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US CO: Numbers Of Teen Dope-Smokers Flat

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:00
New Zealand Herald, 23 Jun 2016 - Rates of cannabis use among Colorado's teenagers are essentially unchanged in the years since the state's voters legalised marijuana in 2012, new survey data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows. Last year, 21 per cent of Colorado youths had used marijuana in the past 30 days. That rate is slightly lower than the national average and down slightly from the 25 per cent who used marijuana in 2009, before legalisation. The survey was based on a random sample of 17,000 middle and high school students in Colorado.
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US CO: Colo.: No Rise In Youth Pot Use

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 21 Jun 2016 - 21% Figure Just Below National Average DENVER (AP) - Marijuana use among Colorado high schoolers has not increased since legalization. That's according to the state Health Department, which released a new batch of youth survey results Monday.
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New Zealand: Column: Study Reveals Bad News for Toking Teens

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 07:00
New Zealand Herald, 18 Jun 2016 - People in Over- 55 Age Group Are NZ's Most Prolific Users Cannabis is one of the most widely available illicit drugs in New Zealand - but what impact is it having on our wellbeing? Research from the 2015 New Zealand Health Survey shows that 11 per cent of people aged over 15 have used cannabis in the past 12 months, with one third of this group using it at least weekly.
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US CO: 'Black Market Marijuana,' Cash Found In Slain Student's

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:00
The Durango Herald, 26 May 2016 - Police Also Recover Suspected Cocaine From Suspects' Vehicles Police recovered 9.1 pounds of processed marijuana and a little more than $20,000 cash from the room of [name1 redacted], the Fort Lewis College student who was shot and killed early Tuesday during a home invasion.
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CN ON: OPED: We Must Protect Teenagers From New Pot Laws

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 26 May 2016 - Of course marijuana will be legalized. Only the misplaced morality of our previous Conservative government was impeding the logic that crime will be lessened, tax largesse will be increased and consumer rights will finally be recognized. How could any reasonable person argue that alcohol should be legal but marijuana not? However, legalization does raise a tricky issue with which we have a responsibility to grapple: kids and marijuana.
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Australia: Cancer Risk To Kids From Cannabis Use

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
West Australian, 24 May 2016 - WA researchers have warned that cannabis use causes genetic mutations that can be passed on to children and grandchildren. University of WA scientists found cannabis alters a person's DNA structure, potentially exposing future generations to serious illnesses and diseases such as cancer.
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US CA: Column: Kids, Cartels, And Heroin

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 07:00
SF Weekly, 19 May 2016 - Just after noon on May 3, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom stood in front of a well-dressed crowd at the Commonwealth Club - an "unusual coalition" of Republicans, doctors, environmentalists, and former cops, as one member put it - talking at length about marijuana. Specifically, the still-magnetic former San Francisco mayor and likely frontrunner for governor in 2018 railed about how much he hates the stuff.
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Canada: Pot Goodies Pose Health Risks To Kids, Federal Paper

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:00
The Record, 02 May 2016 - OTTAWA - Bite-sized marijuana goodies such as candies and cookies pose "significant risks" to children who might accidentally swallow them, warns a draft federal discussion paper on pot legalization. It flags the public safety concern as one of the many obstacles Canada must negotiate on the path to regulating the drug, drawing on tragic lessons from Colorado.
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