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Cops Use Nasal Spray to Stop Heroin Overdose on Crowded Bus

Source : http://news.yahoo.com/watch-man-overdose-heroin-crowded-194900737.html Shocking video released by a Philadelphia-area police department shows a man injecting heroin on a crowded city bus, authorities say. It also shows the 25-year-old appearing to lose consciousness and fall to the floor. The edited footage, released by the Upper Darby Police Department, shows first responders administering ...

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20 states report pot legalization measures in 2016 election

Source : http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2016/02/18/20-states-report-pot-legalization-measures-in-2016-election/ Voters in 20 U.S. states could potentially legalize some form of cannabis use in the November 2016 election — part of a historic backlash to the century-old war on marijuana. According to Ballotpedia, the encyclopedia of American politics, activists have submitted ballot measures for public vote in: Arizona, ...

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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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