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CANADA: Nova Scotia breaking federal rules on cannabis marketing, critic says - Business - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 00:04
capebretonpost.com (US) Critic says A marijuana leaf is show in this file photo. Nova Scotia's cannabis retailer is being accused of violating federal regulations by "glamourizing and normalizing'' marijuana. (Thu Aug 09 02:04:37 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(60%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_silenced(55%), $propaganda_theme8(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $govt_prohib_other(50%), $legalization(100%), $chemicals(75%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(75%), $alcohol(75%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(70%), $various_drugs(95%), $school(100%), $jury(100%), $meeting(75%)]
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CANADA: Brockville News, Sports, Entertainment, Business, Life and Opinion - Brockville Recorder and Times

Drug News Bot - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 00:02
CANADA: Brockville News, Sports, Entertainment, Business, Life & Opinion - Brockville Recorder & Times (Canada) POLICE: Domestic incidents; drug charges ... (Thu Aug 09 02:02:41 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $chemicals(50%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $alcohol(50%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(70%)]
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Climate change turns Mideast breadbasket into cannabis farm - CNN - CNN

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:11

CNN

Climate change turns Mideast breadbasket into cannabis farm - CNN
CNN
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon (CNN) The farmer plucks a cannabis flower from a long stalk. He presses it against his nose, inhales deeply and begins to extol the ...

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Health Canada approves clinical trials for cannabis-laced pet food to treat animal anxiety - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:43

Toronto Star

Health Canada approves clinical trials for cannabis-laced pet food to treat animal anxiety
Toronto Star
VANCOUVER—One of Canada's largest cannabis companies announced Wednesday it has received Health Canada approval for clinical trials of the effectiveness of cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol as a treatment for anxiety in animals. Dana M. Vaughn ...

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Marijuana odour complaints on the rise in Metro Vancouver - Vancouver Sun

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:19

Vancouver Sun

Marijuana odour complaints on the rise in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver Sun
1, 2015, and July 31, 2018, Metro Vancouver, which regulates air quality in the region, received 250 complaints related to cannabis, all of which mentioned odour, in addition to other concerns such as light pollution, contaminants leaching into the ...

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The drug maker behind the first FDA-approved marijuana ... - Business Insider

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:25

Business Insider

The drug maker behind the first FDA-approved marijuana ...
Business Insider
On a call with investors this week, GW Pharmaceuticals revealed the price of Epidiolex, its newly-approved, marijuana-based drug for rare forms of epilepsy.
New Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Treatment to Cost $32500 a YearWall Street Journal
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What is Dravet Syndrome? - Dravet Syndrome FoundationDravet Syndrome Foundation
Dr. John Mendelson
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Ridiculous Anti-Drug Law Protecting the 'Unborn' May Finally Be Overturned

Alternet - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:39
Advocates are hoping a campaign aimed at changing public opinion can do what the courts have so far failed to do: kill the law.

For 20 years, Wisconsin prosecutors have used a state law, the Unborn Child Protection Act of 1998 (Act 292), to jail adult pregnant women suspected of using drugs or alcohol. Supporters claim the "cocaine mom" law protects fetuses from maternal drug abuse, but critics say the law's language is vague and that it unnecessarily and unconstitutionally forces some pregnant women into treatment and state supervision.

The law was found unconstitutional by a federal court last year, but state Attorney General Brad Schimel appealed, and the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the law to stay in effect until the case was decided. But in June, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that the plaintiff, Tammy Loertscher, had left the state.

Loertscher was 14 weeks pregnant and residing in Medford in 2014 when she tested positive for methamphetamine. Although she told her doctor she had stopped using the drug when she realized she was pregnant, a judge ordered her into inpatient drug treatment. She was then jailed until she agreed to be drug tested throughout her pregnancy. She gave birth to a healthy male child in 2015.

Loertscher was by no means alone—hundreds of pregnant women have been accused of "unborn child abuse" under the law—and the dismissal of the case means pregnant women in the state remain in jeopardy.

At the time of the dismissal, attorney Nancy Rosenbloom, director of legal advocacy for National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), decried the ruling.

"Today's decision means that all women in Wisconsin have to worry that when they seek health care, if there’s even a chance they might be pregnant, the state can take them into custody, lock them up in a drug treatment program, a mental hospital or a jail—whether or not drug treatment is really needed," she said.

Now, Rosenbloom and NAPW are taking the fight to a new arena: the court of public opinion. They have joined forces with a three-year-old national group, Reproaction, to take on the law. The group is forthright about what it wants: "Reproaction is a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. We are proud of our left-flank analysis, and are not in this fight to protect the past or maintain the status quo," the group says on its website.

Reproaction has created the #WIFights 292 campaign to take the fight to the public. The campaign is planning educational fora across the state, a social media campaign, and information pickets, among other tactics.

"All people who experience pregnancy, including pregnant women in Wisconsin, deserve access to appropriate, confidential health care without fear of losing their rights to medical decision making, privacy, and liberty," #WIFights292 explains on its website.

"At Reproaction, we center our work around the women in Wisconsin who may be targeted by enforcement of Act 292. We are organizing activists and community leaders across Wisconsin to demand action from those in power and channel community into a movement to advance reproductive justice that will ultimately dismantle Act 292. We know that direct action gets the job done, and we will take bold action to educate the public about and put a stop to enforcement of Act 292.

For Rosenbloom and the medical and public health groups that oppose the law, the hope is that the campaign can do what the courts have failed to do: kill a bad law.

"This law only harms women and children," she said.

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

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Grimsby marijuana greenhouse to create up to 80 jobs - StCatharinesStandard.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:26

StCatharinesStandard.ca

Grimsby marijuana greenhouse to create up to 80 jobs
StCatharinesStandard.ca
Aleafia Health Inc. announced last week that it has closed its deal to purchase a 14,400-square metre (160,000-square-foot) greenhouse at 378 South Service Rd. — formerly Freeman Herbs — with plans to harvest its first crop of medical cannabis by the ...

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Police chief gives green light to cannabis users to grow and sell drug in their own home - Telegraph.co.uk

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:31

Telegraph.co.uk

Police chief gives green light to cannabis users to grow and sell drug in their own home
Telegraph.co.uk
It comes amid growing concern over so-called “cannabis clubs” in Britain after the Telegraph revealed nearly 160 are already operating with impunity across the country. Possession of cannabis carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and an ...
Cannabis club members warned of arrest risk | News | The TimesThe Times

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Medical marijuana facility on Welland council agenda ... - StCatharinesStandard.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:26

StCatharinesStandard.ca

Medical marijuana facility on Welland council agenda ...
StCatharinesStandard.ca
A proposed medical marijuana production facility on Hagar Street in Welland would fall under legal nonconforming use under the city's new zoning bylaw, ...

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Marijuana companies with retail hopes eye 'massive' market of Canada's most populous province - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:04

Financial Post

Marijuana companies with retail hopes eye 'massive' market of Canada's most populous province
Financial Post
The cannabis industry is seizing upon the cracks that have emerged in Ontario's previous plan for selling legalized marijuana, in some cases offering to help lay the groundwork for private-sector retail. On Wednesday, the launch of a new “one-stop shop ...
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OR: Desarrollan aparato que detectara marihuana en la sangre, en California

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:55
lacampeona880.com (US) Desarrollan aparato que detectarC! marihuana en la sangre, en California MedirC! la presencia del cannabis en el cuerpo, tal y como un alcoholC-metro Conforme se va legalizado el uso mC)dico y lC:dico del... (Wed Aug 08 21:55:50 2018 PDT)
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OR: Desarrollan aparato que detectara marihuana en la sangre, en California

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lacampeona880.com (US) Desarrollan aparato que detectarC! marihuana en la sangre, en California MedirC! la presencia del cannabis en el cuerpo, tal y como un alcoholC-metro Conforme se va legalizado el uso mC)dico y lC:dico del... (Wed Aug 08 21:55:50 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(50%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $alcohol(50%), $cannabis(100%)]
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FL: FL Lawmakers Chide Marijuana Office Over Slow Roll-Out - WFSU

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:50
news.wfsu.org (US) FloridaB health officials are under fire for the slow implementation of the latest medical marijuanaB law.B State lawmakers are rejecting the department's excuses. (Wed Aug 08 18:50:36 2018 PDT)
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OR: Crime Stoppers, Portland police seeking help identifying 'The Fa - KPTV - FOX 12

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kptv.com (US) Crime Stoppers, Portland police seeking help identifying 'The Fa - KPTV - FOX 12 Crime Stoppers, Portland police seeking help identifying 'The Fake Slim Shady Bandit' Employees told police that the suspect,... (Wed Aug 08 21:48:39 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $propaganda_theme8(55%), $moral_imperative(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $secret_evidence(55%), $drug_dog(50%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $naloxone(100%), $heroin(100%), $incarceration(100%), $school(100%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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OR: Life on the Oregon Coast and You - Podcast Series - 100.7 BOSS FM

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OR: Your Dog and K-9 Camp - 100.7 BOSS FM

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FL: Suspected drunk driver tells police she's a 'clean, thoroughbred, white girl'

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:45
wesh.com (US) After another officer found marijuana and rolling papers in her car, she said she b may haveb smoked pot earlier that evening as well, the report said. After another officer found ma... (Wed Aug 08 18:45:59 2018 PDT)
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OR: Clackamas County K9 saved after exposure to contraband drugs - KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Drug News Bot - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:42
fox26medford.com (US) A donated Narcan kit was used by deputies to save a Clackamas County K9. (Wed Aug 08 21:42:18 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $drug_dog(50%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $naloxone(100%), $heroin(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $carfentanil(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $incarceration(100%)]
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