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CANADA: Meth bust in Kenora - Fort Frances Times

Drug News Bot - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:15
fftimes.com Meth bust in Kenora ! Fort Frances Times Meth bust in Kenora Upon searching the male, police located about three grams of methamphetamine, three grams of marijuana, and other items associated with the drug-trafficking trade. Upon searching the male, police located about three grams of methamphetamine, ... (Sat Jan 13 02:15:03 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(60%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $cannabis(100%), $various_drugs(95%)]
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CANADA: Marijuana amnesty? Maybe: Liberals - St. Thomas Times-Journal

Drug News Bot - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:13
stthomastimesjournal.com (Canada) Not before recreational pot is legal. S plan to legalize marijuana is just months away from hitting London. (Sat Jan 13 02:13:31 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(80%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_attacked(70%), $propaganda_theme8(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $legalization(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $school(100%), $meeting(100%)]
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CANADA: OPP in Mattice make marijuana arrests - Timmins Press

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:11
timminspress.com (Canada) A quantity of marijuana was discovered along with a firearm. (Sat Jan 13 02:11:08 2018 PST)
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CANADA: OPP in Mattice make marijuana arrests - Timmins Press

Drug News Bot - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:11
timminspress.com (Canada) A quantity of marijuana was discovered along with a firearm. (Sat Jan 13 02:11:08 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(80%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(80%), $police_related_news(100%)]
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CANADA: DUI belongs in the Criminal Code: Gauthier - Timmins Press

Drug News Bot - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:11
timminspress.com (Canada) Timmins Police Chief John Gauthier says he would not like to see Ontario follow in the footsteps of Western provinces that are effectively decriminalizing impaired driving. (Sat Jan 13 02:11:08 2018 PST) [$drug_related(60%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $drugs(90%), $prohibitionist(60%), $government_prohib(60%), $govt_prohib_other(50%), $chemicals(50%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $alcohol(50%), $various_drugs(90%)]
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CANADA: Toronto exchange mostly flat, while U.S. indices set 2nd day of record highs - Business - Cape Breton Post

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:05
capebretonpost.com (US) The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index was relatively flat as gains in lumber operations were offset by losses in marijuana companies. (Sat Jan 13 02:05:46 2018 PST)
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CANADA: CSA reconsiders disclosure policy for cannabis companies with U.S. operations - Business - Cape Breton Post

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:05
capebretonpost.com (US) The CSA said cannabis companies with U.S. operations were clear to list in Canada so long as they disclosed the risks to investors. (Sat Jan 13 02:05:46 2018 PST)
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CANADA: Toronto exchange mostly flat, while U.S. indices set 2nd day of record highs - Business - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:05
capebretonpost.com (US) The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index was relatively flat as gains in lumber operations were offset by losses in marijuana companies. (Sat Jan 13 02:05:46 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(90%), $propaganda_theme1(90%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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FL: Illinois Judge Allows 11-Year-Old Girl To Use Medical Marijuana At School - WUWF

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:01
wuwf.org (US) Illinois Judge Allows 11-Year-Old Girl To Use Medical Marijuana At School ! WUWF ... (Sat Jan 13 20:01:38 2018 PST)
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FL: Emily Sullivan - WUWF

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:01
wuwf.org (US) [Illinois Judge Allows 11...] ... (Sat Jan 13 20:01:38 2018 PST)
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FL: Illinois Judge Allows 11-Year-Old Girl To Use Medical Marijuana At School - WUWF

Drug News Bot - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:01
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FL: John Skipper Steps Down As CEO Of ESPN, Citing Substance Addiction - WUWF

Drug News Bot - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:01
wuwf.org (US) John Skipper Steps Down As CEO Of ESPN, Citing Substance Addiction ! WUWF John Sk... (Sat Jan 13 20:01:38 2018 PST) [$drug_related(60%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $illegal_drugs(60%)]
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FL: Emily Sullivan - WUWF

Drug News Bot - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:01
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Report: Reuben Foster Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Alabama - Sports Illustrated

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:46

Sports Illustrated

Report: Reuben Foster Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Alabama
Sports Illustrated
49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested for marijuana possession in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Friday, reports AL.com. He was arrested and charged with second degree possession of marijuana, according to AL.com. Foster played at Alabama, and just ...
49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested for marijuana possession in AlabamaESPN
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Is there a place for cannabis in First Nations culture? - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:19

CBC.ca

Is there a place for cannabis in First Nations culture?
CBC.ca
The role of marijuana in First Nations culture was the topic of discussion on Friday's CBC Indigenous panel. Kylo Prince, a former Sixties Scoop adoptee, said he had his first hit of a joint at the age of eight, on a rooftop, in the "bible belt" in ...

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Marijuana stocks, blockchain transform Canada's investing landscape - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:43

The Globe and Mail

Marijuana stocks, blockchain transform Canada's investing landscape
The Globe and Mail
As Canada has become a hub for marijuana and blockchain stocks, the Venture exchange has not been the sole beneficiary. The Canadian Securities Exchange, generally considered a tier below the Venture, emerged last year as a serious contender for small ...

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A Montana 'Handmaid's Tale': Local Prosecutor Calls for 'Immediate Crackdown' on Pregnant Drug and Alcohol Users

Alternet - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:41
Click here for reuse options! A prosecutor tells the public to rat out pregnant women who are using drugs or alcohol.

A Montana prosecutor called this week for an "immediate crackdown" on women who use drugs or alcohol while pregnant, urging friends, family members, health care providers, and even strangers to turn in women they suspect to authorities. The prosecutor also warned drug- or alcohol-using pregnant women to "immediately self-report" to state health authorities to avoid criminal prosecution.

Even though there is zero scientific evidence supporting policies of coercion and punishment directed to pregnant women, some jurisdictions, mainly in the South, have taken to prosecuting women who give birth to children with drugs in their system. That's not good enough for Big Horn County Attorney Gerald Harris, who has concocted a toxic brew of right-wing, anti-choice, so-called fetal rights policies, and war on drugs ideology, along with a nice dollop of real-world racial disparity, to call for prosecuting pregnant women—and to go after them if they seek abortions to avoid prosecution.

In a Thursday press release, County Attorney Harris announced the crackdown, saying he will seek protection orders restraining pregnant women from any non-medically prescribed use of illicit drugs or alcohol, and those who violate the orders will be jailed to "incapacitate" them.  

"It is simply not satisfactory to our community that the protection of innocent, unborn children victimized in this manner and subject to a potential lifetime of disability and hardship relies exclusively on social workers removing the child from the custody of the mother at birth," Harris said. "This approach is not timely and has not proven to be a sufficient deterrent to this dangerous, unacceptable behavior and will no longer be the state’s policy in Big Horn County."

Big Horn County, home to the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Native American reservations, is 60% Native American and 33% white.  

Harris called on both the reservations and other prosecutors in Montana to join him in his crusade, which National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) described as a "reckless call to hunt down pregnant women." The advocacy group said it was "shocked by this attack on the health, liberty, and basic human rights of women in Big Horn County."

Harris' statement "irresponsibly promotes medical and scientific misinformation, promotes an environment of fear and reflects a shocking disregard for the rights and well-being of women and families," NAPW charged.

NAPW warned that Harris has no legal authority to carry out such a policy, saying enforcement would violate state and federal law. It also had a heads-up for potential busy-bodies: "People who heed the prosecutor's call to report pregnant women and violate patient privacy and confidentiality may themselves be subject to legal action," the group advised.

As NAPW noted, policies of coercion and punishment directed at pregnant women are actually counterproductive. Such policies discourage women from seeking prenatal health care and may even drive some to seek abortions to avoid arrest. This is where Harris' anti-choice politics and view of women as essentially little more than incubators rears its head.

"In the event an expecting mother chooses to abort an unborn child instead of refraining from drug or alcohol use and litigation extends beyond our local courts, we trust Attorney General Fox will make the right decision on behalf of all Montanans and continue this fight to the extent necessary to ensure justice is afforded to the most vulnerable of our society," he warned.

The NAPW, for its part, cautions women against "self reporting" to government agencies that could incarcerate them and is urging "every medical and public health provider in Big Horn County to immediately oppose this dangerous, unethical, and counterproductive policy." The group also encourages everyone who supports the health, dignity, and human rights of pregnant women to contact Harris "to let him know you oppose this outrageous action." 

Harris thoughtfully provided his office phone number on his press release: (406) 665-9721. 

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7 Signs It Might Be Time for a Break From Cannabis - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:35

Leafly

7 Signs It Might Be Time for a Break From Cannabis
Leafly
You've been wanting to take a break, or even quit, for so long that getting high makes you feel extremely guilty because it feels like you're running from a challenge. Anyone who has felt like they needed to stop smoking and rearrange their priorities ...

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Trudeau says pot purchasers are funding gangs, organized crime ... - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:12

CBC.ca

Trudeau says pot purchasers are funding gangs, organized crime ...
CBC.ca
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians who buy pot are funding gangs and organized crime and will continue to be charged until marijuana is legal.

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Cannabis Comestibles: Building A Better Edible - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:24

Forbes

Cannabis Comestibles: Building A Better Edible
Forbes
Cannabis cultivation. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to all U.S. attorneys that rescinded the Cole Memorandum, a decree issued in 2013 by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole outlining federal policy on the cannabis industry ...

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