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Canada: Teen Talks Fentanyl On National Tour

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 18 Jul 2017 - Leila Attar to discuss dangers of the drug with youth, parents Leila Attar was unconscious on the floor of her Ottawa home when a loud knock at her door shook her from a drug-induced blackout at 2 a.m.
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US FL: Opioid Use Increasing Number Of Foster Children In

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:00
Florida Times-Union, 14 Jul 2017 - AROUND U.S. The blond toddler pounced from the floor without warning and reached for a toy deep within Savannah Woods' entertainment center. She remained on the plush, beige carpet, her eyes following the toddler through the room. In attempt to rein in the child's energy, Woods called him back to her side and asked him to name a smiling woman in the picture she held.
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Canada: Pot Companies Avoid Targeting Youth In Ads

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 04 Jul 2017 - Distributors say they don't want the headaches that come with marketing to young Canadians Cam Battley is a father to a Grade 9 son and 10-year-old daughter. He's a scout leader of nine years and a soccer coach to both of his kids. He's also the executive vice-president of one of Canada's largest marijuana distributors.
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US TX: Teen Kidnapped And Murdered Over Marijuana Theft: Cops

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:00
New York Post, 04 Jul 2017 - A 13-year-old girl found dead over the weekend in Texas was abducted as ransom for stolen marijuana, according to authorities. Police said Shavon Randle was kidnapped Wednesday from a Lancaster home after the boyfriend of one of her relatives stole about 22 pounds of pot, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
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CN BC: Experts Underscore Dangers Of Youth Cannabis Use

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 24 Jun 2017 - Dianne McIntosh is continually alarmed by the teens who come into her Vancouver office telling the psychiatrist that they use cannabis to treat their mental-health issues because it's a natural - and harmless - - substance. "It's a natural product? So is tobacco, so is alcohol, these are all natural products," Dr. McIntosh said. With the federal Liberal government saying that cutting down on teen cannabis use is a core reason it is pushing to legalize the drug next year, Dr. McIntosh and a panel of three other experts are gathering in Richmond, B.C., on Sunday to clear the air about the dangers young people face when using the substance.
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US MD: Maryland's Heroin Fight Turns To Educating Students From

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 07:00
Baltimore Sun, 19 Jun 2017 - In the ongoing battle to stem the heroin and opiate epidemic in Maryland, the newest focus is a state law that mandates teaching students in elementary schools through college about the dangers of the drugs. Public schools are tweaking drug-education lessons and colleges are preparing sessions for incoming students to comply with the Start Talking Maryland Act, which becomes law July 1.
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Canada: Demystifying A Instead Of Decrying A Drugs For Teens

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 07:00
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.
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CN ON: Teens And Drugs

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Jun 2017 - Drug use among teens is nothing new. But street drugs are a bigger threat than ever, because they can be laced with deadly substances. The Spectator investigates what youth are using, and how to identify the dangers A GIRL is hanging out with friends after school. One of them has stolen a gram of marijuana from an older brother. They pass around a pipe. It is her first time getting high. She is 14.
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