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Drug News Bot - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 01:04
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INTERNATIONAL: Djur Archives - Drugnews

Drug News Bot - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 01:04
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Wynne wants answers on Toronto cannabis store location near school - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:40

CBC.ca

Wynne wants answers on Toronto cannabis store location near school
CBC.ca
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is looking into how a decision was made to place one of the province's first government-run cannabis stores less than a kilometre from a school, as school board officials say they were left out of the process. Wynne said ...
Wynne wants answers on Toronto cannabis store locationCTV News
Wynne wants answers on how cannabis store location ended up near Toronto schoolThe Globe and Mail

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Nova Scotia's highest court strikes down human rights decision over medical marijuana - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:01

CBC.ca

Nova Scotia's highest court strikes down human rights decision over medical marijuana
CBC.ca
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has overturned a provincial human rights board decision that said an injured man's legally prescribed medical marijuana must be covered by his union insurance plan, marking a significant setback for cannabis advocates ...
Nova Scotia court strikes down human rights decision over medical marijuanaCTV News

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Why investors should take notice of the two little-known pot stocks TD has cleared for buying - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:49

The Globe and Mail

Why investors should take notice of the two little-known pot stocks TD has cleared for buying
The Globe and Mail
Investors are taking a closer look at a pair of lesser-known cannabis stocks recently backed by Toronto-Dominion Bank in hopes of finding the next best bet in the marijuana market. TD gave clearance for its investment advisers to recommend Emblem Corp ...

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9 Things Cannabis Investors Should Know - Visual Capitalist (blog)

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:55

Globalnews.ca

9 Things Cannabis Investors Should Know
Visual Capitalist (blog)
The swift regulatory changes taking place in the global cannabis sector are almost without modern precedent. While some find the situation analogous to the repeal of Prohibition in the United States, it's also fair to point out that such events ...
Edmonton conferences aims to teach you everything about marijuana legalizationGlobalnews.ca
Marijuana Use Is More Common Among Employees With These JobsFortune
Potholes: The new fight over 'drugged driving'Toronto Star
Los Angeles Times -Reuters -The Globe and Mail -NORML Blog
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Prisons Are Making the Addiction Crisis Worse—Inmates Need Institutional Support to Prevent Recidivism and Relapse

Alternet - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:12
Former inmates lack the tools to survive and succeed once they're released.

Keith Whiteman was first locked up in 1995, at age 20. Three years in prison, five months out—then he offended again. Another two years in prison, seven months out. Three more times he returned, spending years behind bars and then a few months free. Each time he committed yet another offense (or several), all a byproduct of his addiction to drugs. “A recidivating machine,” Keith described himself to me.

Overall, Keith had 40 felony convictions, six felony imprisonments, and many more stints in jail. Each cycle came at a cost, both to him and to society. During 15 years in the custody of the Washington State Department of Corrections, Keith took advantage of every “treatment” program the DOC had to offer. Yet while you could lock him up a countless number of times, for longer and longer sentences, it wasn’t until he was released into a web of support that he was able to break the cycle of imprisonment: going in with a drug addiction, coming out with a drug addiction, and reoffending.



In 2008, though, something changed: Just before his release, Keith connected with the Post-Prison Education Program, and we delivered. We stood with Keith and his family as he strived to build a life worth living. The Post-Prison Education Program facilitated and encouraged his entry into and success in college; provided housing, groceries, transportation, and additional basic needs; and, importantly, mentored Keith intensively. For the first time, Keith said, people cared about him who weren’t related to him, who owed him nothing. Buoyed by hope, he was able to overcome addiction, earn a college degree, launch a career in human services, and father his son with consistency and dignity.

Dr. Gabor Mate’s words come closer than any I’ve ever heard or read that adequately explain the power of addiction: “people jeopardize their lives for the sake of making the moment livable. Nothing sways them from the habit—not illness, not the sacrifice of love and relationship, not the loss of all earthly goods, not the crushing of their dignity, not the fear of dying. The drive is that relentless.”

“Prison wasn’t the solution,” Keith said in an interview for Brave New Films’ new film about addiction and incarceration, Sentencing Reform: Drug Addiction. "It never is, and it never will be."

Noted criminal justice analyst David Lovell, who spent years as a research professor at the University of Washington, once argued that the Department of Corrections (DOC) is incapable of successfully addressing recidivism, readmission, overdoses, and suicides. “Probation and community corrections officers can’t really manage cases, at least not by themselves, in a way that responds in a timely fashion,” Lovell wrote. To help high-risk prisoners in their time of need, “you need to be available and trusted. That’s not a reasonable expectation for DOC employees,” by virtue of their enforcement role. “Many of them do their very best,” he wrote.  But what corrections officers in the community do—supervise ex-offenders and refer them to programs—does not “take the place of a genuine relationship between the ex-prisoner and his or her real community of support.”

If what Americans really want is sheer hateful vindictiveness and punishment with no intent of rehabilitation, they should by all means continue on the course set by presidents Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and now Trump: Build more prisons, increase sentences, call for the death penalty for drug dealers, and continue to throw away taxpayers’ dollars at a rate of as much as $504 billion per year. Continue to be blindingly, inexpressibly ignorant, while failing to improve community safety even one whit.


However, if our country wants to help pull people out of addiction and into productive, healthy, and hopeful lives, they should listen to what Eldon Vail, former secretary of the Washington State Department of Corrections, proposed to me years ago: Commit, in the state legislature, to reducing the prison population, starting with long-term prisoners. Release people only into programs with a proven track record that are centered in evidence-based principles and include treatment, job training, education, and/or employment. The programs should handle all the casework; probation officers, he said, should be there for enforcement only. Dedicate half the savings from a reduced prison population to the programs supporting former prisoners on the outside.

Such an approach would save taxpayer dollars, Vail said, in the short and long term, and would enhance community safety. What’s more, when people who have long suffered from addiction leave prison and land in a well-knit safety net, they can build lives worth living for themselves, their families, and our communities. Just ask Keith Whiteman.

Watch Sentencing Reform: Drug Addiction by Brave New Films below.

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Is It Possible to Be Physically Addicted to Marijuana?

Alternet - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:45
Unlike Sunday morning, it’s not easy.

Much of the discussion of cannabis addiction falls under the purview of psychology, where self-reported feelings and more-or-less arbitrary clinical definitions tend to dominate. Obviously, there are psychological drivers for marijuana use, which are well known to include feelings of existential dread in the face of a long, sober evening and a growing sense of dissatisfaction with basic-cable reruns of Hart to Hart. But what about the un-spinnable physical truth of the body? Are there biochemical aspects to those addicted to marijuana?

This is not at all well studied in human beings, but there are some intriguing observations from animal testing.

One way for scientists to simulate kicking cannabis cold turkey is to administer cannabinoid receptor antagonists. These are a substances that shut down the CB1 and CB2 receptors that are stimulated by the active ingredients in marijuana. If they are knocked out, it doesn’t matter how much cannabis you take in, you will not feel it.

When, in clinical settings, rats that have been turned into major pot-heads are administered cannabinoid receptor antagonists, they exhibit a variety of symptoms unseen in ordinary cannabis withdrawal. These include wet-dog shakes (a real clinical term); compulsive grooming, itching and face scratching; spasms; and moon-walking (not a real clinical term). Some of these symptoms are also characteristic of opioid withdrawal. Dogs in similar trials exhibit similar, though less colorful, symptoms.

A possible explanation for the startling effects of “precipitated cannabis withdrawal” is found in the unusual chemical structure of THC, which, unlike other intoxicants, is readily stored in the body’s fat cells. Unlike lab rats, people in the real world who quit marijuana still have functioning cannabinoid receptors. Thus for weeks, or even longer, after stopping cannabis, a former user will still be metabolizing tiny amounts of THC as it is burned up along with body fat. It’s not enough for a high, but it might be just enough to ease the worst biochemical aspects of withdrawal.

In other words, the body might have its own inbuilt cannabis rehab program. If it weren’t for this, quitting marijuana might feel a lot more like kicking heroin.

 

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'Pushing the boundaries': Canadian cannabis companies aim to skirt strict rules with creative marketing - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:11

Toronto Star

'Pushing the boundaries': Canadian cannabis companies aim to skirt strict rules with creative marketing
Toronto Star
The AltaVie brand, which Burlison said will “definitely” introduce edibles, is already selling marijuana-flavoured (but drug free) chocolate-coated toffee called Cannabis Crunch in a bid to acquaint consumers with their offerings before regulations ...
Marijuana firms use creative marketing tactics to skirt strict regulationsThe Globe and Mail
Ontario Has Announced Their First 4 Legal Marijuana Stores And People Are Pissed About Toronto's LocationNarcity

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Marijuana Products Can Help Stop The Spread Of Herpes - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:33

Forbes

Marijuana Products Can Help Stop The Spread Of Herpes
Forbes
Although the herpes virus should be considered a legitimate threat for those cannabis users who share weed with fish-lipping fiends, this vile disease does not have to cripple the concept of social marijuana use. Now, thanks to the legalization of ...

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Joint partnership: Second Cup coffee chain teams with cannabis ... - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:08

CBC.ca

Joint partnership: Second Cup coffee chain teams with cannabis ...
CBC.ca
Coffee chain The Second Cup plans to open a network of recreational cannabis dispensaries, starting in Western Canada and then potentially moving east to other provinces where the drug is expected to soon be legal. The coffee chain announced on ...
Second Cup eyes converting some coffee shops into marijuana storesThe Globe and Mail
Second Cup joins marijuana rush with plan to convert some coffee shops to dispensariesFinancial Post
Second Cup partners with Ottawa firm to convert cafés to cannabis storesOttawa Citizen
Bloomberg -Macleans.ca -Toronto Star
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Smoking cannabis, vaping now banned in most public places in Victoria - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:45

CBC.ca

Smoking cannabis, vaping now banned in most public places in Victoria
CBC.ca
The Capital Regional District board has approved an amendment to the Clean Air Bylaw that bans smoking cannabis and vaping in almost all public places in Greater Victoria — including playing fields, playgrounds and public squares. "It is expected that ...

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Toronto man's trial leaves many asking: Can excessive marijuana use lead to psychosis? - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 04:38

The Globe and Mail

Toronto man's trial leaves many asking: Can excessive marijuana use lead to psychosis?
The Globe and Mail
Some people have vulnerability, a genetic predisposition to psychosis, and cannabis can be a trigger, as can other things like trauma or amphetamines. Severe mental illness like schizophrenia tends to arise in late teens and early adulthood, the same ...

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AK: Petersburg man charged in heroin investigation - Wrangell Sentinel

Drug News Bot - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:35
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AK: Wrangell catches senator's ear on SE visit - Wrangell Sentinel

Drug News Bot - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:35
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AK: 30 Minutes of Avengers: Here's What People Are Saying - KWHL

Drug News Bot - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:28
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AK: 2 charged in seizure of heroin from SUV shipped to Anchorage - KWHL

Drug News Bot - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:28
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AK: City council to host second work shop on city marijuana regulations

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:27
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AK: City council to host second work shop on city marijuana regulations

Drug News Bot - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:27
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AK: Short-handed Alaska marijuana board tables onsite use talk

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:26
ktuu.com (US) Short-handed Alaska marijuana board tables onsite use talk Marijuana regulators have tabled until June action on draft rules for allowing people to consume marijuana in authorized retail stores in Alaska. (Thu Apr 12 18:26:57 2018 PDT)
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