is the mascot for the Timmins Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, which also marked 20 years of serving the community at the event on Jan. 30.