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UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cannabis-legality-uk-government-finally-admits-marijuana-has-a-medicinal-effect-a7355941.html The government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has found that Cannabidiol (CBD) has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions” when administered to humans, in a potential milestone in the campaign to legalise cannabis and bring about evidence-based laws regarding drugs. The review ...

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Québec débloque 12 millions pour des centres d’injection supervisée à Montréal

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/Montreal/2016/09/28/003-centres-injection-supervisee-montreal-quebec-12-millions.shtml Le gouvernement du Québec investira plus de 12 millions de dollars sur trois ans pour l’implantation de centres d’injection supervisée à Montréal. Il s’agira des premiers endroits du genre au Québec. Une partie de cette somme servira à aménager les locaux de ces centres. On souhaite ainsi qu’ils ...

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Canada now allows prescription heroin in severe opioid addiction cases

Source : http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/09/07/canada-now-allows-prescription-heroin-in-severe-opioid-addiction-cases.html Health Canada has amended regulations allowing doctors to prescribe heroin to people who are severely addicted to opioids. The government says the country is facing an opioid overdose crisis and health-care providers need help in treating patients suffering from chronic dependency. The change to the former Conservative government’s ...

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Heroin OD deaths more common during recovery

Source : http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/10/22/heroin-od-deaths-more-common-during-recovery/92456144/ Bange was aware of some of the medications that she could have used to help with cravings and withdrawal, Karen Cunningham said, adding she believes that Bange used a medication, possibly Suboxone, at some point in her recovery. Bange stopped because she considered it a « a Band-Aid, » Karen ...

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Worth a shot? Locals balk as city considers heroin-injection facilities

Source : http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2016/43/br-heroin-injection-sites-2016-10-14-bk.html Are they high!? The city is considering opening facilities where heroin users can safely shoot up under medical supervision, but some advocates in areas such as Bay Ridge and Sunset Park — where opiate addiction is raging — say the plan is bonkers and warn that finding ...

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To combat drug overdose, address the stigma

Source : http://www.metro.us//news/to-combat-drug-overdose-address-the-stigma/zsJphE—3vehRfA5s3hY/ For most people battling drug addiction and their families, standing up to the stigma is another hurdle entirely. The shaming stares and discrimination imposed by neighbors, friends, classmates or coworkers, in church or at grocery stores, is tangible. And painful. From that sense of alienation was born ...

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