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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 07:48:37 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 19:10:01 GMT


CN MB: Don't Sell Pot, Booze Together: MGEU

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2017 - WHEN marijuana is legalized in Canada, it should be sold in standalone publicly operated stores, the head of the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU) says. Michelle Gawronsky said the union believes that Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp. should be responsible for selling cannabis products, but that marijuana not be marketed in booze stores.

CN BC: CNV Slams Lid On Pot Shops

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Shore News, 17 May 2017 - Weeds Glass gets business licence plucked Marijuana shops in the City of North Vancouver are in a green and grey legal area. Council revealed a closed-session decision to deny business licences to Weeds Glass and Gifts on Marine Drive as well as LotusLand Cannabis Club on East Second Street at a May 8 council meeting.

CN ON: Many Teens Get Into Cars With Impaired Drivers

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 May 2017 - One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking and one in five got in a car with a driver that consumed marijuana, according to a new University of Waterloo study. Half of all students in Grades 11 and 12 admitted to at least one risky behaviour, either driving after drinking or using marijuana or being a passenger in the car of an impaired driver.

US: Tests Show More American Workers Using Drugs

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 17 May 2017 - More U.S. workers are testing positive for illicit drugs than at any time in the last 12 years, according to data coming out today from Quest Diagnostics Inc., one of the largest workplace-testing labs in the nation. The number of workers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 4%, while positive results for other drugs also rose. The increases come against a backdrop of more liberal marijuana state laws and an apparent resurgence in the use of drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine.

CN BC: Fentanyl Test Boosts Dose-Reduction Rate

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 15 May 2017 - A pilot project operated by Vancouver Coastal Health has found success with a simple detection strip for the notorious opioid Drug users who test their drugs and discover fentanyl are 10 times more likely to reduce their dose, raising the possibility that making such tests widely available could reduce overdoses.

CN BC: Cannabis May Help Wean People Off Crack, Study Finds

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 May 2017 - Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also help reduce people's cravings for another highly addictive substance: crack cocaine. Scientists at the BC Centre on Substance Use tracked 122 people who consumed crack in and around Vancouver's Downtown Eastside over a three-year period and found they reported using that drug less frequently when they opted to also consume cannabis.

CN ON: Pot Shops Face Round 2

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 16 May 2017 - Back in business after police raids, illegal marijuana dispensaries now in London bylaw enforcers' sights London appears to be taking a page from Toronto's playbook in its bid to crack down on illegal pot shops that refuse to die.

Canada: Hi, It's Illegal To Drive High

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 16 May 2017 - Edgy campaign features cheeky menus, radio spots In the mood for a garlic gummy worm burger with iceberg lettuce and mustard-fudge drizzle? Or how about an order of spaghetti and gumballs with gravy and licorice?

CN ON: Editorial: War On Drugs Has Been Colossal Failure

Sat, 13 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 13 May 2017 - Be careful! This is the message to users of illegal drugs from a community-wide education and awareness campaign that includes a website, . Drug overdoses have killed hundreds of people in British Columbia. The most recent report shows that 120 died in March of this year.