Canada’s police chiefs suggest tickets, not charges, for pot possession

Source : Canada’s top cops say handing out tickets for illegal possession of small amounts of marijuana could be more efficient than laying criminal charges. Delegates at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual meeting have passed a resolution that says officers need more enforcement options to deal ...

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Needle exchange program aims for harm reduction

Source : Nearly one million needles were handed out to intravenous drug users in Edmonton last year, 300,000 more than in 2011. That number may scare some, but Marliss Taylor believes the rise works in tandem with falling rates of HIV infection in drug users. “The lifetime cost of ...

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A Memorial In South Riverdale Brings Drug Use Out Of The Shadows

Source : A new monument honours 79 locals who died because of drug use. On Friday afternoon, local artist Rocky Dobey unveiled a gleaming, eight-foot copper memorial beside South Riverdale Community Health Centre on Queen Street East—a fitting location for a monument designed to draw stigmas about drug use ...

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