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Dawson: Here’s why it’s time to legalize all drugs in Canada

Source : http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/dawson-heres-why-its-time-to-decriminalize-all-drugs Picture this: You’re an injection drug user, and, you’re worried the next time you use, you might die. So, you head for the Shepherds of Good Hope, where there’s a special trailer. There, you can use your drugs – and someone will save you if you overdose. ...

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Don’t call people who use drugs ‘junkies’

Source : http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/10/dont-call-people-use-drugs-junkies-7219516/ People who take drugs should not be described as ‘users’, ‘junkies’ or ‘addicts’, according to a new report. The assessment calls for terms such as ‘druggie’ and ‘crackhead’ to be phased out. Media, religious leaders, intellectuals, celebrities and others in influential positions should promote the use of ...

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House passes marijuana legislation, bill moves to Senate

Source : https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/house-passes-marijuana-legislation-bill-moves-to-senate-1.3696405 OTTAWA — The federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer. Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons, passing by a vote of 200-82. It now moves to the Senate, where Conservative senators are threatening to hold up ...

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Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart: People Are Dying in Opioid Crisis Because of Politicians’ Ignorance

Source : Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart: People Are Dying in Opioid Crisis Because of Politicians’ Ignorance | Democracy Now!   President Trump announced Thursday that he is directing the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency—walking back his plans, announced in August, to ...

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