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US MI: Edu: Student-Backed Marijuana Decriminalization

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:00
Central Michigan Life, 30 Jul 2014 - Mount Pleasant voters could see a student-backed proposition calling for the citywide decriminalization of marijuana on the November ballot. Student Advocates for Medical/Recreational Cannabis have procured enough petition signatures to get the initiative on the ballot. The registered student organization at Central Michigan University got all the necessary signatures a week shy of their deadline.
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US HI: Column: Drug War A Main Reason Kids Fleeing Central

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 26 Jul 2014 - As thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America seek refuge in the United States, some commentators are blaming American drug users. "If there weren't a lot of Americans seeking marijuana and heroin and cocaine," says former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, "there would not be a drug war."
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US PA: Delaware Valley Students Who Refuse Random Drug Test

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00
The Pocono Record, 25 Jul 2014 - A surprising detail was revealed when the Delaware Valley School Board recently made a minor language revision to its controversial drug testing policy. The board removed the method of blood testing from the policy because the method is not used at Delaware Valley.
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US IL: OPED: The Lives Of Child Refugees And American Youth

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Chicago Tribune, 21 Jul 2014 - The Root news site's Keli Goff recently wrote about child refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Central America and seeking refuge at our border. Unfortunately, she supports deporting them, while claiming that we have our own black children to care about first, citing recent violence in the streets of Chicago. One of us - Phillip - grew up in the same Chicago that Goff says she wants to protect, while the other - Isabel - is a young immigrant who came to this country as an undocumented child fleeing violence in Colombia. In seeking justice for all young people, we are committed to building united social movements that fervently proclaim, "Our lives matter."
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US NY: OPED: The Children Of The Drug Wars

Youth (MAP) - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:00
New York Times, 13 Jul 2014 - A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis CRISTIAN OMAR REYES, an 11-year-old sixth grader in the neighborhood of Nueva Suyapa, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, tells me he has to get out of Honduras soon - "no matter what."
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US CO: Column: How Should I Talk To My Children About Pot?

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:00
Westword, 10 Jul 2014 - Dear Stoner: I drive around town with my seven-year-old, and I know it is only a matter of time before he starts asking me about the "MMJ" signs everywhere. How should I talk to my kid about pot, since it is always in his face these days? Mad Over Marijuana
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US: Feds: Legalized Pot A Risk To Teens

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 10 Jul 2014 - 'Serious Challenge' But Critics Call Drug Czar's Report 'Tone Deaf' WASHINGTON - A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot.
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Australia: Up To 70 Sunshine Coast Students Suspended For Drugs

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:00
Sunshine Coast Daily, 09 Jul 2014 - NEW figures show Sunshine Coast state schools have busted students with drugs up to 69 times in a year. Education Queensland released the data exclusively to the Daily, with numbers showing between 40 and 69 students were suspended from school in 2013 for misconduct involving an illicit substance.
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US WA: Column: Don't Disregard the Risks Teen Pot Users Face

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:00
The Herald, 09 Jul 2014 - Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Bruce Weiss isn't so worried about legal sales of recreational marijuana to adults. As presiding judge for the county's Juvenile Offender Drug Treatment Court, he is more concerned by what he sees as "normalization" of a drug he knows is ruining many kids' lives. Dr. Leslie Walker isn't worried that teens will now get marijuana from legal pot shops, where sales are only allowed to those 21 and older. As chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital and co-director of the hospital's Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, she is troubled by what she sees as a "decreased perception of risk." Walker knows weed is harming many kids' brains.
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