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CANADA: Editorial Cartoon - The Chronicle Herald

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:15
thechronicleherald.ca N.S. surplus boosted by marijuana sales, as province plans modest spending hikes Quebec man to fight cha... (Thu Mar 22 02:15:49 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Canadian drug mule says she made cocaine cruise a vacation - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:15
thechronicleherald.ca Australia b A Canadian woman told an Australian court on Wednesday that her only role in a plot to smuggle cocaine worth $16 million into Sydney was to make the luxury cruise ship operation look like a vacation. (Thu Mar 22 02:15:49 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme3(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibition_agency(80%), $drug_dog(80%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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CANADA: Sentencing for N.S. sailboat captain caught smuggling cocaine delayed again - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:15
thechronicleherald.ca Is facing charges including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy to import cocaine in the same incident. (Thu Mar 22 02:15:49 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CANADA: Quebec man to fight charges from big N.S. cocaine bust - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:15
thechronicleherald.ca Of Saint-Zotique is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy to import cocaine. (Thu Mar 22 02:15:49 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme6(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $jury(50%)]
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CANADA: Editorial Cartoon - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:15
thechronicleherald.ca N.S. surplus boosted by marijuana sales, as province plans modest spending hikes Quebec man to fight cha... (Thu Mar 22 02:15:49 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme6(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $cocaine(100%), $cannabis(100%), $school(100%)]
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[2]: 199 bags of heroin, crack cocaine seized in Springfield; 5 arrested - WWLP.com

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:12
wwlp.com (US) Five men were arrested in connection with the findings: All five have been charged with distribution of a Class A drug (heroin). (Thu Mar 22 23:12:44 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_ngo(75%), $drug_law(100%), $prohibition_agency(100%), $prohibitionist_ngo(75%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $stimulant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $cocaine(100%), $crack(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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[2]: 9,000+ bags of heroin seized, 2 arrested in Springfield - WWLP.com

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:12
wwlp.com (US) Worcester have been charged with trafficking heroin over 200 grams. (Thu Mar 22 23:12:44 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $drug_law(100%), $prohibition_agency(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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[2]: Five suspects arrested after 2400 bags of heroin and illegal guns found in Springfield - WWLP.com

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:12
wwlp.com (US) Five suspects arrested after 2400 bags of heroin and illegal guns found in Springfield ! WWLP.com ... (Thu Mar 22 23:12:44 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibition_agency(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $youth(60%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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[2]: 6,300+ bags of heroin, nearly $11K in cash seized from Springfield apartment - WWLP.com

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:12
wwlp.com (US) A man and a woman are facing several drug charges after Springfield police allegedly recovered more than 6300 bags of heroin and thousands of dollars of cash from an apartment on Thursday. (Thu Mar 22 23:12:44 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(90%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $school(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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[2]: 18-year-old facing multiple drug charges after police search in Springfield - WWLP.com

Drug News Bot - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:12
wwlp.com (US) An 18-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges after police say he was involved in heroin sales in the Fort Pleasant Avenue area. (Thu Mar 22 23:12:44 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme7(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $drug_law(100%), $prohibition(55%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: 80 individuals caught in drug ring bust that used bitcoin

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:05
koreaherald.com Act on the Control of Narcotics. (Thu Mar 22 01:05:56 2018 PDT)
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US PA: Safe Injection Site Stirs Tensions At Northeast Philly Meeting

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 19 Mar 2018 - Midway through a community meeting in Northeast Philadelphia on the opioid crisis Monday, a man stood up at the back of the room and yelled out a question to city Health Commissioner Thomas Farley: "Doctor, where do you live? Can we put a safe injection site next door to you?" The crowd of 150 in the Fox Chase community center applauded and burst into shouts in a display that vividly showed the tough sales job the city is facing as it tries to fulfill a promise to allow a place where people in addiction can use drugs under medical supervision. As heroin has been adulterated with the deadlier opioid fentanyl, often without the user's knowledge, the overdose death rate has soared. Quick administration of a reversal medicine can save lives.
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US: Death Penalty For Drug Dealers Is Not A New Idea

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
Boston Globe, 21 Mar 2018 - WASHINGTON - President Trump's plan to use the death penalty on drug dealers has all the hallmarks of his favorite policies: It could fit on the front of a baseball cap. It is a proven applause line. It appeals to a conservative base. But, like so many of Trump's slogans-turned-policy, it's dredged from a bygone era and lacks clear evidence showing it would be effective.
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US IL: Oped: The Opioid Epidemic And 'Do No Harm'

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
Daily Herald, 19 Mar 2018 - Historically opioid medications were used cautiously by physicians for selected patients to reduce pain associated with acute injury or illness, and for those suffering from life-threatening diseases such as cancer. This caution was based upon recognition that improper use of opioids could result in patient harm. However, in 1996, the American Pain Society, supported by opioid pharmaceutical manufacturers, promoted acknowledgment and expanded treatment of pain as the 'fifth vital sign" by physicians in hospitals. In 2001, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations introduced new pain standards recognizing the under-assessment and treatment of pain, which then expanded the use of opioids. In the two decades that followed opioid use and abuse has exploded, with nearly 80 percent of the world's opioid medications now being consumed in the U.S.
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US: Trump Calls For Death Penalty To 'get Tough' On Drug Pushers

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
Sun-Sentinel, 19 Mar 2018 - Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty. "Toughness is the thing that they most fear," Trump said.
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US SC: SC Senators Kill Proposal To Study Cannabis Oil On Inmates

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
The State, 20 Mar 2018 - An S.C. Senate panel quickly killed a proposal Tuesday that would have created a study committee to research the effects of cannabidiol oil - -- an active ingredient found in marijuana -- on prison inmates with physical and mental illnesses. The oil -- used sometimes in place of prescription drugs -- can be an effective treatment for people who suffer from epilepsy, schizophrenia and seizures, supporters say.
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US CA: Pot and Justice: Stark Contrasts In 2 Cities

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
New York Times, 18 Mar 2018 - OAKLAND, Calif. - When officers burst into Rickey McCullough's two-story home in Oakland a decade ago they noted a "strong fresh odor of marijuana." Mr. McCullough had been growing large amounts of marijuana illegally, the police said. He was arrested and spent a month in jail. A few weeks ago the city of Oakland, now promoting itself as a hub for marijuana entrepreneurs, awarded Mr. McCullough, 33, a license to sell marijuana and the prospect of interest-free loans.
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Warrant: Raleigh baby was smoking marijuana on Facebook video - WTVD-TV

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:11

WTVD-TV

Warrant: Raleigh baby was smoking marijuana on Facebook video
WTVD-TV
The 20-year-old mother of the 1-year-old baby seen smoking in a viral video on Facebook has been arrested by Raleigh Police and faces multiple charges. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App. According to the arrest warrant, the ...
Warrant: North Carolina baby was smoking marijuana in video on FacebookKABC-TV
Mother arrested after video shows child smoking marijuanaKCRA Sacramento

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Senate Independents Scrambling Ahead Of Crucial Bill C-45 Cannabis Vote - HuffPost Canada

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:18

HuffPost Canada

Senate Independents Scrambling Ahead Of Crucial Bill C-45 Cannabis Vote
HuffPost Canada
OTTAWA — Senate independents are scrambling to find out how many of their members will show up to a crucial vote Thursday on the Liberal government's cannabis legislation and how they plan to vote, if they do make it, HuffPost Canada has learned. If ...

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Congress Protects Medical Marijuana From Jeff Sessions In New Federal Spending Bill - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:02

Forbes

Congress Protects Medical Marijuana From Jeff Sessions In New Federal Spending Bill
Forbes
The policy, which has been federal law since 2014, bars the U.S. Department of Justice from spending money to interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws. Its continuance was in question, however, after Sessions specifically asked ...
Congressional Budget Deal Includes Medical Marijuana ProtectionsLeafly
New Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana ProtectionsNORML Blog (blog)

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