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UK: West London moped thugs each jailed for more than 20 years - Daily Mail Online

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dailymail.co.uk (US) The public gallery was packed today, with several peop... (Sat Jun 23 10:03:29 2018 PDT)
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UK: Kent father and son jailed after police find cocaine and cannabis - Daily Mail Online

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:03
dailymail.co.uk (US) Kent father and son jailed after police find cocaine and cannabis ! Daily Mail Online Father and son drug dealers are jailed for a total of nine years after police pulled them over for a broken tail light and found haul of cocaine. (Sat Jun 23 10:03:29 2018 PDT)
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Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:01

CBC.ca

Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know
CBC.ca
Lorne Waldman, one of Canada's top immigration lawyers, said that while the cannabis question likely won't be asked of every Canadian cross-border traveller, it's reasonable to expect to hear it more often after Canada's legal marijuana market is in place.
Legal marijuana raising safety fears across industriesThe Globe and Mail
Cannabis dispensaries get real Oct. 17, 2018; municipal leaders can't waitCityNews

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Trump Country Has the Highest Opioid Prescription Rates in the Nation

Alternet - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 23:49
Those counties with both high opioid use and high Trump support were largely in the South, Midwest, and southern Appalachia.

The two fevers gripping the land—opioid addiction and support for Donald Trump—are related. A new study from University of Texas researchers finds that counties with the highest opioid prescription rates were also more likely to favor Trump in the 2016 election.

The study was published Friday in JAMA Network Open. The cross-sectional analysis examined data from the Census Bureau, Medicare Part D, and uselectionatlas.org to try to understand what has been deemed the "Oxy electorate."

Focusing on legally available prescription pain relievers, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, codeine and morphine, but not illegal substances like heroin, the study examined Medicare Part D records for some 3.7 million people in 3,128 of the 3,142 counties in the U.S. Researchers designated people who had received at least one 90-day supply of prescription opioids as "high opioid users."

Some 693 counties, typically with populations smaller than one million, had rates of opioid prescribing that were significantly higher than the national mean. Another 638 counties were identified as having significantly lower than average opioid use.

In those high opioid use counties, Trump won 59.96% of the vote. In the low opioid use counties, he won only 38.7% of the vote. (Trump won 45.92% of the overall vote.)

Those counties with both high opioid use and high Trump support were largely in the South, Midwest, and southern Appalachia.

The researchers found that the link between opioid use rates and Trump support was as strong as the link between other commonly cited socioeconomic factors—such as unemployment, household income, and education levels—and support for Trump. In the high opioid use counties, those other indicators also suggested high levels of social distress. Those counties had higher unemployment rates, fewer adults with a high school diploma, and lower household median incomes than the country as a whole.

Does that mean Trump got the opioid addict vote? No.

"With an ecological analysis, you can't say that. And not only can't you say it, but it's probably not true," said lead author Dr. James Goodwin, chair of geriatric medicine at the UT Medical Branch in Galveston.  "If you're stoned out on opioids, you're probably not voting," he told Dallas News.

Instead, he and others suggested, high levels of opioid use tend to correlate with those other indicators of social distress, exacerbating feelings of being left behind or disenfranchised and making voters more likely to support candidates promising to shake things up.

"Trump tapped into something in that segment of voters," said Katharine Neill Harris, a drug policy fellow at the Baker Institute, a nonpartisan think tank of Rice University in Houston.  "It’s about more than just prescriptions. "This is a very complex relationship, and representative of a deeper problem... of problems we are not addressing as a society," she told Dallas News.

This article was produced by Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

 

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Third illegal-grow marijuana bust in Pueblo County in a week - The Denver Post

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:53

The Denver Post

Third illegal-grow marijuana bust in Pueblo County in a week
The Denver Post
A third illegal marijuana grow this week was busted Friday in Pueblo County, according to the sheriff's office, and the latest discovery uncovered 420 plants, worth an estimated $1.2 million. A Pueblo West resident called the sheriff's office about a ...
420 plants found in Pueblo West marijuana bustKKTV 11 News

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Edmonton unveils addresses of all 242 cannabis store applications - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:56

Toronto Star

Edmonton unveils addresses of all 242 cannabis store applications
Toronto Star
Provincial zoning restrictions also require 100-metre separation from schools and health-care facilities, and a municipal bylaw passed in May added a 200-metre buffer between cannabis shops. Marijuana will be legalized for recreational purposes across ...
List of prospective Edmonton cannabis store owners and locations ...Edmonton Journal
City releases list of applicants hoping to enter Edmonton retail cannabis marketGlobalnews.ca
Cannabis Retail Sales Random Selection Results - City of EdmontonCity of Edmonton

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Shopify to run BC's online cannabis sales - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:58

Financial Post

Shopify to run BC's online cannabis sales
Financial Post
Shopify Inc. has doubled its bet on cannabis, with British Columbia announcing on Friday that the e-commerce company will run the province's legal online marijuana sales channel as well as sales from a provincially run warehouse to private retailers.
BC to use Shopify for online sale of recreational marijuanaCTV News
Shopify to create online stores for BC cannabis salesStraight.com
Here's where every Canadian can buy cannabis on Oct. 17 - Article ...BNNBloomberg.ca
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Police welcome delay in legal-marijuana launch, as forces prep for new rules, enforcement - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:33

The Globe and Mail

Police welcome delay in legal-marijuana launch, as forces prep for new rules, enforcement
The Globe and Mail
Law enforcement agencies are welcoming a delay in the implementation of the country's new cannabis rules, saying they're ramping up officer training, working on public education initiatives and hoping to beef up roadside screening efforts by the fall.

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With the clock ticking, we have many questions, few answers on Ontario's marijuana plan - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:24

680 News

With the clock ticking, we have many questions, few answers on Ontario's marijuana plan
Globalnews.ca
The Liberals set up the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, a subsidiary of the LCBO, to sell marijuana when it's legal. And cannabis store workers, like their LCBO colleagues, will be members of Ontario's public-sector employees' union. WATCH ...
Doug Ford wants consultations on cannabis sales in Ontario680 News
London still in dark about cannabis store location as other cities learn theirsThe London Free Press

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How Close Is The UK To Legalising Cannabis? - Esquire.co.uk

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 07:02

Esquire.co.uk

How Close Is The UK To Legalising Cannabis?
Esquire.co.uk
Writing for the Daily Telegraph Hague said that, "It must now be asked whether Britain should join the many other countries that permit medical-grade marijuana, or indeed join Canada in preparing for a lawful, regulated market in cannabis for ...
Is it time to legalise medical cannabis in the UK?The Guardian

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Craft cannabis growers say better bud will be key to thriving in the legal market - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 06:22

The Globe and Mail

Craft cannabis growers say better bud will be key to thriving in the legal market
The Globe and Mail
Lisa Campbell, who recently joined Toronto-based wine distribution company Lifford Wine & Spirits to work with cannabis companies, says craft producers will be able to distinguish themselves by growing better-quality marijuana than large-scale producers.

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Cannabis oil: what is it and does it really work as medicine? - New Scientist

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 05:55

New Scientist

Cannabis oil: what is it and does it really work as medicine?
New Scientist
By Alison George. Cannabis is in the headlines for its potential medical benefits after the recent confiscation of cannabis oil medication from the mother of a 12-year-old British boy with severe epilepsy. The furore that ensued is shining a light on ...

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OR: House approves massive opioids legislation - KTVZ

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OR: House overwhelmingly passes Walden opioid bill - KTVZ

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OR: Officers rescue 15 animals from Louisiana home during dog-fighti - KPTV - FOX 12

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OR: Officers rescue 15 animals from Louisiana home during dog-fighti - KPTV - FOX 12

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OR: Medford City Council to vote on marijuana delivery - KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 01:46
fox26medford.com (US) Medford City Council is meeting tonight to vote on whether marijuana products should be delivered to homes. (Fri Jun 22 21:46:08 2018 PDT)
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OR: Regional News - KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 01:46
fox26medford.com (US) Medford City Council to vote on marijuana delivery (Fri Jun 22 21:46:08 2018 PDT)
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OR: 6-21-18: MEDFORD ASKS DISPENSARY TO STOP HOME DELIVERY. - KMED-AM - Turning up YOUR voice - AM 1140 KMED

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 01:44
kmed.com (US) MEDFORD ASKS DISPENSARY TO STOP HOME DELIVERY. - KMED-AM - Turning up YOUR voice - AM 1140 KMED A SQUABBLE IS BREWING BETWEEN THE MEDFORD CITY COUNCIL AND A LOCAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY. (Fri Jun 22 21:44:06 2018 PDT)
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OR: Congress considers new hope for hemp - Local News - East Oregonian

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eastoregonian.com (US) Oil is one of the main products driving interest in growing hemp in Oregon and Washington. Planting season for industrial hemp is well underway at a 3-acre farm near Boring. Where Adam Kurtz is testing new seed varieties to ensure they meet regulatory guidelines. (Fri Jun 22 21:26:27 2018 PDT)
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