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1 CN BC: OPED: Perspectives On The Drug Overdose Crisis In BCWed, 01 Mar 2017
Source:BC Medical Journal (CN BC) Author:Tyndal, Mark Area:British Columbia Lines:86 Added:03/06/2017

Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 59, No. 2, March 2017, page(s) 89 BC Centre for Disease Control Mark W. Tyndall, MD, ScD, FRCPC

British Columbia is in the midst of a public health crisis, with 914 documented overdose deaths in 2016. While there has been a steady increase in overdose deaths over the past 2 years, December 2016 had the highest monthly total of deaths ever recorded (128 deaths).[1] This is particularly alarming as it is happening despite a public health emergency announcement in April 2016 and a massive scale-up of the take-home naloxone program that has been used in over 3000 overdose reversals.

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2CN AB OPED: Naloxone Alone Will Not Be Enough To Address The OpioidFri, 03 Mar 2017
Source:Edmonton Journal (CN AB) Author:Magnussen, Hazel        Lines:Excerpt Added:03/06/2017

Complex problems call for multi-faceted solutions, Hazel Magnussen writes.

Canada faces a major public health crisis as people continue to die from opioid overdoses. Measures to save lives present new challenges and divert attention from preventive measures to tackle the problem's root causes.

According to Dr. David Jurlink, head of clinical pharmacology and toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, increased prescriptions for narcotic pain killers contributed to the crisis. Once prescribed only for acute pain, narcotic pain killers were being used for chronic pain until "the culture of prescribing opioids began to shift." Patients who become addicted to prescription medications may resort to illicit street drugs. (CBC News, Dec. 24, 2016).

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3 CN ON: Reward Offer Aimed At FentanylThu, 02 Mar 2017
Source:Sun Times, The (Owen Sound, CN ON) Author:Cameron, Peter Area:Ontario Lines:85 Added:03/06/2017

Ontario Crime Stoppers organizations offering $1,000 for information

In an effort to get the deadly opioid fentanyl off the streets, certain Crime Stoppers organizations in Ontario are offering a $1,000 bounty for information that leads to seizure of illicit forms of the drug.

Const. Dana Edwards says Durham Regional Crime Stoppers began the program on Wednesday and is offering the reward to anyone whose tips directly result in the seizure of illegal fentanyl, or its derivatives, that is being trafficked.

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4CN ON: 'Budtenders' Hoping For Pot Charges To Be DousedThu, 02 Mar 2017
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:Miller, Jacquie Area:Ontario Lines:Excerpt Added:03/06/2017

Ottawa police have charged 19 people in 11 raids conducted on dispensaries so far

Sherry Morrison blames herself for her daughter's arrest on drug trafficking charges.

Her daughter, Cassandra Morrison, is among 17 Ottawa "budtenders" who have been charged in police raids on illegal marijuana dispensaries over the last four months.

Morrison says her daughter was inspired to become a cannabis activist after she saw first-hand how medical marijuana helped her mom cope with chronic pain.

Sherry and Cassandra, along with a handful of others, protested outside the Ottawa courthouse on Wednesday, calling on the federal government to move quickly to legalize recreational pot and to stop arresting people on marijuana-related charges in the meantime.

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5 CN ON: 'Escobars Of Marijuana'Wed, 01 Mar 2017
Source:Ottawa Sun (CN ON) Author:Miller, Jacquie Area:Ontario Lines:117 Added:03/06/2017

In trouble for selling weed

Nova Coates recognized the armed man in the black balaclava as soon as he burst into her Bank Street store.

The clerk had served him as one of her "patients" at the Weeds Glass & Gifts marijuana dispensary.

"I said to the cop, 'I recognize you.'"

The undercover Ottawa police officer and other squad members raided Weeds that afternoon in January, hauling away bags of dried weed, cannabis oils, cookies, candies and concentrates.

Coates and the other clerk behind the counter, Cassandra Morrison, were arrested. The handcuffs were pink, Coates recalls. "I was like, 'Wow, did you know there were two women working here?'"(Coates correctly speculated that the pink cuffs were part of a police campaign to support a breast cancer charity.)

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6 CN ON: 'Budtenders' Fight BackThu, 02 Mar 2017
Source:Ottawa Sun (CN ON) Author:Miller, Jacquie Area:Ontario Lines:97 Added:03/06/2017

Charged pot shop workers protest against raids

Sherry Morrison blames herself for her daughter's arrest on drug trafficking charges.

Morrison says her daughter was inspired to become a cannabis activist after she saw first-hand how medical marijuana helped her mom cope with chronic pain.

The Morrisons, along with a handful of others, protested outside the Ottawa courthouse on Wednesday, calling on the federal government to move quickly to legalize recreational pot and in the meantime to stop arresting people on marijuana-related charges.

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7CN ON: 'Budtenders' Push Past Raids, ArrestsWed, 01 Mar 2017
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:Miller, Jacquie Area:Ontario Lines:Excerpt Added:03/06/2017

One month later, they're back at work

Nova Coates recognized the armed man in the black balaclava as soon as he burst into her Bank Street store.

The clerk had served him as one of her "patients" at the Weeds Glass & Gifts marijuana dispensary.

"I said to the cop, 'I recognize you.' "

The undercover Ottawa police officer and other squad members raided Weeds that afternoon in January, hauling away bags of dried weed, cannabis oils, cookies, candies and concentrates.

Coates and the other clerk behind the counter, Cassandra Morrison, were arrested. The handcuffs were pink, Coates recalls. "I was like, 'Wow, did you know there were two women working here?' " (Coates correctly speculated that the pink cuffs were part of a police campaign to support a breast cancer charity.)

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8CN ON: We're On The Cusp Of Something BigSat, 25 Feb 2017
Source:Montreal Gazette (CN QU) Author:Curtis, Christopher Area:Ontario Lines:Excerpt Added:02/27/2017

Companies that produce marijuana for the medical market are pouring millions into expansion projects in preparation for the legalization of recreational pot in this country. However, as Christopher Curtis reports, they face big challenges - including a still-thriving underground market.

SMITHS FALLS, ONT. The journey to the centre of Canada's marijuana economy begins on a stretch of country road in eastern Ontario.

It weaves through a patchwork of cornfields and hamlets before settling in Smiths Falls - a town that boasts a stone mill, a Lion's Club that meets every second Thursday and a factory that grows cannabis by the tonne.

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9 CN ON: Pot Shop Raid A DownerTue, 21 Feb 2017
Source:Toronto Sun (CN ON) Author:Doucette, Chris Area:Ontario Lines:100 Added:02/25/2017

Owner alleges thousands of dollars in damages

Cory Stoneham admits he's an outlaw running an illegal pot business.

And the owner of Weed the North accepts police raids go with the territory while dispensary operators await pot legislation from the federal government.

But Stoneham believes Toronto Police went "above and beyond their duties," allegedly causing thousands of dollars in damage while executing a search warrant last month at one of his two booming pot shops in the city.

"If (police) want to conduct a raid, that's their business. We'll fight any charges in court," Stoneham told the Toronto Sun. "But they have no reason to smash the sign off the front of our store ... and rip our decals off of the windows."

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10CN ON: Big Jump In Opioid Deaths Worries City Health OfficialSat, 18 Feb 2017
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:Deachman, Bruce Area:Ontario Lines:Excerpt Added:02/21/2017

The arrests on Thursday of a dozen people in Ottawa believed to be involved in the trafficking of illicit opioids, coupled with the spike in recent years of drug overdose deaths in this city, underscores the need for greater public awareness, says Ottawa Public Health's manager of clinical programs.

"We follow what's happening across Canada - in Vancouver and Alberta - where they're seeing large increases in people dying from opioid overdoses," Andrew Hendriks said.

In Ottawa in 2015, there were 48 deaths from unintentional drug overdoses, a jump of 32 per cent over the previous year (the rest of Ontario saw just a six-per-cent increase in the same period). Of the 48 Ottawa deaths, 29 were the result of opioid use, of which 14 were attributable to fentanyl.

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11CN AB: Not 'Party drugs': Council Assesses Fentanyl's ImpactTue, 14 Feb 2017
Source:Edmonton Journal (CN AB) Author:Stolte, Elise Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:02/16/2017

Edmonton is battling a new drug overdose crisis that simply doesn't fit any standard assumptions, council members were told Monday.

Only 20 per cent of the overdose deaths from fentanyl last year were in core neighbourhoods. Young men in the suburbs are actually at a much higher risk, said city officials.

"This has gone beyond being an inner-city issue," said Mayor Don Iveson, adding those dying most often from illicit fentanyl and prescription opioid painkillers are taking them alone at home where no one is available to help when things go wrong.

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12 CN ON: Column: Canada's Opioid Crisis Is Here, And It's RealTue, 14 Feb 2017
Source:Peterborough Examiner, The (CN ON) Author:Salvaterra, Rosana Area:Ontario Lines:75 Added:02/16/2017

Last May, Ontario's minister of health, Dr. Eric Hoskins, announced that Ontario would ensure pharmacies dispense Naloxone kits to anyone at risk of an opioid overdose. At last count, seven pharmacies in Peterborough are participating in this attempt to prevent these tragedies from occurring in our communities. People using opioids, whether prescribed or obtained illicitly, or their families and friends, can now get a free rescue drug, Naloxone, to be used in the event of a witnessed overdose. These access points are in addition to the kits that have been available through public health, PARN and Fourcast.

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13CN SN: Column: Pot Rules Need To Be Done Right For Public SafetyMon, 13 Feb 2017
Source:StarPhoenix, The (CN SN) Author:Cooper, Jordon Area:Saskatchewan Lines:Excerpt Added:02/16/2017

Regulatory patchwork across Canada isn't helping anyone

I have never smoked marijuana. Until last week, I had no idea where one could purchase it. Then someone told me they were going to get their "green card" from a doctor. This would allow them to purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes. No pressing medical reason, they just wanted to buy weed.

As I asked around, I was told by many people who have them that the process is a joke. You go to a known doctor, give them an excuse for why you want it and they give it to you. Multiple people told me there was no examination or any probing into why they wanted it. They just got it. There are even websites that, for a fee, will tell you which doctors to see.

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14 CN NS: 'Strong Advocate For Veterans'Fri, 10 Feb 2017
Source:Cape Breton Post (CN NS) Author:Fraser, Jeremy Area:Nova Scotia Lines:70 Added:02/14/2017

Vince Rigby remembered for work with veterans

Friends of Vince Rigby are remembering him as a strong advocate for veterans across Cape Breton.

Rigby's body was found by firefighters in an abandoned Robert Street building during a fire in Whitney Pier on Monday.

Cape Breton Regional Police investigated the fire and ruled out any suspicion and foul play in the death of the Sydney man. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Ron Clarke, a Korean War veteran, said he will remember Rigby as a "strong advocate for veterans."

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15CN BC: OPED: It's Time That We Offered Prescription HeroinSun, 05 Feb 2017
Source:Province, The (CN BC) Author:McAdam, Tasha Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:02/09/2017

The overdose crisis, especially in British Columbia, has become an issue of moral panic, and everyone is paying attention.

The B.C. Coroner's Report for 2016 revealed a shocking number of deaths from overdose - 914, which far surpassed previous records and is nearly three times the number of deaths from automobile collisions. This crisis impacts us all and it requires a radical shift in the ways all provinces provide health care.

Unfortunately, the human and financial toll continues to rise because we continue to view illicit substance use as a moral and criminal issue rather than the healthcare issue it is. As a health-care social worker on the front line, I am lending my voice to those with substance-use disorders, the ostracized and overlooked.

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16CN NS: Insurance Should Cover Medical Pot, Panel RulesFri, 03 Feb 2017
Source:National Post (Canada) Author:Freeman, Sunny Area:Nova Scotia Lines:Excerpt Added:02/05/2017

A Nova Scotia human rights board has ruled that a patient's medical marijuana should be covered by his employee insurance plan in a potentially precedent-setting case.

The decision, issued Jan. 30, ruled in favour of Gordon Skinner's claim that he faced discrimination when trying to access insurance coverage for his disability.

Independent human rights board of inquiry chair Benjamin Perryman said that medical marijuana should be an eligible expense since it requires a doctor's authorization and thus didn't fall within the plan's exclusions.

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17CN NS: Panel Orders Insurer To Cover Medicinal PotFri, 03 Feb 2017
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:Freeman, Sunny Area:Nova Scotia Lines:Excerpt Added:02/05/2017

Man injured in workplace accident

A Nova Scotia human rights board has ruled that a patient's medical marijuana should be covered by his employee insurance plan in a potentially precedent-setting case.

The decision, issued Jan. 30, ruled in favour of Gordon Skinner's claim that he faced discrimination when trying to access insurance coverage for his disability.

Independent human rights board of inquiry chair Benjamin Perryman said that medical marijuana should be an eligible expense since it requires a doctor's authorization and thus didn't fall within the plan's exclusions.

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18 CN NS: N.S. Board Says Insurance Must Cover Man's CannabisFri, 03 Feb 2017
Source:Globe and Mail (Canada) Author:Hager, Mike Area:Nova Scotia Lines:93 Added:02/05/2017

Nova Scotia's human-rights board has ruled that a man suffering from chronic pain must have his marijuana prescription paid for by his employee-insurance plan, with advocates saying the decision opens the door for patients across Canada to push for similar cannabis coverage.

Gordon Skinner, from a community just outside Halifax, had argued that he faced discrimination when he was denied coverage by the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Plan. He has been using medical cannabis to treat pain from an on-the-job car accident that forced him from work as an elevator mechanic more than six years ago.

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19CN NS: Insurer Must Cover Medical Pot Costs, Rights Board RulesFri, 03 Feb 2017
Source:Victoria Times-Colonist (CN BC) Author:Doucette, Keith Area:Nova Scotia Lines:Excerpt Added:02/05/2017

HALIFAX - A human-rights board has determined a Nova Scotia man's prescribed medical marijuana must be covered by his employee insurance plan, a ruling that advocates said will likely have impact nationwide.

Gordon Wayne Skinner, of Head of Chezzetcook, suffers from chronic pain following an on-the-job motor vehicle accident, and argued that he faced discrimination when he was denied coverage.

In a decision Thursday, inquiry board chair Benjamin Perryman concluded that since medical marijuana requires a prescription by law, it doesn't fall within the exclusions of Skinner's insurance plan.

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20 CN BC: VOP Discusses Pot DispensaryThu, 02 Feb 2017
Source:Pique Newsmagazine (CN BC) Author:Mitges, Lynn Area:British Columbia Lines:137 Added:02/04/2017

Large crowd addresses council on proposed zoning bylaw amendment

It was standing room only on Tuesday, Jan. 31 as Village of Pemberton (VOP) council undertook a meeting to gauge public opinion and the course of action on a proposed zoning bylaw amendment to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries.

Roughly 20 people addressed the proposed change - some of whom made emotional pleas to urge council to permit medical dispensaries in order to treat chronic pain or health ailments.

Danielle Lawson, from Mt. Currie, told the crowd of her car accident a few years ago that has left her with chronic pain and nausea.

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