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CN ON: Opioid OD Kits Heading To Lambton Kent High Schools

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
The Chatham Daily News, 02 Feb 2018 - Lambton Kent District school board is following measures taken by some other Ontario school boards to provide help if a student has an opioid overdose. Superintendent Gary Girardi said trustees were advised at Tuesday's board meeting in Sarnia that naloxone kits will be placed in all high schools across the region by month's end.
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CN NF: Editorial: Drug Driving

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
The Western Star, 02 Feb 2018 - Unsettling incidents involving young people who insist on driving while drunk have grabbed the spotlight in recent days and months across Atlantic Canada. It doesn't augur well for potential law enforcement issues later this year. In Halifax, a 23-year-old New Brunswick man is facing charges after a pedestrian was struck and killed in the downtown last weekend. A 63-year-old well-known and much-liked street person was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver is charged with impaired driving causing death.
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CN NS: Column: Dope? Nope!

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 NS: Annapolis Valley Marijuana Advocates Upset With NSLC Snub

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
Amherst News, 02 Feb 2018 - Users will have to drive to Yarmouth or Lower Sackville to purchase pot When marijuana becomes legal across Canada July 1, Annapolis Valley residents won't be buying any of the recreational drug from their local NSLC. In fact, they'll have to drive all the way to Yarmouth or Lower Sackville.
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CN BC: Vancouver Blazes Psychedelic Research Trail

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 BC: Overdose Toll 150 In Valley Last Year

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
The Daily Courier, 01 Feb 2018 - Health official says region needs to be able to treat more drug users With the second highest rate of illicit drug overdose deaths in the province last year, the overdose crisis in the Okanagan remains concerning and distressing, says chief medical health officer Trevor Corneil.
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CN AB: Ready To Challenge Trudeau

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
Metro, 01 Feb 2018 - Group to ask about opioid crisis at town hall Edmontonians will line up at MacEwan University on Thursday in hopes of getting face time with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Moms Stop the Harm, a group of parents who have lost children to drug overdoses, plans to have 10 to 15 members at the town hall to challenge the PM on the opioid crisis.
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CN BC: B.C. Health Officer Calls For Greater Focus On Opioid Crisis

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 01 Feb 2018 - Kendall ends term by calling on province to think further outside the box, its comfort zones British Columbia's provincial health officer concluded his last day in the role with a call to further push the envelope in responding to the province's overdose crisis, which new numbers show killed more than 1,400 people last year.
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CN BC: Interior Health Issues Overdose Alert For Region

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 31 Jan 2018 - 'It doesn't help to have conversations that are fear-based' Nine people died of suspected overdoses in a span of five days last week in the Interior Health region that includes Nelson. Seven of those deaths were reported to have occurred between Jan. 23 to 26, with two more fatalities added on Jan. 27.
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CN ON: Safety Advocate Issues Warning About Pot Edibles

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Edmonton Sun, 31 Jan 2018 - Unless you want to see people climbing up trees, the Ontario Safety League is urging Canada to stay away from legalizing the sale of marijuana edibles. "Governments planning to tax legal marijuana sales should put a stop to edibles right now," said Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League. "It's way too risky to go down that road."
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CN NS: Editorial: The Trip Back From Town

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
The News, 31 Jan 2018 - Far out, man, New Glasgow is chosen as one of the select spots around Nova Scotia that will have marijuana available. If you're one of those interested in partaking of the herb once legalized, consider yourself lucky, because these places are few and far between. If you live in a remote corner of Pictou County and think driving in to town for groceries is a long haul, well, it's a lot less daunting a prospect compared to what some tokers will face.
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CN ON: Column: Governments Lusting After Cannabis Taxes

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
North Bay Nugget, 31 Jan 2018 - When I walk downtown in a year or two, will I have my choice of one or more cannabis lounges? The idea of creating cannabis, marijuana or pot places where consumers can smoke in pleasant and friendly surroundings is being floated in Ontario. The government reportedly welcomes feedback. It's all very funny. governments at all levels have been making life very difficult for tobacco smokers. governments impose extremely harsh taxes on tobacco. Municipal governments impose so many limitations that smokers struggle to find a place where they can enjoy a cigarette.
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CN NS: Truro Nslc Outlet Named As A Cannabis Retail Location

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 31 Jan 2018 - Province approves nine locations and online sales Truro is to be one of nine locations in Nova Scotia where marijuana will be sold from an NSLC store, the provincial government announced Tuesday. The NSLC store at 6 Court St., has been selected as a retail location, once cannabis is legalized, Attorney General and Justice Minister Mark Furey said, in a news release.
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CN NF: Municipalities Get Ready For Legalized Marijuana

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:00
The Compass, 30 Jan 2018 - Larger towns like Bay Roberts, Carbonear expect to field requests to sell pot product Municipal leaders in Conception Bay North's two largest towns expect to field requests from entrepreneurs looking to earn a dollar off the impending legalization of marijuana.
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CN ON: Cops Accused Of Being High On Job

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 30 Jan 2018 - Two suspended after allegedly eating edible weed following raid Toronto police confirms two of its officers have been suspended after police sources say the pair consumed edible marijuana while on duty over the weekend - shortly after a marijuanadispensary raid in the area.
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CN MB: Planning For Pot

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 30 Jan 2018 - City forms committee to prepare for legal weed The City of Winnipeg has formed a new committee to guide its pot plans. The Cannabis Co-ordination Committee will guide local preparations as the feds prepare to legalize recreational marijuana sales, effective July 1.
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CN ON: Judge Slams Toronto Police For 'Oppressive Misconduct'

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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US MA: Governor, US Attorney To Talk Black Market Drugs

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Boston Globe, 29 Jan 2018 - Governor Charlie Baker plans to meet with US Attorney Andrew Lelling next month, and the governor thinks state and federal law enforcement priorities could converge on cracking down on the illicit marijuana market. At the state level, where marijuana has been legalized for medical and other uses, stamping out the black market trade could bolster the regulated sale of the intoxicant, the governor said.
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US MA: Proposal For Massive Marijuana Facility Divides North Andover

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Boston Globe, 29 Jan 2018 - NORTH ANDOVER - Dr. Jeff Goldstein is hunting for "a billion-dollar molecule." But to find it, he first needs permission from residents here to grow marijuana - actually, a stupendous amount of marijuana. That's why, on Sunday afternoon, he was pacing anxiously behind a small folding table in the lobby of Osgood Landing, the massive former Lucent Technologies plant he bought with his wife in 2003 and now hopes to convert into one of the world's largest indoor marijuana growing and research centers.
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CN ON: Pot Issue Coming To Boil On Six Nations

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 29 Jan 2018 - Responses from survey questioned Ohsweken - If you ever thought the legal pot thing would go down nice and mellow anywhere, from Salt Spring Island to St. John's, or Six Nations in between, what were you smoking?
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