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Marijuana legalization didn’t cause the heroin epidemic. If anything, it may help end the epidemic.

Source : http://www.vox.com/2016/9/9/12824282/heroin-epidemic-medical-marijuana A new Esquire article tries to tie marijuana legalization to the heroin epidemic. The argument falls flat. “The secret history of the heroin crisis,” Don Winslow writes at Esquire, is rooted in marijuana legalization. Specifically, Winslow claims that because marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states depleted ...

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The Harm Reduction Movement Needs to Rediscover Its Soul

Source : http://theinfluence.org/the-harm-reduction-movement-needs-to-rediscover-its-soul/ I participated in many discussions about harm reduction during the AIDS2016 conference in Durban last month. One panel, at the networking zone for people who use drugs, was organized by Harm Reduction International. Its title—“Left behind? The funding crisis facing harm reduction and the AIDS response among ...

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Smoking marijuana provides more pain relief for men than women

Source : http://www.psypost.org/2016/08/smoking-marijuana-provides-more-pain-relief-for-men-than-women-44457 Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana. Results of the study were recently published online in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. “These findings come at a time when more people, including women, are turning to the ...

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Methadone Treatment Issues

Source : www.csam-asam.org/methadoMethadone NIH Consensus Statement on the Effective Medical Treatment of Opiate Addiction CSAM Letter to Drug Court Judges on Methadone Methadone treatment for narcotic addiction was originally researched during the 1960’s. In the intervening 40 years, methadone has come to be recognized as the standard care for opiate ...

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Toronto council approves 3 supervised injection sites

Source : https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/07/14/toronto-council-approves-3-supervised-injection-sites.html Toronto city council has given its resounding support to the opening of three supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users. On Thursday, council voted 36-3 to back Board of Health recommendations to move forward with the proposed sites in existing community health centres on Queen St. W., ...

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