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[2]: Classes offered on how to respond to opiod overdose

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fox8live.com (US) Hooked Up The course will teach participants how to respond to an opiod addiction. 45 people in Lake Charles taken to hospital in 4 days after smoking synthetic marijuana. (Tue Aug 28 23:13:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $hallucinogen(55%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $psychedelic(55%), $intoxicant(100%), $naloxone(100%), $cannabis(100%), $spice(55%)]
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[2]: News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fox8live.com (US) Hooked Up 45 people in Lake Charle... (Tue Aug 28 23:13:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $secret_evidence(50%), $hallucinogen(55%), $chemicals(75%), $plants(100%), $psychedelic(55%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(75%), $alcohol(75%), $cannabis(100%), $spice(55%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $meeting(60%)]
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[2]: 69 percent of suspects arrested in roundup are back on the street

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fox8live.com (US) We know that rounding up, as it relates to drug trafficking and drug crimes, they almost always lead to other crimes that are committing on the streets of New Orleans,b says Mayor Cantre... (Tue Aug 28 23:13:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(75%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $govt_prohib_other(50%), $hallucinogen(55%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $psychedelic(55%), $intoxicant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $cannabis(100%), $spice(55%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%)]
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[2]: Drug suspects arrested in roundup back on the street

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fox8live.com (US) Drug suspects arrested in roundup back on the street We took those citizen complaints and we went to the neighborhood where we knew those drug dealers were occurring and we engaged those drug dealers face to face and purchased contraband from them. (Tue Aug 28 23:13:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $hallucinogen(55%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $psychedelic(55%), $intoxicant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $cannabis(100%), $spice(55%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%)]
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[2]: New Orleans News, Weather, Saints - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fox8live.com (US) [ ...] ... (Tue Aug 28 23:13:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme1(75%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $hallucinogen(55%), $chemicals(75%), $plants(100%), $psychedelic(55%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(75%), $alcohol(75%), $cannabis(100%), $spice(55%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(80%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $meeting(60%)]
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[2]: 45 people in Lake Charles taken to hospital in 4 days after smoking synthetic marijuana

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fox8live.com (US) Lake Charles taken to hospital in 4 days after smoking synthetic marijuana 45 people in Lake Charles taken to hospital in 4 days after smoking synthetic marijuana is sometimes sold under brand names like K2 and Spice. (Tue Aug 28 23:13:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $prohibition_agency(100%), $prohibition(100%), $hallucinogen(55%), $plants(100%), $psychedelic(55%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $spice(55%), $various_drugs(90%)]
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[2]: ATC: New Orleans East strip clubs busted for drugs, prostitution

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fox8live.com (US) The emergency suspensions were served by the ATC, the New Orleans Police Departmentb s Major Case Narcotics Division, the Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Probation and Parole to gentlemenb... (Tue Aug 28 23:13:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $use_is_abuse(60%), $propaganda_theme4(60%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $hallucinogen(55%), $chemicals(75%), $plants(100%), $psychedelic(55%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(75%), $narcotic(100%), $alcohol(75%), $cannabis(100%), $tobacco(100%), $spice(55%), $various_drugs(95%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(70%)]
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CANADA: News - Fort Frances Times

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fftimes.com Should the town allow marijuana stores to open here? (Tue Aug 28 02:13:12 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: News - Fort Frances Times

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:13
fftimes.com Should the town allow marijuana stores to open here? (Tue Aug 28 02:13:12 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(60%)]
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TOP: Snoop Dogg's first cookbook has mac and cheese, gin and juice, even lobster thermidor. Sorry, no cannabis - Sun Sentinel

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:10
sun-sentinel.com (US) And no, itb s not a cannabis cookbook. And though there wonb t be pot-infused recipes, there will be a recipe for gin and juice. Chronicle is also partnering with Snoop and his company Merry Jane on a line of cannabis-themed books, slated for release starting in 2020. Chronicle is also partnering with Snoop and his company... (Tue Aug 28 14:10:53 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Food and Recipes - Sun Sentinel

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:10
sun-sentinel.com (US) Whatb s also built into the sauce or dropped into the pot is a sometimes invisible and highly complex ingredient list that can include tradition. (Tue Aug 28 14:10:53 2018 PDT)
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INTERNATIONAL: Seizures of drugs smuggled through international mail soar 75% to 43.1 kg last year

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:04
koreaherald.com A total of 1.26 kg of hashish was smuggled into the country. (Tue Aug 28 01:04:16 2018 PDT)
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INTERNATIONAL: Seizures of drugs smuggled through international mail soar 75% to 43.1 kg last year

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:04
koreaherald.com A total of 1.26 kg of hashish was smuggled into the country. (Tue Aug 28 01:04:16 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(80%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $use_is_abuse(60%), $propaganda_theme4(60%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibition(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $cannabis(100%), $hashish(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(60%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: The Korea Herald

Drug News Bot - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:04
koreaherald.com A sharp rise in seizures of illegal drugs smuggled through international mail has prompted prosecutors to strengthen their crackdown on such drug smuggling and cooperation... (Tue Aug 28 01:04:16 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(75%), $depressant_intoxicant(75%), $alcohol(75%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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Spike in cannabis overdoses blamed on potent edibles, poor public education - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:00

CBC.ca

Spike in cannabis overdoses blamed on potent edibles, poor public education
CBC.ca
It was early evening at a popular downtown Toronto jazz bar, the band playing for an older crowd more into Ella Fitzgerald than Rihanna's Umbrella-ella-ella. Part way through the set, a man in his late 50s stood and then promptly collapsed, face-first ...

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The Opioid Crisis Could Cost a Half Million Lives in the Next Decade

Alternet - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 23:24
There are some policy prescriptions that could lower that toll, but some other politically popular ones would likely increase it.

The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released in mid-August, showed a record 72,000 drug overdose deaths last year, with 49,000 related to heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioids. According to the authors of a study released last week in the American Journal of Public Health, that could be the new normal.

The study, by Stanford researchers Allison Pitt, Keith Humphreys, and Margaret Brandeau, attempts to assess the number of opioid-related deaths we could expect to see over the next decade, as well as the impact of different policy responses on reducing the death toll.

Using a mathematical model, the researchers estimate that some 510,000 people will die over the next decade because of opioid use. The number includes not only drug overdoses but also other opioid-related deaths, such as HIV infections caused by shared needles.

Even including the non-overdose deaths, the number is staggering. Last year was the worst year ever for opioid-related overdose deaths, but this research suggests we are going to see year after year of similar numbers.

The researchers said there are steps that can be taken to reduce the death toll, but also that some seemingly simple solutions, such as cracking down on opioid prescribing, could actually increase the toll. And even those policies that could cut the opioid death rate are likely to do so only marginally.

Making the overdose reversal drug naloxone more widely available could cut opioid-related deaths by 21,200 over the next decade, allowing greater access to medication-assisted therapies with drugs such as buprenorphine and methadone would save another 12,500 lives, and reducing opioid prescribing for acute pain would prevent another 8,000 deaths, the researchers said. But those three policy moves combined would shave less than 10 percent off the overall death toll.

"No single policy is likely to substantially reduce deaths over 5 to 10 years," the researchers wrote.

While harm reduction interventions such as those above would save lives, some aspects of tightening opioid prescribing would actually increase opioid-related deaths by as much as the tens of thousands—because they increase heroin deaths more than they cut painkiller deaths. Moves such as reducing prescribing for chronic pain, up-scheduling pain relievers to further restrict their prescribing, and prescription drug monitoring programs all tend to push existing prescription opioid users into the illicit heroin and fentanyl markers all end up contributing to net increases in opioid deaths over the 10-year period, the researchers found.

On the other hand, other interventions on the prescribing front, such as reducing acute pain prescribing, reducing prescribing for transitional pain, reformulating drugs to make them less susceptible to misuse, and opioid disposal programs, appear to prevent more deaths than they cause.

Ultimately, reducing the opioid death toll comes down to reducing the size of the opioid-using population. That implies making addiction treatment more available for those currently using and preventing the initiation of a new generation of opioid users. Restrictions on prescribing, while possibly driving some current users to dangerous illicit markets, will have a long-term impact by reducing the number of people who develop a dependence on opioids.

Still, by all appearances, when it comes to the loss of life around opioids, it looks like a pretty sad decade ahead of us.

This article was produced by Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

 

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Here's How Long Traces of Marijuana Can Remain in Breast Milk

Alternet - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 19:33
Click here for reuse options! With marijuana legalization becoming more widespread, these questions are growing in importance.

Marijuana is rapidly becoming legal across the United States as citizens and lawmakers question the wisdom of outlawing a drug that is, by almost any conceivable measure, much less dangerous than alcohol.

But "less dangerous" doesn't mean "risk-free," and the increasing ubiquity of legal pot raises serious medical and health questions that we are only beginning to unravel.

For example, there's little data about the impact of infants' exposure to marijuana through breast milk. Because of this lack of clarity, doctors recommend completely abstaining from marijuana use while breastfeeding.

A new study from researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests there's a good basis for this recommendation. In a study of 50 women who were users of marijuana, researchers were able to detect THC in breast milk for as long as six days after the mother's last usage. THC is the chemical that can produce psychoactive effects in marijuana users.

"We found that the amount of THC that the infant could potentially ingest from breast milk was relatively low, but we still don't know enough about the drug to say whether or not there is a concern for the infant at any dose, or if there is a safe dosing level," said Christina Chambers, the principal investigator on the study. "The ingredients in marijuana products that are available today are thought to be much more potent than products available 20 or 30 years ago."

For those skeptical of any drug use, it might seem pointless to study the trace amounts of marijuana in breast milk when parents could just avoid using the drug at all. But Chambers argued that telling parents they must choose between breastfeeding and marijuana use can be difficult for doctors.

"Pediatricians are often put into a challenging situation when a breastfeeding mother asks about the safety of marijuana use," she said. "We don't have strong, published data to support advising against use of marijuana while breastfeeding, and if women feel they have to choose, we run the risk of them deciding to stop breastfeeding — something we know is hugely beneficial for both mom and baby."

There are still many more questions Chambers would like to explore with this research.

"Are there any differences in effects of marijuana in breast milk for a two-month-old versus a 12-month-old, and is it different if the mother smokes versus eats the cannabis?" she asks. "These are critical areas where we need answers as we continue to promote breast milk as the premium in nutrition for infants."

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How privatized cannabis sales threaten your privacy - The Conversation CA

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 16:33

The Conversation CA

How privatized cannabis sales threaten your privacy
The Conversation CA
OCS is a public agency, but the actual online transactions will be handled by Shopify, a Canadian e-commerce platform. When recreational marijuana use becomes legal in October, consumers will have no choice but to use this online system until the ...

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Will legal pot be allowed on campus? A look at some universities' cannabis policies - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 15:31

CTV News

Will legal pot be allowed on campus? A look at some universities' cannabis policies
CTV News
Students looking to legally light up joints or relax with a pot brownie after mid-terms this year might be in for a surprise. Universities are just starting to release details of their cannabis policies, and some plan to ban the smoking of marijuana ...

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Elderly woman on medical cannabis initially denied from Toronto long-term care home - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 15:26

Globalnews.ca

Elderly woman on medical cannabis initially denied from Toronto long-term care home
Globalnews.ca
Linda Moreal believes medical cannabis changed her mother's life. Before Maria Moreal, 87, began taking medicinal cannabis for her chronic pain, she had been taking Percocets daily for eight years. Five years ago, her family doctor started her on ...

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