Westword, 13 Jun 2013 - Dear Stoner: Is there actually a strain known as Polio Pot? A friend was telling me that she'd smoked some and it paralyzed her legs for a while - hence the name. But I'm not sure I buy it - and if it does exist, I don't think I'll be buying any Polio Pot. Apprehensive in Arvada
Guelph Mercury, 07 Jun 2013 - GUELPH - A high school student alleges a Guelph Police constable tackled, pinned and punched him after chasing a group of youths the officer suspected of smoking marijuana. The boy, who cannot be identified under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, says he was speaking with friends who had just finished smoking marijuana near the grounds of Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute on May 27 around noon. The boy said he started to run after a police officer on a bicycle spotted them, even though the boy said he was not smoking marijuana.
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, 06 Jun 2013 - Experts Says Substance Is Provoking Some Questions It's referred to as "wax," "honey oil" or "BHO" ---- and a little dab is enough to do you, says Karen Bergbower. The licensed substance-abuse-prevention expert said butane hash oil contains up to 80 percent to 90 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the high-inducing compound found in marijuana. Livingston County teens have not overlooked the new form of substance abuse, Bergbower said.
Star, the, 05 Jun 2013 - Police in Kiambu are investigating a school has been accused of colluding with a clinic to steal from parents. Irene Wairimu, a parent at Gathiruini Boys Secondary School in Githunguri, said the administration sent for her and told her to take her son to a certain clinic to be tested for drugs. The deputy headteacher gave her the doctor's contacts saying they refer students suspected of abusing drugs to Freedom from Addiction Organisation in Kiambu town
The Vindicator, 05 Jun 2013 - City residents concerned their children may be using drugs soon will have access to free instant drug screenings, thanks to a $600 grant from Camp Frederick, a retreat center in Rogers. The grant money will be used to purchase 100 tests. Each test can screen for 11 drugs, including marijuana and cocaine, said Yvonne Wilson, juvenile-diversion officer for Struthers City Schools. Testing will be confidential, and neither the school district nor the police department will take disciplinary action based on a student's test results.
Monroe Evening News, 01 Jun 2013 - In more than 90 percent of overdose deaths in southeastern Michigan, the individuals also tested positive for THC - the active ingredient in marijuana. This was not the cause of death, but is just something more to think about when you hear someone say that marijuana isn't dangerous, said April Demers of the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition.
The Times-Tribune, 31 May 2013 - Secondary Consequences of Marijuana Legalization Seen As legalized marijuana appears in an increasing number of American homes, so too does evidence of a dark side: accidental ingestion of pot and pot-infused food by young children.
Daily Pilot, 31 May 2013 - Costa Mesa High School graduate Kory Bennion addressed about 100 parents and students at his former campus this week during the culmination of the campus' anti-drug event. "There were people that were really close to me that were addicted to alcohol and drugs," he said about his time in high school. "And these were my parents."
New York Times, 31 May 2013 - An analysis published Wednesday by the American Medical Association said children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who take stimulant medication do not have a lower risk over all for later substance abuse, contradicting the longstanding and influential message that such medicines tend to deter those with the disorder from abusing other substances. The paper, written by three researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, examined data from 15 previous studies on the subject and determined that, on average, medications like Adderall and Ritalin had no effect one way or the other on whether children abused alcohol, marijuana, nicotine or cocaine later in life.
Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2013 - Broad Medical Marijuana Use Creates a New Risk for Children, a Study Finds As legalized marijuana appears in an increasing number of American homes, so too does evidence of a dark side: accidental ingestion of pot and pot-infused food by young children.
The Vindicator, 28 May 2013 - The Struthers City School District may begin drug testing its student athletes in grades seven through 12 as soon as the 2013-2014 academic year. "We're in a situation where now is probably the time," said Mark Carden, athletic director at Struthers, at a special meeting of the board of education Tuesday. "We've had some unfortunate happenings with some alumni."
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 28 May 2013 - Increased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorado study suggests. Medical marijuana items include yummy-looking gummy candies, cookies and other treats that may entice young children. Fourteen children were treated at Colorado Children's Hospital in the two years after a 2009 federal policy change led to a surge in medical marijuana use, the study found. That's when federal authorities said they would not prosecute legal users.
North Bay Nugget, 23 May 2013 - STUDENTS GET GLIMPSE OF GANG LIFE He was unlikely bait for a life of gang crime, and a cautionary tale for hundreds of students who had the chance to hear his story. Rick Osborne was a clean-cut teen in Niagara Falls when he was led to a residence, held down and injected with heroin. It was the beginning of a downward spiral into drug addiction, sexual abuse, cutting and initiation into an outlaw motorcycle gang by the time he was 17 as an enforcer to rob drug dealers.
Cranbrook Daily Townsman, 17 May 2013 - Teenagers in the East Kootenay are using drugs less often in 2013 than they were eight years ago, according to a survey just released. The East Kootenay Addictions Services Society surveyed 3,500 students in Grades 7 through 12 in schools from Cranbrook to Golden and from Creston to Elkford.
The Register-Herald, 16 May 2013 - One of the biggest factors looming over our area is drug abuse. It threatens every community in southern West Virginia. It seems no neighborhood is immune to the ills of drugs. That's why we support the effort that Raleigh County Schools is attempting to help prevent abuse among its students.
Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2013 - My 9-year-old daughter has Aicardi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes extremely hard-to-control seizures, debilitation, disability and early mortality. She began having seizures at three months of age, and since that time has had multiple seizures every day, with rare exception - probably to the tune of nearly 200,000 seizures in her lifetime. For most families, even one such day would be an emergency. For ours, it is the norm.
Orlando Sentinel, 10 May 2013 - RANDOM TESTING CAN SEND STUDENTS A HARMFUL MESSAGE The testing, therefore, may blunt the school's educational mission by elevating an atmosphere of discipline over one of nurturing. There is no place for drugs in school, and Lake Highland Preparatory, as a private school, has every legal right to subject its students to random drug testing. Although courts have held that random drug testing in public schools violates the Fourth Amendment, private schools are not bound by the constitutional provisions constraining public schools, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to be free from unreasonable searches.
Orlando Sentinel, 10 May 2013 - PROTECT KIDS FROM DRUGS - BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY Our teens need and want us to shoulder more of the burden of preventing drug use. Protecting our kids is a parent's primary responsibility. I've yet to meet an adult who would disagree that parents or other responsible adults are in the first position to protect, provide and care for our youth.
Orlando Sentinel, 10 May 2013 - Today's moderator America's war on drugs is being fought on myriad fronts. One of the most controversial battlefields involves the schoolhouse. In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Pottawatomie County v. Earls, expanded drug testing in public schools. The ruling allowed public schools not only to test athletes, but all middle- and high-schoolers involved in competitive extracurricular activities.
Orlando Sentinel, 02 May 2013 - Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando plans to begin drug-testing all of its students in grades seven through 12 in the fall, school officials have told parents. "We're convinced this will give us a safer, drug-free environment," said school President Warren Hudson.