The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado

Source : http://www.businessinsider.com/marijuanas-getting-cheaper-in-colorado-2016-9 Colorado’s weed is getting much cheaper. In October, the cost of a wholesale pound of cannabis was around $2,400 to $2,600. That price has almost been cut in half to between $1,400 and $1,600 last month, according to data from Tradiv, an online marijuana-distribution platform. « In less than ...

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Rauner OKs decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot

Source : http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-oks-decriminalizing-possession-small-amounts-pot/ Possession of small amounts of marijuana is now a civil offense across Illinois, punishable only by fines — not jail time. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation decriminalizing small amounts of pot on Friday, after vetoing a bill last year that sought to allow slightly larger amounts. ...

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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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The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold

Source : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/the-goal-of-legalized-cannabis-shouldnt-be-corporate-gold/article30924588/ Alan Young is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. He has worked with the federal government to recognize cannabis in the medical drug schedule and led a number of constitutional challenges on drug and morality laws.    For the past 25 years I ...

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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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