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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:10:36 -0800

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:10:02 GMT


CN AB: Dogs Susceptible To Marijuana Smoke

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Okotoks Western Wheel, 24 Jan 2018 - Health: Veterinarian speaks out over dangers of drug, signs of intoxication in pets Foothills veterinarians are expressing concerns animals could be exposed to marijuana when the drug is legalized in July.

CN AB: A Nose For Trouble

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 14 Jan 2018 - Made-in-Alberta protocols change ways dogs sniff out fentanyl Alberta RCMP is leading the way when it comes to new police service dog drug detection protocols. Previously, sticking their nose in drugs was a police dog's business, but now the canines sit beside suspected drugs when they are found, said K Division Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean in a year-end interview.

CN NS: Pooches Poisoned By Pot

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Cape Breton Post, 03 Jan 2018 - Increasing numbers of dogs are being sickened by marijuana, veterinarians warn Veterinarians say they're seeing an increasing number of dogs sickened after ingesting marijuana, and are warning pet owners to take care as Canada prepares for cannabis legalization this year.

CN AB: Alberta Jails Saw More Than 120 Overdoses In 2016

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 22 Dec 2017 - Alberta correctional facilities have recorded more than 120 overdoses in the past two years, and dozens more in federal prisons in the province, new statistics show. Postmedia obtained the data after a string of overdoses at the Edmonton Remand Centre.

Canada: Personal Grow-Ops Emerge As Targets For Organized Crime

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 01 Dec 2017 - The proliferation of personal yet industrial-scale marijuana farms, licensed and shielded by health privacy laws, has created a shadow market in which individual patients are collectively churning out as much marijuana as some commercial producers - with none of the scrutiny. Although they operate under the guise of legitimacy, a Globe and Mail investigation has found that these personal grow-ops are prime targets for robberies and abuse by organized crime.

Canada: Cannabis-Infused Dog Munchies Planned By Canadian Pot Grower

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 06 Dec 2017 - Turns out, this bud isn't just for you. True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small Canadian company operating in the country's fast-emerging marijuana industry, plans to sell dog chews containing cannabis extracts.

CN ON: Cops Blown Away By Coke Bust

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Enterprise-Bulletin, 01 Sep 2017 - Largest drug seizure in OPP history has three men facing charges ORILLIA - The OPP showed off the largest ever drug seizure of its nearly 110- year history Monday morning. Three men have been arrested, accused of importing 1,062 kilograms of pure cocaine. The drugs were displayed by police during a press conference in four specially constructed glass containers, each with a dimension of about four feet tall by eight feet wide.

CN ON: Petition Calls For Needle Disposal Sites

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 24 Aug 2017 - Concern about dangers of discarded injection paraphernalia has prompted the tattoo artist James Takeo to launch an online petition which asks Welland city council to investigate installing sharps containers in public places such as city parks. Takeo said he posted the petition on social media during the second week of this month. He said as of Tuesday it had racked up 715 signatures. He is pleasantly surprised by the response. The petition says: "Too many times there have been incidences of needles being improperly disposed of in city garbage cans or in other public places in our community. This poses a safety risk for all members of the community, especially city workers and staff who often must take the responsibility of disposal of these sharps.

CN AB: Four-Legged Leaders

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 23 Aug 2017 - Alberta shepherds in new era in global fight against fentanyl INNISFAIL - Alberta is leading the world in fentanyl detection, having developed the first safe method for police dogs to detect the deadly drug.