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CN SN: Policing Pot And Public Safety
Province to Provide Input on Roadside Testing Ahead of Legalization Premier Brad Wall wants to know more about driver safety and marijuana.
CN SN: Wall Wants Details About High Driving
Province Plans to Offer Input on Federal Roadside Testing Legalization Premier Brad Wall wants to know more about driver safety and marijuana.
US: FDA Approves First Implant To Control Addiction
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.
Mexico: Mexican Military Runs Up Body Count In Drug War
MEXICO CITY - In the history of modern war, fighters are much more likely to injure their enemies than kill them.

Opinions

CN ON: OPED: We Must Protect Teenagers From New Pot Laws
Of course marijuana will be legalized. Only the misplaced morality of our previous Conservative government was impeding the logic that crime will be lessened, tax largesse will be increased and consumer rights will finally be recognized. How could any reasonable person argue that alcohol should be legal but marijuana not?
US CA: Editorial: Prove A Crime Before Seizing Property
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pulled over a taco truck driver near Lancaster, searched the vehicle and found $10,000. The man wasn't charged with a crime. But the money was seized.
US NV: Column: State's Pot Tourism Blockade Has Unintended
Workers with the state of Nevada are using regulatory power to stop many cancer patients from getting medical marijuana, in an effort to curb pot tourists from California.
US OR: Column: State Of The Rest Of The State
Not All of Oregon Supports Legal Weed I HEARD WEED is still not happening in parts of Oregon. What's the latest?

Letters

US MD: MD. Criminal Justice System Still Isn't Fair
Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein is right to "Thank a Cop" in honor of National Police Week. Good police work is essential to a fair and effective criminal justice system.
US CA: Supervisors' Measure G a Waste of Taxpayer
On Jan. 12, Butte County supervisors considered a request from development services to add a single sentence to our Right to Farm ordinance, a sentence that would specifically exclude cannabis farmers from its protections.
CN BC: Base Cannabis Use Warnings On Scientific
Re: High-potency pot poses risks to the developing brain, Opinion, May 16 While we were pleased to see The Sun devote attention to the important topic of adolescent cannabis use, we were disappointed to read Dr. Diane McIntosh's op-ed in which she stated that adolescent cannabis use increases the risk of developing schizophrenia. After intense study, scientists have concluded the evidence to date does not support the claim that cannabis causes schizophrenia. While the correlation between living with schizophrenia and using cannabis has often been observed, much of the research has suggested that the association can be explained, at least in part, by the use of cannabis as a means of self-medication among individuals predisposed to, or living with, schizophrenia.
UK: Where Are the Brave Politicians Needed to
I AGREE wholeheartedly with David J Crawford in his exhortation to government it should decriminalise cannabis (Letters, May 23).
US DC: This Is Not Addiction
Regarding the May 22 front-page article "Struggling to look away from the screen": Since when is mislabeling a condition as an addiction helpful to the patient or the public? The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a chronic brain disease that affects neurotransmission within the reward section of the brain. The dysfunction in these circuits leads to "an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors." Compulsive Web use has not yet been documented as a behavioral condition, for example gambling, that is an addiction.
US CA: Anti-Marijuana Vote Shows Hypocrisy of
Republicans and conservatives claim to hold dear the Constitution, yet totally abandon it in their crusade against medical marijuana in Butte County.
US CA: Opinions From Jail
To the Editor: Why does it fee like Mendocino County is getting left behind in the marijuana industry we helped create.