Skip to Content

Welcome to DrugSense

This is a web portal for DrugSense - Media Awareness Project (MAP) - Drug Policy Central (DPC)

Donate Now!DrugSense is an award winning (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1995 to inform citizens and encourage involvement in drug policy reform.

It has developed a number of projects and services that have become a foundation for drug policy reform. The Media Awareness Project (MAP) Drug News Archive encourages unbiased media coverage, online media activism and a drug policy research tool. Drug Policy Central's Web-based services provides subsidized technical services for drug policy organizations organization to empower their members to organize and share information and resources.   Read more

Drug War Clock

Time 
Federal 
State 
Total 
Arrests 


News

US CA: On the Road: Marijuana Smoking, Consumption Now Illegal In
Each new year brings new driving or transportation-related laws in California and 2018 is no exception. We'd like to share these new laws with readers in the next few columns.
CN BC: First Nations Look To Pot Industry For Economic Boost
Vancouver - Canada's marijuana industry is expanding rapidly and some First Nations are looking to cash in on the emerging economic opportunities.
CN ON: County Has Questions About Pot Legalization
Renfrew County councillors have more questions than answers when it comes to the impending legalization of marijuana by both the federal and provincial Liberal governments.
CN NS: Local Dispenser Foresees Growing Demand
Legalization of marijuana was a long time coming, but Carl Morgan believes the future is bright for selling the product in Nova Scotia.

Opinions

CN ON: Teenaged Son Refuses To Give Up His Daily Pot Habit
TEENAGED SON REFUSES TO GIVE UP HIS DAILY POT HABIT Q: Our 16-year-old son smokes dope daily. We see his grades slipping from last year. He keeps talking about it being legalized and therefore not harmful. How do we get him to understand that he still shouldn't be smoking?
CN ON: Here's Why We Need Public Spaces Where People Can Use
Licensing vapour lounges would enhance safety, say Jenna Valleriani and Abi Roach. If you've been following the plans for cannabis legalization across Canada, one of the key concerns is not just how it will be sold, but where exactly people will be allowed to consume cannabis.
CN NS: Column: Stinky Little Secret
Weed, both smoked and unsmoked, is more pungent than it once was There's a dirty little secret about legalized marijuana, one that could become an issue in neighbourhoods across the country.
CN PI: Column: The Whiff Of Weed Permeates The Air
There's a dirty little secret about legalized marijuana, one that could become an issue in neighbourhoods across the country.

Letters

CN AB: Marijuana High Isn't So Long-Lasting
Re: "Marijuana isn't without its risks," Letter, Jan. 4. As is typical of marijuana scaremongers, Jack Falk misconstrues the fact that marijuana metabolites are detectable in the body for a longer period than alcohol. The effects of marijuana (the high, if you will), however, are fairly short-lived (two to three hours if smoked, six to 12 hours if ingested). The letter writer needs to educate himself a little before making such easily repudiated claims.
Canada: The Rush To Slow Down
Re Majority Of Canadians Are Against Legalizing Pot By July 1, Poll Finds (Jan. 3): Yet again, we're told that Canadians do not want to rush our municipalities, provinces and country into legalized marijuana.
US CA: Criminal Justice Reform Is Long Overdue
To the editor: For far too long, our poor, working class and communities of color have been suffering due to unjust criminal persecution for minor offenses like possession of marijuana.
US CA: Cannabis Concerns Apply Equally To Alcohol
To the editor: The three letters you published in "California moves into its marijuana future on Jan. 1. Some readers are not eager to make the leap" stated the following concerns about marijuana use, most of which apply equally to alcohol.
CN AB: Nothing To Fear From Legal Pot
Re: "Pot's harm exceeds value of tax revenue," Letter, Dec. 29. The letter writer's opinion could not be further off the mark. Legalization has nothing to do with a legacy for the prime minister.
CN ON: Pluses To Pot
With the plague of opiate overdoses, some doctors are prescribing pot to get people off opioids. There are many positive medical applications which help many people with everything from mental illness, terminal conditions, to severe physical disabilities.
CN AB: Don't Worry About Canada Going To Pot
Re: "Pot use likely to plague workplaces," Letter, Nov. 30. I have to disagree with Larry Comeau. Marijuana is not a dangerous drug.