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Canada: PM Firm On Drugs

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 12 Aug 2015 - 'Most Canadians' Don't Want Marijuana Legalized, Harper Says When it comes to legalizing marijuana, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is just saying no and he thinks "most Canadians" agree. Harper warned voters Tuesday that only a Conservative government would maintain a tough stance on marijuana and supervised injection sites. Both the Liberals and NDP have come out in favour of loosening the laws around marijuana but Harper argued that was the "wrong direction for society."
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Canada: PM Firm On Drugs

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:00
The Calgary Sun, 12 Aug 2015 - 'Most Canadians' Don't Want Marijuana Legalized, Harper Says When it comes to legalizing marijuana, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is just saying no and he thinks "most Canadians" agree. Harper warned voters Tuesday that only a Conservative government would maintain a tough stance on marijuana and supervised injection sites. Both the Liberals and NDP have come out in favour of loosening the laws around marijuana but Harper argued that was the "wrong direction for society."
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Canada: Harper Pledges To Beef Up Police Resources Against

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 12 Aug 2015 - A re-elected Conservative Party would give police more resources to go after marijuana grow-ops and create a help line for parents who are concerned about their children's drug abuse, but Stephen Harper says he remains opposed to loosening pot laws. The Conservative Leader told an audience of supporters Tuesday in Markham, north of Toronto, that his party believes the use of illegal drugs remains too high in Canada, especially among young people.
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Canada: Trudeau Promises To Clean Up Senate

Canada (MAP) - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:00
Lethbridge Herald, 12 Aug 2015 - Harper Talks Up Tough-On-Drugs Policy With the curtain about to rise on the climactic second act of the Mike Duffy trial, Justin Trudeau promised Tuesday to clean up the scandal-tainted Senate, while Stephen Harper set his sights on neighbourhood drug labs.
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CN ON: Courting Controversy With His Views On Addiction

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 11 Aug 2015 - COURTING CONTROVERSY WITH HIS VIEWS ON ADDICTION Marc Lewis quit opiates at the age of 30. In 2011, Doubleday Canada published Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs in which Lewis used himself as a case study of substance abuse by writing about effects of various drugs on the human brain and the progress of his own addiction.
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CN AB: Column: Not A Rave Review

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
The Calgary Sun, 11 Aug 2015 - Electronic music fest draws ire of deputy mayor over drug problems They could be facing a bad trip of their own - one that orders a drug-tainted music festival straight out of the city. The festival, billed as the largest electronic music gathering in Western Canada, is called Chasing Summer, and after two consecutive years featuring multiple drug overdoses, talk about chasing the controversial concert out of Calgary has predictably started.
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CN BC: Pot Activists Protest Dispensary Rules

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 11 Aug 2015 - A small group of marijuana supporters rallied outside Vancouver City Hall on Monday as the deadline approaches for applications to the city's new regime of pot dispensaries. Darcy Delainey, owner of Erbachay Health Centre on Granville Street, knows his storefront is still too close to a nearby school. There are also multiple dispensaries near his location - which the new regulations will prohibit - but Delainey feels it's still worth a shot to apply.
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CN ON: Editorial: Legalize Pot Use

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Guelph Mercury, 11 Aug 2015 - An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press: Glenn Allan Price will get his day in court, but does the prosecution of purveyors of medical marijuana really serve the public interest? Well, if you're the federal Conservative government, pursuing an out-of-touch political agenda, clearly it does.
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CN BC: Editorial: Naloxone Kits A Fresh Approach

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Kamloops This Week, 11 Aug 2015 - In the past 17 months, the work undertaken by Dr. Ian Mitchell and public-health nurse Kirsten McLaughlin at Royal Inland Hospital has saved three lives - and perhaps more. The duo's commitment in distributing medical kits designed to reverse the effects of an opiate drug overdose is a prime example of what the focus of Canada's health-care system should be.
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CN NS: Mother Offers Hope To Others Facing Scourge Of Addiction

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Chronicle Herald, 11 Aug 2015 - Son's Death After Years of Struggle Led to Video Talk SYDNEY - Of all the things she loved about her son, it is his captivating smile that she remembers the most. Vince Keating beamed so brightly he could light up a room, all the while distracting others away from his darkness.
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CN BC: Methadone Reduces HIV Risk: Study

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 11 Aug 2015 - Methadone Users Four Times Less Likely to Contract HIV Compared to Counterparts Methadone users are four times less likely to contract HIV compared to their counterparts that haven't participated in the opiate replacement therapy, according to a new medical study out of Vancouver. Dr. Keith Ahamad and his team monitored 1,639 injection drug users over a 17-year period primarily in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside area - the criteria being that at the start of the study, all of them had to test negative for HIV.
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CN MB: PUB LTE: PM, Bikers And Pot Laws

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 11 Aug 2015 - Re: PM shares hotel with Hell's Angels (Aug. 8). It's rather ironic that the Hell's Angels can afford to stay at the same upscale hotel as Stephen Harper thanks in part to the prime minister's pro organized-crime policy on marijuana. Wayne Ashley
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CN ON: Hempfest Has Town Abuzz

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 11 Aug 2015 - Organizer Hopes Smokin' Live Bands Are a Big Draw for Annual Festival MOONBEAM - Robert Neron is the voice on the other end of the line and apologizes for not getting to the phone earlier. "I just came from outside to pick up branches and make the lot more campable."
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CN BC: Overdoses Overturned

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Kamloops This Week, 11 Aug 2015 - Today's new reality for medical staff like Ian Mitchell and Kirsten McLaughlin is simple."In the old days, you'd buy drugs and wonder if there "In the old days, you'd buy drugs and wonder if there was really nothing in them," Mitchell said. "These days, you buy drugs and worry you might die."
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CN BC: Dispensaries: The Wild West of Vancouver

Canada (MAP) - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Canadian Medical Association Journal, 11 Aug 2015 - Vancouver has entered unchartered territory as the first Canadian city to regulate marijuana dispensaries, with proponents arguing that regulation protects people's health and restricts access. The chief medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, Dr. Patricia Daly, who helped inform the decision to regulate, says that "city council may be seen as the Wild West, but they're stepping in to reduce potential harms associated with the complaints they had from the community."
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CN BC: PUB LTE: Prohibition Is Main Cause Of Drug Deaths

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:00
Vancouver Sun, 10 Aug 2015 - Re: Fentanyl deaths show need for drug education, Editorial, Aug. 7 Why is it that governments and the media keep spending money educating us about the dangers of street drugs but people keep dying? Could there be something else wrong with this picture?
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CN MB: Column: Pot Dispensaries Need Regulation, Not Raids

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:00
Metro, 10 Aug 2015 - Without regulation, dispensaries will open in neighbourhoods where they're not wanted. Glen Price may not be the leader the medical marijuana movement wanted or needed, but he's what they got. Scruffy, with an eclectic storefront on Main Street and questionable prescription fees, the owner of Your Medical Marijuana Headquarters has put a question to city leaders, one that has yet to be answered.
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CN BC: Column: Drug Users Need Education and Support-Not

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 10 Aug 2015 - Columnists Petr Pospisil and Brent stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of the last Duel on Insite was Petr with 66%. This week's topic: Do we need another 'War on Drugs" to fight the recent outbreak of fentanyl overdose deaths?
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CN BC: Column: Legalize Marijuana, But Crack Down On The

Canada (MAP) - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:00
Vancouver 24hours, 10 Aug 2015 - Columnists Petr Pospisil and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of the last Duel on Insite was Petr with 66%. This week's topic: Do we need another 'War on Drugs" to fight the recent outbreak of fentanyl overdose deaths?
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CN ON: City Park No-Smoking Rule Hazy?

Canada (MAP) - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 08 Aug 2015 - You can't smoke your medical marijuana at Supercrawl shows=C2=85 or can you? "We aren't here to judge, but illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia are not allowed on the premises at all. Ditto for medical marijuana," reads a Supercrawl Facebook post regarding Friday's Supercrawl show at Pier 4.
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