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Published: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:02:08 -0700

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Canada: Cannabis Debate: Legal Pot Is Far Safer For Youth Than

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 16 Apr 2018 - Some remain skeptical the proposed Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) will achieve one of its primary objectives: protecting youth from cannabis-related harms. Some feel the minimum age should be higher than the minimum age for alcohol, worried that those under 25 seem more vulnerable to dependence and health problems linked to long-term, heavy use. Critics of the proposed minimum age may be overlooking another primary objective: displacing the black-market. Young adults aged 18 to 24 represent one third of the market. The act attempts to strike a balance between keeping marijuana away from minors and cash away from criminals.



US MA: DARE Officers, Their Ranks Thinned, Face Legal Pot And Opioid

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 13 Mar 2018 - WEST BRIDGEWATER - The class had covered bullying, Internet safety, and good decision-making, and by February, Officer Kenneth Thaxter could see that the sixth-graders were ready. The lights went off, and the projector went on.



Colombia: Colombian Coca Farmers, Facing A Threat To Their

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov 2017 - The anti-narcotics police arrived here in the heart of Colombia's cocaine industry last month to destroy the coca crop. The community was determined to save it. Roughly 1,000 farmers, some armed with clubs, surrounded the hilltop camp that police had set up in a jungle clearing and began closing in on the officers.



CN ON: Column: Campaign Must Be Honest

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Intelligencer, 29 Sep 2017 - You're about to legalize a drug that poses more serious risks to young people than it does to adults. You want to make sure young people know about these risks so that they don't see legalization as a green light to start or continue using the drug. (The drug will still be legally off limits for those under 18 at least, but this doesn't tend to mean a lot in practice.) What do you do? Creating successful anti-drug campaigns is tricky. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been used in U.S. schools since the eighties and has proved popular and pervasive.



CN ON: Column: Pot Education Must Be Honest

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Sault Star, 29 Sep 2017 - You're about to legalize a drug that poses more serious risks to young people than it does to adults. You want to make sure young people know about these risks so that they don't see legalization as a green light to start or continue using the drug. (The drug will still be legally off limits for those under 18 at least, but this doesn't tend to mean a lot in practice.) What do you do? Creating successful anti-drug campaigns is tricky. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been used in U.S. schools since the eighties and has proved popular and pervasive.



Canada: OPED: Money Alone Can't Solve Ontario's Opioid Crisis

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 29 Sep 2017 - The Toronto Board of Health has joined the chorus of voices asking the Ontario government to better fight the opioid crisis. This week, the board voted unanimously to recommend the province declare the opioid crisis a provincial emergency. Last month, more than 700 health-care workers across Ontario signed an open letter also requesting Premier Kathleen Wynne declare the opioid crisis a provincial emergency. In response to last month's open letter, Ontario's Health Minister Eric Hoskins resisted declaring an emergency and instead offered a familiar solution: spending more money. The provincial government plans to spend $222-million over three years to hire more harm-reduction workers, expand the supply of naloxone and create more clinics. Following the board of health's vote, Dr. Hoskins doubled down on his refusal to label the opioid crisis an emergency.



Canada: Athletic Landscape Grows Hazy As Legal Marijuana Looms

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 Aug 2017 - Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off? The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It's already legal for personal recreational use in a handful of U.S. states.



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.