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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:12:04 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:10:02 GMT


CN AB: Editorial: Albertans Adults At 18

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 13 Sep 2017 - Maybe it's all the smoke in the air but the legalization of marijuana is as foggy almost nine-months out as it was when it was first announced. With consensus lacking on pretty much every issue, here and across Canada, Alberta Health Services waded into the debate with its suggestions for distribution, promotion and a minimum age for marijuana use.

CN AB: Column: Feds Too Chilled Out

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 12 Sep 2017 - Only now bothering to consider health impact of legalized marijuana If the Trudeau Liberals were Boy Scouts, they'd be miserable failures in living up to the troop's famous motto of "Be Prepared." Anyone who still thinks the Liberals have all the pieces in place in their rush to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by Canada Day 2018 has being smoking the drapes. Health concerns? Hmmm, perhaps it would have been best to have gotten onto this long before now, seeing as how sucking in THC-laced smoke into the lungs just might have some health repercussions for the burgeoning toker crowd.

CN AB: Column: The Feds Have Left The Tough Calls On Weed To

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 13 Sep 2017 - When I was in university, two of the dumbest guys I knew had a thriving pot business. They grew their plants behind a pair of bushes under their rez room window and conducted sales from a corner at the pizza place down the street.

CN AB: LTE: War On Drugs

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 05 Sep 2017 - Re: Victims of overdose. To have a location so these people can go for a fix is totally wrong. What needs to be done is to drill them into giving up the people that supplied the drugs to start with. Giving them another fix is not a solution. Alcohol is also a nasty drug. Is the city setting up a location where alcoholics can go for a supervised drink? No, AA is not a place where they can get a supervised drink. Then on top of all of this, our wonderful Liberal leader is legalizing another drug. It is time to bring our police forces up to par to stop this epidemic. If the government wants to help, then create police task forces to deal directly with these issues instead of promoting more use of killer drugs. Also, the judicial system needs to be tuned in as to sentences for such offences. Instead of giving them a controlled dose, have a police officer deal with them.

CN AB: Drug Overdose Support Group Rallies

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Fort McMurray Today, 05 Sep 2017 - An opioid crisis is bringing together friends and family members of overdose victims who want to support others going through the same pain. Fort McMurray residents Mari-Lee Paluszak, 55, and Holly Meints, 51, both lost sons to accidental overdoses last year. Both attended Overdose Awareness Day at the Wood Buffalo Regional Library last Thursday to help put a face to the drug overdose problem, and to promote a support group for people suffering the same grief as their own. Their new group, On A Dragonfly's Wings, is meant to provide mutual support for grieving family members of overdose victims.

CN AB: A Prickly Issue

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 03 Sep 2017 - Discarded needles in the spotlight as Edmonton tackles overdose crisis, safe injection sites Cardboard boxes filled with syringes fill every nook and cranny of the Streetworks office at Boyle Street Community Services.

CN AB: Experts Overwhelmed

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 03 Sep 2017 - Chief medical examiner's office pores over deaths in opioid fight EDMONTON - In the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner each morning, medical examiners, investigators, and morgue staff divide the stack of files containing unexplained deaths that have come in from the night before.

CN AB: LTE: Pot Plan Ignores Health Risks

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Calgary Herald, 05 Sep 2017 - Re: Pot use can make your sperm lazy, Sept. 1 This article shed light on the very serious implication of the use of marijuana products on reproductive health. In 2016, I testified before the federal task force on the legalization of marijuana and started my six-hour presentation against the legalization of marijuana with a question for the Health Canada lawyer and the committee.

CN AB: Local Doc Says Pot Not The Be All, End All

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Medicine Hat News, 25 Aug 2017 - Cannabis will not be the panacea everyone with an ailment is thinking it will be, says a local physician, and it is going to challenge law enforcement when it comes to impaired driving. "If there ever has been an issue in medicine as clouded by opinion and ignorance, it is medical cannabis," said Dr. Gaylord Wardell, anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Medicine Hat.