Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US MO: Editorial: Missouri Lawmakers Should Support Proposal To

    Kansas City Star, 20 Apr 2018 - MARIJUANA State Rep. Jim Neely's bill that would legalize medical marijuana in a smokeless form for Missourians with terminal illnesses has been criticized as too restrictive and narrow. But the measure could jump-start the push to make Missouri the 30th state to allow medical marijuana.
  2. US MO Supporters Pushing For Missouri To Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Kansas City Star, 17 Apr 2018 - Rep. Jim Neely has seen firsthand how a terminal illness like cancer ravages the body. His own daughter died from cancer three years ago. With a background in health care working as a physician and managing a hospice agency, Neely, R-Cameron, knows the importance of patients receiving comfort.
  3. US MO: Deadly Shootings Result From Low-Level Marijuana Drug Deals

    Kansas City Star, 15 Apr 2018 - Timothy Durden Jr. made it a habit to throw his arms around his grandmother, plant a big kiss on her cheek and proclaim, "I love you, Grannie." The former Park Hill High School basketball and football player had a passion for joking, dancing, lifting weights.
  4. US MO: Poisoned Synthetic Marijuana In Missouri, Other States

    Kansas City Star, 10 Apr 2018 - More than 100 people in five states, including Missouri, have been treated in the past month for "serious unexplained bleeding" believed to be linked to inhaling fake marijuana laced with rat poison, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Illinois alone has reported 107 cases, and three people have died, the state's Department of Public Health said Monday. People have been hospitalized for coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody nose and bleeding gums.
  5. US MO: Medical Marijuana Narrowly Rejected By Kansas House

    Kansas City Star, 26 Mar 2018 - The Kansas House of Representatives rejected medical marijuana legalization Monday. But the closeness of the 54-69 vote and the hour of emotional testimony that preceded it made advocates more confident that Kansas is now closer to joining the 30 states that allow marijuana by prescription.
  6. US MO: Oped: It's Time For A Rational Debate About Marijuana In

    Kansas City Star, 15 Jan 2018 - Earlier this month, Kansas state Rep. Steve Alford embarrassed himself by mistakenly repeating racist rhetoric that was originally used by Henry Anslinger, an avowed racist from the late 1920s, when referring to use of marijuana by people of color. I do not believe Alford is a racist. But I do believe, like so many others, he is misinformed when it comes to the facts and issues related to marijuana and the history of marijuana prohibition.
  7. US MO: 77-Year-Old Sentenced To 10 Years For Growing Marijuana

    Detroit Free Press, 22 Sep 2017 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two plainclothes detectives were driving a white unmarked pickup truck through a heavily forested road in Polk County on an overcast day in March 2012. A woman had called the sheriff's office in December. Her identity had been stolen, she said, and new credit cards were being sent to an address in Polk County.
  8. US MO: Jackson, St. Louis Counties Team Up To Track Prescription

    Kansas City Star, 24 Jan 2017 - Jackson County announced Tuesday that it will join St. Louis County in a prescription drug monitoring program as a way to fight abuse of painkillers. Missouri is the only state in the nation without a system to track the sales of prescription drugs.
  9. US MO: Mandatory Drug Testing At Missouri Technical College Is

    Kansas City Star, 04 Jan 2017 - Mandatory drug testing of students at a two-year technical college in Linn, Mo., has been banned by a federal appeals court. The court has reinstated the ban on mandatory drug testing for most students at the State Technical College of Missouri. The decision was the latest ruling in a 5-year-old lawsuit.