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CN ON: Pot Still Illegal Despite Political Talk, Teen Reminded

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:00
The Observer, 19 Sep 2014 - A teenager caught with marijuana was placed on nine months probation with a Sarnia judge's reminder that despite politicians' comments, pot is still illegal in Canada. The 19-year-old, from Lambton County, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the July possession of marijuana and violation of a court-ordered drug ban. The court was told that the teen had walked away when he spotted an OPP officer watching him. The officer drove around the block and the teen appeared to be meeting another young person. Both walked away as the officer approached.
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Ireland: Column: We Must Protect Our Teens From Dangers Of

Youth (MAP) - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 07:00
Irish Independent, 14 Sep 2014 - New Research That Links Cannabis With Depression and Suicide in Teens Is Nothing Short of Alarming One of the more idiotic statements made by Bill Clinton throughout his career was that as a student he smoked cannabis, but didn't inhale. That statement sprang to mind during the week when the results of a study on cannabis use in the student generation, were published in the medical journal The Lancet.
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Canada: 'Prohibition Isn't Helping Kids'

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:00
Toronto 24hours, 12 Sep 2014 - Trudeau defends pot legalization policy Justin Trudeau on Thursday accused the government of fear-mongering with its attacks on his pot legalization policy. "A UN study says out of 29 developed countries, Canada is No. 1 in teen marijuana use," Trudeau told reporters. "The approach (Justice Minister Peter) MacKay and (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper are using of prohibition isn't helping kids and millions of dollars are funnelling to gangs."
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Australia: Teen Tokers Risk Ominous Outlook: Study

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 12 Sep 2014 - Teenagers who use marijuana daily run a higher risk of becoming drug dependent, committing suicide or trying other drugs and are less likely to succeed at their studies than those who avoid it, researchers have found. In an analysis of studies on cannabis, the scientists said these long-term health and life effects were important since several countries are planning to relax legislation on it.
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UK: Daily Pot Use By Teens Has Long-Term Risks

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
Columbus Dispatch, 11 Sep 2014 - Those who used marijuana daily before age 17 were less likely to finish school and more likely to abuse other drugs. LONDON - Teenagers who use marijuana daily run a higher risk of becoming drug-dependent, committing suicide or trying other drugs, and they are less likely to succeed at their studies than those who avoid it, researchers said yesterday.
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UK: Study: Bad Outcomes For Teen Pot Users

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:00
Washington Post, 10 Sep 2014 - Daily Smokers Found to Be Less Likely to Finish High School Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily are more than 60 percent less likely to complete high school than those who never use. They're also 60 percent less likely to graduate from college and seven times as likely to attempt suicide, says a new study of adolescent cannabis use Tuesday in the Lancet Psychiatry, a British journal of health research.
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US CA: Teen Snorts Rat Poison, Dies

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
The Chico News & Review, 04 Sep 2014 - Three Anderson Teenagers Mistake Strychnine for Cocaine A 16-year-old in Anderson died on Aug. 22 after snorting a white powder he and two friends had mistaken for cocaine. On Aug. 28, Anderson Police announced that lab analysis identified the powder as strychnine, a pesticide used as rodent poison, according to the Redding Record Searchlight. A police press release noted that consuming the substance produces "dramatic and painful" symptoms.
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US CA: Column: Kids Need THC, Too

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
SF Weekly, 03 Sep 2014 - Lawmakers Are Legalizing Certain Strains of Marijuana, but That Won't Be Good Enough Republicans love marijuana. Pushed by a cadre of Christian brothers from Colorado and promoted by CNN's doctor-on-television Sanjay Gupta, a strain of marijuana acceptable for suburban squares and the churchgoing set is winning friends on the right. Marijuana low in THC but high in CBD - cannabidiol, one of the many compounds in cannabis - - has real palliative value for people who medicine has failed. Specifically, it appears to treat kids with (previously) untreatable epilepsy. And best of all: It's impossible to get high off of.
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Australia: Doctor Defiant On Cannabis For Sick Kids

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Daily Telegraph, 02 Sep 2014 - A DOCTOR says he will continue to defy authorities and supply medical cannabis to Australian children despite the threat of legal action. Cannabis oil producer Dr Andrew Katelaris, who was deregistered in 2005 after refusing to stop supplying cannabis to patients, said desperate families turned to him because they had run out of options.
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US CO: Legal Marijuana: What Do You Tell Your Kids?

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 01 Sep 2014 - In the First Year of a 'Grand Experiment,' Parents Feel They're In an Awkward Spot. CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped. Jordan Stead
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US CO: Column: Marijuana Community Mourns Teen, Council Delays

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:00
Colorado Springs Independent, 27 Aug 2014 - A community loss Marijuana supporters are joining together to celebrate the life of Kristie Wheeler's 16-year-old daughter Kathryn "Katy Bug" Mushak, who was killed in a car accident last Thursday.
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CN ON: Student Newspaper Draws Fire For Sex, Drugs, Drinking

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:00
London Free Press, 26 Aug 2014 - Editor-In-Chief Stands Firm Amid Call For His Resignation Sex, drugs and drinking games? Those topics, subjects of a Western University student newspaper guide for first-year students, have several organizations calling for an apology and retraction. One local activist is calling for the resignation of The Gazette's editor-in-chief after 3,000 copies of the paper's annual frosh issue hit the streets last week. The issue includes an article headlined So you want to date a teaching assistant. "When I read it, I was completely disgusted," said Kevin Godbout, president of the Society of Graduate Students, which represents teaching assistants.
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CN ON: Drug Trafficker's Sentence Means Kids Remain Overseas

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:00
Mississauga News, 22 Aug 2014 - BRAMPTON - A Superior court judge has rejected a Brampton woman's effort to have her children immediately brought back to Canada after sentencing her to eight years in prison for her role in what's been described as the biggest heroin bust in Canadian history and the largest-ever drug smuggling attempt at Pearson International Airport. Nasma Murtaza, 38, is serving her sentence in a federal penitentiary while her three children are cared for by family members in her native Pakistan, court heard.
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US WA: OPED: Help Students Understand Pot Law

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 21 Aug 2014 - AT Bishop Blanchet High School's annual spirit celebration Brave Day in May, the school administration kicked out 11 students and disciplined many more. The students were expelled or asked to withdraw for allegedly using edible marijuana, according to parents. For many of these students at this private Seattle Catholic high school, it was their first offense of any kind.
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US CO: Column: Home For Kids Moving For Colorado MMJ Closes

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Colorado Springs Independent, 20 Aug 2014 - Healing House Closes Though Lynn Lansford, a thyroid-cancer survivor, hoped to use a four-bedroom house she and her husband own in Teller County as a temporary home for families moving to Colorado for medical marijuana, the funding never supported it. Last week, she announced the closure of her Children's Healing House (
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US: Column: In Drug Fight, Erratic Cues For Teenagers

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
New York Times, 19 Aug 2014 - When the antidrug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. "It's a plant," is a common response. But more recently, the answer has changed. Now they reply, "It's legal in Colorado."
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US: Legalization Blurs Message To Teens About Marijuana

Youth (MAP) - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 18 Aug 2014 - NEW YORK - When the antidrug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. "It's a plant," is a common response. But more recently, the answer has changed. Now they reply, "It's legal in Colorado."
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US CA: Column: Are Your Kids Using Drugs? Part 1

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:00
The Hanford Sentinel, 16 Aug 2014 - Part 1 If given the option of making an arrest or helping a family deal with a child's involvement with drugs and the wrong people, to Narcotics Officer Frank Martinez of the Hanford Police Department there is no real choice at all.
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US CA: Column: War On Drugs Is Driving Immigrant Children North

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:00
Daily Pilot, 15 Aug 2014 - There is a strong parallel between what is happening on our southern border with the large numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing or attempting to cross into our country and what happened at the beginning of World War II. Then Jewish parents in Germany sent their children to England to protect them from the Nazis. Today Central American parents are sending their children to our country to protect them from the violence of drug gangs.
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CN ON: Teen Drug Use Tackled

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:00
The Tribune, 14 Aug 2014 - FRANCOPHONE SERVICES: Ottawa funds anti-drug strategy for students in Grade 4 through 12 The federal government has committed more than $ 511,000 to help prevent drug use among francophone youth in Niagara, Hamilton and Burlington.
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