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CN ON: OPED: Health Experts Should Take Lead On Weed Packaging

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 08 Feb 2018 - "I believe that nicotine is not addictive." This was the position the CEOs of the seven largest American tobacco companies staunchly stood by while testifying in front of an infamous 1994 Congressional hearing.
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CN NS: Column: Dope? Nope!

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
Amherst News, 02 Feb 2018 - Sometimes so little is going through my head that if Ralph were to say something, I'd actually have room to listen to him. Those few times that's happened also seems to be my week to write an article which then leaves me scrambling.
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CN BC: Vancouver Blazes Psychedelic Research Trail

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
The Georgia Straight, 01 Feb 2018 - Decades after Canada abandoned the field, the B.C. Centre on Substance Use is investigating the benefits of drugs like MDMA and psilocybin In 2011, Gerald Thomas was invited to an Indigenous community in a remote area of British Columbia. Working for the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., he was one of a small team of scientists who observed 12 people take ayahuasca, an Amazonian mixture that induces vivid visual and auditory hallucinations as well as deep emotional and intellectual reflection.
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CN ON: City Examines Injection Site

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Sudbury Star, 31 Jan 2018 - Committee to look at report next week Sudbury could become home to a safe injection site. The community services committee will hear next week about the prospect of undertaking a feasibility study for a site, which will cost $150,000 to $200,000. Council is being asked to endorse the report.
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US PA: Pitt study: Kids With ADHD At Greater Risk For Smoking

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 29 Jan 2018 - A new multi-site study has found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to engage in substance use than youngsters without the disorder and had higher rates of marijuana and cigarette use going into adulthood. The study's takeaway message, suggested lead author Brooke Molina, should be that parents of children with ADHD need to keep in touch with their children's activities and friends, even into the teenage years.
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CN ON: Judge Slams Toronto Police For 'Oppressive Misconduct'

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 29 Jan 2018 - Dissenting opinion found charter rights were violated during 'fishing expedition' A senior Ontario judge has called out Toronto police officers who arrested a man on gun and drug charges for "casually intimidating and oppressive misconduct," and wondered if their actions would have been different in a whiter and wealthier neighbourhood.
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CN BC: Robson Square Vendors Stay Put Despite Arrests

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
Metro, 24 Jan 2018 - Police say booths have been selling weed to kids Despite a recent police crackdown, marijuana vendors who have been selling pot out of booths set up at Robson Square near the Vancouver Art Gallery say they have no intention of stopping.
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CN ON: Where To Light Up?

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Sun, 22 Jan 2018 - Public parks? Coffee shops? The province wants your input on pot What are the three most important rules of consuming cannabis? You know the joke - location, location, location.
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CN BC: Official Says New Approach Tried To Stem Opioid Deaths

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:00
Penticton Herald, 19 Jan 2018 - The region served by Interior Health has been "hit hard" by the opioid epidemic, says the agency's medical health officer, but new tactics are being brought to bear in the fight. "We've come a long way, but unfortunately these deaths continue to occur," Dr. Silvina Mema on Thursday told the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.
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