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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:28:34 -0800

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US CA: Column: Latinos Are Key To Pot Legalization

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug 2016 - The town hall meeting, in a cavernous garage on an industrial side street in Gardena, was billed as an opportunity to learn about cannabis from some of the industry's experts. I assumed there would be strong arguments made in favor of Proposition 64, the November ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use.

US CO: Column: Hemp Can Have Wider Use

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Colorado Springs Independent, 20 Jul 2016 - The smoky sunsets of late make for an eerie reminder of the fires burning all around the Springs - to the west, up north and in our past. It's unwelcome deja vu, but it seems all but inevitable each summer. Colorado is hot, dry and windy during the summer, making it fertile ground for ravaging fires. But research suggests this recent uptick may be attributable to insect outbreaks, drought and rising temperatures - all symptoms of manmade climate change. Innovators not resigned to that fate have found an unlikely tool for both surviving wildfires and preventing them at the same time: cannabis. (But not the kind that gets you high.)

US CA: Column: Marijuana's Billionaire Bogeyman

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

SF Weekly, 16 Jun 2016 - For almost a year, American visitors to Las Vegas have been able to go to a show, dine at a celebrity chef's restaurant, drink, gamble - and legally buy cannabis. Nevada was the first state in the nation to offer "reciprocity" to medical marijuana users, meaning a physician's recommendation from, say, California - useless in trying to access medical cannabis in, say, Colorado - is enough to gain entry to the cannabis dispensary nearest your favorite casino.

US MI: Column: Fighting For A Vote On Legalized Marijuana

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Metro Times, 08 Jun 2016 - MILegalize is still kicking. The effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan turned in more than 350,000 signatures in its attempt to put the question on the fall ballot. It was the only group out of a number of petition efforts to actually turn in their petitions with the qualifying 252,523 signatures. To the organizers, activists, petition circulators, and petition signers, I say: "Well done." But the main question being asked now is: Was it done quickly enough?

Philippines: Expletives Light Up Davao Party For Duterte

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 06 Jun 2016 - DAVAO CITY-There were no fireworks at President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's victory party on Saturday, as pyrotechnics are banned in Davao City. But who needed them when Duterte himself was there? "You sons of bitches, I will really kill you," Duterte warned drug dealers in a speech to 200,000 supporters celebrating his electoral victory at Crocodile Park.

US MA: Heroin, Prescription Opioids Form Especially Toxic Mix

Mon, 02 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 02 May 2016 - The Massachusetts heroin epidemic is unlike any other in the United States. The overdose rate in the state is more than twice the national average. And deaths from prescription opioids like OxyContin are only slightly less harrowing. Unusual, too, is the degree to which these two scourges are feeding off each other. A substantial and spiking number of overdoses in Massachusetts involves both heroin and prescription drugs, something you rarely find elsewhere in the United States.

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.

CN ON: Drug Use Prevention Program Is About Kids

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 18 Dec 2015 - An updated program of drug, mental health and social media awareness is being presented to children and youth in Brantford schools. Part of a changeover that began in 2014 as a pilot project across city schools in both the public and separate boards resulted in an agency name change to TICK (Teaching Intelligent Choices to Kids) from the former DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).