Northern News, 30 Sep 2015 - Recreational use of marijuana has been illegal in Canada since 1908, but this has never really stopped people from using it. According to a Statistics Canada study released this past spring, half of all Canadian men and a bit more than one-third of women have used marijuana before.
The Star Beacon, 27 Sep 2015 - Doctors have projected Tom Clint will only live another four months. A dentist visit in 1994 revealed leukoplakia in the Ashtabula man's mouth, which later progressed into stage 3 oral, nasal and skin cancers. In February, doctors said the only way to save his life was to remove his tongue, but he chose against a life in which he couldn't talk, and hasn't seen an oncologist since.
The Daily Press, 25 Sep 2015 - Three of 4 candidates running in T-JB support decriminalizing marijuana. Recreational use of marijuana has been illegal in Canada since 1908, but this has never really stopped people from using it.
The Mercury, 24 Sep 2015 - With major police busts barely denting the illicit drug trade the time has come for a decriminalisation trial in Tasmania, writes Hans Willink Decriminalisation does not mean legalisation. It does not mean that drug dealers can ply their evil trade with impunity.
Boulder Weekly, 24 Sep 2015 - Last week Larry Wilmore did a skit on The Nightly Show that showed how Fox News can take a falsehood (in the sketch, it's a poll that shows 58 percent of Americans believe that cop killings are on the rise, when statistics actually show they are falling), give it a title (the "war on police"), repeat the meme over and over, have a couple of talking heads connect it to something else (the Black Lives Matter movement), and finally show Ted Cruz and Scott Walker blaming the rise in violence against cops on President Barack Obama. It's a brilliant sketch - Wilmore calls the process magic - made even more so for me as, at the same time, I watched a similar sleight-of-hand play out upon the release of a Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) report on the effects of marijuana use in Colorado since legalization.
Globe and Mail, 09 Sep 2015 - Canadian experts want policy-makers to rethink perception of these medications to let research advance, but others urge caution Psychedelic drugs, including LSD and MDMA, could help some patients struggling with addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, according to a new analysis that urges Canadian policy- makers to reconsider their perception of those drugs.
Guelph Mercury, 05 Sep 2015 - Province Provides Funding for Pilot Program Aimed at Getting Offenders to Give Up Using Crystal Meth GUELPH - Guelph police and community groups are placing an addictions worker in bail court to help people who are accused of committing crimes related to crystal meth. It's an attempt to tackle rising use of the dangerous drug in the city.
SF Weekly, 27 Aug 2015 - The Drug Trade Is Entrenched in the Tenderloin, the Only Place in S.F. Where Drug Users Have Some Political Power They're outside on the corner when John Lorenz leaves his girlfriend's Tenderloin apartment in the morning; they're there when he returns. Sometimes he catches them on a shift change - like union workers clocking out after their eight hours, they're punctual. "Regular as clockwork," he told me recently.
The Columbian, 23 Aug 2015 - Here's A Look at Marijuana's Role in Traffic Fatalities, Quality-Of-Life Issues, Crime When recreational marijuana was legalized, Washington entered the unknown, triggering questions - and predictions - about what might happen. Would drug dealers hang around the pot shops? Would it bring riffraff into the neighborhood and make shops easy crime targets? Would people abuse the drug? Or smoke and drive, putting others in harm's way?
Columbus Dispatch, 23 Aug 2015 - Words matter. As fast as we're moving in the news room to hit minute-to-minute deadlines in this digital age, we still seek precision in language. We take word choice very seriously. Words have specific meaning, and we strive to choose the best ones. Such is the case now with the battle heating up over marijuana and whether it should be legalized in Ohio.
Missoulian, 17 Aug 2015 - Medical marijuana providers are cautiously opening new dispensaries in Missoula and across the state, but the state law allowing such shops remains in question. "A lot of the industry is still in limbo," said Chris Fanuzzi, a medical marijuana provider who opened a new dispensary, Lionheart Caregiving, in Missoula last month. "The only reason that we can come back is that there is still a demand."
Garden City Telegram, 16 Aug 2015 - Kansas is not going to give up and make marijuana legal any time soon, we know that. A state that did not end Prohibition until 1984 isn't going to move quickly on this issue. ... But isn't it time to stop loading down every pothead who stumbles into police custody with a bunch of charges that won't do him or the state any good?
Appeal-Democrat, 16 Aug 2015 - Four potential ballot initiatives completely legalizing marijuana are in the works for California's next general election, with pot advocates yet to choose the variation that will get their concerted push. But one thing for sure: Whichever one they send out for signature gathering will say nothing about the detrimental effects of the mind-altering weed, wellknown a proven demotivating factor for heavy users.
Globe and Mail, 15 Aug 2015 - A recent spike in fentanyl-related deaths highlights need for wider access to naloxone to reverse drug's effects Hugh Lampkin was working late when he heard a knock at the door. "There's a guy down," the stranger said. "He's overdosed, and he's blue."
Yorkton This Week, 12 Aug 2015 - Stephen Harper jumped on his high horse yesterday slamming Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana. In jurisdictions where marijuana is legal, Harper said, it becomes "more readily available to children, more people become addicted," and there is a decline in health outcomes.
Globe and Mail, 12 Aug 2015 - A re-elected Conservative Party would give police more resources to go after marijuana grow-ops and create a help line for parents who are concerned about their children's drug abuse, but Stephen Harper says he remains opposed to loosening pot laws. The Conservative Leader told an audience of supporters Tuesday in Markham, north of Toronto, that his party believes the use of illegal drugs remains too high in Canada, especially among young people.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 12 Aug 2015 - Four potential ballot initiatives legalizing marijuana are in the works for California's next general election, with pot advocates yet to choose the variation that will get their concerted push. But one thing for sure: Whichever one they send out for signature gathering will say nothing about the detrimental effects of the mind-altering weed, well known as a proven demotivating factor for heavy users.