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INTERNATIONAL: Cocaine packed yacht caught off NSW coast

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:06
smh.com.au (US) Cocaine packed yacht caught off NSW coast ... (Thu Nov 16 01:06:12 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $incarceration(100%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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CO: Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose death

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:04
coloradoan.com (US) Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose death Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose b an 11-month-old baby in Colorado two years ago. (Thu Nov 16 16:04:41 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Rise in contraband continues: Study - Brockville Recorder

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:04
recorder.ca (Canada) Bryans said since the government has said it intends to avoid overly-expensive pricing for marijuana in order to prevent the growth of illegal sales, it doesn't make sense continually to increase the price of cigarettes. ... (Thu Nov 16 02:04:39 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Rise in contraband continues: Study - Brockville Recorder

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:04
recorder.ca (Canada) Bryans said since the government has said it intends to avoid overly-expensive pricing for marijuana in order to prevent the growth of illegal sales, it doesn't make sense continually to increase the price of cigarettes. ... (Thu Nov 16 02:04:39 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $propaganda_theme1(80%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $tobacco(100%), $school(100%)]
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CANADA: Opinion - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:02
intelligencer.ca (Canada) College working on opioid concernsI write in relation to an opinion article authored by Dr. ... (Thu Nov 16 02:02:51 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%)]
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CANADA: Back pain project wins award - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:02
intelligencer.ca (Canada) A pilot project which has reduced opioid use through chiropractic care has won an award from the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario. Bruce Flynn said as the project progressed, "The data was showing there was a major reduction in medication use... (Thu Nov 16 02:02:51 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme7(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $pharms(100%), $nsai(100%), $nonnarcotic_analgesic(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $acetaminophen(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $various_drugs(95%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Report: Afghan opium production up 87 percent in 2017 -- World Tribune: Window on the Real World

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:02
worldtribune.com Report: Afghan opium production up 87 percent in 2017 -- World Tribune: Window on the Real World Report: Afghan opium production up 87 percent in 2017 ... (Thu Nov 16 01:02:40 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(55%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $prohibition(100%), $chemicals(60%), $euphoric_depressant(60%), $analgesic(60%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(60%), $opium(60%), $various_drugs(90%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Report: Afghan opium production up 87 percent in 2017 -- World Tribune: Window on the Real World

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:02
worldtribune.com Afghanistan is the world&#8217. S top producer of the poppy from which opium and heroin are produced. (Thu Nov 16 01:02:40 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(65%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibitionist(95%), $government_prohib(95%), $prohibition_agency(100%), $drug_propaganda_agency(95%), $drug_czar(95%), $prohibition(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(55%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $sedative(55%), $analgesic(100%), $euphoriant(55%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $opium(60%), $poppy(55%), $various_drugs(95%), $aggrandizement(85%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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Applications to grow cannabis for medicinal, research purposes now open - Eyewitness News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:14

Eyewitness News

Applications to grow cannabis for medicinal, research purposes now open
Eyewitness News
Ambrosini, who had lung cancer, called for cannabis to become a legal pain-relief option for people with life-threatening illnesses. Now with the MCC's framework being gazetted on Friday and being available to the public, people can apply for a license ...

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Quebec once again asks Ottawa to delay deadline for marijuana legalization - BNN

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:52

BNN

Quebec once again asks Ottawa to delay deadline for marijuana legalization
BNN
The Quebec government asked the federal government again on Wednesday to push back the marijuana legalization deadline by one year, one day before the province tables its own cannabis bill. Ottawa has promised marijuana will be legal across Canada ...
Recreational pot: 'Cannabis Quebec' law to be tabled ThursdayMontreal Gazette
Quebec calls for one-year delay on legal marijuanaCTV News
Quebec expected to table cannabis legislation todayNational Post
CBC.ca -The Globe and Mail
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Legal, charter challenges budding for cannabis impaired driving laws, says lawyer - Calgary Herald

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:12

Calgary Herald

Legal, charter challenges budding for cannabis impaired driving laws, says lawyer
Calgary Herald
Alberta's impaired-driving enforcement is careening toward major logistical and court challenges over marijuana, a top Calgary defence lawyer said Wednesday. Uncertainties over the effects of cannabis on individual motorists, the lack of roadside ...

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Parsons says Newfoundland's marijuana strategy coming — soon - The Gander Beacon

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:05

The Gander Beacon

Parsons says Newfoundland's marijuana strategy coming — soon
The Gander Beacon
Justice Minister Andrew Parsons is asking for just a little bit of patience before the province unveils his plans for marijuana legalization. Parsons was asked about the issue by Opposition Leader Paul Davis in the House of Assembly Thursday, but he ...

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Julian Fantino, who once compared weed to murder, defends opening medical marijuana business - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:26

CBC.ca

Julian Fantino, who once compared weed to murder, defends opening medical marijuana business
CBC.ca
I'm involved in the medical aspect that helps people greatly through the dispensing of medically prescribed marijuana cannabis. People suffering from chronic pain, people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep deprivation, the post events ...

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Ontario marijuana bill includes school bus safety law that has 'nothing to do with pot' - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:11

CBC.ca

Ontario marijuana bill includes school bus safety law that has 'nothing to do with pot'
CBC.ca
The two seemingly unrelated issues are packed into one piece of legislation from Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government. Ontario's cannabis legislation, Bill 174, would regulate everything about the sale of recreational marijuana in the province ...

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San Francisco Almost Certainly Won't Be Selling Cannabis on Jan. 1 - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:29

Leafly

San Francisco Almost Certainly Won't Be Selling Cannabis on Jan. 1
Leafly
SAN FRANCISCO—If you booked a New Year's trip to San Francisco—the birthplace of medical cannabis in America and the first city in the country to experiment with the concept of retail sales—in order to celebrate the dawn of the recreational ...
Pot-friendly San Francisco fights over recreational cannabisPress Herald
Cannabis industry must ensure equal opportunitySan Francisco Examiner

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How to Become a Judge at a Cannabis Competition - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:01

Leafly

How to Become a Judge at a Cannabis Competition
Leafly
Becoming a judge at a cannabis competition may just be the ultimate bucket list item for a cannabis enthusiast. After all, the prospect of being given dozens of cannabis products to rate and review seems like a literal dream come true to the budding ...

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The $3,600 Blunt: Marijuana Goes High-End and Super Luxe

Alternet - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:34
A new frontier for capitalizing on a redefined, more sophisticated stoner market.

When Alejandro Canto opened up his luxury cannabis retail store in Seattle earlier this year, one of the products on the shelf was a $3.6K blunt that contained 28 grams of ground high-end marijuana and 7 grams of concentrate wrapped in cannabis leaves.

A gimmick? Hardly. Canto, owner of Diego Pellicer — a swanky 3,300-square-foot retail showcase featuring imported Spanish tile, granite floors and ornate chandeliers — sees the future. And the future for marijuana includes a growing sector of the market hungry for luxury and high-end goods.

“We know the market is shifting toward a more sophisticated consumer,” Canto said. “And we want our customers to have a taste of luxury. From the moment they step inside, customers will know that the quality of our cannabis products and service is beyond anything they’ve previously experienced,” he added.

Canto is not alone in his laser focus on the premium end of the cannabis market. A growing number of cannabis entrepreneurs are hoping to establish a foothold in the luxury sector.

According to a recent study by Miner and Co. Studio, today’s cannabis consumer looks decidedly different than the traditional ‘stoner’ stereotype. According to the study, released last month, 65 percent of cannabis consumer report a household income of more than $75,000 and 84 percent hold down full-time jobs.

“Understanding this new cannabis consumer isn’t just important for these new and growing cannabis brands that market to them," said Robert Miner, president of Miner & Co. Studio. “Almost every major brand will have a portion of their customer base who are cannabis consumers.”

Most cannabis consumers do not regard their use of the product as a key identifier of who they are. The average cannabis consumer is, well, average. The lazy stoner stereotype perpetuated by media depictions is just a myth.

“While TV and movies have unquestionably played a powerful role in driving awareness and acceptance of cannabis as a normal part of our lives and culture, media is still stuck propagating the stoner stereotype such that anyone who consumes cannabis becomes the modern equivalent of Otis, the town drunk in Andy Griffith’s Mayberry – hapless, bumbling and out of it,” Miner said.

“Just as drinking a beer doesn’t mean someone is a drunk or an alcoholic – simply consuming cannabis doesn’t make him or her a zoned out stoner. Media has an opportunity to present the new cannabis consumer in a more positive light to overcome the stoner stereotype that still casts a stigma on the consumers in this vast and growing market,” he added.

While mainstream media still giggles about Cheech and Chong and jokes about the munchies, the industry will continue to keep its focus on the future. And the future is as bright as this blingy $2,190 Sweet Leaf anklet from Jacquie Aiche.

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Cannabis edibles: 5 potent tips to make your experience more enjoyable - Straight.com

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:20

Straight.com

Cannabis edibles: 5 potent tips to make your experience more enjoyable
Straight.com
There is a growing wave of cannabis edibles available in both legal markets and illegal markets, from infused drinks to gourmet chocolates. Whether the government has approved them or not, consumers are using them for pain relief, better sleep and a ...

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Naked People 'Out Of Their Minds' On Drugs Seen Terrorizing Missouri Town

Alternet - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:08
It wasn't your typical weekend in Sullivan, MO.

 

 

Naked People 'Out Of Their Minds' On Drugs Seen Terrorizing Missouri Town

A town in Sullivan, Missouri, saw bizarre behavior last weekend when four individuals were said to have wandered the streets while stripping off their clothes, barking, yelling, trespassing and showering in soda water.

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OR: Entertainment: Celebrity gossip and Hollywood news - KPTV - FOX 12

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:53
kptv.com (US) Rock singer Etheridge pleads guilty to possessing marijuana Grammy-winning rock singer Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charg... (Wed Nov 15 21:53:15 2017 PST)
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