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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:58:18 -0800

Last Build Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: Drug Overdoses Increase

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Delhi News-Record, 12 Jan 2017 - The Haldimand- Norfolk Health Unit wasn't exaggerating last year when it warned about the threat of illegal street drugs cut with powerful synthetic opioids. Norfolk paramedics responded to 37 drug overdoses in all of 2014. This rose to 59 in 2015. In 2016, the total was 90.



US MD: A Federal Prosecutor Takes On The Heroin Scourge That Claimed

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 08 Jan 2017 - [photo] Bruce Brandler is chief federal law enforcement officer for a sprawling judicial district that covers half of Pennsylvania. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press) The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there, and he was in really bad shape.



US PA: Some State Farmers To Grow Industrial Hemp

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Morning Call, 31 Dec 2016 - [photo] Heather Skorinko had hoped to grow industrial hemp on her North Whitehall Township farm, but the state's restrictive pilot program will lock out most family farms, she said. (APRIL BARTHOLOMEW/THE MORNING CALL) Industrial hemp returns to Pennsylvania in 2017. So why are advocates so riled up?



Thailand: Foreigners Arrested, Coke, Crystal Meth, Ecstasy Seized

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Bangkok Post, 28 Dec 2016 - Narcotics suppression police question Francis Mukwamba, a Zambian passport holder whose real nationality is uncertain, at a hotel room in Sukhumvit area of Bangkok on Dec 26. (Photo taken from the Narcotics Suppression Bureau Facebook page) Two foreign nationals were arrested after 4kg of cocaine were found in their bags when they arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport from Africa and a third, their alleged contact, was later apprehended at a city hotel.



US: Australia Drug Smuggling Largest Cocaine Seizure In History

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Business Insider, 29 Dec 2016 - Police took down a Sydney crime syndicate and made 'the largest cocaine seizure in Australian ... history' [photo] An Australian investigator unloads cargo from a seize boat, December 2016. Australian Federal Police



US CA: Trump Attorney General Pick May Spur Legal Battles Over Pot

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Napa Valley Register, 30 Dec 2016 - Thomas Elias writes the syndicated California Focus column, appearing twice weekly in 93 newspapers around California, with circulation of over 2.2 million. As a United States attorney in Alabama serving under President Ronald Reagan in 1986, the 39-year-old Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was charged with enforcing civil rights laws. But he said then that he didn't have much of a problem with what the Ku Klux Klan stood for, musing that he thought the KKK was "OK until I found out they smoked pot."



US: Inside the DEA: A Chemist's Quest To Identify Mystery Drugs

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 25 Dec 2016 - WASHINGTON (AP) - No one knew what was in the baggie. It was just a few tablespoons of crystalline powder seized back in April, clumped like snow that had partially melted and frozen again. Emily Dye, a 27-year-old forensic chemist at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Testing and Research Laboratory, did not know if anyone had died from taking this powder, or how much it would take to kill you.



CN AB: Sylvan Lake RCMP Host Street Drug Trends Presentation

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Sylvan Lake News, 22 Dec 2016 - Around 40 parents and youth attended a recent community street drug trends presentation at Fox Run School. Organized by the Sylvan Lake RCMP the presentation aimed to equip parents with skills to allow recognition of street drugs and theparaphernalia associated with drug use.



Canada: Cities Welcome Supervised Drug-use Sites

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 13 Dec 2016 - Ottawa has tabled a bill aimed at easing restrictions on the facilities, a 'good sign' according to one Toronto city councillor Municipal politicians in Canada's two largest cities are optimistic that new legislation aimed at clearing the path for more supervised consumption sites means they will finally be able to offer the harm-reduction service next year.