Pot’s retail therapy

Source : It’s a hot, sunny Thursday afternoon on the hard edge of Queen Street West, and the foot traffic at Eden, a pot dispensary, is brisk. Retailers along this strip of trendy clothing stores, bars, restaurants, shoe shops, tattoo parlours, hairstylists, comic stores and coffee joints cater to ...

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Worth a shot? Locals balk as city considers heroin-injection facilities

Source : Are they high!? The city is considering opening facilities where heroin users can safely shoot up under medical supervision, but some advocates in areas such as Bay Ridge and Sunset Park — where opiate addiction is raging — say the plan is bonkers and warn that finding ...

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To combat drug overdose, address the stigma

Source :—3vehRfA5s3hY/ For most people battling drug addiction and their families, standing up to the stigma is another hurdle entirely. The shaming stares and discrimination imposed by neighbors, friends, classmates or coworkers, in church or at grocery stores, is tangible. And painful. From that sense of alienation was born ...

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Feds Declare War On Herb Touted As A Solution To Opioid Addiction

Source : A new DEA push against kratom shows drug warriors haven’t learned from past failures. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving to place the herbal supplement kratom on its list of Schedule I drugs, effectively banning a naturally occurring psychoactive substance that some say holds promise as ...

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Mom of overdose victim: ‘Drug policy is the reason people are dying’

 Source : Story highlights Louise Vincent says the societal approach to addiction must change « That’s what would have saved my daughter, » she says She advocates for the use of the opioid-blocking drug naloxone (CNN) In March, Louise Vincent was forced to live every parent’s worst nightmare. Her daughter Selena ...

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Seattle Activist Creating Mobile Safe Injection Site

Source : A Seattle street activist has announced plans to launch a mobile van that will encourage and promote safe drug use, despite knowing that the bulk of his mission is against state law. Shilo Murphy, executive director of the nonprofit People’s Harm Reduction Alliance said he is in ...

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