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CANADA: RCMP won't say who made drug trafficking claim against Langley man - Chilliwack Progress

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:07
theprogress.com (US) T say who made drug trafficking claim against Langley man More than two years after he was denied admission to Mexico during a vacation. (Tue Nov 07 02:07:43 2017 PST)
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CANADA: RCMP won't say who made drug trafficking claim against Langley man - Chilliwack Progress

Drug News Bot - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:07
theprogress.com (US) T say who made drug trafficking claim against Langley man More than two years after he was denied admission to Mexico during a vacation. (Tue Nov 07 02:07:43 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $compassion_club(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $hemp(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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Oakdale step closer to making way for cannabis businesses - KCRA Sacramento

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:06

KCRA Sacramento

Oakdale step closer to making way for cannabis businesses
KCRA Sacramento
The city's ordinance states that: "All cultivation of medical marijuana is prohibited in all zones and planned developments within the city and shall be deemed a nuisance subject to enforcement by administrative citation. No permit shall be issued in ...

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CANADA: Editorial: Halloween hazards - Editorials - Opinion - Cape Breton Post

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capebretonpost.com (US) In northern Quebec, provincial police recently seized a shipment of gummy bears laced with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical compound ... (Tue Nov 07 02:06:28 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Editorial: Halloween hazards - Editorials - Opinion - Cape Breton Post

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capebretonpost.com (US) In northern Quebec, provincial police recently seized a shipment of gummy bears laced with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical compound ... (Tue Nov 07 02:06:28 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $carfentanil(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $youth(60%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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CANADA: EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed? - Editorials - Opinion - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:06
capebretonpost.com (US) EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed? ! Editorials ! Opinion ! Cape Breton Post EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed? ! Editorials ! Opinion ! Cape Breton Post EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed? ! Editorials ! Opinion ! Cape Breton Post EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot act... (Tue Nov 07 02:06:28 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $drug_law(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $tobacco(100%), $various_drugs(90%)]
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EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed? - The Gander Beacon

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:02

The Gander Beacon

EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed?
The Gander Beacon
Think about it not as marijuana, but as smoke — and then think about just how complicated the federal, provincial and municipal regulation of the drug will be. Consider this admittedly ludicrous example: say you were in Vancouver, you were having ...

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CANADA: Cocaine bust - Barrie Examiner

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:01
thebarrieexaminer.com (Canada) The 45-year-old man is facing various drug trafficking and possession charges and has a Nov. 28 court date. (Tue Nov 07 02:01:30 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Trio face charges - Barrie Examiner

Drug News Bot - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:01
thebarrieexaminer.com (Canada) Break-in, drug charges laid SPRINGWATER TWP. - Three people face drug charges after police flagged a pickup truck Sunday afternoon on Highway 400. SPRINGWATER TWP. - Three people face drug charges after police flagged a pickup truck Sunday afternoon on Highway 400. A searc... (Tue Nov 07 02:01:30 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $prohibition_agency(75%), $drug_dog(75%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(60%)]
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CANADA: Cocaine bust - Barrie Examiner

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Maine House upholds LePage's veto of recreational marijuana regulations - Press Herald

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:59

Press Herald

Maine House upholds LePage's veto of recreational marijuana regulations
Press Herald
Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would create the legal framework for retail sales of recreational marijuana. The bill was the result of more than nine months of work by a special committee tasked with implementing the law that voters narrowly ...
Maine Lawmakers Fail to Override Governor's Cannabis VetoLeafly
Maine House sustains LePage veto of marijuana sales billBangor Daily News
Vetoing Voters, Maine's Governor Blocks Marijuana LegalizationReason (blog)
The Cannabist -WGME -Maine Public
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Election 2017: The Cannabis Races We're Watching Closely - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:35

Leafly

Election 2017: The Cannabis Races We're Watching Closely
Leafly
Currently holding a narrow lead in the polls is Democratic nominee Ralph Northam, the state's lieutenant governor, who has said he supports medical marijuana and would make a push for decriminalizing the drug if he's elected. He's called the state's ...

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No marijuana store for Brantford, yet - Brantford Expositor

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:58

Brantford Expositor

No marijuana store for Brantford, yet
Brantford Expositor
The mayor has been critical of the province's handling of marijuana legalization. By handing over the sale and distribution of cannabis to the LCBO, the province failed to consider opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business, he said. The LCBO ...

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Manitoba premier says he won't follow Ontario cannabis model - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:00

CTV News

Manitoba premier says he won't follow Ontario cannabis model
CTV News
WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister signalled Monday that the province's private sector will be involved in the distribution of marijuana when recreational use is legalized next July. Pallister said details of the provincial plan to govern ...
Pallister says Manitoba private sector has role to play in cannabis legalizationWinnipeg Free Press

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The California Marijuana Tax Problem: Why Prices Could Increase 70% in 2018 - Fortune

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:04

Fortune

The California Marijuana Tax Problem: Why Prices Could Increase 70% in 2018
Fortune
A patchwork of new policies, including special taxes, will roll out in the state before sales of recreational marijuana begin at the start of 2018. California will include a 15% levy on all cannabis sales in the state, including medical pot products ...
Opposition parties aren't revealing stance on Liberal marijuana planToronto Star
California's new cannabis market will bring sticker shock to consumersThe Cannabist

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Trump Misses the Mark: Real Drug Education Should Say 'Just Say Know'

Alternet - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:59
Click here for reuse options! Trump and Sessions have no idea how to prevent drug abuse.

It felt like Goundhog Day last week when the president and attorney general, in response to the overdose crisis, advocated a resurrection of “just say no”-style anti-drug advertising. It’s been 30 years since Mrs. Reagan’s famous advice and the proliferation of the DARE drug prevention program, which has been widely researched and consistently debunked.

Even the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, which sponsored those “egg in the frying pan” ads, has changed its tune. Not long ago, they advised me to refrain from critiquing DARE because “it’s like beating a dead horse.”

Evidently the White House didn’t get that message.

In her suggestions for what Trump should have said about drug education and prevention, DPA’s executive director, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno wrote: “Rather than resorting to fear-mongering we will equip our young people with knowledge, warning them about the risks of drug misuse in a realistic and scientifically grounded way. We cannot control all their choices, but by treating them with respect and giving them sound information, we can ensure they have what they need to make good choices…”
 
There is lots of talk these days about the value of prevention. Specifically, the Drug Policy Alliance has recommended that drug education should be:

Scientifically accurate.

Extensive research has shown that fear-based messaging designed to frighten teens does not deter them from experimenting with alcohol and other drugs. All information presented must be backed up by valid sources such as peer-reviewed publications. All websites should be balanced—neither advocating for nor condemning the use of a particular drug.

Realistic and honest.

It’s important to be honest about the real reasons people use drugs, including self-medication and simply “having fun.” Without acknowledging both sides, we lose teens’ attention. There are also very tangible risks associated with drug use, such as driving while intoxicated (on anything!), leaving a friend who is passed out, or simply using too much and too often. And of course, the reality of zero tolerance policies and the implications of getting caught up in the criminal justice system should be part of drug education.

Interactive.

Didactic, top-town lectures don’t work for teens. They need to participate in their own drug education by having the opportunity to share their experience and ask tough questions in a non-judgmental setting.

Compassionate.

Some teens will have used, even sold drugs, or have family who have done so. Demonizing people who use drugs tends to isolate and stigmatize those who are most in need of support. Drug education programs must be careful not to isolate these teens and cause them to “tune out.”

Harm reduction-oriented.

Although, of course, abstinence and/or delaying use is the safest choice, national surveys show that a significant number of teens will choose to try alcohol, marijuana, or even other drugs. All programs, therefore, should contain information about actions that can reduce potential harm.  This is not “enabling.” It is accepting reality and taking action to ensure safety, which ought to be the bottom line.

The good news is that DPA already has a number of drug education resources—free of charge and available with a click—and more to come in 2018.

DPA’s drug education resources include reality-based, harm reduction information about young people and drug use, abuse, and treatment. Notable examples are our Drug Facts series, as well as “8 Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Alcohol and Other Drugs.”

Unlimited, free-of-charge hard copies of the popular booklet, Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs, can be ordered online. (Spanish-language versions of the booklet are also available.) The booklet is also available for download in Chinese, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Greek and Papiamento.

In the coming year, DPA will be piloting and evaluating our first-ever high school drug education curriculum, written by an educator and consistent with National Health Education Standards. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting new resource.

Trump and Sessions are clueless about what really prevents teens from getting into problematic patterns with drugs – and it’s not worn-out, ineffective slogans.

It’s long past time to bury “just say no” and replace it with “just say KNOW.”

This piece first appeared on the Drug Policy Alliance Blog.

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Bill Nye The Science Guy Doesn't Get High But He Is Into Pot Legalization

Alternet - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:56
“One time in college I tried it, and I’m not good at smoking. I didn’t put in the hours to get good at smoking. But you guys… knock yourselves out.”

Bill Nye, colloquially titled “The Science Guy,” said in a NowThisinterview that he welcomes the societal benefits of legalization, though he isn’t a fan of using the drug himself.

“I lived in Washington State for a long time, and Washington State legalized it in 2012. We legalized marijuana, we tax it,” Bill Nye told NowThis. “We have a lot of tax revenue. It’s no longer criminalized. We don’t spend money on the police department. We spend money regulating the industry in the same way we regulate other substances.”

He wants law enforcement and the legislative community to look at marijuana the way the medical community does.

“What’s happened with marijuana is it’s a Schedule I drug, which means it’s presumed to be addictive and it’s presumed to have no medical value. Yet people are using it for all these medical applications,” he reasoned. “So well, let’s study it. Well, you’re not allowed to study it because it’s a Schedule I drug… So that has to be sorted out.”

Nye isn’t throwing his hat into the legalization ring because he likes the stuff, but rather as a long-time proponent of evidence-backed legislation—once being involved in a spat with Sarah Palin over climate change.

In fact, he backs legalization despite really not liking pot at all. “I gotta tell you guys, I love you all, but I don’t like the smell. I just don’t like it,” he admitted. “One time in college I tried it, and I’m not good at smoking. I didn’t put in the hours to get good at smoking. But you guys… knock yourselves out.”

In his experience, high people aren’t much fun. “When I played ultimate frisbee very seriously, these guys I would play with would get high and they sucked when they were high,” he recalled.

His words are in line with fellow science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson and their mutual mentor, Carl Sagan.

“If you really analyze it, relative to other things that are legal, there’s no reason for it to ever have been made illegal in the system of laws,” deGrasse Tyson said in a StarTalk interview. “Alcohol is legal and it can mess you up way more than smoking a few j's.”

 

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City of Bandon to hold hearing on siting of recreational marijuana facilities - Coos Bay World

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:51

Coos Bay World

City of Bandon to hold hearing on siting of recreational marijuana facilities
Coos Bay World
The City Council also limited operating hours for medical marijuana facilities to any eight hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The facilities may not feature a sign promoting or showing any product and minimum parking requirements will be one space per ...

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Teens' Regular Marijuana or Alcohol Use Threatens Later Success - American Council on Science and Health

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:49

American Council on Science and Health

Teens' Regular Marijuana or Alcohol Use Threatens Later Success
American Council on Science and Health
As the nation moves more and more, state by state, towards normalizing recreational marijuana use, there's a continuing need to better understand how the drug affects different segments of society. One key demographic is adolescents, and researchers ...
Teenagers who regularly booze and smoke cannabis are less likely to end up married or have a job, scientists claimDaily Mail

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