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US PA: Pitt study: Kids With ADHD At Greater Risk For Smoking

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 BC: Journalism Students Challenge Police, Mayor On Opioid Crisis

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 08:00
Vancouver Courier, 25 Jan 2018 - Langara journalism students attended the Jan. 18 Vancouver Police Board meeting When I'm not searching for the truth, or driving my sports-crazy kids around the Lower Mainland -- or deciding whether my tea of the day should be "super green matcha" or turmeric and ginger - I sometimes impart my semi-mad journalism skills on Langara College students.
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CN SN: Youth voices: Legalizing Cannabis

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 08:00
Prince Albert Daily Herald, 20 Jan 2018 - Young adults responded to a voluntary survey about what they think about the legalization of marijuana. Here's what they had to say: These are some thoughts from some Prince Albert young people who were asked a few questions about what they think about the soon to be legalization of marijuana. I was interested and thought others might be too. The students were given a 10-question written questionnaire. They were aged 16 to 21.
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CN ON: OPED: The Kids Will Smoke Pot Anyway

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:00
The Record, 17 Jan 2018 - Health Canada's consultation with Canadians on the regulation of marijuana is down to its final days. But what exactly does the government wants us to comment on? Do officials want us to question the stated objectives? Or perhaps they want us to ask why they're being dishonest about their consultation process?
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CN BC: Guards Warn Students Against Drug Use

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:00
Oliver Chronicle, 17 Jan 2018 - To help the local youth identify and avoid the decisions that can lead to severe drug addiction, members of the Okanagan Correctional Centre were at Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School last week to have a frank discussion with the Grade 5, 6 and 7 students. The conversation was led by assistant deputy warden Keith Pearce and security officer Mitch Fritz, who spoke about their volunteer experiences doing outreach in Vancouver's downtown Eastside. Joining them on their missions are players from the Penticton Vees.
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US MA: Hingham police: Students Allegedly Ate 'Cookies Containing

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:00
Boston Globe, 16 Jan 2018 - Police in Hingham are investigating after a student at the South Shore Educational Collaborative School allegedly supplied classmates with cookies that were laced with marijuana, officials said Monday. According to a public notice posted to the department's website, police were called to the school Thursday, after the student, who wasn't named in the report, had distributed the cookies to at least five other people.
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CN ON: Column: Teenaged Son Refuses To Give Up His Daily Pot Habit

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 26 Dec 2017 - TEENAGED SON REFUSES TO GIVE UP HIS DAILY POT HABIT Q: Our 16-year-old son smokes dope daily. We see his grades slipping from last year. He keeps talking about it being legalized and therefore not harmful. How do we get him to understand that he still shouldn't be smoking?
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