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CANADA: Big pharma snub, placebo snag to blame for lack of medical pot research: experts - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:15
thechronicleherald.ca Placebo snag to blame for lack of medical pot research: experts VANCOUVER b A disinterested pharmaceutical industry and the conundrum of finding a convincing placebo are just two reasons experts say there has been little quality research into medicinal marijuana. (Wed Dec 27 02:15:32 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $alcohol(50%), $cannabis(100%), $various_drugs(100%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CANADA: Big labour sees growth potential in California pot workers - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:15
thechronicleherald.ca Calif. b Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California. Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers are looking to unionize the tens of thousands of potential workers involved in the legal weed game. (Wed Dec 27 02:15:32 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(100%), $secret_evidence(50%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $various_drugs(100%), $school(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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CANADA: Editorial Cartoon - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:15
thechronicleherald.ca Wind turbine program offers pote... ... (Wed Dec 27 02:15:32 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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[2]: Ice 7 TheJournal.ie

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:14
thejournal.ie (US) Fair and free method of dealing with complaints that they may have in relation to articles that appear on our pages. (Wed Dec 27 23:14:21 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(85%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $alcohol(85%), $amphetamines(100%), $incarceration(100%)]
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[2]: Customs make crystal meth seizure worth a ,250k at Dublin Airport

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:14
thejournal.ie (US) Dublin Airport CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE worth an estimated quarter-of-a-million euro was seized at Dublin Airport today in joint operation carried out by the GardaC- and officers from the Revenue Customs Service . (Wed Dec 27 23:14:21 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $youth(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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[2]: Australian granny tricked into smuggling crystal meth escapes death penalty in Malaysia

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:14
thejournal.ie (US) Australian granny tricked into smuggling crystal meth escapes death penalty in Malaysia Voices Australian granny tricked into smuggling crystal meth escapes death penalty in Malaysia Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was arrested in December 2014 at Kuala Lumpur airport with 1.1 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine stitched into the compartment of a backpack she was carrying. (Wed Dec 27 23:14:21 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(85%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $youth(100%), $jury(50%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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CANADA: California gets ready to ignite cannabis culinary-arts scene - Living - Cape Breton Post

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:05
capebretonpost.com (US) The trendsetting state is set to ignite the cannabis culinary scene. (Wed Dec 27 02:05:25 2017 PST)
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CANADA: International - Videos and Photos - Actualites internationales

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:05
fr.canoe.ca (US) La marijuana plus populaire que jamais auprhs de femmes enceintes ... (Wed Dec 27 02:05:11 2017 PST)
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CANADA: California gets ready to ignite cannabis culinary-arts scene - Living - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:05
capebretonpost.com (US) The trendsetting state is set to ignite the cannabis culinary scene. (Wed Dec 27 02:05:25 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_cuisine(95%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $incarceration(100%), $clemency(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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CANADA: International - Videos and Photos - Actualites internationales

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:05
fr.canoe.ca (US) La marijuana plus populaire que jamais auprhs de femmes enceintes ... (Wed Dec 27 02:05:11 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme5(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(50%), $msm(85%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Pregnant women are smoking more pot

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:04
smh.com.au (US) Pregnant women are smoking more pot A growing number of pregnant women in the US are using marijuana. (Wed Dec 27 01:04:47 2017 PST)
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INTERNATIONAL: Australian Maria Elvira Exposto not guilty of drugs charges in Malaysia

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:04
smh.com.au (US) Ms Exposto insisted she was duped into flying into Kuala Lumpur's international airport from Shanghai in December 2014 with 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in her luggage. (Wed Dec 27 01:04:47 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(85%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(100%), $prohibition(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $jury(50%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Pregnant women are smoking more pot

Drug News Bot - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:04
smh.com.au (US) Pregnant women are smoking more pot A growing number of pregnant women in the US are using marijuana. (Wed Dec 27 01:04:47 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%)]
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CN ON: Column: Teenaged Son Refuses To Give Up His Daily Pot Habit

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:00
Hamilton Spectator, 26 Dec 2017 - TEENAGED SON REFUSES TO GIVE UP HIS DAILY POT HABIT Q: Our 16-year-old son smokes dope daily. We see his grades slipping from last year. He keeps talking about it being legalized and therefore not harmful. How do we get him to understand that he still shouldn't be smoking?
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CN BC: Cities Bracing For Weed Legalization

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:00
Metro, 26 Dec 2017 - Feds have promised a deadline of July 1, 2018 The day marijuana advocates and enthusiasts have long been waiting for what will come in 2018 - recreational marijuana will be legalized on Canada Day.
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US MA: Auburn Man Featured In High Times Faces Drug Charges

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:00
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 22 Dec 2017 - SPRINGFIELD - Two Central Massachusetts men were charged in federal court in Springfield Friday with commercial growing of marijuana. Federal agents learned of their operation when one of them was featured in a magazine article talking about his business. Mr. Vallee was featured in an article in High Times published in February.
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CN BC: Vancouver's Overdose Crisis, One Year Later

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:00
Metro, 22 Dec 2017 - New tools are helping - but more needs to be done December 2016 is seared into the memory of people who live or work with people from the Downtown Eastside, the epicentre of B.C.'s opioid overdose crisis.
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Canada: Senators Tackle Legal Pot Bill

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Sun, 24 Dec 2017 - Senator Tony Dean is quarterbacking the challenging, complicated marijuana bill come Jan. 31, 2018, when his fellow Senators get back to their posts. But he has already armed his colleagues for informed debate amongst the 38 fellow Independent senators, 34 Tories and 15 Liberals.
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Canada: Prohibition Fallout

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Sun, 24 Dec 2017 - Marijuana laws smouldering discontent: Critics The marijuana prohibition era may be closing as early as Canada Day 2018, but pot users may still be burned by old drug laws, warn two veteran criminal defence lawyers.
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CN AB: City Grapples With Looming Legal Pot

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:00
Medicine Hat News, 23 Dec 2017 - The City of Medicine Hat is preparing for the Canada-wide legalization of marijuana in 2018, but in the absence of final rules from other levels of government, local regulations remain a work in progress, officials said this week. "It is a big cumbersome process, and we're on track to be ready for July, but we'll see a lot of activity in the next six months," commissioner Stan Schwartzenberger told Wednesday's meeting of the development and infrastructure committee.
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