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CANADA: Fort Hills oilsands project achieves first oil, now in continuous production - Business - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:07
capebretonpost.com (US) CALGARY b The Fort Hills oilsands project has achieved its first oil production and will continue to ramp up through the first quarter. (Tue Jan 30 02:07:02 2018 PST) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $drug_ngo(50%), $drug_reform_ngo(50%), $ramp(50%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CANADA: Cannabis company continues to grow - The Belleville Intelligencer

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:03
intelligencer.ca (Canada) ABcann is one of the 34 companies licensed to grow medicinal marijuana in Canada. (Tue Jan 30 02:03:09 2018 PST)
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CANADA: City man refused prescribed cannabis at hospital - The Belleville Intelligencer

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:03
intelligencer.ca (Canada) The victim of a 1999 car accident has prescriptions for painkillers and marijuana but said staff of Kingston General Hospital prevented him from using cannabis products while he was admitted there following spinal surgery. (Tue Jan 30 02:03:09 2018 PST)
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CANADA: Elliot Ferguson - The Belleville Intelligencer

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:03
intelligencer.ca (Canada) Deadly opioid found in region Public Health officials are bracing for the impact of an illicit opioid far more powerful than fentanyl. (Tue Jan 30 02:03:09 2018 PST)
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CANADA: Cannabis company continues to grow - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:03
intelligencer.ca (Canada) ABcann is one of the 34 companies licensed to grow medicinal marijuana in Canada. (Tue Jan 30 02:03:09 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%)]
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CANADA: Opioid overdose crisis draws a crowd - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:03
intelligencer.ca (Canada) Opioid overdose crisis draws a crowd ! The Belleville Intelligencer Opioid overdose crisis draws a crowd "The illicit drug market, we have to assume, is contaminated and you have to take the precautions. Moore said there is an average of one opioid overdos... (Tue Jan 30 02:03:09 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $use_is_abuse(60%), $propaganda_theme4(60%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $moral_imperative(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $opioid(100%), $stimulant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $naloxone(100%), $cocaine(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CANADA: City man refused prescribed cannabis at hospital - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:03
intelligencer.ca (Canada) The victim of a 1999 car accident has prescriptions for painkillers and marijuana but said staff of Kingston General Hospital prevented him from using cannabis products while he was admitted there following spinal surgery. (Tue Jan 30 02:03:09 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(80%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $analgesic(100%), $antitussive(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $narcotic(100%), $cannabis(100%), $hydromorphone(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(80%)]
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CANADA: Elliot Ferguson - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:03
intelligencer.ca (Canada) Deadly opioid found in region Public Health officials are bracing for the impact of an illicit opioid far more powerful than fentanyl. (Tue Jan 30 02:03:09 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $propaganda_theme2(80%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $narcotic(100%), $cannabis(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Case Studies and Events -- Metro

Drug News Bot - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:02
metro.lu (US) Richard Branson (Tue Jan 30 01:02:46 2018 PST) [$drug_related(95%), $drug_reformer(95%), $plants(100%), $tobacco(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Marijuana till fA%ngar i Uruguay - Drugnews

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:01
drugnews.nu (Europe) Marijuana till fC%ngar i Uruguay - Drugnews Per Johansson Heroin LC%nga fC$ngelsestraff fC6r cannabisliga Marijuana till fC%ngar i Uruguay MONTEVIDEO Uruguay som se... (Tue Jan 30 01:01:32 2018 PST)
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INTERNATIONAL: Marijuana till fA%ngar i Uruguay - Drugnews

Drug News Bot - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:01
drugnews.nu (Europe) Marijuana till fC%ngar i Uruguay - Drugnews Per Johansson Heroin LC%nga fC$ngelsestraff fC6r cannabisliga Marijuana till fC%ngar i Uruguay MONTEVIDEO Uruguay som se... (Tue Jan 30 01:01:32 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(90%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_attacked(60%), $propaganda_theme8(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibitionist(80%), $government_prohib(66%), $prohibition_agency(66%), $legalization(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $medical_cannabis(50%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $cannabis(100%), $hashish(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $youth(70%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Today's Paper - The New York Times

Drug News Bot - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:01
nytimes.com (US) Olympic gold medal sprinter who was exonerated for failing a drug test by a court that accepted his defense: A passionate kiss with his medicated girlfriend had caused the violation. (Tue Jan 30 01:01:50 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(50%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $plants(100%), $tobacco(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $drug_test(100%), $youth(50%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(85%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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France: France To Soften Cannabis Laws -- But Not Legalize

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:00
The Daily Tribune, 25 Jan 2018 - Paris, France -- France's fight against cannabis, through tough laws to punish users, has long been a failure -- the French remain among Europe's biggest dope smokers. So will a change of strategy under President Emmanuel Macron have more success? The new centrist government is preparing to soften legislation, making users caught with cannabis liable for an instant fine of 150-200 euros ($180-250) instead of prosecution and the threat of a one-year jail term.
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The Medical Marijuana Movement Has Lost a Founding Father: RIP, Dennis Peron

Alternet - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:18
He founded the nation's first dispensary, and his activism helped shape our world.

The individual most responsible for the medical marijuana movement in CA, and eventually in more than 30 states across this country, was San Francisco gay rights and marijuana advocate Dennis Peron, who died this past weekend from lung cancer at age 71.

Peron was drafted and sent to Vietnam in 1966, where he first discovered marijuana. When his tour of duty ended and he returned home, he also managed to bring wo pounds of marijuana with him – starting a career that he later acknowledged would last more than 40-years. In the 1970s, he opened the Big Top, a café in San Francisco where marijuana was openly sold and customers could smoke and socialize. The café was eventually closed by San Francisco police, who arrested Peron on numerous occasions.

Peron was among the earliest marijuana and gay rights advocates to recognize that marijuana could provide relief to HIV-positive and AIDS patients. In 1991 he organized the nation’s first medical marijuana initiative, Proposition P,  approved by 80% of voters of San Francisco. Subsequently, he founded the nation’s first medical marijuana dispensary, the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers’ Club, where patients with HIV and other illnesses could openly buy, use and share marijuana.

The “buyers club” served as many as 11,000 patients before eventually being forced to close by the courts in 1998.

In 1996, with the help of Dale Gieringer and CA NORML, Peron organized the first state initiative to legalize medical marijuana, the Compassionate Use Act (Prop. 215), which went on to be approved by 56% of California voters. The favorable experience with medical marijuana in CA eventually led to the adoption of medical marijuana laws in an additional 29 states and growing.

But Peron’s influence went well beyond the medical use of marijuana. Of the 9 states that have now legalized the recreational use of marijuana by adults, each one has first adopted the medical use of marijuana. Only after the states had grown comfortable with medical use, and had seen first-hand that marijuana was an important medicine that helped tens of thousands of seriously ill Americans, were they willing to move forward to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, regardless of why they smoked.

All of us who smoke marijuana, whether for medical or recreational use, are truly indebted to the courageous early work of Dennis Peron. Without his willingness to stand-up publicly and fight for the medical use of marijuana, despite it’s illegal status at that time, we would not be where we are today.

May he rest in peace

 

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Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom - OZY

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:02

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Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom
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Khiron launched in Colombia on December 7 at Bogota's Marriott Hotel to an audience of sharply dressed Colombian medical professionals, invited guests and Canadian investors. CEO and founder Alvaro Torres declared the company's goals to provide medical ...

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Two Toronto police officers accused of consuming marijuana edibles while on duty - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 20:44

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Two Toronto police officers accused of consuming marijuana edibles while on duty
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Toronto police confirms two of its officers have been suspended after police sources say the pair consumed edible marijuana while on duty over the weekend — shortly after a marijuana dispensary raid in the area. Police spokesperson Mark Pugash said ...
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City of Saint John to host international forum on cannabis - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:57

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City of Saint John to host international forum on cannabis
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Government agencies forecast that in the years to come, 3,000 New Brunswickers will be employed in cannabis-related industries. "The industry is changing,” says Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities New Brunswick. “The acceptability is changing. We're not ...
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Aphria's $826 million deal highlights cannabis producers' global ambitions - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:34

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Aphria's $826 million deal highlights cannabis producers' global ambitions
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Cannabis company Aphria Inc. made a massive bet on international markets on Monday, agreeing to pay around $826 million for a competitor with no record of cannabis production but a number of potentially significant assets overseas. Nuuvera Inc., the ...
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Williams Lake could be the 'cannabis capital' of BC, says city councillor - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:16

CBC.ca

Williams Lake could be the 'cannabis capital' of BC, says city councillor
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Local politicians in Williams Lake, B.C., want the Interior city to become a hub for marijuana production in anticipation of cannabis legalization this summer. Council voted unanimously last week to encourage regulated marijuana production in the hope ...

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California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:01

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California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs
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New Year's Day saw the implementation of the long-awaited Medicinal And Adult-Use Cannabis Regulatory Safety Act (MAUCRSA), allowing Californians over the age of 21 to legally buy pot for recreational use. But a sense of chaos looms over the nascent ...

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