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Warning issued after spike in fentanyl-linked overdose deaths

Source : http://bc.ctvnews.ca/warning-issued-after-spike-in-fentanyl-linked-overdose-deaths-1.2260631 Drug addicts and recreational users alike are being warned after a spike in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl, a synthetic narcotic people may not even realize they’re taking. According to the B.C. Coroners Service, fentanyl was detected in 25 per cent of the 336 illicit drug overdose ...

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The New Canadian Cannabis Oligarchy

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/canadian-cannabis-oligarchy Under new Canadian regulations, Health Canada will be minding your « cannabusiness » rather than personal growers. This oligarchy not only hurts growers, but consumers as well. According to Health Canada, the projected value of the marijuana business is $1.3 billion (Can), but this figure is possibly grossly inflated. In ...

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Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use

Source : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31618389 Jamaica has decriminalised the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The country’s parliament passed a much-debated law allowing the possession of up to 2oz (57g) of marijuana. It will also allow for a licensing authority to oversee the medical and scientific uses of the ...

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Marijuana Becomes Legalized In Washington, D.C Tonight at Midnight

Source : http://marijuanaworldnews.com/marijuana-becomes-legalized-in-washington-d-c-tonight-at-midnight/ When pot legalization kicks in at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., residents will be free to legally have twice as much marijuana as in the states that have legalized the drug. In the four states that have so far approved legal weed—Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and ...

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The Common Cure For Heroin Addiction Is Also A Magnet For Police Harassment

Source : http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnknefel/how-police-harassment-at-methadone-clinics-makes-quitting-he#.oe1wvJ1zWà With heroin addiction skyrocketing, methadone remains the gold standard for narcotics dependence treatment. Yet cops nationwide target heavily regulated methadone clinics to turn vulnerable addicts into informants, with little public outcry, reaffirming the medicine’s enduring, deadly stigma. The first time the team from Manhattan North Narcotics rolled ...

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