International

Here’s how a U.S. federal marijuana crackdown could affect Canada

Source : https://globalnews.ca/news/3945417/us-federal-marijuana-crackdown-and-canada/   On New Year’s Day, California became the latest — and most populous — U.S. state to legalize marijuana. But the U.S. federal ban on marijuana hasn’t gone anywhere, though a delicate Obama-era truce between Washington and states that have legalized recreational cannabis prevented a crackdown — up ...

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USA : Marijuana sellers undeterred by threat of federal prosecution

Source : https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/01/05/marijuana-sellers-undeterred-threat-federal-prosecution/1008483001/ Defiant marijuana entrepreneurs and investors are shrugging off threats of heightened federal prosecution and placing their faith in state lawmakers and a growing belief their industry is too big and popular to shut down. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sowed confusion into the legal cannabis industry Thursday when ...

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Don’t call people who use drugs ‘junkies’

Source : http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/10/dont-call-people-use-drugs-junkies-7219516/ People who take drugs should not be described as ‘users’, ‘junkies’ or ‘addicts’, according to a new report. The assessment calls for terms such as ‘druggie’ and ‘crackhead’ to be phased out. Media, religious leaders, intellectuals, celebrities and others in influential positions should promote the use of ...

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