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TOP: Auburn University Articles, Photos, and Videos - Baltimore Sun

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:05
baltimoresun.com (US) Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingl... (Sat Mar 24 14:05:37 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland - Baltimore Sun

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:05
baltimoresun.com (US) Of those only six have opened b none in the Baltimore area. The supply and technical issues mean those consumers who wish to use marijuana for their ailments b and who have waited years since the state passed legislation approving a medical marijuana industry b may have to wait a little longer. (Sat Mar 24 14:05:37 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Auburn University Articles, Photos, and Videos - Baltimore Sun

Drug News Bot - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:05
baltimoresun.com (US) Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingl... (Sat Mar 24 14:05:37 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $various_illegal_drugs(70%), $youth(60%), $school(100%)]
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TOP: Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland - Baltimore Sun

Drug News Bot - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:05
baltimoresun.com (US) Of those only six have opened b none in the Baltimore area. The supply and technical issues mean those consumers who wish to use marijuana for their ailments b and who have waited years since the state passed legislation approving a medical marijuana industry b may have to wait a little longer. (Sat Mar 24 14:05:37 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $compassion_club(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%)]
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UK: Cannabis drug may help alcohol and cocaine addicts overcome cravings - Daily Mail Online

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:02
dailymail.co.uk (US) Cannabis drug may help alcohol and cocaine addicts overcome cravings ! Daily Mail Online 'One of my best friends was shot not far from here': Paul McCartney pays tribute to John Lennon at New York's March for Our Lives protest. (Sat Mar 24 10:02:51 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Certain teens more likely to get hooked on opioids - Chicago Tribune

Drug News Bot - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:01
chicagotribune.com (US) Certain teens more likely to get hooked on opioids - Chicago Tribune Certain teens more likely to get hooked on opioids Teens with mental health conditions are more likely to take prescription opioids on a long-term basis. (Sat Mar 24 14:01:22 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(100%), $pharms(100%), $nsai(100%), $anxiolytic(100%), $nonnarcotic_analgesic(100%), $sedative(100%), $analgesic(100%), $antitussive(100%), $opioid(100%), $tranquilizer(100%), $narcotic(100%), $acetaminophen(100%), $alprazolam(100%), $benzodiazepine(100%), $hydrocodone(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $OxyContin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(70%), $youth(100%), $school(100%)]
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CANADA: Police hope to identify robbery suspects - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:01
intelligencer.ca (Canada) The image is slightly blurry and both men have their faces covered, but city police are hoping residents may be able to identify two men involved in a robbery last month. City police released the image Thursday, nearly one month after the incident. It's believe... (Sat Mar 24 02:01:44 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $drug_dog(50%)]
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CANADA: Three charged, stolen items recovered - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:01
intelligencer.ca (Canada) Police are asking residents who were a victim to an unsolved break and enter in the last five months to contact their local OPP detachment. (Sat Mar 24 02:01:44 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(75%), $drugwar_propaganda(50%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $prohibition_agency(75%), $drug_dog(75%)]
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CANADA: Huras is region's top earner - The Belleville Intelligencer

Drug News Bot - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:01
intelligencer.ca (Canada) Addictions and Mental Health Services - Hastings and Prince Edward ... (Sat Mar 24 02:01:44 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(60%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(60%), $govt_prohib_other(50%), $youth(60%), $school(100%)]
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Alberta expects net loss with cannabis revenue initially, says Notley - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:58

CBC.ca

Alberta expects net loss with cannabis revenue initially, says Notley
CBC.ca
Alberta's premier is warning that there will be no immediate tax windfall once recreational marijuana use becomes legal this year. For the first time, cannabis revenue is being factored in to Alberta's budget. Alberta expects to take in $26 million in ...

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'Under-recognized and under-diagnosed': Could you be allergic to marijuana? - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:15

CTV News

'Under-recognized and under-diagnosed': Could you be allergic to marijuana?
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As the federal government inches closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, doctors are warning of an emerging health hazard: cannabis allergies. “The more people that are exposed to marijuana, the more likely we are to see allergies,” Toronto-based ...

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Cannabis classrooms - CHCH - CHCH News

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:36

CHCH News

Cannabis classrooms - CHCH
CHCH News
Niagara College was abuzz with excitement Friday morning, as the shipping containers that will house a pot-growing lab were put into place. The state-of-the-art facility is being built to meet the needs of the college's new commercial cannabis ...
College cannabis program ramping up | WellandTribune.caWellandTribune.ca
College cannabis program ramping upStCatharinesStandard.ca

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Chris Selley: Listening to senators debate marijuana bill convinced ... - National Post

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:27

National Post

Chris Selley: Listening to senators debate marijuana bill convinced ...
National Post
No body capable of producing such idiocy has any business meddling with any legislation passed by democratically elected politicians.
Marijuana bill passes Senate vote 44-29, advances to committee ...CTV News

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Alberta to impose its own 10-per-cent tax on cannabis producers - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:10

CBC.ca

Alberta to impose its own 10-per-cent tax on cannabis producers
CBC.ca
The province plans to tax licensed producers 10 per cent of the retail price when cannabis becomes legal. The new tax was announced Thursday when Finance Minister Joe Ceci tabled the 2018-19 provincial budget. The amount Alberta will collect from the ...

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MedMen Leaps Into Canadian Cannabis Market For Joint Venture With Cronos Group - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:56

Forbes

MedMen Leaps Into Canadian Cannabis Market For Joint Venture With Cronos Group
Forbes
MedMen, the Los Angeles-based "unicorn" of cannabis retailers, has positioned themselves for an opportunity to place a stake in the slowly growing global cannabis market. On Monday, the billion dollar company announced a first-of-its-kind cross-border ...
Medical cannabis producer Cronos taps major bank for planned CA$100M stock saleMarijuana Business Daily

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Why Mandatory Drug Tests at Work Are Fundamentally Racist

Alternet - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:41
Click here for reuse options! Black people are more likely than white people to be fired for failing a drug test.

Mandatory drug testing is not only an annoying, expensive waste of company and employee time; a new Detox.net survey shows that their impact and implementation can also be racist.

Stark racial disparities are apparent in the 1,500-plus person survey. African Americans are much more likely to face repercussions for failing a drug test than white people; the study shows that 9.2 percent of blacks reported being reprimanded or even fired for failing a drug test. That’s more than double the number of whites who reported the same, just 4.4 percent.

According to the survey, 97.6 percent of military service members were tested for drugs at some point in their careers. The other most frequently drug-tested workers were those in manufacturing and transportation jobs and warehousing, at 94.4 percent and 94.3 percent, respectively. People working in health care, utilities and telecommunications were also drug-tested more than 90 percent of the time.

The list of industries that most frequently drug-test their employees looks like a list of industries built of the labor of people of color—a suspicion confirmed by a cross-reference against Bureau of Labor Statistics’ labor force data from 2017. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.3 percent of the U.S. population is black and 12.5 percent is Hispanic. Black and Hispanic Americans make up nearly 30 percent of the military, 39 percent of transportation and warehouse workers and 30 percent of health care workers, three of the most frequently drug-tested sectors.

The survey did not say why industries with disproportionately high numbers of workers of color choose to drug-test their employees.

It is not news that drug testing is a potentially racist practice. The above pattern fits an observation previously made by the ACLU, which wrote on its website that drug-testing policies not only are a "significant and unjustified invasion of privacy, they also single out those living in low-income communities and disproportionately impact people of color."

Social scientists have proven that some managers often believe black people are more likely to be drug users. Notre Dame economics professor Abigail K. Wozniak writes in her 2014 report, “Discrimination and the Effects of Drug Testing on Black Employment,” that, “In a survey of hiring managers, there is a belief that blacks are more likely to fail a drug test…They also cite a 1989 survey in which 95% of [hiring survey] respondents described the typical drug user as black.”

These latest survey findings confirm Wozniak’s observations about implicit racism in American workplaces.

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Virginia man threatens US congressman's life after venting about marijuana - Reuters

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:05

Reuters

Virginia man threatens US congressman's life after venting about marijuana
Reuters
Marijuana policy has become a major source of debate in recent months, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed Obama-era guidance that had discouraged federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana-related criminal cases in states that had legalized ...
Man accused of threatening to kill Virginia congressman over marijuana policyWashington Post
Man Accused of Threatening To Kill Congressman Filed Lawsuit Claiming Marijuana Law Wasn't Being EnforcedNewsweek
Anti-marijuana Virginia man accused of threatening to kill congressmanThe Cannabist
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In anti-drug Sweden, investors take shine to cannabis stocks - Reuters

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:01

Reuters

In anti-drug Sweden, investors take shine to cannabis stocks
Reuters
There is a new, big market opening up,” said Joakim Bornold at Nordnet. Investors are betting on cannabis as a growth market as a number of American states, including California, legalize marijuana used in healing for at least 3,000 years and smoked ...

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How To Build A Marijuana Unicorn: An Interview With MedMen Spokesman Daniel Yi - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:39

Forbes

How To Build A Marijuana Unicorn: An Interview With MedMen Spokesman Daniel Yi
Forbes
California is the biggest marijuana market in the world. It's the sixth largest economy in the world by itself. By some estimates, just the annual sales of cannabis in California will be upwards of $7 billion. We want to own California. We have ...

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If cannabis is getting stronger, why aren't cases of schizophrenia rising? - The Conversation UK

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 03:14

The Conversation UK

If cannabis is getting stronger, why aren't cases of schizophrenia rising?
The Conversation UK
The question that polarises researchers is whether smoking cannabis is associated with a risk of developing psychotic problems, such as schizophrenia, in the long term. Of course, cannabis use is common, while schizophrenia is relatively rare ...

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