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Canada: Demystifying A Instead Of Decrying A Drugs For Teens

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 17 Jun 2017 - Educating teenagers about the safety of recreational drug use is an age-old conundrum for Canada, one at the forefront as the country pushes ahead with legalizing marijuana by next year The ad shows four pretty young women laughing as their convertible rips past the picturesque Rockies on a warm sunny day, the driver - eyes narrowed slightly - joyfully passing a doobie to her friend.
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CN ON: Teens And Drugs

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Jun 2017 - Drug use among teens is nothing new. But street drugs are a bigger threat than ever, because they can be laced with deadly substances. The Spectator investigates what youth are using, and how to identify the dangers A GIRL is hanging out with friends after school. One of them has stolen a gram of marijuana from an older brother. They pass around a pipe. It is her first time getting high. She is 14.
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CN ON: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Vaping?

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 24 May 2017 - High school students in North Bay are vaping marijuana juice and crushed Oxycontin before and during school. The startling news came in March when Almaguin Highlands Secondary School principal Donna Breault made a presentation to the Near North District School Board about vaping and its dangers.
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Canada: OPED: Alarming Stats About Drug Use And Driving Among Teens

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 24 May 2017 - Motor-vehicle collisions kill more Canadians aged 16 to 25 than any other cause. More than half of these deaths are related to the use of drugs or alcohol. For many young people, this statistic may seem far removed from their day-today lives. For many parents, it may seem to represent something that happens to other people's children.
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CN ON: Many Teens Get Into Cars With Impaired Drivers

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 18 May 2017 - One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking and one in five got in a car with a driver that consumed marijuana, according to a new University of Waterloo study. Half of all students in Grades 11 and 12 admitted to at least one risky behaviour, either driving after drinking or using marijuana or being a passenger in the car of an impaired driver.
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CN ON: Alarm Raised On Students' Marijuana Use

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 12 May 2017 - High schoolers who smoke weed are dazed and confused, UW study finds WATERLOO - What happens if you start smoking marijuana in high school? Do you risk turning into a laid-back stoner, your grades and university ambitions fading in a haze?
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CN ON: Pot Use Up Among Teens

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 07:00
Orillia Today, 11 May 2017 - Study indicates teens smoking marijuana more than tobacco Mary Jane appears to be overtaking the Marlboro Man as the plant of choice among high-school students. "We all know about the problems with cigarettes," said Orillia high school student Brayden, 17. "They're bad for your health, but the long-term effects of marijuana are way better."
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CN AB: Children Living In Houses Where Drugs Seized

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 07:00
Lethbridge Herald, 11 May 2017 - FIVE PEOPLE FACE CHARGES Several young children were found living in drug houses on the city's westside, while five people face charges under Alberta's Drug Endangered Children's Act after ALERT recently seized nearly $100,000 worth of drugs and cash.
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Canada: Daily Marijuana Use By Teens Common

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 10 May 2017 - About 43,000 Canadian students use pot every day: report WATERLOO - Just as many teenagers use marijuana every day as smoke cigarettes, according to a new University of Waterloo report. Two per cent of Canadian students in grades 7 to 12 - equivalent to more than 43,000 students - use marijuana every day. That's compared to daily smoking at 1.8 per cent.
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CN BC: Column: Will Legalization Keep Pot Away From Kids?

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 06 May 2017 - "We are moving forward to ensure that we keep ... cannabis out of the hands of young people." - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, May 1 The Canadian Press OTTAWA -During the 2015 election, the federal Liberals campaigned on a plan to greenlight marijuana for recreational use to keep it of the hands of children and the profits out of the hands of criminals.
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