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CN AB: Med Students Say Pot Revenues Should Fund Mental Health

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:00
Edmonton Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - A group of Alberta's future doctors are calling on the provincial government to use cannabis tax revenue to fund mental health initiatives for youth. At least, that will be the pitch when 40 medical students from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary get together Monday with MLAs from various parties.
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US IN: Indiana Students Say They Caught Teacher Using Cocaine In

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:00
Detroit Free Press, 25 Nov 2017 - An Indiana high school teacher was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after her students said they saw her using cocaine in her classroom. Lake Central High School junior Will Rogers told WGN9 he shot video of the incident through a classroom window.
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CN ON: Ontario Late On Warning Teens About Marijuana

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 18 Nov 2017 - With legalization looming, doctors say province not ready to handle risks Ontario is slow to launch a public education campaign warning parents about the dangers of marijuana to children, which include the risk associated with second-hand pot smoke, the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario warned Friday.
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US CT: UConn Study: Teenage Pot And Alcohol Use Can Reduce Success

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:00
Hartford Courant, 06 Nov 2017 - Teens who use a lot of marijuana and alcohol are less likely to have a full time job when they grow up, or to get a college education or get married, according to a new study by University of Connecticut researchers. The study of 1,165 young adults from across the U.S. also found that dependence on pot and booze may also have a "more severe effect on young men" than on young women.
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CN ON: Column: Is Legalization Good For Our Children?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:00
Standard Freeholder, 21 Oct 2017 - A grandparent's prayer on the move to legalize marijuana use In speaking of how we were all united in so many simple but important ways on this earth, John F. Kennedy once said: "Our basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."
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CN NS: Grade 5 Students Are Winning Race Against Drugs In Amherst

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:00
Amherst News, 20 Oct 2017 - A new school year is underway and the race is on to deliver a drug and alcohol-free message to children in Cumberland County. Grade 5 students attending Springhill's two elementary schools, schools in Amherst and neighbouring Northport joined forces to participate in this year's Racing Against Drugs. Sponsored by the Amherst Lions and Lioness Clubs and Amherst Police, community partners like Maggie's Place, Amherst Restorative Justice and many more delivered healthy living messages while empowering students with knowledge through fun.
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