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Toronto council approves 3 supervised injection sites

Source : https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/07/14/toronto-council-approves-3-supervised-injection-sites.html Toronto city council has given its resounding support to the opening of three supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users. On Thursday, council voted 36-3 to back Board of Health recommendations to move forward with the proposed sites in existing community health centres on Queen St. W., ...

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California Approves Recreational Marijuana Ballot Measure

Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-recreational-marijuana_us_57733b88e4b0d1f85d47c3cf Californians are set to decide whether to make recreational marijuana use legal, as other Western states have done, after the California Secretary of State’s office said on Tuesday the issue could be put to voters in the November ballot. The proposed so-called “Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” ...

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Marijuana task force to be led by former deputy PM Anne McLellan

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberals-marijuana-task-force-1.3659509 Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould announced today the launch of a task force to advise the Canadian government on how best to move forward with its plan to legalize marijuana. The nine-member task force will be chaired by Anne McLellan, a former deputy prime minister under Paul Martin who also served as ...

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Iowa Democrats OK ‘Legalizing All Drugs’ In Official Party Platform

Source : https://www.thefix.com/iowa-democrats-ok-legalizing-all-drugs-official-party-platform Iowan drug policy activists claim the true intent of the party’s now-infamous plank is to promote drug treatment over criminalizing addiction. The official manifesto of the Iowa Democratic Party declares, “We support legalizing all drugs.” The simple, yet loaded, statement is plank No. 293 of the party’s updated ...

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National poll: Majority supports legalizing marijuana

Source : http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/do-people-support-legalizing-marijuana-223928 A majority of American registered voters nationwide support the legalization of marijuana, according to the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll out Monday. Slightly more than half — 54 percent — said the use of marijuana should be made legal across the country, while 41 percent ...

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