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Lift the Ban: Kofi Annan on Why It’s Time To Legalize Drugs

Source : http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/kofi-annan-on-why-drug-bans-are-ineffective-a-1078402.html Drugs are dangerous, but current narcotics policies are an even bigger threat because punishment is given a greater priority than health and human rights. It’s time for regulations that put lives and safety first, argues former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In my experience, good public policy is best ...

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Naloxone kits distributed to Metro Vancouver homeless shelters

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/naloxone-kits-shelters-fentanyl-1.3454839 Starting this week some homeless shelters and drop-in sites across Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster and the North Shore will be armed with Naloxone, an injection that can revive a drug user if they’ve overdosed on fentanyl or other opioids. As part of a pilot project, Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health are ...

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A toxic drug, more powerful than fentanyl, hits the streets in Alberta

Source : http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/a-new-drug-more-toxic-that-fentanyl-hits-the-streets-in-alberta/ How an Alberta professor’s good research was used to create an ultra-toxic drug, decades after he shelved it Calgary police never really wanted the answer to the question: what can possibly be more deadly than fentanyl? After all, the drug had emerged from virtual obscurity to become Alberta’s worst ...

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Heroin prescriptions help Vancouver addicts rebuild their lives

Source : http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/02/17/heroin-prescriptions-help-vancouver-addicts-rebuild-their-lives.html A B.C. Supreme Court decision allowing staff at a Vancouver addiction clinic to prescribe heroin is producing positive results, and advocates want to see the program expand across the country. At their regular Saturday morning meeting, a group of heroin addicts runs through an agenda posted on the ...

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Colorado marijuana sales skyrocket to more than $996 million in 2015

Source : http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/02/09/colorado-marijuana-sales-2015-reach-996-million/47886/ $996,184,788 — that’s the final tally for Colorado marijuana sales as December 2015 figures show a record-setting finish Licensed and regulated marijuana stores in Colorado sold $996,184,788 worth of recreational and medical cannabis in 2015, according to new data from the state Department of Revenue. “I think it’s ...

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