The New Mexican, 31 Aug 2015 - Poppy Production Booms As American Appetite for Opioids Grows With her nimble hands, tiny feet and low center of gravity, Angelica Guerrero Ortega makes an excellent opium harvester. Deployed along the Sierra Madre del Sur, where a record poppy crop covers the mountainsides in strokes of green, pink and purple, she navigates the inclines with the deftness of a ballerina.
The Record, 28 Aug 2015 - People Make Judgments About Parents Who Have Lost Children WATERLOO REGION - Losing a child is one of the greatest pains for any parent. But when the child dies from a drug overdose or a drinking and driving accident, the public stigma attached to those deaths can leave parents reeling with guilt.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 Aug 2015 - A SIGN OF HOPE FOR CHILDREN That's How Parents See Medical Marijuana, Though Doubts Remain. PITTSBURGH - In Room 716 of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 12-year-old Hannah Pallas is motionless, but for an occasional turn of her head and the blink of her eyes, following a series of life-threatening seizures.
The Columbian, 23 Aug 2015 - It's Relatively Stable, From County Juvenile Court's Standpoint Misdemeanor marijuana-related crimes have plummeted for adults following legalization, but for minors, marijuana is still very much illegal. Marijuana use among children is relatively flat, though children referred to court on suspicion of possessing marijuana went up slightly from 2013 to 2014.
Columbus Dispatch, 18 Aug 2015 - Two photos speak volumes about the fledgling campaign opposing marijuana legalization in Ohio. A picture of a child's hand reaching into a jar for a tempting gummy hints at the daunting possibility that kids might eat cookies and candy laced with marijuana, with resulting serious health effects.
Columbus Dispatch, 14 Aug 2015 - Children are likely to be a big part of the campaigns both for and against marijuana legalization in Ohio. The location of Monday's 2 p.m. campaign kickoff by a coalition opposing ResponsibleOhio's for-profit legalization plan is a giveaway: Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Albuquerque Journal, 07 Aug 2015 - When someone dies, it's common for loved ones to shake a fist at whatever deity they believe in and ask "why?" In the U.S. of A., it's almost as common to look for someone to blame. And then file a lawsuit. Any death of a vibrant young person is a tragedy. When it's absolutely avoidable, such as a drug overdose, even more so. But barring gross negligence, it adds insult to injury to expect others to take responsibility for a death an autopsy report attributes to an overdose of illegal hallucinogenics - especially those who tried to save her life.
Seattle Weekly, 29 Jul 2015 - Both use and approval are down. Houston, we have a problem (with marijuana). No, it's not that youngsters are getting stoned on the wacky weed and crashing cars or dropping out of school. It's that they're starting to dislike the stuff.
Vancouver 24hours, 28 Jul 2015 - It looked like a chocolate smoothie, it tasted like a chocolate smoothie, but it was much more than just a chocolate smoothie. A New Westminster woman ended up in the emergency room Saturday after unknowingly ingesting a quarter bottle of marijuana-laced smoothie.
Manteca Bulletin, 23 Jul 2015 - ATLANTA (AP) - A former Georgia deputy sheriff was indicted Wednesday on federal charges for her role in setting up a "no-knock" drug raid that severely injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen. Former Habersham County Deputy Nikki Autry, 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of providing false information in a search warrant affidavit, Acting U. S. Attorney John Horn said. Autry also is charged with providing false information to obtain an arrest warrant.
Toronto Star, 20 Jul 2015 - Organizers say there is a 'lack of international best practice evidence' for large-scale shows A year after two died and 13 others were hospitalized in drug-related incidents at Toronto's Veld Music Festival, organizers are vowing to crack down on illicit substance use at the event.
Albuquerque Journal, 18 Jul 2015 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Suiting up will now come with the possibility of a random drug test for athletes in the Rio Rancho school district. The school board on Monday unanimously passed a policy that will allow for the random drug testing of students in grades eight through 12 who are playing on a district sports team.