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Legalize Drugs Says UVIC Researcher

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Regulation Of Marijuana, Ecstasy Would Reduce Youth Death Toll, He Says Marijuana and ecstasy pose a serious health threat to youth, but by making these drugs legal we’d be better able to regulate and control their use, a UVic researcher said yesterday. “We’re doing a much better job of regulating tobacco than we are the [...]

Drug Prevention in School; Why We Need it.

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Changes in families and the community outside the school during the past few decades have resulted in increasing challenges for teachers, schools and the education system as a whole. In addition to providing a caring and supportive learning environment, schools are expected to undertake activities that prevent high-risk behaviours among their students. One of these [...]

Nicole Judge Busted for Pot

Monday, March 19th, 2007

AP) A judge who played a role in the recent Anna Nicole Smith proceedings was cited for smoking marijuana in a city park, police said Monday. Lawrence Korda was smoking marijuana while sitting under a tree Sunday, police said. Three officers training there caught Korda and field-tested the joint, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel [...]

West Coast High in Drug Polls

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Pot, Cigarettes, Alcohol Start Early In Vancouver Drug and alcohol habits of Langara College students mirror the findings of a recent Vancouver Coastal Health survey. The Voice surveyed 10 students to compare VCH findings to drug and alcohol patterns of Langara students. VCH conducted a citywide survey of approximately 500 youths aged 16 to 24 [...]

Connection is the Key to Drug Prevention

Friday, March 16th, 2007

A California pediatric psychologist and substance abuse expert says adults in Medicine Hat have the power to help drug-endangered children.In her keynote address, which wrapped up the Medicine Hat Community Drug Council’s Community Leaders Conference at Chinook Village on Wednesday, Canadian-born Dr. Kiti Freier of the Loma Linda University and Children’s Hospital said the best [...]

Letter from Truffle

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Editors Note: Mike is and has been a strong supporter of the med movement. Mike is currently serving a one year prison sentence for what we beleive in. (see March 05/07) Another victim of the sensless “drug war”. Write your local representative,tell your friends or anyone who will listen that this immoral war must stop [...]

Disturbing Trend Detected: Drug use Soars

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Redeer Advocate Workplace Drug Testing Drug testing companies are noticing a disturbing trend when it comes to workplace substance abuse. “About six years ago, we only had a handful of cocaine positives in a year,” said Ed Secondiak, president of ECS Safety Services Ltd. “Now it’s almost half of the fails.” Jan Chandler, who owns [...]

Urine Most Commonly Checked

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Urine is the most common specimen collected for drug testing. Brent Dawson is optimistic saliva will soon also gain favour. Dawson’s Red Deer company, Integrated OH&S, has been supplying clients with oral testing devices for about six months. It can detect marijuana, cocaine, opiates and synthetic opiates, and methamphetamines. Many businesses rely on drug-testing companies [...]

Too High to Fight

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

NOW TORONTO I Usually Offer To Help Soldiers Fail Drug Tests – Not Pass Them I got some weird and crazy e-mail recently. Among the updates from war resisters groups and pot legalizers was a letter from the wife of a Canadian Forces soldier. The distraught woman was writing to ask my advice because her [...]

Straight Dope (part 1 of 4)

Monday, March 12th, 2007

The Research on Marijuana Safety (Part 1 of 4) by Gary Stimeling Copyright 2005 Psychotropics Cornucopia, Inc. All Rights Reserved. I wish to propose for the reader’s favourable consideration a doctrine which may, I fear, appear wildly paradoxical and subversive. The doctrine in question is this: that it is undesirable to believe a proposition when [...]

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