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US: Drug Shoot-Up Rooms Get Serious Look in U.S.

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
The Daily Local, 09 May 2016 - Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed. An alarming 47,000 American overdose deaths in 2014 - 60 percent from heroin and related painkillers like fentanyl - has pushed elected leaders from coast to coast to consider what was once unthinkable: government-sanctioned sites where users can shoot up under the supervision of a doctor or nurse who can administer an antidote if necessary.
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US: Once Unthinkable in U.S., Drug Shoot-Up Rooms Get Serious

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
Pottstown Mercury, 09 May 2016 - Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed. An alarming 47,000 American overdose deaths in 2014 - 60 percent from heroin and related painkillers like fentanyl - has pushed elected leaders from coast to coast to consider what was once unthinkable: government-sanctioned sites where users can shoot up under the supervision of a doctor or nurse who can administer an antidote if necessary.
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US: Looming Marijuana Ruling Could Limit Federal Prosecutions

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
Pottstown Mercury, 09 May 2016 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rolland Gregg and his family have fought federal marijuana charges for more than three years, arguing that the roughly 70 marijuana plants investigators found on their Washington property were for their own medicinal use and fully complied with state law. A federal jury last year convicted Gregg, his mother and his wife of growing 50 to 100 marijuana plants - amounts their attorney said are in compliance with state medical marijuana law. With prison sentences looming, they have now turned to a recent act of Congress that they say should have stopped the U.S. Department of Justice from prosecuting them because they were doing what their state allowed. Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and the DOJ disagrees with Gregg's understanding of the new law.
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US: Lawmakers Weigh Injection Sites

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
The Saratogian, 09 May 2016 - Citing a Surge in Overdose Deaths, Many Begin to Discuss Using Supervised "Shoot-Up Rooms" Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed.
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US: Drug Shoot-Up Rooms Get Serious Look in US

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
The Record, 09 May 2016 - Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed. An alarming 47,000 American overdose deaths in 2014 - 60 percent from heroin and related painkillers like fentanyl - has pushed elected leaders from coast to coast to consider what was once unthinkable: government-sanctioned sites where users can shoot up under the supervision of a doctor or nurse who can administer an antidote if necessary.
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US: Sanctioned Injection Sites Would Save Lives, Some Say

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 09 May 2016 - The idea, spurred by a rise in drug overdose deaths in the U.S., has worked elsewhere Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed.
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US: Sanctioned Heroin Sites Considered

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 09 May 2016 - Users Could Get Quick Overdose Treatments Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed.
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US: Once Unthinkable, Drug Shoot-Up Rooms Getting Serious Look

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
Tulsa World, 09 May 2016 - The Supervised Injection Rooms Are Considered for "Out of Control" Problem. Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed.
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US: Legal Drug Dens Get Serious Consideration

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
The New Mexican, 09 May 2016 - Officials Weigh 'Heroin Havens' Where Users Can Inject Under Supervision of Doctors WHO Can Administer Antidote If Necessary Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed.
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CN ON: They Have Burning Desire For Pot

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 08 May 2016 - Weed the North. Queen's Park turned into a big puff of smoke Saturday afternoon as some 20,000 marijuana activists gathered near the King Edward VII statue, before rallying and walking in the 18th annual Global Marijuana March through the downtown core, spliffs in hand. While the federal Liberals made a campaign pledge to legalize marijuana, many of the parade-goers felt like the federal government was dragging its feet. "Thousands of people are still facing criminal charges," said event founder Neev, who refused to give his last name. "It should be legalized, it should be cheaper. It's so expensive because it's not legal yet. I appreciate the Liberals wanting to do it right, but the rollout is so slow." The Toronto event was one of the 100 marijuana parades scheduled in cities around the world.
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US OH: Editorial: Pot Bill Must Satisfy Demand

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:00
Columbus Dispatch, 08 May 2016 - It looks as if legalization of medical marijuana will come this year, either through pending legislation or through two possible ballot issues to amend the Ohio Constitution. But the Ohio House is larding its bill with unpopular restrictions instead of crafting a plainly worded compromise sufficient to kill the more-extreme ballot issues. Many proponents of medical marijuana insist that smoking be one of the ways it can be used. But, unlike both ballot issues, House Bill 523 would require those with a marijuana prescription to use vaporization or other devices if they wish to inhale. The bill also would prohibit home-grown marijuana, which the ballot issues would allow in limited quantities.
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Canada: Toronto Overtakes Vancouver As Country's Cannabis Capital

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 07 May 2016 - Toronto has unseated Vancouver as Canada's de facto cannabis capital due to an ongoing explosion in illegal dispensaries, while officials begin shutting down dozens of shops in the West Coast city to enforce a landmark new bylaw. The owner of a cannabis consulting firm who has been tracking the rapid growth of the illicit sector following last fall's election win by the federal Liberals, who have promised to legalize the drug, says Toronto's wide-open market is now supporting more than 100 pot shops.
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