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OR: Organic Farmers In Southern Oregon Fear The Cannabis Boom May Have Poisoned Oregon Lands

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:10
oregonherald.com (US) Organic Farmers In Southern Oregon Fear The Cannabis Boom May Have Poisoned Oregon Lands As large farms popped up across Oregon during the cannabis boom that followed the legalization of recreational marijuana. (Mon Oct 29 22:10:58 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(98%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(60%), $propaganda_theme7(98%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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OR: Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:08
OR: Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon (US) Rules ready for council if voters OK marijuana It only took the Planning Commission a few minutes to adopt Resolution 2018-07, recommending the City Council adopt Development Code text amendments (TA#18-02) establishing new land-use ... (Mon Oct 29 22:08:50 2018 PDT)
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CO: Lamar Police Report: Man arrested after traffic stop - Lamar Ledger

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:08
lamarledger.com (US) Lamar Police Report: Woman charged with felony distribution of marijuana to a minor Three Lamar residents arrested on multiple drug charges (Mon Oct 29 16:08:11 2018 PDT)
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CO: Lamar Police Report: Woman charged with felony distribution of marijuana to a minor - Lamar Ledger

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:08
lamarledger.com (US) The skunk was removed and disposed of. (Mon Oct 29 16:08:11 2018 PDT)
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OR: Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:08
OR: Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon (US) Rules ready for council if voters OK marijuana It only took the Planning Commission a few minutes to adopt Resolution 2018-07, recommending the City Council adopt Development Code text amendments (TA#18-02) establishing new land-use ... (Mon Oct 29 22:08:50 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%)]
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TOP: Man already accused of online sex crimes charged with molesting boys, giving them weed - NJ.com

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:07
TOP: Man already accused of online sex crimes charged with molesting boys, giving them weed - NJ.com (US) Man already accused of online sex crimes charged with molesting boys, giving them weed ! NJ.com ... (Mon Oct 29 14:07:24 2018 PDT)
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OR: 'Game changer' in addiction recovery - Mail Tribune

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:05
mailtribune.com (US) Margarita Moody reached her lowest point when she found out she was pregnant but couldnb t stop using heroin. Is staying clean with the help of the medication buprenorphine b which like methadone eases drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms without producing a high. (Mon Oct 29 22:05:51 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $narcotic_detoxification_adjunct(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $anxiolytic(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $antitussive(100%), $opioid(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $naloxone(100%), $alcohol(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $heroin(100%), $methadone(100%), $buprenorphine(100%), $hydrocodone(100%), $naltrexone(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $various_drugs(100%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(60%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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FL: Z88.3 FM

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:05
FL: Z88.3 FM (US) Town Hall Meeting on the Opioid Epidemic ... (Mon Oct 29 20:05:07 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(65%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $meeting(100%)]
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Pardons don't go far enough. Convictions for cannabis possession must be expunged - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00

CBC.ca

Pardons don't go far enough. Convictions for cannabis possession must be expunged
CBC.ca
State attorneys in two Vermont counties recently agreed to support the expungement of all old misdemeanour marijuana possession offences. States like Delaware have adopted legislation to expunge records, while states like North Dakota are poised follow ...

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OCS blames Canada Post for lack of cannabis deliveries - CityNews

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 18:31

CityNews

OCS blames Canada Post for lack of cannabis deliveries
CityNews
OCS says in the first week of post-legalization, over 150,000 online orders were made. However, CityNews has been inundated with complaints from viewers about the delays in receiving their cannabis. In a statement released Sunday, OCS said while it has ...

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Appetite for cannabis investments lowers after frenzied rush on pot stocks - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 18:16

CTV News

Appetite for cannabis investments lowers after frenzied rush on pot stocks
CTV News
As the euphoria surrounding the first legal sales of recreational cannabis fades, appetites for weed investments have dried up. In the run up to the legalization of recreational marijuana across Canada on Oct. 17, there was a frenzied rush on pot ...
Meet the New Marijuana Stock That's Trouncing Aurora Cannabis and Canopy GrowthMotley Fool

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The Plant People Are Buying Online For A 'Legal High': It's Not Cannabis. - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 17:55

Forbes

The Plant People Are Buying Online For A 'Legal High': It's Not Cannabis.
Forbes
... living and reproducing compared with Cannabis—would harbor a compound so similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component found in marijuana. (It was previously believed that the only plant that produces THC was Cannabis Sativa.).

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Australia's cannabis industry set to boom: report - NEWS.com.au

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 14:41

NEWS.com.au

Australia's cannabis industry set to boom: report
NEWS.com.au
One of the first Australians to access legal cannabis oil was NSW father Simon Sweeting, who had treated his chronic spinal pain with 10 to 15 tablets a day. He said he needed to jump through all kinds of hoops, including easing the concerns of his GP, ...
Aust cannabis industry to boom: reportThe Australian
Australia's medical cannabis industry set to boom, new report findsSBS

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Where are the seeds? Cannabis stores across Canada face shortages - Vancouver Sun

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 14:17

Vancouver Sun

Where are the seeds? Cannabis stores across Canada face shortages
Vancouver Sun
With federal legalization of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, Canadians the age of majority in most provinces (19 in B.C.) gained the right to grow up to four plants per household, yet there is no legal means to obtain seeds or seedlings. None of the ...
Better Marijuana Stock: Tilray vs. CannTrust HoldingsMotley Fool
CannTrust Invests $6 Million for 20% Stake in Australian Cannabis Company CannatrekNew Cannabis Ventures

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South Surrey entrepreneur teaches how to make cannabis-infused candy - Surrey Now-Leader

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 11:37

Surrey Now-Leader

South Surrey entrepreneur teaches how to make cannabis-infused candy
Surrey Now-Leader
A South Surrey business owner has created an educational package that will teach first-time, or experienced cannabis consumers how to turn the weed into an edible candy. Justin Lloyd launched a Kickstarter Campaign for The Edibles Kit, with a goal of ...

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BC privacy watchdog issues guidelines for legal cannabis sales - Surrey Now-Leader

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 11:37

Surrey Now-Leader

BC privacy watchdog issues guidelines for legal cannabis sales
Surrey Now-Leader
In a statement posted by the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver, Japanese citizens, and those wishing to go to Japan, were told to stay away from marijuana. The consulate warned that in Japan, the “possession and transfer of cannabis is illegal ...

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Can Hallucinations Lead to Post-Traumatic Growth?

Alternet - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 07:01
The clinical psychologist Lily Dixon and her team detail the experiences of seven people who have lived with verbal or auditory hallucinations; amid the struggles, the researchers report, their journeys have also taken them to some positive places.

Contemplate how a person’s life would be changed by starting to hear or see things others can’t. Now imagine it could offer something good. A research team from Hull University and associated NHS trusts in the UK suggest that, among the tumult, hallucinations can also offer opportunities for growth. Writing in the Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy this year, the clinical psychologist Lily Dixon and her team detail the experiences of seven people who have lived with verbal or auditory hallucinations; amid the struggles, the researchers report, their journeys have also taken them to some positive places.

The five men and two women, aged 28 to 53, were recruited from mental-health services. Some had begun experiencing hallucinations in childhood, others later in life. The researchers interviewed them about how the experience had affected them and their relationships, the challenges they had faced, and what they expected from the future.

The interviewees were united in seeing the arrival of their hallucinations as an unwelcome shock. They were something to be hidden so as to avoid stigma. ‘I don’t want to accept it’s schizophrenia because it will always be branded, I’ll always be branded with that name, and if you tell anyone you’ve got schizophrenia they automatically think that you’re a mental case and that you’re going to kill them,’ said ‘Sophie’, one interviewee (real names are not used in the paper). She felt that to remain herself, she had to reject the experience: ‘I’m trying to separate the person, I like the person that I am when I’m not hearing voices.’ A commonly held early belief was that getting better meant reducing or eliminating the hallucinations. Blur out the visions, silence the voices.

But over time, the interviewees found their focus had shifted. ‘Steve’ reported an event that stuck in his head: ‘I remember being at my best friend’s house and she said: “Well why don’t you just talk to them,” y’know the voices, rather than sitting around or arguing, so I did and I spoke to them so I went “Hello” and they go “Oh hello, you finally talking to us?” and I was like what?!

Making that step from denial and conflict to engagement had consequences for ‘Steve’, who felt that the voices were ‘more helpful now than disturbing … it’s like I’ve got a lot of friends I talk to every day’.

Others echoed this idea that when the hallucinatory experiences were faced, rather than fended off, the possibility of value could emerge. So much so that the prospect of shedding them no longer felt like a cure. ‘A lot of people say, what if I could change things but I’m not sure I would, y’know, if, I’ve just learnt to accept that it’s part of me now,’ said one interviewee. Another said that without his hallucinations, he would feel ‘hollow’.

Exactly what good could come from hallucinations? The answers were hard to pin down because no interviewee felt that they were an unalloyed good, and they didn’t want to tempt fate through naive optimism. One note was the self-fortification that comes from continuous battle. ‘Debbie’ said tentatively: ‘I haven’t let it beat me … it’s made me more tougher … the voice has given me more strength, and it’s, sort of like, made me into the person I am, stronger.’

Another positive thread was that the hallucinations brokered a change in perspective towards others, and even toward experience itself. ‘I show more empathy maybe, more than I used to,’ said one interviewee. Another described how ‘it’s changed the way I see others, think about other attitudes and the way I’ve seen myself.’

This self-scrutinising comment from ‘Paul’ gives an especially expansive take: ‘I think I’d have been a lot more destructive rather than constructive if I maybe wasn’t hearing or seeing things … I think it’s changed my outlook on, on certain things, y’know, of just sometimes learning to sit and watch the world go by, rather than trying to beat the world.’

What facilitated this apparent journey from dismay to bittersweet growth? The reports suggested that belonging, acceptance and emotional support – simply to have had ‘somebody listening’ – had been critical. But the journey sometimes also required movement against prevailing winds: one interviewee counselled: ‘Don’t give up on wanting to become yourself, rather than your society or whatever, forget all of them, forget everything else, you’ve got to be comfortable with yourself.’

The quality of professional services was also crucial: clinicians offering alarm and stigma were seen as a common obstacle. The support that seemed most useful was based on the introduction of techniques such as mindfulness and relaxation, and engagement with the Hearing Voices network, which showed patients that they were not alone. This normalisation and engagement meant that having an atypical experience of reality no longer sundered the interviewees from society, but offered a different role where that experience had a part to play.

This isn’t a simple story. Participants continued to see their hallucinations as something that hindered them, but it was now tempered by the possibility of enrichment. Dixon’s team recommend that professionals, friends and family (but particularly clinicians) who are close to people having such experiences should avoid stigmatisation, and support them wherever they are at, understanding that a complex relationship with reality does not make the person any less whole.

This is an adaptation of an articleoriginally published by The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest.

Alex Fradera

This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons.

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OR: Legalized marijuana linked to increase in crashes - KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 00:45
fox26medford.com (US) The legalization of recreational marijuana is spreading. (Sun Oct 28 21:45:24 2018 PDT)
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OR: The Silent Epidemic of Addiction in Southern Oregon - Jefferson Public Radio

Drug News Bot - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 00:45
ijpr.org (US) The first thing I realized when I started reporting on the heroin epidemic in southern Oregon is that pretty much everything I thought I knew about it was wrong. Told me most heroin addicts these days are not your sterotypical street junkie. (Sun Oct 28 21:45:56 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(80%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(60%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $alcohol(50%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(100%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(60%)]
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