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CN ON: Cop Aided Drug Dealer To Gain His Trust?

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 14 Mar 2018 - Suspended Hamilton cop Craig Ruthowsky revealed that he aided a drug dealer to cultivate his trust so he could snare a larger trafficker, his former best friend testified Tuesday. Sgt. James Paterson, who once considered himself Ruthowsky's "best friend," confronted Ruthowsky after he was suspended in 2012 while both were working for Hamilton's guns and gangs unit.
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CN ON: Trial Hears Hamilton Cop Tipped Off Drug Dealers

Cocaine (MAP) - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 13 Mar 2018 - Guns, gangs unit member has pleaded not guilty A suspended Hamilton police officer fed drug traffickers sensitive information and favours in return for cash payments, a Crown attorney said Monday during his opening address to a Toronto jury.
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CN MB: Column: Drug Smuggling Has Become A Problem For Canada's

Cocaine (MAP) - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 13 Mar 2018 - The drugs have started eating away at our Punjabi youth. This disease has spread throughout North America. The desire to earn quick money without any hard work has pushed many Punjabi youth into drug trafficking.
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CN AB: Passing The Sniff Test

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:00
Medicine Hat News, 12 Mar 2018 - Plenty of hard work goes into training police service dogs to sniff out illicit substances For the vast majority of the dog population, sitting, shaking their paw and possibly rolling over is more than enough to get a treat, or some time with their favourite toy.
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CN ON: London's Anti-OD Site Saves Two Lives

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:00
London Free Press, 05 Mar 2018 - Two people using fentanyl at London's temporary overdose prevention site on the weekend were resuscitated by a nurse after they overdosed, Middlesex-London's medical officer of health says. "These people were inexperienced, and fentanyl is a drug where it's easy to miscalculate how much you are taking. If this had happened in a back alley or stairwell somewhere, it could have easily resulted in death," Dr. Chris Mackie said Sunday.
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US PA: Your Taxes Pale Beside What Marijuana Businesses Pay

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 08:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 03 Mar 2018 - You think your taxes are high? For medical marijuana dispensaries in the United States, they can be stratospheric. Cannabis retailers face an effective tax rate of up to 85 percent, and that won't be reduced by the new tax law.
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CN AB: Union Preparing For Supreme Court Fight Against Suncor Drug

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 08:00
Fort McMurray Today, 02 Mar 2018 - The president of the union representing more than 3,000 Suncor workers says they have prepared to bring the issue of random drug testing back to arbitration if the Supreme Court of Canada does not hear their case. The comments came after the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld an injunction against the practice granted by the province's Court of Queen's Bench.
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US MA: Trafficking Will Disqualify Potential Pot Industry Workers

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 08:00
Boston Globe, 01 Mar 2018 - The state Cannabis Control Commission split 3-2 Wednesday over whether to automatically disqualify people with trafficking convictions from working with legal marijuana. People with a prior conviction for trafficking in drugs other than marijuana will be barred from working in jobs that include access to the plant in the newly legal marijuana industry, a decision made after about an hour of tense debate among state pot regulators.
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CN ON: Column: 'It's Broken Our Lives'

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Sun, 28 Feb 2018 - Victims of bad science at Motherisk Return their children. That's what they want - the parents who saw their kids ripped away based on flawed alcohol and drug hair tests from the now shuttered Motherisk lab at the famous Sick Children's hospital. A report tabled this week examined 1,270 cases handled by the lab going back more than two decades and found 56 clear cases where Motherisk's flawed test results had a "substantial impact" on the decision to remove children - - though critics argue there are far more.
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CN ON: OPED: Health Experts Should Take Lead On Weed Packaging

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 08 Feb 2018 - "I believe that nicotine is not addictive." This was the position the CEOs of the seven largest American tobacco companies staunchly stood by while testifying in front of an infamous 1994 Congressional hearing.
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CN NS: Column: Dope? Nope!

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00
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 BC: Vancouver Blazes Psychedelic Research Trail

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
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 ON: City Examines Injection Site

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Sudbury Star, 31 Jan 2018 - Committee to look at report next week Sudbury could become home to a safe injection site. The community services committee will hear next week about the prospect of undertaking a feasibility study for a site, which will cost $150,000 to $200,000. Council is being asked to endorse the report.
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US PA: Pitt study: Kids With ADHD At Greater Risk For Smoking

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 29 Jan 2018 - A new multi-site study has found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to engage in substance use than youngsters without the disorder and had higher rates of marijuana and cigarette use going into adulthood. The study's takeaway message, suggested lead author Brooke Molina, should be that parents of children with ADHD need to keep in touch with their children's activities and friends, even into the teenage years.
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CN ON: Judge Slams Toronto Police For 'Oppressive Misconduct'

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 29 Jan 2018 - Dissenting opinion found charter rights were violated during 'fishing expedition' A senior Ontario judge has called out Toronto police officers who arrested a man on gun and drug charges for "casually intimidating and oppressive misconduct," and wondered if their actions would have been different in a whiter and wealthier neighbourhood.
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CN BC: Robson Square Vendors Stay Put Despite Arrests

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
Metro, 24 Jan 2018 - Police say booths have been selling weed to kids Despite a recent police crackdown, marijuana vendors who have been selling pot out of booths set up at Robson Square near the Vancouver Art Gallery say they have no intention of stopping.
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