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CN ON: Medical Marijuana Improves Child's Life: Mother

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 07:00
Kingston Whig-Standard, 16 Aug 2016 - A Napanee-area marijuana facility is now able to sell its medical product to patients in need, and a mother says her son is benefitting from the development. Six-year-old Gage is able to sit up by himself, playing with a few coloured balls and his iPad while his mother, Kelly, shares their story.
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CN BC: Column: B.C. Failing Addicted Youth

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 15 Aug 2016 - Columnists Brent Stafford and Petr Pospisil battle over the issues of the day. This week's topic: Is the B.C. government responsible for protecting youth from drug overdoses? B.C. FAILING ADDICTED YOUTH
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CN BC: Column: Teen's Death Not Government's Fault

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 15 Aug 2016 - Columnists Brent Stafford and Petr Pospisil battle over the issues of the day. This week's topic: Is the B.C. government responsible for protecting youth from drug overdoses? TEEN'S DEATH NOT GOVERNMENT'S FAULT
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US OR: Column: I Was A Teenage Weed Dealer

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Portland Mercury, 04 Aug 2016 - For One Whole Day IT WAS the mid '80s, and I was living in the jewel of Northern California: Sacramento, where the only culture was the agriculture. I was doing my time in high school, trying to sort out all the things that go on during those golden years, particularly trying to figure out what was "cool." And that included cannabis.
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US NM: Column: Scared Youths Can Pay Price In War On Drugs

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 30 Jul 2016 - SCARED YOUTHS CAN PAY PRICE IN WAR ON DRUGS This is the time of year parents start worrying about back-to-school stuff. For those with college-age kids who will soon go off to live by themselves, there's an extra bit of preparation to think about.
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US CO: Colo. Kids Accidentally Ingesting Pot

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 07:00
Chicago Sun-Times, 27 Jul 2016 - Medical Study Shows 34% Rise in Cases of Pediatric Marijuana Exposure As more Colorado adults become comfortable with marijuana in their homes, more young children are ingesting the drug, a new study reports.
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US CO: Study: Edible Pot Sickens More Kids

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 07:00
Boston Herald, 27 Jul 2016 - A new study shows marijuana poisoning in young children has risen 150 percent in Colorado since the substance was legalized in 2014 - a frightening statistic that has opponents of the Bay State legal marijuana ballot initiative warning that the same could happen in Massachusetts. "The edible products for the marijuana industry are a huge part of the profit and growth model," said Rep. Hannah Kane, of the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts' steering committee. "Children are highly susceptible to these products."
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US CO: Study: Colorado Children Trying Marijuana Treats

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
The Palm Beach Post, 26 Jul 2016 - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
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US CO: Study: Colorado Children Trying Marijuana Treats

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
Austin American-Statesman, 26 Jul 2016 - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
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CN BC: OPED: How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00
North Shore News, 20 Jul 2016 - "Being a parent in today's world is more difficult and complex than ever before. Our children are exposed to external pressures at unprecedented levels and social media culture has had more influence on young people's lives than many of us can fully understand." In a May letter to parents, Chief Const. Bob Rich from the Abbotsford Police Department addressed the issue of drug use among teens. This is causing deaths of vulnerable young people and must be stopped.
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US AZ: Editorial: Kids' Access to Prescription Meds Should Be

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 07:00
The Sun, 19 Jul 2016 - Same Rule Applies to Medical Marijuana Products As Well According to a May report on the Today Show, there has been a spike in children going to the emergency room after consuming edible products containing marijuana, and the show noted that doctors and police alike want to raise awareness that children can be hurt by accidentally consuming such products.
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CN BC: Kids Sticking With Pot A Despite Risks

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 15 Jul 2016 - Survey Finds Teens Still Support Smoking Weed, Despite Admitting Its Many Risks Three-in-four teens who had tried pot in B.C. will likely have missed school in the past month. Compared to their peers, these pot smokers will have a much higher likelihood of suffering a serious injury or concussion, have lower mental health, and a much higher chance of committing suicide - among a large list of negative outcomes teens in B.C. have themselves identified.
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Canada: Border To Seize Marijuana Treatment For Epileptic Kids

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 07:00
The Record, 06 Jul 2016 - Families Upset After Canadian Border Agents Move to Stop Marijuana Oil Shipments Parents of children suffering from epilepsy say a recent move by Canadian border agents to seize shipments of medical marijuana oil from an American company could have a catastrophic effect on their children's health.
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