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Canada: Aviation Data Detail Incidences Of Intoxicated Fliers In

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 01 Sep 2014 - The two allegedly drunk women on Wednesday's Sunwing flight to Cuba are among hundreds of Canadians who have caused trouble in the skies in the past decade. There have been at least 263 alcohol-, cigarette-or marijuana-related incidents on Canadian flights, or flights passing through Canada, since 2005, according to an analysis of Transport Canada aviation data.
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CN ON: Editorial: Pot Biz Must Play It Straight

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 01 Sep 2014 - The stoners are getting creative and we're not so sure that's a good thing. The marijuana industry is attracting a lot of attention these days. Back in March the Financial Post ran an article headlined "Your 5-Step Primer to Investing in Pot."
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CN MB: Editorial: Pot Biz Must Play It Straight

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 01 Sep 2014 - The stoners are getting creative and we're not so sure that's a good thing. The marijuana industry is attracting a lot of attention these days. Back in March the Financial Post ran an article headlined "Your 5-Step Primer to Investing in Pot."
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US FL: John Morgan: The Man Behind the Medical Marijuana Drive

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
The Ledger, 01 Sep 2014 - ORLANDO (AP) - The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day also set Morgan, the man behind Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative, on a course that would make him a wealthy and locally famous personal injury lawyer.
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US CO: Legal Marijuana: What Do You Tell Your Kids?

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 01 Sep 2014 - In the First Year of a 'Grand Experiment,' Parents Feel They're In an Awkward Spot. CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped. Jordan Stead
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US FL: Pot Campaign Low On Funds

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:00
Sun-Sentinel, 31 Aug 2014 - With the primaries over, Florida voters will be focusing on the November ballot and political action committees will be spending millions of dollars on advertising to help sway them. But on one of the major issues - the medical marijuana initiative called Amendment 2 - the primary support PAC suffers from a serious monetary disadvantage.
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US: Federal Marijuana Crops Get A Boost

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug 2014 - The U.S. government has increased the quantity of marijuana it's growing this year to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46. The federal government classifies marijuana as a substance that has no medical use and is more dangerous than cocaine. But it's willing to let researchers have access - under a few conditions.
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US: Study: Medical Pot May Help Opiate Abuse

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:00
Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug 2014 - Painkiller Overdoses Fell in States With Legal Marijuana, Study Finds Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.
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US NY: OPED: Of Pot And Percocet

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:00
New York Times, 31 Aug 2014 - PRESCRIPTION opioid painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin have come under intense scrutiny in recent years because of the drastic rise in overdose deaths associated with their prolonged use. Meanwhile, access to medical marijuana has been expanding - 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its broad medical use - and chronic or severe pain is by far the most common condition reported among people using it. Could the availability of medical marijuana reduce the hazards of prescription painkillers? If enough people opt to treat pain with medical marijuana instead of prescription painkillers in states where this is legal, it stands to reason that states with medical marijuana laws might experience an overall decrease in opioid painkiller overdoses and deaths.
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