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US NJ: Judge: Insurance Company Must Pay For Medical Marijuana For

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 06 Feb 2018 - In what could be a precedent-setting decision, a New Jersey administrative law judge has ordered an insurance company to pay for medical marijuana for an injured worker who suffers from lingering neuropathic pain in his left hand after an accident while using a power saw at an 84 Lumber outlet in 2008. Judge Ingrid L. French took testimony from the worker, a 39-year-old Egg Harbor Township man, and a Cherry Hill psychiatrist/neurologist who said the marijuana treatment was appropriate because it would allow the patient to reduce his prescription opiate use and lower the risk of serious side effects.
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Canada: Column: Whisky Raids A Cautionary Tale For Pop-Up Pot Dealers

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:00
Globe and Mail, 05 Feb 2018 - It may be easier to halt fly-by-night marijuana sellers once legal, because with regulation come clear rules Somewhere in warehouses where Vancouver contraband goes to die are the raw ingredients for quite the party.
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CN NF: Column: Embracing Practical Considerations

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:00
The Labradorian, 05 Feb 2018 - I've been publicly advocating legalization of marijuana as long as I have been an op-ed writer, approximately 16 years. Since that battle is won, I will not rehash all the reasons. Now that it is upon us, just a few months from implementation, the time has come to move on to practical considerations.
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US MD: Industrial Hemp Advocates Hope This Is Their Year In Annapolis

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
Baltimore Sun, 02 Feb 2018 - The industrial hemp plant has a lot of boosters. They praise it for its hardiness and versatility. They say its oils yield food and medicine, its fibers produce clothing and plastic-like auto parts. They contend that when planted strategically, it can absorb manure and other pollutants before they flow into the Chesapeake Bay.
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US PA: Oped: How Can I Supervise Heroin Injections And Live With

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 02 Feb 2018 - A Philly nurse on safe injection sites "You want me to do what?" "Where's your compassion?" "What a waste of resources!" "I have an obligation to help people stay healthy." These are conflicting responses I imagine nurses and health-care professionals may have when asked to provide care at safe injection sites, places where people can use drugs under medical supervision. There aren't any such sites right now. But the City of Philadelphia announced that it will encourage setting them up. Should health-care professionals participate? It's a dilemma wrought with ethical, moral, legal, and regulatory issues and more questions than answers. As a nurse, I can understand and appreciate both sides.
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CN ON: Public Health Handing Out More Naloxone Kits

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Feb 2018 - 453 people were revived 'from the brink of death' in 2017, Hamilton city officials hear More than one-quarter of naloxone kits distributed through Hamilton Public Health last year were used to revive someone from an overdose.
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CN ON: OPED: Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized Now

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Feb 2018 - Millions of criminals are Canadians buying pot from Canadians, writes Jeremy Kemeny Everyone smoking recreational marijuana right now is a criminal. That is according to Canadian law and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who - planning to legalize this summer - has encouraged authorities to enforce these rules.
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CN ON: What's Next For Cannabis Crime?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
The Daily Press, 03 Feb 2018 - Lawyers contemplate class action to push government into cannabis amnesty OTTAWA - At Anthony Morgan's law office, the calls keep coming: Parents of young black men hoping their son's marijuana possession charge will be wiped clean when the country legalizes the drug this year.
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CN ON: Opioid OD Kits Heading To Lambton Kent High Schools

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
The Chatham Daily News, 02 Feb 2018 - Lambton Kent District school board is following measures taken by some other Ontario school boards to provide help if a student has an opioid overdose. Superintendent Gary Girardi said trustees were advised at Tuesday's board meeting in Sarnia that naloxone kits will be placed in all high schools across the region by month's end.
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CN NF: Editorial: Drug Driving

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
The Western Star, 02 Feb 2018 - Unsettling incidents involving young people who insist on driving while drunk have grabbed the spotlight in recent days and months across Atlantic Canada. It doesn't augur well for potential law enforcement issues later this year. In Halifax, a 23-year-old New Brunswick man is facing charges after a pedestrian was struck and killed in the downtown last weekend. A 63-year-old well-known and much-liked street person was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver is charged with impaired driving causing death.
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CN NS: Column: Dope? Nope!

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
Amherst News, 02 Feb 2018 - Sometimes so little is going through my head that if Ralph were to say something, I'd actually have room to listen to him. Those few times that's happened also seems to be my week to write an article which then leaves me scrambling.
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CN NS: Annapolis Valley Marijuana Advocates Upset With NSLC Snub

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:00
Amherst News, 02 Feb 2018 - Users will have to drive to Yarmouth or Lower Sackville to purchase pot When marijuana becomes legal across Canada July 1, Annapolis Valley residents won't be buying any of the recreational drug from their local NSLC. In fact, they'll have to drive all the way to Yarmouth or Lower Sackville.
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CN BC: Vancouver Blazes Psychedelic Research Trail

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:00
The Georgia Straight, 01 Feb 2018 - Decades after Canada abandoned the field, the B.C. Centre on Substance Use is investigating the benefits of drugs like MDMA and psilocybin In 2011, Gerald Thomas was invited to an Indigenous community in a remote area of British Columbia. Working for the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., he was one of a small team of scientists who observed 12 people take ayahuasca, an Amazonian mixture that induces vivid visual and auditory hallucinations as well as deep emotional and intellectual reflection.
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CN BC: Overdose Toll 150 In Valley Last Year

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:00
The Daily Courier, 01 Feb 2018 - Health official says region needs to be able to treat more drug users With the second highest rate of illicit drug overdose deaths in the province last year, the overdose crisis in the Okanagan remains concerning and distressing, says chief medical health officer Trevor Corneil.
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CN AB: Ready To Challenge Trudeau

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:00
Metro, 01 Feb 2018 - Group to ask about opioid crisis at town hall Edmontonians will line up at MacEwan University on Thursday in hopes of getting face time with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Moms Stop the Harm, a group of parents who have lost children to drug overdoses, plans to have 10 to 15 members at the town hall to challenge the PM on the opioid crisis.
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CN BC: B.C. Health Officer Calls For Greater Focus On Opioid Crisis

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:00
Globe and Mail, 01 Feb 2018 - Kendall ends term by calling on province to think further outside the box, its comfort zones British Columbia's provincial health officer concluded his last day in the role with a call to further push the envelope in responding to the province's overdose crisis, which new numbers show killed more than 1,400 people last year.
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CN BC: Interior Health Issues Overdose Alert For Region

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:00
Nelson Star, 31 Jan 2018 - 'It doesn't help to have conversations that are fear-based' Nine people died of suspected overdoses in a span of five days last week in the Interior Health region that includes Nelson. Seven of those deaths were reported to have occurred between Jan. 23 to 26, with two more fatalities added on Jan. 27.
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CN ON: Safety Advocate Issues Warning About Pot Edibles

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:00
Edmonton Sun, 31 Jan 2018 - Unless you want to see people climbing up trees, the Ontario Safety League is urging Canada to stay away from legalizing the sale of marijuana edibles. "Governments planning to tax legal marijuana sales should put a stop to edibles right now," said Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League. "It's way too risky to go down that road."
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CN NS: Editorial: The Trip Back From Town

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:00
The News, 31 Jan 2018 - Far out, man, New Glasgow is chosen as one of the select spots around Nova Scotia that will have marijuana available. If you're one of those interested in partaking of the herb once legalized, consider yourself lucky, because these places are few and far between. If you live in a remote corner of Pictou County and think driving in to town for groceries is a long haul, well, it's a lot less daunting a prospect compared to what some tokers will face.
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CN ON: Column: Governments Lusting After Cannabis Taxes

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:00
North Bay Nugget, 31 Jan 2018 - When I walk downtown in a year or two, will I have my choice of one or more cannabis lounges? The idea of creating cannabis, marijuana or pot places where consumers can smoke in pleasant and friendly surroundings is being floated in Ontario. The government reportedly welcomes feedback. It's all very funny. governments at all levels have been making life very difficult for tobacco smokers. governments impose extremely harsh taxes on tobacco. Municipal governments impose so many limitations that smokers struggle to find a place where they can enjoy a cigarette.
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