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CANADA: Drug checking finds fentanyl, other substances in Vancouver street drugs

Drug News Bot - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 01:03
burnabynow.com Other substances in Vancouver street drugs The findings were particularly stark when people brought in what they thought was heroin. (Sat May 19 02:03:59 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(95%), $propaganda_theme1(60%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $use_is_abuse(95%), $propaganda_theme4(95%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $opioid(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $caffeine(100%), $cocaine(100%), $heroin(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(75%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CANADA: Candidates promise more for students, staff - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 01:01
intelligencer.ca (Canada) Belanger said the NDP would create a ministry of mental health and addictions "to replace the patchwork of 11 ministries" now involved. ... (Sat May 19 02:01:30 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(60%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $moral_imperative(100%), $illegal_drugs(60%), $chemicals(50%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $alcohol(50%), $youth(60%), $school(100%)]
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US NY: Marijuana Policy Change Is Said To Be Considered

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:00
New York Times, 15 May 2018 - The district attorneys in Manhattan and Brooklyn are weighing plans to stop prosecuting the vast majority of people arrested on marijuana charges, potentially curbing the consequences of a law that in New York City is enforced most heavily against black and Hispanic people. The Brooklyn district attorney's office, which in 2014 decided to stop prosecuting many low-level marijuana cases, is considering expanding its policy so that more people currently subject to arrest on marijuana charges, including those who smoke outside without creating a public nuisance, would not be prosecuted, one official familiar with the discussions said.
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US NY: Making Sense Of Marijuana Arrests

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:00
New York Times, 14 May 2018 - If you've walked around New York City lately, there's a good chance you've smelled weed. People smoke walking their dogs in the West Village, and they smoke in apartment building lobbies in the South Bronx. They smoke outside bars and restaurants and in the park. White people largely don't get arrested for it. Black and Hispanic people do, despite survey after survey saying people of most races smoke at similar rates.
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US NY: Deblasio Directs Police Dept. To End 'unnecessary' Marijuana

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:00
New York Times, 16 May 2018 - After years of halting steps, top prosecutors and elected officials in New York City on Tuesday made a sudden dash toward ending many of the marijuana arrests that for decades have entangled mostly black and Hispanic people. The plans, still unwritten and under negotiation, will rise or fall on the type of conduct involving marijuana that officials decide should still warrant arrest and prosecution. The changes appear likely to create a patchwork of prosecution policies across the city's five boroughs, and are unlikely to restrict police officers from stopping and searching people on suspicion of possessing a drug that is now legal in a number of states.
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US NY: Marijuana Cases In New York City Reveal Race Gap

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:00
New York Times, 14 May 2018 - They sit in courtroom pews, almost all of them young black men, waiting their turn before a New York City judge to face a charge that no longer exists in some states: possessing marijuana. They tell of smoking in a housing project hallway, or of being in a car with a friend who was smoking, or of lighting up a Black & Mild cigar the police mistake for a blunt. There are many ways to be arrested on marijuana charges, but one pattern has remained true through years of piecemeal policy changes in New York: The primary targets are black and Hispanic people.
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US: Column: Exploring A World That Turns Psychedelic

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:00
New York Times, 15 May 2018 - Microdosing is hot. If you haven't heard - but you probably have, from reports of its use at Silicon Valley workplaces, from Ayelet Waldman's memoir "A Really Good Day," from dozens of news stories - to microdose is to take small amounts of LSD, which generate "subperceptual" effects that can improve mood, productivity and creativity. Michael Pollan's new book, "How to Change Your Mind," is not about that. It's about macro-dosing. It's about taking enough LSD or psilocybin (mushrooms) to feel the colors and smell the sounds, to let the magic happen, to chase the juju. And it's about how mainstream science ceded the ground of psychedelics decades ago, and how it's trying to get it back.
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PEI marijuana company to grow expansion to $35 million - CBC.ca - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:05

CBC.ca

PEI marijuana company to grow expansion to $35 million - CBC.ca
CBC.ca
Canada's Island Garden in Charlottetown is growing its business by more than it originally expected. The P.E.I. marijuana grower is planning to build a new ...
Expansion of P.E.I.-based cannabis producer could create up to 200 ...The Guardian

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Indigenous Cannabis Cup blazes trail for medicinal marijuana enthusiasts - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:02

Globalnews.ca

Indigenous Cannabis Cup blazes trail for medicinal marijuana enthusiasts
Globalnews.ca
This weekend on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, a new type of festival is scraping the surface of what the future of the green market could look like. Organizers say the Indigenous Cannabis Cup is a place for people to celebrate, and learn more about the ...

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The close: TSX finishes flat despite jump in marijuana stocks - The ... - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:11

The Globe and Mail

The close: TSX finishes flat despite jump in marijuana stocks - The ...
The Globe and Mail
Canada's main stock index closed flat on Friday as a rise in healthcare stocks offset a drop in financial shares after inflation data lifted expectations the central ...

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Selling cannabis is illegal in Estonia, but the leaf is on one municipality's new flag - Washington Post

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:52

Washington Post

Selling cannabis is illegal in Estonia, but the leaf is on one municipality's new flag
Washington Post
The name of their town is derived from the Estonian word for hemp, a plant in the cannabis family that is typically grown for its fiber and seeds. Unlike marijuana, hemp has very low levels of THC, and thus, no mind-altering side effects. Its fibers ...
This Estonian Town Just Made the Cannabis Leaf its New LogoCityLab
Estonian Town's New Logo? A Cannabis LeafLeafly
Estonia's Kanepi town adopts cannabis leaf flag after online pollBBC News

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More Young People Are Using Marijuana Before Cigarettes or Alcohol - Fortune

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:04

Fortune

More Young People Are Using Marijuana Before Cigarettes or Alcohol
Fortune
The study also claims that young people who start using marijuana before they use other drugs are more likely to become heavy users and have cannabis-related HEALTH????? problems in the future. The study's authors suggested that drug prevention ...
Surge in young Americans using marijuana as first drugThe Guardian
Young People Choosing Marijuana Over Alcohol and Cigarettes as Their First DrugNewsweek
Marijuana by the NumbersHigh Times

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DEA Chief's Congressional Testimony About Legal Marijuana Angered Some, Baffled Many - Entrepreneur

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:03

Entrepreneur

DEA Chief's Congressional Testimony About Legal Marijuana Angered Some, Baffled Many
Entrepreneur
It's hard to know what to make of the testimony on legalized marijuana from Robert Patterson, chief of the Drug Enforcement Agency, before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month. ... deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform ...

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Cannabis used to grow wild in Europe but went extinct before first farmers arrived, research finds - The Independent

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:43

The Independent

Cannabis used to grow wild in Europe but went extinct before first farmers arrived, research finds
The Independent
The growth of wild cannabis was rife in Europe during the Stone Age, but the plant disappeared from the continent before the first farmers had a chance to cultivate it, according to new research. Scientists have previously struggled to determine where ...

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Cannabis: It matters how young you start - Science Daily

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:15

Cannabis: It matters how young you start
Science Daily
What a difference a year or two can make: If you started smoking marijuana at the start of your teens, your risk of having a drug abuse problem by age 28 is 68 per cent, but if you started smoking between 15 and 17 your risk drops to 44 per cent ...

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This seed-to-sale cannabis platform wants to be the PayPal of pot - Fast Company

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 05:02

Fast Company

This seed-to-sale cannabis platform wants to be the PayPal of pot
Fast Company
The software, part of a government-specific version of Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, allowed states that had legalized medical or recreational marijuana to easily track that cannabis from the moment it was planted to when it was sold at a local ...

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OR: 'Super-substantial' Polk County meth, heroin dealer gets 9 years - KPTV - FOX 12

Drug News Bot - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 01:51
kptv.com (US) Super-substantialb Polk County meth, heroin dealer gets 9 years - KPTV - FOX 12 ... (Fri May 18 21:51:27 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme1(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(80%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(80%), $incarceration(100%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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OR: Lincoln Co. deputy uses Narcan to save overdosed passenger's lif - KPTV - FOX 12

Drug News Bot - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 01:51
kptv.com (US) The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a deputy used Narcan, a medicine that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, to save a man's life Thursday. The deputy said he recognized the signs and symptoms of a narcotics overdose and administered the medicine to the man... (Fri May 18 21:51:27 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(80%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $secret_evidence(50%), $pharms(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $naloxone(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $youth(100%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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OR: Roseburg Search - News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News - KPIC

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 01:50
kpic.com (US) Partner Spotlight House panel votes to keep blocking DOJ from state medical marijuana law meddling Top federal prosecutor in Oregon: Legal Oregon pot businesses 'not targets' Is Marlboro selling marijuana cigarettes? (Fri May 18 21:50:02 2018 PDT)
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