Canada

Injection supervisée : l’insécurité pèse lourd sur les junkies

Source : http://www.ledevoir.com/documents/special/16-08_injections-supervisees/index.html Voilà quinze ans que le combat dure. Les utilisateurs de drogues par injection espèrent encore voir ouvrir à Montréal des services d’injection supervisés, qui pourraient sauver des vies et freiner les épidémies de VIH et d’hépatite C. À l’approche de la Journée internationale de sensibilisation aux surdoses ...

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As Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana, Shop Owners Ask: Why Wait?

Source : http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/world/americas/canada-legal-marijuana-justin-trudeau.html The Cannabis Culture Lounge has everything a pothead might need to feel right at home: $3 marijuana buds, bongs for rent, bags of Skittles and Doritos for sale, and black leather couches where customers can recline in zoned-out contemplation in a pungent haze. Never mind that it ...

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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 goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold

Source : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/the-goal-of-legalized-cannabis-shouldnt-be-corporate-gold/article30924588/ Alan Young is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. He has worked with the federal government to recognize cannabis in the medical drug schedule and led a number of constitutional challenges on drug and morality laws.    For the past 25 years I ...

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