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CN PI: Need For Speed

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:00
The Journal-Pioneer, 21 Jan 2016 - Illegal Drug Overtakes Prescription Narcotics As Drug of Choice in Prince County Dr. Don Ling calls it worrisome, a drug that quickly takes users into its grip. Speed. Crank. Ice. Methamphetamine.
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CN PI: Speed Bump

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 08:00
The Journal-Pioneer, 20 Jan 2016 - Methamphetamine the main focus of Prince District JFO Drug Unit At first glance, they look like candy. In a small plastic bag, there are almost 500 tablets, similar in size and shape to PEZ candy.
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US HI: Cocaine Use By Isle Workers Doubles

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 08:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 06 Jan 2016 - Cocaine use in the workplace doubled in the fourth quarter from the year-earlier period while marijuana still remained the drug of choice. Among employees and job applicants tested for drugs, 0.4 percent tested positive for cocaine during the final three months of the year, according to a report Tuesday by Honolulu-based Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc. That's up from 0.3 percent in the third quarter and double the 0.2 percent who tested positive for the drug in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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Mexico: Profits Fall For Mexican Pot Farms

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec 2015 - The Loosening of Marijuana Laws in Much of the U.S. Increases Competition. BADIRAGUATO, Mexico - He started growing marijuana as a teenager and for four decades earned a modest living from his tiny plot tucked at the base of these rugged mountains of western Mexico.
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US CO: Marijuana, Banking And Federal Law

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec 2015 - Colorado Credit Union Seeks to Do Business With the Pot Industry. DENVER - Calling itself the "littlest David" battling the "biggest Goliath," a fledgling Colorado credit union took the Federal Reserve to court Monday in a case that may determine whether the cannabis industry will bank openly or continue to operate almost entirely in cash.
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China: China Pressures Celebrities to Serve in War on Drugs

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 08:00
Seattle Times, 27 Dec 2015 - Forced Recuitment? With China developing an appetite for marijuana, methamphetamine and other illicit substances, Chinese authorities are looking to stars as front-line soldiers in the battle against drugs.
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China: Bid To Turn Celebrities Into Moral Models

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 08:00
Waikato Times, 26 Dec 2015 - BID TO TURN CELEBRITIES INTO MORAL MODELS Imagine if, after arresting a wave of celebrities on drug charges, American government officials pressed the heads of major Hollywood studios, A-list actors, record-label chiefs and chart-topping singers to sign promises that they would stay away from vices like drugs, pornography and gambling.
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US MD: The Economics Of Heroin

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sun, 12/20/2015 - 08:00
Baltimore Sun, 20 Dec 2015 - For Anthony Miles, Feb. 15, 2013, was a busy day of juggling calls, setting up meetings and touting a high-quality shipment he was expecting soon. Still, he found time to put air in the tires of his Mercedes and to note how well the day was going. Raising a large stack of bills in both hands, he bragged to a companion: I just made $20,000 in one hour. Just three days later, Miles was less euphoric. He grumbled he was making "chump change" while an associate was clearing $150,000 a day "with his eyes closed."
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Chronicle AM: Ireland to Allow SIF, Congress Renews DEA Funding Ban in MedMJ States, More (12/16/15)

Methamphetamine (STDW) - Wed, 12/16/2015 - 22:03

Congress continues to block DEA harassment in medical marijuana states, Washington state could see a lot more pot shops, it looks like Florida will vote again on medical marijuana, Ireland is moving toward setting up a supervised injection site in Dublin, and more.

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Marijuana Policy

Congress to Continue Blocking DEA Interference With Medical Marijuana States. Lawmakers have extended a ban on funding for the DEA and Justice Department to go after medical marijuana in states where it is legal. They also extended protections for hemp research, but failed to include provisions that would have allowed pot businesses to use the financial system and would have allowed Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana.

Washington Could Allow Lots More Marijuana Stores. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today heard a staff recommendation to increase the number of retail marijuana outlets from 334 to 556. The move is expected to be finalized in emergency rules to be announced January 6.

Medical Marijuana

Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Already Has 900,000 Signatures. The United for Care initiative campaign says it already has 900,000 signatures, but is aiming for more than one million. These are raw signatures. The initiative will need 683,149 valid voter signatures to qualify for the 2016 ballot. A similar initiative won 58% of the vote last year, but failed because, as a constitutional amendment, it needed 60% to pass.

Illinois to Consider Adding New Qualifying Conditions. State residents hoping to add a new disease or medical condition to the state's list of qualifying conditions will be able to do so during the month of January, state health officials said Wednesday. They can submit petitions to the state Department of Public Health through January 31.


Indiana Legislators Compete Over How to Restrict Access to Cold Medications. Faced with a bill that would require a doctor's prescription to obtain cold medications containing pseudoephedrine, two lawmakers have come up with an alternative measure that would instead allow pharmacists to decide whether or not customers could buy the cold medications.

Drug Treatment

Most People in Treatment for Marijuana Are Sent There By Courts. A report this month from the US Department of Health and Human Services finds that between 2003 and 2013 52% of people in drug treatment for marijuana were referred by the criminal justice system. Only 18% were in treatment because they sought it themselves.


Irish Cabinet Approves Supervised Injection Site in Dublin. The cabinet has approved a pilot plan for a medically supervised injection facility in the nation's capital. The move came yesterday and was at the behest of Aodhan O'Riordain, the minister in charge of the National Drug Strategy. The country's drug law must first be amended to allow for such facilities, which should happen early next year.

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US CA: Column: Marijuana Legalizers Coalesce Behind Sean Parker

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 08:00
SF Weekly, 10 Dec 2015 - Most of California's 3 million or so cannabis consumers don't care how the state's biggest cash crop and America's favorite illegal substance becomes legal - just when. November 2016 is looking more and more likely, with the disappearance this week of one major roadblock to the legalization movement in California: the movement itself.
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CN ON: 'No Good Can Come Of This'

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sat, 12/05/2015 - 08:00
The Daily Press, 05 Dec 2015 - Prospects of legalized marijuana draws mixed reaction - though TPS chief expects big trouble TIMMINS - Almost two months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana, the practical implications of that promise are still half-baked.
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