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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 ON: Growing Concerns

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 14 Dec 2016 - Pot industry players react to marijuana legalization report Pot smokers, dispensary owners and cannabis industry executives reacted Tuesday to the federal government task force recommendations on how Canada should go about legalizing recreational marijuana.

US: Cancer Study Of Psilocybin Hints At New Role For Illegal Drug

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 01 Dec 2016 - On a summer morning in 2013, Octavian Mihai entered a softly lit room furnished with a small statue of Buddha, a box of tissues and a single red rose. From an earthenware chalice, he swallowed a capsule of psilocybin, an ingredient found in hallucinogenic mushrooms. Then he put on an eye mask and headphones and lay down on a couch. Soon, images flew by like shooting stars: a spinning world that looked like a blue-green chessboard; himself on a stretcher in front of a hospital; his parents, gazing at him with aching sadness as he reached out to them, suffused with childlike love.

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.