Canada

Canada opposes harm reduction policies for drug users

Source : http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/29jan14_Canada-opposes-harm-reduction-policies-for-drug-users.xhtml Four drug policy groups monitoring international negotiations underway on reforms to United Nations drug control policies say Canada has joined ranks with China, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and Russia in aggressively opposing European endorsements of health policies aimed at reducing harms, such as HIV transmission, among drug users. Canada ...

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New methadone is ‘disgusting,’ users report

Source : http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2014/02/05/new-methadone-is-disgusting-users-report A coalition of methadone users is filing a complaint with the College of Pharmacists of B.C. after hearing of two overdoses caused by the new, stronger variety of the opiate-addiction replacement since its introduction this month. Laura Shaver, president of the B.C. Association of People on Methadone, ...

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Heroin’s resurgence as ‘problem drug’ in Canada

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/heroin-s-resurgence-as-problem-drug-in-canada-1.2525103 Heroin is now cheaper, more potent than ever before, experts say   Heroin, a drug that had been dying out in use, is now seeing a resurgence in popularity that is worrying addictions experts. Over the past several years, heroin has been centre stage at news conferences ...

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Justin Trudeau says Canada should ‘draw on best practices’ from marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington

Source : http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/23/justin-trudeau-says-canada-should-draw-on-best-practices-from-marijuana-legalization-in-colorado-washington/ Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau thinks there are lessons to be learned from the legalization of marijuana in some U.S. states. Sales of marijuana to adults over 21 began January 1 in Colorado as the state legalized pot for recreational purposes. Washington’s stores are expected to open ...

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Medical marijuana production in Canada set for dramatic change

Source : http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/17/medical-marijuana-production-in-canada-set-for-dramatic-change/ Brendan Kennedy doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of a marijuana grower. Neither do his two partners at Privateer Holdings Inc., a Seattle-based venture capital firm. They are former software executives, all armed with MBAs. Mr. Kennedy, who is Privateer’s CEO, and Michael Blue, his CFO, were schooled ...

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Pricing concerns raised as Canada’s medical marijuana market readies to expand

Source : http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/pricing-concerns-raised-as-canada-s-medical-marijuana-market-readies-to-expand-1.1603499 Mark Gobuty isn’t raising cattle or cultivating corn on his farm north of Toronto — he’s growing medical marijuana. His company, The Peace Naturals Project, is one of the first to be approved by Health Canada to commercially produce and distribute dried cannabis ahead of changes next ...

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