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Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:09
lagrandeobserver.com (US) Arrested: A juvenile was cited on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana. (Fri Nov 03 22:09:00 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $cannabis(100%), $police_related_news(100%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(70%)]
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CANADA: Victoria child given pot gummies on Halloween - Comox Valley Record

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:09
comoxvalleyrecord.com (US) The Victoria Police Department is sending out a warning this week to all parents after a family in James Bay found marijuana edibles in their child&rsquo. (Fri Nov 03 02:09:37 2017 PDT)
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CANADA: Victoria child given pot gummies on Halloween - Comox Valley Record

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:09
comoxvalleyrecord.com (US) The Victoria Police Department is sending out a warning this week to all parents after a family in James Bay found marijuana edibles in their child&rsquo. (Fri Nov 03 02:09:37 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $prohibitionists_other(50%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_cuisine(95%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $meeting(75%)]
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CANADA: Nova Scotia minister headed to Washington amid growing concern over NAFTA talks - Regional - News - Cape Breton Post

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:06
capebretonpost.com (US) Cannabis industry leader urges co... (Fri Nov 03 02:06:31 2017 PDT)
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CANADA: Nova Scotia minister headed to Washington amid growing concern over NAFTA talks - Regional - News - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:06
capebretonpost.com (US) Cannabis industry leader urges co... (Fri Nov 03 02:06:31 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(50%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $alcohol(50%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Five Australians arrested over $200 million ice and cocaine bust

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:06
smh.com.au (US) Five Australians arrested over $200 million ice and cocaine bust In announcing the arrests of five people allegedly involved in the attempted importation of methylamphetamine (ice) and cocain... (Fri Nov 03 01:06:51 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(80%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibition_agency(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $cocaine(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $youth(100%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Cannabis i tonA%ren skadar hjA$rnan - Drugnews

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:03
drugnews.nu (Europe) Cannabis i tonC%ren skadar hjC$rnan - Drugnews Cannabis Cannabis medicin? Cannabis Cannabis i tonC%ren skadar hjC$rnan BALTIMORE En ny studie pC% mC6ss vid University of Maryland School of Medicine... (Fri Nov 03 01:03:03 2017 PDT)
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INTERNATIONAL: Het marijuanadebatt pA% Drugnews Cafe - Drugnews

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:03
drugnews.nu (Europe) Het marijuanadebatt pC% Drugnews CafC) - Drugnews "Nej, Sverige ska inte legalisera cannabis" Stor bryggare satsar i cannabisfC6retag Nya Zeeland ska folkomrC6sta om cannabis "Nej, Sverige ska int... (Fri Nov 03 01:03:03 2017 PDT)
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INTERNATIONAL: Het marijuanadebatt pA% Drugnews Cafe - Drugnews

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:03
drugnews.nu (Europe) Het marijuanadebatt pC% Drugnews CafC) - Drugnews "Nej, Sverige ska inte legalisera cannabis" Stor bryggare satsar i cannabisfC6retag Nya Zeeland ska folkomrC6sta om cannabis "Nej, Sverige ska int... (Fri Nov 03 01:03:03 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(98%), $propaganda_theme1(80%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $use_is_abuse(75%), $propaganda_theme4(75%), $propaganda_theme7(98%), $dissent_attacked(70%), $propaganda_theme8(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibitionist(80%), $government_prohib(66%), $prohibition_agency(66%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $nsai(100%), $nonnarcotic_analgesic(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $medical_cannabis(50%), $narcotic(100%), $cannabis(100%), $acetaminophen(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $various_drugs(95%)]
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CANADA: Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman - Barriere Star Journal

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:02
barrierestarjournal.com (US) Exploring the usefulness of pot A Thompson Rivers University professor aims to unlock potentially beneficial properties of cannabis Officials will discuss potential changes to deferred debt. (Fri Nov 03 02:02:06 2017 PDT)
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CANADA: It's time to get your annual flu shot - Barriere Star Journal

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:02
barrierestarjournal.com (US) You will help to protect the people you are visiting from getting a potentially serious illness. (Fri Nov 03 02:02:06 2017 PDT)
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CANADA: Rift over hub site - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:02
intelligencer.ca (Canada) We have to move forward," said Garry Laws, the executive director of Addictions and Mental Health Services-Hastings Prince Edward. ... (Fri Nov 03 02:02:37 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(60%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $moral_imperative(100%), $illegal_drugs(60%), $aggrandizement(100%), $meeting(100%)]
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CANADA: Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman - Barriere Star Journal

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:02
barrierestarjournal.com (US) Exploring the usefulness of pot A Thompson Rivers University professor aims to unlock potentially beneficial properties of cannabis Officials will discuss potential changes to deferred debt. (Fri Nov 03 02:02:06 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $meeting(75%)]
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CANADA: It's time to get your annual flu shot - Barriere Star Journal

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:02
barrierestarjournal.com (US) You will help to protect the people you are visiting from getting a potentially serious illness. (Fri Nov 03 02:02:06 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(90%), $propaganda_theme1(90%), $propaganda_theme2(85%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme5(80%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(80%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $meeting(75%)]
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CANADA: Drug charges - Barrie Examiner

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:01
thebarrieexaminer.com (Canada) More than 6.5 ounces of cocaine were found inside. (Fri Nov 03 02:01:44 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%)]
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Word marijuana has racist past, say those who want it banished from the lexicon - Ottawa Citizen

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:31

Ottawa Citizen

Word marijuana has racist past, say those who want it banished from the lexicon
Ottawa Citizen
It's a long-standing debate in the cannabis world, but the question is now slipping into the mainstream as the drug is on the edge of becomingly legal for recreational use. Many people aren't aware of the history of the term marijuana, which is linked ...

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State Colleges Now Teaching Cannabis, and Harvard Is Playing Catch-Up - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:07

Leafly

State Colleges Now Teaching Cannabis, and Harvard Is Playing Catch-Up
Leafly
More than half of all US states in have legalized medicinal cannabis, and eight and Washington, DC, have legalized adult use. As we reported earlier this year, those legal cannabis markets support nearly 150,000 full-time jobs as of 2017. The green ...

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Is Marijuana Good for Health? How Drug Laws Restrict Research of Cannabis Treatments - Newsweek

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:25

Newsweek

Is Marijuana Good for Health? How Drug Laws Restrict Research of Cannabis Treatments
Newsweek
On Wednesday, Pennsylvania's health department unveiled a landmark registry for its residents who use medical marijuana. The new website will serve as a one-stop hub connecting patients and caregivers to growers, dispensaries, labs and physicians.
More than 1000 register for medical marijuana on Pennsylvania's first dayTribune-Review
Lehigh Valley's first medical marijuana doctors namedPocono Record
Medical marijuana in Pennsylvania: How patients can sign upAllentown Morning Call
lehighvalleylive.com -Sharonherald -The Philadelphia Tribune
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White House Opioid Commission Blows Teachable Moment

Alternet - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:17
Click here for reuse options! The "just say no" approach is not only ineffective, it's harmful to preventing drug abuse.

The White House Commission on the opioid crisis released its final report on November 1st. The report contained a range of recommendations including increasing the number of drug courts and launching a public campaign to prevent abuse of opioids and to challenge the stigma associated with its use.  

While much of the focus on the Commission’s final report is understandably on critiquing its recommendations, there is a larger issue at play—what is absent from the report altogether. The Commission blew an opportunity to share with the public what is well-known and understood by public health and addiction experts on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic—that there are proven harm reduction and treatment interventions that will be far more effective at curbing overdose fatalities than any supply reduction or enforcement strategy.

By adopting an integrated approach to prevention, education, harm reduction, including ensuring widespread distribution of naloxone, and evidence-based treatment it is possible to dramatically reduce the number of deaths related to opioid use.

Prevention programs should focus on empowering and educating people, especially young people who are dying preventable deaths, about opioids. While understanding the root causes of problematic drug use is complicated, educating and empowering those who use or may be considering using opioids is a move away from the hopelessness that appears to be driving opioid use in young people.

What we do know is that campaigns based on orders to “just say no” fail in part because they do not engage young people or provide realistic and safe options for people who may choose to use despite potentially negative consequences.

Harm reduction strategies and programs have a strong track record of improving the health of people using opioids and preventing overdose deaths.  There are a wide range of well-established harm reduction practices.  Some are as simple of teaching young people how to stay safe when partying. Other proven measures are setting up safe consumption sites, enacting Good Samaritan laws that encourage people to seek help when someone is in distress without fear of punishment and ensuring that people in the best position to reverse an overdose—people who use drugs themselves or their friends and families—have easy access to the overdose antidote medication naloxone.

Another life-saving harm reduction technique is to give people who use opioids a means of testing the substance they are using to see if it has been adulterated with fentanyl or some other substance that could lead to an overdose or other adverse reaction.

Harm reduction programs enable people with expertise in drug use to engage with those who are using problematically, earn their trust, and potentially guide them toward voluntary treatment programs. Judgment and the threat of being punished for drug use drives people who use drugs underground and into greater danger of an overdose or other adverse reaction. Harm reduction, on the other hand, saves lives.  And yet, the term “harm reduction” is not even mentioned throughout the Commission’s 100+ page report.

There were, however, some glimmers of hope in the Commission’s recommendations, such as calling for increased access to evidence-based addiction treatment with medications such as methadone and buprenorphine. But, there are serious reservations about how President Trump’s analysis will influence the implementation of even the best recommendations and legitimate concerns that ramping up a failed war on drugs will lead to more preventable deaths.

Punitive responses to opioid drug use, including the promotion of drug courts which are integrated into the criminal justice system, not only fail to protect the lives of people who use drugs, but by portraying opioids and fentanyl as “bad” drugs, people seeking palliative care are also made to suffer. Opioids, including fentanyl, can be used to great effect therapeutically. Opioids can also lead to deadly overdoses. Doubling down on a punitive approach to drug use will impact both people’s access to pain medicines as well as their willingness to voluntarily seek help and treatment for any problematic drug use. Creating drug policies that are grounded in public health principles and informed by compassion, not judgment, means that the government can implement measures that save lives and reduce suffering.

This piece originally appeared on the Drug Policy Alliance blog.

 

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Ontario cannabis law would punish homeless recreational weed users - VICE News

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:58

VICE News

Ontario cannabis law would punish homeless recreational weed users
VICE News
Ontario tabled its law on cannabis legalization this week that would ban users from consuming the drug outside of “private residences,” a move slammed by critics as favouring “the elite” since homeless people, and many renters and condo residents could ...

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