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OR: Pot retailers caught in OLCC minor sting;

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:16
OR: Pot retailers caught in OLCC minor sting; (US) Marijuana Marijuana Marijuana Pot retailers caught in OLCC minor sting b These overall results are unacceptable. (Sun Jun 24 21:16:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme5(80%), $moral_imperative(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $reform_referenda(80%), $or_measure_91_2014(80%), $chemicals(75%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(75%), $alcohol(75%), $cannabis(100%), $reefer_madness(50%), $youth(80%)]
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OR: OLCC increases underage pot sales penalty; Move follows sting operation in December

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:16
OR: OLCC increases underage pot sales penalty; Move follows sting operation in December (US) OLCC increases underage pot sales penalty; Move follows sting operation in December Marijuana Marijuana Opioids addiction Medical marijuana helps local man's seiz... (Sun Jun 24 21:16:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(80%), $moral_imperative(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(75%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(75%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $narcotic(100%), $alcohol(75%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(100%), $cannabis_jobs(100%), $reefer_madness(50%), $youth(80%)]
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OR: Bend collected the most pot tax in Central Oregon; Deschutes County received nearly a half-million dollars

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:16
OR: Bend collected the most pot tax in Central Oregon; Deschutes County received nearly a half-million dollars (US) Bend collected the most pot tax in Central Oregon; Deschutes County received nearly a half-million dollars Marijuana Marijuana Medical marijuana helps local man's seizures ... (Sun Jun 24 21:16:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(100%), $cannabis_jobs(100%), $reefer_madness(50%), $youth(75%)]
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OR: Slide Shows

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:16
(US) A customer purchases marijuana at Harborside dispensary in Oakland, California, on Jan. 1, the day California joined its northern West Coast neighbors in the legal recreational pot trade. (Sun Jun 24 21:16:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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OR: Marijuana groups form West Coast alliance; Collaboration to aid lobbying efforts in state capitals

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:16
OR: Marijuana groups form West Coast alliance; Collaboration to aid lobbying efforts in state capitals (US) Essentially allowed states where marijuana is legalized to regulate the drug themselves without federal interference. (Sun Jun 24 21:16:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $propaganda_theme7(98%), $moral_imperative(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $govt_prohib_other(100%), $legalization(80%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $narcotic(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(100%), $cannabis_jobs(100%), $ncia(50%), $reefer_madness(50%), $various_drugs(90%), $youth(75%), $legalism(65%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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OR: Slide Shows

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:16
(US) AGs urge Congress to move on cannabis banking : AGs urge Congress to move on cannabis banking: (Sun Jun 24 21:16:38 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%)]
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OH: Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed - Chronicle-Telegram

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:12
chroniclet.com (UK) Though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. (Sun Jun 24 18:12:06 2018 PDT)
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OH: Lorain police officer fired after stopping and detaining daughter and her boyfriend (VIDEO) - Chronicle-Telegram

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:12
chroniclet.com (UK) Kovach told Smith he was worried for his daughter because he didn't believe Coleman to be a good person, ha... (Sun Jun 24 18:12:06 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Cannabis dispensaries get real Oct. 17, 2018; municipal leaders can't wait

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:12
delta-optimist.com Municipal leaders can't wait Various marijuana products are pictured at a dispensary in Vancouver. On the day Canadians can legally buy and use recreational marijuana the clock will start ticking on the future of cannabis dispensaries already open across the country. (Sun Jun 24 02:12:41 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Cannabis dispensaries get real Oct. 17, 2018; municipal leaders can't wait

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:12
delta-optimist.com Municipal leaders can't wait Various marijuana products are pictured at a dispensary in Vancouver. On the day Canadians can legally buy and use recreational marijuana the clock will start ticking on the future of cannabis dispensaries already open across the country. (Sun Jun 24 02:12:41 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $compassion_club(100%), $chemicals(75%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(75%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $alcohol(75%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $aggrandizement(50%)]
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OR: CANNABIS - yes or no? - Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:07
nuggetnews.com (US) CANNABIS - yes or no? - Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon CANNABIS - yes or no? Four years ago, in November 2014, Sisters voted narrowly to permit marijuana dispensaries to open for business, as did the... (Sun Jun 24 22:07:45 2018 PDT)
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OR: Opinions - Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:07
nuggetnews.com (US) CANNABIS - yes or no? Four years ago, in November 2014, Sisters voted narrowly to permit marijuana dispensaries to open for business, as did the entire state of Oregon. Four years ago, in November 2014, Sisters voted narrowly to permit marijuan... (Sun Jun 24 22:07:45 2018 PDT)
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OR: CANNABIS - yes or no? - Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:07
nuggetnews.com (US) CANNABIS - yes or no? - Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon CANNABIS - yes or no? Four years ago, in November 2014, Sisters voted narrowly to permit marijuana dispensaries to open for business, as did the... (Sun Jun 24 22:07:45 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(55%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $compassion_club(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $school(100%), $legalism(50%)]
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OR: Opinions - Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds - Sisters, Oregon

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:07
nuggetnews.com (US) CANNABIS - yes or no? Four years ago, in November 2014, Sisters voted narrowly to permit marijuana dispensaries to open for business, as did the entire state of Oregon. Four years ago, in November 2014, Sisters voted narrowly to permit marijuan... (Sun Jun 24 22:07:45 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(85%), $propaganda_theme2(85%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $compassion_club(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(75%), $school(100%)]
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CANADA: Page not found - canada.com

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:07
o.canada.com (US) Interactive: What illegal drugs cost on the street around the world (Sun Jun 24 02:07:03 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $moral_imperative(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(100%), $alcohol(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%)]
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CANADA: Canadian winemakers uncork ad campaign to 'Free My Grapes'

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:05
burnabynow.com Cannabis dispensaries get real Oct. 17, 2018; municipal leaders can't wait ... (Sun Jun 24 02:05:57 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Canadian winemakers uncork ad campaign to 'Free My Grapes'

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:05
burnabynow.com Cannabis dispensaries get real Oct. 17, 2018; municipal leaders can't wait ... (Sun Jun 24 02:05:57 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $compassion_club(100%), $chemicals(85%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(85%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $alcohol(85%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(70%), $school(100%)]
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TOP: Travel - The Boston Globe

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:03
TOP: Travel - The Boston Globe (US) [ ...] ... (Sun Jun 24 14:03:47 2018 PDT)
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TOP: The Pot Issue - The Boston Globe

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:03
TOP: The Pot Issue - The Boston Globe (US) We need to have more people willing to come out of the cannabis closet.&rdquo. (Sun Jun 24 14:03:47 2018 PDT)
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600-Pound Heroin Spoon Sculpture Placed Outside OxyContin Creator's Corporate Headquarters by Protesters

Alternet - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:05
The sculpture remained in place for over two hours before city workers arrived to remove it.

Addiction profiteer and OxyContin creator Purdue Pharma just can’t get a break. The privately held pill-pusher palace faces myriad lawsuits for being a driving force in the addiction crisis currently gripping the nation, most recently coming from the state of Massachusetts on June 12. Then, the opiate factory announced massive layoffs this week, the second such move of 2018, along with a focus shift to drugs that actually help people rather than kill them.

Just days after the layoffs were announced, employees at the family-owned death factory arrived Friday to find a most challenging piece of street art outside of the Stamford, Connecticut, headquarters of the company who still totally sells addictive painkillers: a nearly 600-pound sculpture of a heroin spoon, bent and dirty with residue.

Massachusetts artist Domenic Esposito tells the Hartford Courier that his sculpture represents addiction as an epidemic, as well as paying tribute both to his brother’s 14-year struggle with addiction, and his mother who always finds the dirty spoons that signal his relapses. 

Esposito said his brother started with OxyContin and Percocet and moved to heroin.

“People say [OxyContin and Percocet] aren’t a big deal, but then you’re hooked and you run out of money and you turn to heroin.

“My mom would call me in a panic ... screaming she found another burnt spoon,” Esposito said. “This is a story thousands of families go through. He’s lucky to be alive.”

The Danbury News-Times reports that the sculpture was installed as part of the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery’s “Opioid: Express Yourself” multimedia exhibit. Strategically placed by Alvarez to block both a driveway and a sidewalk, the sculpture, called “Purdue,” remained in place for over two hours before city workers arrived to remove it.

Alvarez was arrested for both a misdemeanor—for putting the sculpture outside the painkiller palace and thus blocking traffic—and a felony, for (amicably) refusing to remove it under police orders. 

Purdue Pharma issued a predictably meaningless statement in response to the installation.

“We share the protesters’ concern about the opioid crisis, and respect their right to peacefully express themselves. Purdue is committed to working collaboratively with those affected by this public health crisis on meaningful solutions to help stem the tide of opioid-related overdose deaths.”

The “Purdue” spoon remains in police custody.

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