Toronto warned of ‘China White’ heroin after 6 people overdose

Source : An unusually potent or tainted batch of heroin is to blame for a rash of recent overdoses, public health officials say. Six people in Toronto have reportedly overdosed in the past week. Meanwhile, there were more than six drug overdoses, one of them fatal, in Kitchener and Cambridge ...

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Marijuana in Montreal: How legalization could shake up black market

Source : In the final instalment of Daybreak‘s « Montreal 420 » series, a retired Montreal police officer discusses how legalization could change the city’s illicit drug trade. Philippe Paul spent 28 years with the Montreal Police force, most of that working on the drug and anti-gang squad. Paul is also an ...

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Mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offences unconstitutional say rights advocates

Source : Nation’s highest court hears oral arguments on constitutionality of widely criticized 2012 law Rights advocates made oral arguments today in the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that challenges the country’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offences. The case centres on Joseph Ryan Lloyd, an addict ...

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News Release : Province creates new task force to address fentanyl, opioid drug abuse

Manitoba to Invest More than $500,000, Provide New Information, Resources for Manitobans: Ministers The Manitoba government is investing more than $500,000 and has created a task force to lead a co-ordinated provincewide response to growing concerns over the illegal use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid narcotic, Health Minister Sharon ...

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Déclaration de Santé Canada sur un changement du statut fédéral de vente sur ordonnance de la naloxone

Santé Canada a proposé aujourd’hui un changement pour augmenter l’accessibilité de la naloxone aux Canadiens, pour soutenir des efforts visant à traiter le nombre croissant d’overdoses aux opioïdes. Après avoir pris la mesure sans précédent d’entreprendre un examen du statut de vente sur ordonnance du médicament, Santé Canada a proposé ...

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