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CO: Man stays overnight in church bathroom: On the record for Nov. 11, 12 - CraigDailyPress.com

Drug News Bot - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:07
craigdailypress.com (US) On the 400 block of East Fourth Street, a caller reported finding dirty needles and dope bags on the other side of a fence after a manager evicted the tenants of the property. ... (Sat Nov 18 16:07:44 2017 PST) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $gateway(60%), $propaganda_theme4(60%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(50%), $chemicals(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(100%), $alcohol(100%), $various_illegal_drugs(50%), $youth(60%)]
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CO: Full interview: Dr. Christopher Hoyte on marijuana study

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:06
coloradoan.com (US) Christopher Hoyte on his study discussing myocarditis and marijuana. (Sat Nov 18 16:06:30 2017 PST)
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CO: Full interview: Dr. Christopher Hoyte on marijuana study

Drug News Bot - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:06
coloradoan.com (US) Christopher Hoyte on his study discussing myocarditis and marijuana. (Sat Nov 18 16:06:30 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(75%), $school(100%), $jury(50%)]
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TOP: Linda Loyd - philly.com

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:05
philly.com (US) Cannabis N.J. attorney general names Insys founder Kapoor as defendant in opioid false-claims lawsuit Kapoor and Insys pushed an opioid fentanyl-... (Sat Nov 18 14:05:03 2017 PST)
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TOP: Business - The Boston Globe

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:04
bostonglobe.com (US) [Boston zoning board OKb ...] ... (Sat Nov 18 14:04:03 2017 PST)
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TOP: SF may have deal on where recreational pot can be sold - San Francisco Chronicle

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:03
sfchronicle.com (US) SF may have deal on where recreational pot can be sold - San Francisco Chronicle SF may have deal on where recreational pot can be sold San Francisco&rsquo. S hopes of joining the recreational reefer party on Jan. 1 are getting a boost. (Sat Nov 18 14:03:03 2017 PST)
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TOP: Big-farm takeover feared under California's new pot rules - San Francisco Chronicle

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:03
sfchronicle.com (US) More on Recreational Marijuana California releases long-awaited cannabis regulations SF supervisors postpone recreational pot legislation SF may have deal on where recreational pot can be sold &ldquo. (Sat Nov 18 14:03:03 2017 PST)
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CO: Entertainment - AspenTimes.com

Drug News Bot - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:03
CO: Entertainment - AspenTimes.com (US) Janeb s Addiction is New Yearb s Eve Belly Up highlight. (Sat Nov 18 16:03:11 2017 PST) [$drug_related(60%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(50%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $illegal_drugs(60%), $youth(70%), $school(100%)]
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California's Legal Cannabis Countdown: What's Coming by Jan. 1 - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:12

Leafly

California's Legal Cannabis Countdown: What's Coming by Jan. 1
Leafly
... have banned commercial cannabis activity. At the same time, San Diego is among the cities that have local rules in place and are ready for legal sales. Palm Springs is planning for cannabis lounges, where recreational marijuana can be smoked on site.
California Rolled Out 278 Pages of Marijuana Rules. Here Are Highlights.Yahoo News
Cannabis Control Commission member talks about beginnings of plans for recreational marijuanaThe Recorder
'You're going to lose all of your money': Money manager warns against investing in cannabisBNN
Santa Rosa Press Democrat -10News
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Study Finds Alcohol 10 Times More Deadly Than Cannabis on the Road - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:21

Leafly

Study Finds Alcohol 10 Times More Deadly Than Cannabis on the Road
Leafly
Those findings are in line with most recent studies of alcohol and cannabis and driving risk. Earlier this year David Bienenstock investigated the science behind drugged driving estimates, and found that THC-positive drivers have a 5% greater crash ...

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Cannabis is Canada's moment to lead the world - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:34

The Globe and Mail

Cannabis is Canada's moment to lead the world
The Globe and Mail
If you can't beat 'em, make a marijuana-infused drinkable and join 'em. With Canada's recreational pot sales forecast to reach $6-billion by 2021, surpassing the $1.3-billion estimate for the mature medical-marijuana market, according to Bloomberg, the ...
Canadian Cannabis Stocks: What To Do Now | Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha

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Parody Of A "Drug Commercial" Goes Viral And Propels Briteside Cannabis Company - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:53

Forbes

Parody Of A "Drug Commercial" Goes Viral And Propels Briteside Cannabis Company
Forbes
Good fortune recently accompanied hard work at the Oregon-based marijuana and technology company Briteside. A video parody of a pharmaceutical commercial, advertising the drug cannabis with side effects of “euphoria and uncontrollable giggling,” was ...

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Judge blasts Ottawa police for failing to shut down illegal marijuana shops - Ottawa Citizen

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:24

Ottawa Citizen

Judge blasts Ottawa police for failing to shut down illegal marijuana shops
Ottawa Citizen
“I just don't understand how the police cannot shut down a dispensary where the person has a big sign up, as I drive down Rideau Street, that says 'marijuana dispensary.' They brag about it on the internet that they are selling it. “Yet I expect those ...

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The Surprising Reason Many Teenagers Aren’t Smoking Marijuana

Alternet - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:59
More teens than ever think weed is safe, so what gives?

It seems pot has fallen out of favor with teenagers. Why? Because they’re smoking less of everything, tobacco included.

That’s according to a new study that spent 25 years monitoring more than a million teens (1991 to 2016). Findings are somewhat of a paradox. Researchers discovered that while teens who consider marijuana safe are more likely to do the drug, they weren’t indulging.

The reason is a fairly simple one. Teenagers today are less inclined to smoke cigarettes (or drink alcohol, for that matter), which is an indicator of whether or not they’re likely to pick up a joint. Not smoking cigarettes is conducive to not smoking cannabis. In fact, the number of teenagers interested in smoking and drinking is steadily declining. 

Richard Miech, a research professor at the University of Michigan who led the study, found that a decline in adolescent cigarette and alcohol use over the past decade has brought marijuana prevalence to “historic lows.” That reasoning seems to explain why the use of marijuana isn’t accelerating even though more teenagers consider it a harmless drug. 

According to the study, “researchers posit that youth who do not use cigarettes or drink alcohol are less likely to experience associated processes that promote marijuana use, such as exposure to drug-using peer networks and the ‘priming’ of the brain’s reward system for substance use.”

Miech tells Medical Express:

I think a big message of this study is that policies and interventions that reduce teen smoking seem to have the added benefit of reducing teen marijuana use.

But again, teens who believe pot is harmless are still more likely to use it. And that number hasn’t changed much over the past decade; the percentage of high school seniors who’ve smoked marijuana continues to hover around 30-percent.

 

Dr. Nicholas Chadi, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital, tells Medical Express “Marijuana is harmful to the developing adolescent brain” and is more likely to become a gateway drug for teenagers who use it.

Conclusion: Perceived risk of marijuana remains tightly associated with use, and adolescent marijuana prevalence today would be at or near record highs if cigarette use had not declined since 2005,

 

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Did Marijuana Really Cause an Infant's Death? - Live Science

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:50

Live Science

Did Marijuana Really Cause an Infant's Death?
Live Science
This suggests "a potential link between the cannabis exposure and myocarditis" in the boy's case, the authors said. The report was published in March in the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine. In children, marijuana has been ...

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Drug War Corruption, Chicago-Style: 15 Men Exonerated After Being Falsely Arrested By Dishonest Cop

Alternet - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:46
For some police officers, the drug laws provide a path to corruption and oppression.

 

 

15 Men Exonerated After Being Falsely Arrested By Dishonest Cop

A judge in Chicago on Thursday overturned the convictions of 15 people, who alleged they were wrongfully indicted on drug charges by a corrupt police official. After a brief hearing by Cook County prosecutors, Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. dismissed the charges as it was confirmed that the convictions had no proper base.

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Proposed marijuana rules don't address concerns of Kahnawake Mohawks - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:28

CBC.ca

Proposed marijuana rules don't address concerns of Kahnawake Mohawks
CBC.ca
The proposed provincial law prohibits any unlicensed production of marijuana for personal or commercial use, and limits the sale and distribution of marijuana to a subsidiary of the SAQ, the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQC). The agency is also to ...
Cannabis legislation: zero tolerance for THC while driving, growing at homeCTV News
Quebec unveils zero-tolerance marijuana plan: No home-grown cannabis allowedThe Globe and Mail
Quebec cannabis: Where can I buy marijuana? Where can I smoke it?Montreal Gazette
Ottawa Citizen -National Post -Toronto Star
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Halifax cannabis shop owner says charges dropped in relation to three raids - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:44

Globalnews.ca

Halifax cannabis shop owner says charges dropped in relation to three raids
Globalnews.ca
In a court hearing lasting just over one minute, the Crown withdrew all charges against a Halifax marijuana advocate stemming from a series of police raids at his medical cannabis shop. Chris Enns had planned Friday to launch a constitutional challenge ...
Crown drops charges against cannabis club ownerThe Coast Halifax

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Expansion of Delta 9 cannabis facility in Winnipeg gets conditional OK from Health Canada - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:53

CBC.ca

Expansion of Delta 9 cannabis facility in Winnipeg gets conditional OK from Health Canada
CBC.ca
Health Canada has issued a conditional approval for the next phase of a Winnipeg-based marijuana producer's expansion plans. Delta 9, which is already in the process of increasing the size of its facility to add 600 grow pods, wants to add another 143.

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