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CN ON: Oped: Cannabis Legislation Will Better Protect Children

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:00
Oakville Beaver, 18 Aug 2017 - It may shock many Canadians to learn that 28 per cent of Canadian youths use marijuana - the highest rate among developed countries surveyed in a 2013 UNICEF report. This means that if you know four youths between the ages of 11 and 15, one of them is using marijuana.
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CN BC: Starting A Dialogue About Youth Drug Abuse

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:00
Lake Country Calendar, 09 Aug 2017 - Online survey results to be discussed at Kelowna forum An Okanagan drug treatment agency is heading up a conversation about drug abuse among Central Okanagan youth. The Bridge Youth &Family Services in Kelowna, with support from the children and youth mental health and substance use local action team, want to initiate a dialogue about how to best serve young people who're experimenting with or are addicted to drugs.
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CN ON: Teen Travels Across Country To Share Her Addiction Story

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 08 Aug 2017 - Recovering addict Leila Attar says she was scared sober after a fentanyl overdose nearly killed her in 2016. The 19-year-old Ottawa teen unwittingly took pills thinking they were percocets last November.
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CN AB: Kids Running Against Drugs

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 07:00
Lethbridge Herald, 05 Aug 2017 - It will be a workout with a message. On Aug. 16, children and teens will start their Kids Against Drugs run through the Blood Reserve. The two-day event aims "to keep the momentum going for awareness, and to send a message that fentanyl and all drugs are not welcomed in the children's lives," says spokesperson Pamela Little Bear.
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Canada: Teen Talks Fentanyl On National Tour

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:00
Metro, 18 Jul 2017 - Leila Attar to discuss dangers of the drug with youth, parents Leila Attar was unconscious on the floor of her Ottawa home when a loud knock at her door shook her from a drug-induced blackout at 2 a.m.
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US FL: Opioid Use Increasing Number Of Foster Children In

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:00
Florida Times-Union, 14 Jul 2017 - AROUND U.S. The blond toddler pounced from the floor without warning and reached for a toy deep within Savannah Woods' entertainment center. She remained on the plush, beige carpet, her eyes following the toddler through the room. In attempt to rein in the child's energy, Woods called him back to her side and asked him to name a smiling woman in the picture she held.
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Canada: Pot Companies Avoid Targeting Youth In Ads

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 04 Jul 2017 - Distributors say they don't want the headaches that come with marketing to young Canadians Cam Battley is a father to a Grade 9 son and 10-year-old daughter. He's a scout leader of nine years and a soccer coach to both of his kids. He's also the executive vice-president of one of Canada's largest marijuana distributors.
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US TX: Teen Kidnapped And Murdered Over Marijuana Theft: Cops

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:00
New York Post, 04 Jul 2017 - A 13-year-old girl found dead over the weekend in Texas was abducted as ransom for stolen marijuana, according to authorities. Police said Shavon Randle was kidnapped Wednesday from a Lancaster home after the boyfriend of one of her relatives stole about 22 pounds of pot, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
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