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[2]: As opioid use rises across ND, officials say treatment efforts must continue - West Fargo Pioneer

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:13
westfargopioneer.com (US) N.D. b It wasn't long ago that two out of every 10 people seeking group treatment in Dickinson for drug abuse a few years ago was dealing with an opioid addiction. (Sun Nov 19 23:13:09 2017 PST)
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[2]: UPDATE: Medical marijuana bill more closely aligned to voter-passed measure OK'd in ND House - West Fargo Pioneer

Drug News Bot - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:13
westfargopioneer.com (US) UPDATE: Medical marijuana bill more closely aligned to voter-passed measure OK'd in ND House ! West Fargo Pioneer UPDATE: Medical marijuana bill more closely aligned to voter-passed measure OK'd in ND House ! West Fargo Pioneer ... (Sun Nov 19 23:13:09 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drug_law(100%), $govt_prohib_other(50%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $youth(75%), $school(100%), $legalism(65%), $aggrandizement(50%), $meeting(100%)]
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[2]: 2 arrested on weapon, drug charges in Colonie - Times Union

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:12
timesunion.com (US) [Colonie - Times Union ...] 2 arrested on weapon, drug charges in Colonie - Times Union ... (Sun Nov 19 23:12:26 2017 PST)
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OR: Could Oregon's marijuana business boom turn to bust? - News - MailTribune.com - Medford, OR

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:12
mailtribune.com (US) Told the audience of roughly 700 people listening to a panel discussion that the state is working to reduce a backlog in applications from marijuana businesses. (Sun Nov 19 22:12:40 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Marijuana: Ottawa songe A des amendes plutA4t que des accusations - Le Devoir

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:12
ledevoir.com (US) Marijuana: Ottawa songe C des amendes plutC4t que des accusations ! Le Devoir Marijuana: Ottawa songe C des amendes plutC4t que des accusations Marijuana: Ottawa songe C des ame... (Sun Nov 19 02:12:07 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Ottawa interjette l'appel de l'injonction qui suspend la destruction de marijuana - Le Devoir

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:12
ledevoir.com (US) Ottawa interjette l'appel de l'injonction qui suspend la destruction de marijuana ! Le Devoir Ottawa interjette l'appel de l'injonction qui suspend la destruction de marijuana Otta... (Sun Nov 19 02:12:07 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Marijuana: Sante Canada inonde de demandes - Le Devoir

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:12
ledevoir.com (US) Marijuana: SantC) Canada inondC) de demandes ! Le Devoir Marijuana: SantC) Canada inondC) de demandes ... (Sun Nov 19 02:12:07 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Marijuana: Ottawa songe A des amendes plutA4t que des accusations - Le Devoir

Drug News Bot - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:12
ledevoir.com (US) Marijuana: Ottawa songe C des amendes plutC4t que des accusations ! Le Devoir Marijuana: Ottawa songe C des amendes plutC4t que des accusations Marijuana: Ottawa songe C des ame... (Sun Nov 19 02:12:07 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $legalization(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(50%), $cannabis(100%), $incarceration(100%)]
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CANADA: Ottawa interjette l'appel de l'injonction qui suspend la destruction de marijuana - Le Devoir

Drug News Bot - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:12
ledevoir.com (US) Ottawa interjette l'appel de l'injonction qui suspend la destruction de marijuana ! Le Devoir Ottawa interjette l'appel de l'injonction qui suspend la destruction de marijuana Otta... (Sun Nov 19 02:12:07 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(90%), $propaganda_theme1(75%), $propaganda_theme2(90%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(50%), $cannabis(100%), $meeting(50%)]
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CANADA: Marijuana: Sante Canada inonde de demandes - Le Devoir

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CANADA: Psychiatrist says Schoenborn's angry outbursts have dropped in past six months - Comox Valley Record

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:09
comoxvalleyrecord.com (US) Comox Valley RCMP anticipates drug-impaired driving increase following marijuana legalization Comox Valley RCMP ant... (Sun Nov 19 02:09:28 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Psychiatrist says Schoenborn's angry outbursts have dropped in past six months - Comox Valley Record

Drug News Bot - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:09
comoxvalleyrecord.com (US) Comox Valley RCMP anticipates drug-impaired driving increase following marijuana legalization Comox Valley RCMP ant... (Sun Nov 19 02:09:28 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_silenced(60%), $propaganda_theme8(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $legalization(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(100%), $alcohol(100%), $cannabis(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $youth(60%), $aggrandizement(100%), $meeting(60%)]
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CANADA: and#8216;No shirt, no service, no Canada' - Clearwater Times

Drug News Bot - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:08
clearwatertimes.com Shirtless Tacoma man arrested after Canadian border officials say they found meth in rental vehicle The release says that during a search of a rental vehicl... (Sun Nov 19 02:08:09 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme1(55%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $opioid(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $incarceration(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CANADA: Erin Haluschak, Author at Campbell River Mirror

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CANADA: Riverview youth mental health centre proceeds - Campbell River Mirror

Drug News Bot - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:05
campbellrivermirror.com NDP government is proceeding with a plan launched before the spring election to open a new mental health and addiction treatment for youth at Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam. (Sun Nov 19 02:05:27 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(60%), $use_is_abuse(60%), $propaganda_theme4(60%), $propaganda_theme5(80%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $youth(80%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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Police recover 40 lbs. of marijuana from Southeast Memphis home - wreg.com

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:49

wreg.com

Police recover 40 lbs. of marijuana from Southeast Memphis home
wreg.com
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police said they recovered 40 lbs. of marijuana from a Southeast Memphis home Wednesday. They arrested Melvin Tamayo, 44, and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and driving ...

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Unfounded Pot Hysteria Spreads on the Internet

Alternet - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:27
Click here for reuse options! Headlines declaring the "first marijuana overdose" are sensational and misleading.

A local Colorado NBC-affiliated news station recently ran a misleading story with the headline, “Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose death.” In reality, experts have drawn no scientific link or otherwise solid correlation between cannabis and the death in question.

The story is based on a recent case report on the death of an 11-month-old who experienced a seizure and myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle. While the baby was exposed to cannabis prior to death, and had "cannabis toxicity," according to the case study, there is no further connection—no cause-and-effect scenario—to speak of. The researchers said they found no other cause for the death, and recommend further investigation.

Noah Kaufman, a Northern Colorado emergency room physician, told the Washington Post that the claims of death due to marijuana overdose are "not based on reality. It’s based on somebody kind of jumping the gun and making a conclusion, and scientifically you can’t do that.”

The Washington Postreports that Thomas Nappe, the co-author of the case study, said, “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child.” Nappe is the director of medical toxicology at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa. As the Post notes in a recent story about the case study in question, “[Nappe] explained that the doctors simply observed this unusual sequence of events, documented it and alerted the medical community that it is worth studying a possible relationship between cannabis and the child’s cause of death.”

The Post also notes that the observation was not part of a scientific study or research report, but a case study, which is not enough evidence to establish a causal relationship.

The case study report states that the baby’s parents admitted to drug possession and lived in an “unstable motel-living situation.” The baby’s death occurred following exposure to cannabis, though thus far there is no direct evidence to link the baby’s death to ingesting cannabis.

Experts and lawmakers agree that every possible effort should be made to avoid childhood exposure to cannabis and that cannabis should be kept out of reach of children (unless they are prescribed it for medical reasons).

If further investigation reveal the baby's heart failure stemmed from cannabis ingestion, it would be a one-off incident, and “very unusual” as Keith Humphreys, a Stanford University psychiatry professor who served as a senior policy adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Obama administration, said to the Washington Post.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, there has never been an overdose death from cannabis. One researcher found that in order to fatally overdose on cannabis, an adult would have to consume 1,500 pounds of it in 15 minutes—an amount that is physically impossible, as author David Schmader notes in his book "Weed: The User's Guide").  

Several other news channels have picked up the story, erroneously calling it the “first marijuana overdose.” 

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Baby's death becomes the first to be 'associated with cannabis' in the US, report states - The Independent

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:04

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Baby's death becomes the first to be 'associated with cannabis' in the US, report states
The Independent
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Medical cannabis clinic, possible pot shop coming to Old Strathcona - Edmonton Journal

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:50

Edmonton Journal

Medical cannabis clinic, possible pot shop coming to Old Strathcona
Edmonton Journal
An Ottawa company announced Friday it's setting up a medical marijuana clinic in Old Strathcona that could become a retail outlet when recreational pot is legalized next July. National Access Cannabis Corp. intends to open a 195-square-metre office at ...
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FL: Man charged with DUI in Courtney Campbell Causeway crash - WTSP.com

Drug News Bot - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:57
wtsp.com (US) Tampa and Clearwater police have reopened the westbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway at the boat ramp following an early-morning crash. (Sat Nov 18 19:57:51 2017 PST) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme5(50%), $propaganda_theme6(50%), $drug_ngo(50%), $drug_reform_ngo(50%), $ramp(50%), $youth(50%)]
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