Media Access Project Stories

Subscribe to Media Access Project Stories feed
Media Awareness Project Drug News
Updated: 17 hours 40 min ago

Canada: Time For Companies To Assess Their Cannabis Policies

March 3, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 03 Mar 2018 - What will you do if your employee returns from lunch smelling of marijuana? That's one of several issues companies may have to deal with once the federal government legalizes the use of cannabis later this year. What is it about legalized marijuana that differs - or not - from other substances, such as alcohol, which are already prohibited from use at work?

CN NF: Nipping It In The 'Bud'

March 3, 2018 - 3:00am
The Telegram, 03 Mar 2018 - Lawyer Denis Mahoney outlines a plan for employers surrounding the legalization of cannabis in Canada How are employers going to deal with the use of cannabis in the workplace once it becomes legal later this year?

CN ON: Proprietors Of Pot Dispensary Get Discharge From Court

March 3, 2018 - 3:00am
The Niagara Falls Review, 03 Mar 2018 - Two women arrested in April after police raided their medical marijuana dispensary in St. Catharines have been granted a conditional discharge. "I only wish I was able to help more people on the legal route," Abbigail Millar, 32, told Judge Tory Colvin in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines, Friday.

US PA: Your Taxes Pale Beside What Marijuana Businesses Pay

March 3, 2018 - 3:00am
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.

US RI: Proposed Law Could Define Drug-Induced Homicide As Murder

March 2, 2018 - 3:00am
Boston Globe, 02 Mar 2018 - PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island lawmakers have introduced legislation that could have drug dealers who sell substances that lead to a fatal overdose facing life in prison. Current law states any person convicted in the sale, delivery, or distribution of a controlled substance to a minor who overdoses could face a life sentence.

US PA: Growing Pains for Pa. Marijuana Program

March 2, 2018 - 3:00am
Philadelphia Daily News, 02 Mar 2018 - Too much demand. Not enough supply. Less than two weeks after it launched, Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program is a victim of its own success. The two open marijuana dispensaries in the Philadelphia region reported Friday they had sold out of most medicines and might not be restocked until after March 15.

US IL: Bipartisan Effort Pushing To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

March 2, 2018 - 3:00am
Daily Herald, 02 Mar 2018 - Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use throughout the state is being revised to gain more bipartisan support in an effort to secure a veto-proof majority. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and state Sen. Heather Steans introduced the bills last year, but the Chicago Democrats are rewriting some aspects to make the legislation more attractive to Republican counterparts.

CN ON: Prescott Nixes Naloxone

March 1, 2018 - 3:00am
The Recorder & Times, 01 Mar 2018 - Prescott - The town's fire department has joined the growing number of volunteer fire companies in Leeds and Grenville that refuse to carry naloxone to counter opioid overdoses. Fire Chief Barry Moorhouse said his department based its decision partly on the fact naloxone-carrying paramedics are based in Johnstown, only eight minutes away as the ambulance flies. Usually, the EMS can get to a medical call in Prescott before his volunteer department, Moorhouse said.

CN ON: Region Looking Into 3 Safe Injection Sites Locations Not

March 1, 2018 - 3:00am
The Record, 01 Mar 2018 - WATERLOO REGION - Waterloo Region plans to look further into pursuing three supervised injection sites, following a study that found a need and support in the community for the service to combat fatal opioid overdoses. Sites are proposed for the central cores of Kitchener and Galt, and a third spot to be determined that could be a mobile unit.

CN AB: Kenney Opposes Consumption Sites

March 1, 2018 - 3:00am
Lethbridge Herald, 01 Mar 2018 - United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney said he would be opposed to expanding Safe Consumption Sites across the province if elected premier. "Helping addicts inject poison into their bodies is not a solution to the problem of addiction," he said bluntly while visiting Lethbridge on Wednesday.

US OH: Addiction Center Director Sentenced To Seven Years For

March 1, 2018 - 3:00am
Columbus Dispatch, 01 Mar 2018 - A Whitehall man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $25,000 in restitution for a series of crimes related to his proposal to create a residential treatment center for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts on the Near East Side of Columbus. Johnny R. Marcum, 47, of Pierce Avenue, pleaded guilty last month to three counts of identity fraud, four counts of passing bad checks, one count of forgery, two counts of theft and one count of tampering with records.

CN AB: Surveyed Hatters Mostly Pro Pot

March 1, 2018 - 3:00am
Medicine Hat News, 01 Mar 2018 - Majority to respond to city's online questionnaire have been for legalization Two thirds of Medicine Hatters support pot legalization, according to early results of an online survey that asks how the city should regulate local marijuana sales, the municipal planning commission heard on Wednesday.

CN PI: Coffee To Cannabis

March 1, 2018 - 3:00am
The Journal-Pioneer, 01 Mar 2018 - Summerside's first marijuana retail store will be on Granville Street The first legal cannabis retail store in Summerside will be located at 425 Granville St. - the former location of the city's short-lived foray into Starbucks coffee patronage.

US IL: Legal Marijuana Question A Step Closer To Being On November

March 1, 2018 - 3:00am
Chicago Tribune, 01 Mar 2018 - The state Senate on Thursday voted to ask on the November ballot whether recreational use of marijuana should be legalized and taxed in Illinois. The ballot question would be only advisory, so even if voters approve, lawmakers still would have to act.

CN ON: Police Fear Legalizing Marijuana Will Make It Easier For Youth

March 1, 2018 - 3:00am
Brighton Independent, 01 Mar 2018 - Brighton - People consume marijuana because it relaxes them but the prospect of its recreational use becoming legal is making police anxious. "Anticipated issues" include "easier access for the youth population," impaired operation of vehicles, and the "facilitation of trafficking," OPP Detective-Sergeant Rick Dupuis said in a presentation to Brighton council on the implications of the federal law that is to take effect sometime after July 1.

CN BC: Laundering Linked To Drug Trade A 'structural' Issue: SFU

February 28, 2018 - 3:00am
Globe and Mail, 28 Feb 2018 - Structural changes are required to clamp down on the unregulated private lending networks that drug traffickers are using to launder their illicit gains, a Simon Fraser University criminologist says. A recent Globe and Mail investigation identified people connected to the local fentanyl trade who are also private lenders, using Vancouver-area real estate to clean their cash.