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1 CN BC: OPED: Campbell Just Wants To Give UpSun, 15 Jul 2007
Source:Kamloops This Week (CN BC) Author:Harrison, Jim Area:British Columbia Lines:71 Added:07/16/2007

At the risk of making a character judgment, Larry Campbell is a few cards short of a full deck.

The former Vancouver, mayor, one-time coroner and now Liberal lackey - -- er, senator -- has been known for his harebrained thinking.

The injection centre for downtown eastside junkies in Vancouver is one of his favorites. But Campbell is going too far calling for the legalization of marijuana.

Too many resources wasted on too many people, he says, using small quanitities of the drug.

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2 CN ON: Column: The War On BullshitFri, 13 Jul 2007
Source:Capital Xtra! (CN ON) Author:Little, Nicholas Area:Ontario Lines:100 Added:07/16/2007

Harm Reduction - Let's Stand Up For Queer Youth

The City Of Ottawa gave its safer inhalation program -- otherwise known as the crack kit exchange program -- a mere two years before declaring it a failure despite evidence to the contrary. On Jul 11, Mayor Larry O'Brien called drug users a "sad lot" and urged city councillors to cancel the program that allows them to exchange a used glass pipe for a clean one. Councillors obliged the mayor, voting 15 to seven in favor of cancellation.

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3 CN BC: Edu: SFU Loses Great Thinker And CommentatorThu, 12 Jul 2007
Source:Simon Fraser News (CN BC, Edu)          Area:British Columbia Lines:62 Added:07/16/2007

SFU psychologist Barry Beyerstein, a much-admired professor and well-known media commentator, died Monday, June 25 from apparent heart failure while working at his office. He had just turned 60.

Beyerstein (right) was internationally recognized and sought after by the media because of his wit, easy manner and unique understanding of the human brain and behaviour, from the psychology of human error to his penchant for debunking scientifically questionable beliefs.

"Clearly, Barry's work has made an important and enduring contribution to psychological science," says psychology chair Dan Weeks. "He achieved worldwide eminence for his critical analyses of pseudoscience in psychology and medicine. Most importantly, he was a kind and genuine person and we will miss him deeply."

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4 CN BC: Traffic Cops Nab Drug Driving SuspectSun, 15 Jul 2007
Source:Kelowna Capital News (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:42 Added:07/16/2007

An Oliver man is facing drug charges after being pulled over for a traffic infraction on Glenmore Road earlier this week.

Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, members of the RCMP's Central Okanagan traffic services division pulled over a 38-year-old man for not having insurance on the vehicle he was driving.

"In checking, they noticed the smell of marijuana and subsequently located 590 grams of marijuana in the vehicle," said Cpl. Jorge Silva.

"To date, traffic services personnel in the southeast district of B.C., which encompasses our communities here in the Central Okanagan, have seized over $6.75 million worth of narcotics," said Silva.

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5 CN NS: Editorial: Common Weed, Common UseMon, 16 Jul 2007
Source:Truro Daily News (CN NS)          Area:Nova Scotia Lines:51 Added:07/16/2007

The numbers don't paint a clear picture of marijuana use in this country, but they're enough to make people sit up and take notice at least.

The UN's 2007 World Drug Report found 16.8 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 15 and 64 used pot in 2004 aE" the highest rate among developed nations. By comparison, 12.6 per cent of American respondents said they have tried pot. Britain (8.7), France (8.6), Germany (6.9), and especially Japan (0.1) all reported much lower rates than Canada.

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6 CN NS: Editorial: Pot Numbers CloudyMon, 16 Jul 2007
Source:Amherst Daily News (CN NS)          Area:Nova Scotia Lines:46 Added:07/16/2007

The numbers don't paint a clear picture of marijuana use in this country, but they're enough to make people sit up and take notice at least.

The UN's 2007 World Drug Report found 16.8 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 15 and 64 used pot in 2004 aE" the highest rate among developed nations. By comparison, 12.6 per cent of American respondents said they have tried pot. Britain (8.7), France (8.6), Germany (6.9), and especially Japan (0.1) all reported much lower rates than Canada.

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7 CN ON: Minister Lends Support To City's Drug SolutionMon, 16 Jul 2007
Source:Ottawa Sun (CN ON) Author:Jackson, Kenneth Area:Ontario Lines:75 Added:07/16/2007

After meeting with Ottawa's mayor and chief of police, MPP Jim Watson intends to talk to medical officials this week to see how they can help bring a drug rehabilitation centre to the city.

Watson, who met with Larry O'Brien and Chief Vernon White on Saturday, said they held a frank discussion on the steps needed to secure provincial cash to build a treatment centre.

"There are a lot of unanswered questions. What are the province's different models for treatment centres in past history or for funding?" asked Watson, health promotion minister and Ottawa West-Nepean MPP.

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8 CN ON: Petition To Ban 'Magic Mint'Wed, 11 Jul 2007
Source:Parry Sound North Star (CN ON)          Area:Ontario Lines:31 Added:07/16/2007

PARRY SOUND -- Due to the hallucinogenic effects of the legal herb, Salvia Divinorum, the town of Parry Sound is petitioning Health Canada to review health risks associated with the substance.

On May 14, the city of Port Colborne passed a resolution calling for action from the federal department or Health Canada. The city is also seeking support of the resolution from other municipalities.

Salvia Divinorum, also known as Magic Mint, is available in Canada at many corner stores, pharmacies and through the Internet.

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9 CN ON: Pipe Program Closure Good Or Bad?Fri, 13 Jul 2007
Source:Metro (Ottawa, CN ON) Author:Tong, Tracey Area:Ontario Lines:53 Added:07/16/2007

Even Counsellors Disagree On Effect Of Decision

Addiction counsellors had mixed reviews yesterday about the city's decision to kill a controversial program that distributed free crack pipes to addicts -- with some saying drug users' health will suffer as a result, but others believing it will encourage addicts to seek help.

Jen Jones, senior addiction counsellor at Empathy House, said she anticipates a spike in health-related problems without the program. A long-term women's treatment centre, Empathy House deals with "quite a few crack-related problems," she said.

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10 US: Millions Who Abuse Drugs Also Hold JobsMon, 16 Jul 2007
Source:Charlotte Observer (NC) Author:Nesmith, Jeff Area:United States Lines:54 Added:07/16/2007

Report Finds Less Likelihood Of A Problem Where Testing Occurs

WASHINGTON -- Nearly one in 12 of America's full-time workers -- more than 10 million people -- have illicit drug or alcohol abuse problems serious enough to require treatment, according to a government report being released today. It found that 9.4 million illicit drug users and 10.1 million heavy drinkers have full-time jobs. Construction workers, food service employees, and people who work in mining and similar jobs head the list. But corporate CEOs also have a problem: 7.9 percent describe being alcohol-dependent. It found that the rate of drug-abusing workers was lower in the South, 7.9 percent, than the national average of 8.2 percent.

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11US CA: Pot Club in Fairfax Celebrates 10 YearsMon, 16 Jul 2007
Source:Marin Independent Journal (CA) Author:Whitaker, Tad Area:California Lines:Excerpt Added:07/16/2007

Marin County's only medical marijuana dispensary, Fairfax's Marin Alliance, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Tuesday with a four-hour party.

Founder Lynnette Shaw said everyone is welcome to drop by for free food, live music and information about medical marijuana. People will be allowed to use marijuana, too.

But, she noted, "only if you're a member of the club."

Shaw, who lives in Fairfax, was a counselor at San Francisco's largest pot club before starting her own clinic in Fairfax office space originally rented as a Marin County campaign headquarters for Proposition 215, which legalized the medical use of marijuana. The measure got 86 percent of the vote in Fairfax.

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12 Canada: Column: The Buzz About CanadiansMon, 16 Jul 2007
Source:National Post (Canada) Author:Gunter, Lorne Area:Canada Lines:113 Added:07/16/2007

Tommy Chong would be proud. The Edmonton-born, Calgary-raised half of the '70s stoner-comedy duo Cheech & Chong (Big Bambu, Cheech & Chong's Wedding Album) has been a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization. He even served nine months in a U.S. federal prison as recently as 2003-04 for selling "drug-related paraphernalia."

If he's heard (he now lives in California), Chong is probably tickled that his old country is #1 in the industrialized world for pot smoking.

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