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CN ON: Column: Legal Pot Gives Teens The Best Protection

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 08:00
The Record, 04 Mar 2017 - Marijuana will soon be legal in Canada. But what does that mean for the safety of our teenagers? The simple election promise made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, one which he shows every sign of keeping, turns out not to be simple at all. What kind of restrictions should there be around selling weed? Will it be tested so that we can be sure it's safe?
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CN BC: Legal Pot Will Protect Kids: Trudeau

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 08:00
Prince George Citizen, 03 Mar 2017 - ESQUIMALT - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says regulating the sale of marijuana will protect young people and take money away from criminal gangs, but the government is drawing the line at pot when it comes to legalizing illicit drugs. The federal government's approach on marijuana has two goals, Trudeau said Thursday during a visit to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in the Victoria area.
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CN ON: Edu: Students Weigh In On Minimum Age For Marijuana

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 08:00
The Charlatan, 09 Feb 2017 - Carleton students shared their opinions on upcoming pot regulations, Sarah Macfarlane wrote. The federal government is on track to legalize marijuana later this year, which has some people debating the minimum age one should be able to use and possess the drug legally.
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CN BC: The Children Left Behind

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 04 Feb 2017 - As the province's opioid crisis continues, family, friends or foster care can step in for missing parents When Mary Purdy died of a suspected fentanyl overdose on January 17, she became another victim of an opioid crisis that killed more than 900 people in British Columbia last year and has made fentanyl a household word.
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CN AB: Researchers To Study Treating Epileptic Children With Cannabis

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:00
Edmonton Sun, 02 Feb 2017 - As desperate parents of children with severe epilepsy turn to alternative therapies, researchers are launching a study examining the efficacy and safety of treating seizures with medical marijuana products. "Parents are becoming more aware of the use of cannabis to treat epilepsy from social media and parent support groups," said Richard Tang-Wai, a pediatric epileptologist at the University of Alberta.
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