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US CO: Column: High Hopes for Improved Reporting on Teen

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:00
Boulder Weekly, 28 May 2015 - When Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporter Bente Birkeland began tracking legal marijuana's impacts on Colorado teenagers earlier this year, she discovered key data wasn't available. "The state does not require schools to report marijuana incidents separately," Birkeland says. "Alcohol and tobacco are in separate categories. But marijuana shouldn't be lumped in with cocaine or pharmaceuticals. It's a tough story to report."
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CN ON: Family Man Became 'Poster Child for Heroin Addiction'

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:00
The Record, 27 May 2015 - KITCHENER - Shawn Emmerson beat the odds and avoided the long arm of the law during an eight-year descent into drug addiction. But as his habit got worse and his life continued to unravel as a result, it finally caught up to him early this year.
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CN QU: Only Police In Quebec Can Strip Search Students

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 14 May 2015 - Policy Change Follows Outrage Over Search of 15-Year-Old Girl QUEBEC- School officials in Quebec will no longer be permitted to strip search students as the provincial government moved to act on a report recommending that only police officers conduct such examinations.
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US PA: Author: Juvenile-justice System Is, Well, Criminal

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 01 May 2015 - THINK OF ALL the stupid - and criminal - things you did as a teen: Drinking in the woods with your friends. Smoking marijuana. Fistfighting. Or worse, stealing. Was it wrong? Yes. Did you get caught? If you grew up in white suburbia, probably not. But think about what could have happened if you grew up poor in a black or Latino neighborhood, where the "War on Drugs" felt like a war on you; where police officers routinely targeted you, just because you looked like you might be up to no good. And what if you were up to no good? Should the cops, prosecutors and judges write you off as a lost cause, lock you away and set you on a course of failure?
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CN ON: Border Guards Strip-searched U.S. Students, Documents Show

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 24 Apr 2015 - Agency says its guidelines were reviewed after entire busload was involved in 'nightmare' incident OTTAWA- A busload of American college and university students was strip-searched by Canadian border guards three years ago in an incident that violated government policy and may have contravened the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, documents show.
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Marijuana Use Among Teens, Young Adults May Be Down: Survey

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:00
Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 16 Apr 2015 - Marijuana use may be down among teens and young adults, a new report from Statistics Canada suggests. Younger Canadians are still the biggest consumers of marijuana, with a third of 18 to 24-year-old respondents reporting they had used marijuana or hashish in the past year.
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Canada: Report Suggests Drop In Teen Marijuana Use

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 16 Apr 2015 - Self-reported data show usage down 15 per cent over a decade in 15 to 17-year-olds Marijuana use may be down among teens and young adults, a new report from Statistics Canada suggests. Younger Canadians are still the biggest consumers of marijuana, with a third of 18- to 24-year-old respondents reporting they had used marijuana or hashish in the past year.
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Canada: Pot Use Among Teens, Young Adults On Wane?

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:00
The Record, 16 Apr 2015 - StatsCan data comes from self-reported survey TORONTO - Marijuana use may be down among teens and young adults, a new report from Statistics Canada suggests. Younger Canadians are still the biggest consumers of marijuana, with a third of 18 to 24-year-old respondents reporting they had used marijuana or hashish in the past year.
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CN ON: Column: Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke May Affect Child's Brain

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 13 Apr 2015 - Have a question about family life? Send it in a brief email to question@yoursocialworker.com. Due to the volume of mail, not all questions will receive a reply. Q: Whenever I visit my granddaughter's house I can smell pot smoke. I wonder if this is harmful for young children to be breathing in. Her parents are totally against second-hand cigarette smoke. I've told them about my concerns and they don't seem to think it is harmful. They tell me it's going to be legalized soon anyway so don't fret.
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CN ON: D.A.R.E. - Drug Education For Savvy Students

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:00
Shoreline Beacon, 13 Apr 2015 - The drug culture savvy of local grade five students gave Saugeen Shores Police Constable Ian Clark unfortunate "goose bumps", but also underscored the need for programs like D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Offered in 44 countries world-wide, D.A.R.E. is the leading program to teach the effects of substance abuse and violence, Clark said in an April 6 presentation to the Chantry Island Cham-bette's monthly meeting in Port Elgin.
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US VA: Student Journalism In The Web Age

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 07:00
Washington Post, 06 Apr 2015 - Censorship Case Involving VA. School Paper Illustrates Changes It's called "dabbing," and it involves smoking a distilled version of marijuana's active ingredient off of a nail, delivering a potent high.
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US NY: Bronx Teenager Who Fell From Roof While Fleeing The Police

Youth (MAP) - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:00
New York Times, 05 Apr 2015 - A Bronx teenager who fell off the roof of a six-story apartment building on Thursday while fleeing police officers died of his injuries on Saturday at St. Barnabas Hospital, the police said. Authorities said Hakeem Kuta, 17, was with a group of other teenagers who were smoking marijuana Thursday evening in the lobby of the apartment building at 2685 Valentine Avenue in the Bronx. A man who exited the building complained to four uniformed officers, who then entered the lobby. When Mr. Kuta and several others ran to the roof, two officers chased them.
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