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CN NS: Search Warrants Executed At Three Medical Marijuana

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 23:00
Truro Daily News, 02 Sep 2017 - RCMP officers raided three medical marijuana dispensaries in Bible Hill Friday afternoon. Sgt. Duane Cooper told the Truro Daily News that search warrants were executed at about 3 p.m. at Re-Leaf Medical Dispensary, 197 Pictou Rd., Community Compassion Centre, 274 Pictou Rd., and at the Maritime Medicinal Centre, 27 Main Street.
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CN ON: Column: High Time For New Fix To Opioid Crisis

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 23:00
North Bay Nugget, 02 Sep 2017 - There are a lot of very smart people in North Bay. It would be interesting to see if the bright lights here can find an opportunity hiding in the weeds to solve the opioid crisis. And I'm not referring to emergency funding injections or quick-fix policy.
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Canada: Column: Narcos Continues Its Brilliant Epic About The Drug

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 23:00
Globe and Mail, 02 Sep 2017 - The point of Narcos was never Pablo Escobar. For its first two seasons the series rooted itself firmly in the rise and fall of Escobar, the most notorious of maniacal drug kingpins, and a performance by Wagner Moura as Escobar was as emphatic as it gets. But Narcos was always planned as a vast epic about the drug trade - what fuels it, who runs it and how every lame attempt to curb it goes awry. Two years ago when I spoke with Jose Padilha, the Brazilian director, producer and screenwriter who is an executive producer on Narcos, he said it's about, "What cocaine is - it's cheap to make, it's a natural product and it makes the human brain go haywire. The American approach to dealing with the cocaine problem is basically fighting cocaine by fighting supply. So yeah, you wage war on the Medellin Cartel. You kill Pablo Escobar. And then it goes to Cali. Then you wage war on Cali. And then it moves on and then it goes to Mexico. It's always there."
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CN ON: U Of O Student Leaders Can't Carry Naloxone For Orientation

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 23:00
Globe and Mail, 02 Sep 2017 - Student leaders running the University of Ottawa's orientation week events won't be allowed to administer the opioid antidote naloxone in the event of an overdose because of liability concerns if the injection were to go wrong. Hadi Wess, president of the undergraduate student union that runs the events, said the group initially planned to have about 100 student leaders carry naloxone kits to combat any overdoses that could occur during the parties and events that get under way over the long weekend. The measure was to prepare for the possibility that substances such as the deadly opioid fentanyl could be mixed with other drugs that might be consumed.
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CN ON: Naloxone Outlawed At University's Orientation Events

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 23:00
Hamilton Spectator, 02 Sep 2017 - Student leaders running the University of Ottawa's orientation week events won't be allowed to administer the opioid antidote naloxone in the event of an overdose because of liability concerns if the injection were to go wrong. Hadi Wess, president of the undergraduate student union that runs the events, said the group initially planned to have about 100 student leaders carry naloxone kits to combat any overdoses that could occur during the parties and events that get underway over the long weekend.
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CN ON: Up Against Overdose

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 23:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 01 Sep 2017 - Awareness day: City police station flags lowered to remember those lost to drugs, alcohol Everyone has a role in battling the stigma that can be even more damaging to addicts than drugs themselves, the medical officer of health said as city police hosted an event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday.
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CN BC: Cannabis Co-Op Coming To Kootenays

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 23:00
Nelson Star, 01 Sep 2017 - Initiative aims to keep industry jobs local Todd Veri dreams of fields of marijuana. The Kaslo farmer was reading a government report on cannabis legalization last year when he noted that there were plans to allow outdoor operations - which he's already perfectly set up for.
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US: Christie to Trump: 'It's Time' For Opioid Declaration

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Herald News, 29 Aug 2017 - Gov. Chris Christie is growing impatient with the Trump administration over its delay in declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency. Christie said during an interview with MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes on Tuesday night that too many lives are being lost to drug overdoses for a formal declaration to wait any longer.
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US AZ: Huffed And Puffed AG Sessions' Marijuana Crackdown Fizzles

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Tucson Weekly, 31 Aug 2017 - It looks like Attorney General Jeff Sessions has run into some problems in his crusade against the marijuana. While the new Department of Justice administration has long been mounting pressure against the marijuana industry, the latest suggestion from the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety is to, well, do nothing. The subcommittee was announced months ago and tasked with developing a legal avenue for Session's marijuana crackdown. However, the Associated Press reported the group "has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general's aggressively anti-marijuana views."
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CN NS: Tasty Budds Store Searched By Police

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Metro, 30 Aug 2017 - Four arrested by officers in Cole Harbour dispensary One day after Tasty Budds reopened its five Nova Scotia locations following police raids last week, one of them has again been searched by police.
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CN BC: 5 Things B.C. Could Do Right Now To Curb Overdoses

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Metro, 31 Aug 2017 - Thursday is International Overdose Awareness Day, and Metro looks at just a few of the ideas to end an ongoing epidemic that's on track to kill 1,560 British Columbians in 2017. 1. Artisanal opiates?
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CN MB: Weed Worries

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Winnipeg Sun, 30 Aug 2017 - Residents have serious concerns about people driving after using pot Half of Manitoba adults believe driving while high is the same as or worse than driving drunk, according to a new Probe Research poll.
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US: Sessions: Drug Overdoses Are 'The Top Lethal Issue' In The U.S.

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Chicago Tribune, 29 Aug 2017 - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths "the top lethal issue" in the U.S. and urged law enforcement and social workers to "create and foster a culture that's hostile to drug use." Sessions spoke to the annual conference of the National Alliance For Drug Endangered Children. He said preliminary data show nearly 60,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2016, the highest ever.
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US OH: Ohio Records 4,050 Drug Deaths Last Year, Up 33 Percent Over

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Columbus Dispatch, 30 Aug 2017 - More state spending, legislation and debate on Ohio's drug crisis don't appear to have made a dent as the statewide death toll from accidental drug overdoses soared last year to 4,050, a 33-percent jump over 2015. Fentanyl, the deadly opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin, is increasingly to blame for overdose deaths, with fentanyl and its derivatives accounting for 58.2 percent of the deaths, up from 37.9 percent in 2015. There were 3,050 overdose deaths in 2015.
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US MA: A Year After Lawsuit, Marijuana Rally On Boston Common Set To

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Boston Globe, 29 Aug 2017 - Attendees of the annual marijuana "Freedom Rally" on Boston Common laughed during last year's event. For more stories on the marijuana industry, sign up for our newsletter, This Week in Weed. The administration of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expected to green-light the 28th annual marijuana "Freedom Rally" on Boston Common in September, a year after organizers of the smoky, weekend-long bash had to sue the city to get a permit.
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CN ON: Opioid Emergency

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
London Free Press, 29 Aug 2017 - Urged to declare an emergency, province promises "significant resources and supports" The opioid drug crisis flaring up in Southwestern Ontario is becoming so bad across the province, hundreds of doctors, nurses and others are pushing Queen's Park to declare an emergency.
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CN ON: Vape Lounge Closed, But Pot Dispensary Remains

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Hamilton Spectator, 30 Aug 2017 - A court injunction has shut down a vapour lounge not because it violated pot laws, but because it contravened a zoning bylaw. The City of Hamilton was successful in winning an interim injunction against Cloud Nine vape lounge because the space it occupies on the second floor of 275 King St. E. is zoned residential, not commercial.
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CN BC: Cities Decry Lack Of Pot Talk

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Metro, 30 Aug 2017 - Marijuana legalization is on the way, but cities say no one has bothered to consult them about it. Cannabis will feature prominently at this year's Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention - scheduled for the week of Sept. 25 in Vancouver - according to the UBCM's preliminary schedule released Tuesday.
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CN MB: Pass That Joint, But First, Ditch The Car Keys

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 30 Aug 2017 - Manitobans OK with toking neighbours: survey MOST Manitobans are unfazed by the thought of a pot-smoking neighbour, but are less comfortable with the prospect of drivers under the influence of cannabis - or the idea of selling edible marijuana products in bars, according to a Probe Research poll commissioned by CTV Winnipeg.
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CN ON: OPED: Ontario Must Declare An Opioid Emergency

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 23:00
Toronto Star, 29 Aug 2017 - It is not enough to move slowly while people are losing their loved ones, family members, friends, colleagues and patients from preventable deaths More than 700 harm-reduction workers, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, public health officials and others working within our health-care system, from 59 different cities and towns in Ontario, have signed a letter calling on the provincial government to declare an immediate emergency in response to opioid overdoses and related deaths in Ontario.
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