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Study into Montreal’s ‘filthy’ crack houses provides portrait of vicious cycle of prostitution, binge use and addiction

Source : http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/study-into-montreals-filthy-crack-houses-provides-portrait-of-vicious-cycle-of-prostitution-binge-use-and-addiction “There was so much crack in the neighbourhood that users and outreach workers nicknamed the area Rochelaga.” When anthropologist Nelson Arruda explored an east-end Montreal neighbourhood, he expected to find shooting galleries — dark, clandestine places where people inject drugs — and sex slaves addicted to the ...

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Fentanyl-Laced Coke May Have Caused Nine Overdoses in 20 Minutes in BC Last Night

Source : http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/fentanyl-laced-coke-may-have-caused-nine-overdoses-in-20-minutes-last-night Nine people overdosed and one person went into full cardiac arrest late last night after doing a few lines of what they thought was coke in a suburb south of Vancouver. Police say they believe the drugs were laced with fentanyl, raising alarms that more party drugs ...

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The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado

Source : http://www.businessinsider.com/marijuanas-getting-cheaper-in-colorado-2016-9 Colorado’s weed is getting much cheaper. In October, the cost of a wholesale pound of cannabis was around $2,400 to $2,600. That price has almost been cut in half to between $1,400 and $1,600 last month, according to data from Tradiv, an online marijuana-distribution platform. « In less than ...

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Rauner OKs decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot

Source : http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-oks-decriminalizing-possession-small-amounts-pot/ Possession of small amounts of marijuana is now a civil offense across Illinois, punishable only by fines — not jail time. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation decriminalizing small amounts of pot on Friday, after vetoing a bill last year that sought to allow slightly larger amounts. ...

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Methadone Treatment Issues

Source : www.csam-asam.org/methadoMethadone NIH Consensus Statement on the Effective Medical Treatment of Opiate Addiction CSAM Letter to Drug Court Judges on Methadone Methadone treatment for narcotic addiction was originally researched during the 1960’s. In the intervening 40 years, methadone has come to be recognized as the standard care for opiate ...

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