Cannabis and UN Drug Conventions timeline

This time line draws on The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition that described the history of international control, how cannabis was included in the current UN drug control system and the subsequent defections by countries and states that have brought the international treaties to breaking point. As the UN ...

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Mom Overjoyed: “Medical Marijuana Saved My Son’s Life”

Source : http://www.thestonerscookbook.com/2016/03/05/mom-overjoyed-medical-marijuana-saved-my-sons-life/ Autism spectrum disorder is not an illness that will earn you a medical marijuana card in most states. Yet, parents are crying out for safe access and more research. Mothers like Mieko Perez (story below) claim that her son’s life is due to the success of medical cannabis. Others ...

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Why Ontario still has zero safe injection sites

Source : http://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/shared-values/why-ontario-still-has-zero-safe-injection-sites Itravenous drug users run the risk of higher rates of HIV and hepatitis infections, as well as the ever-present danger of overdose. A straightforward policy that could save lives and money across Canada, and has already been cleared by Canadian courts: supervised injection facilities. In a 2011 ...

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Cops Use Nasal Spray to Stop Heroin Overdose on Crowded Bus

Source : http://news.yahoo.com/watch-man-overdose-heroin-crowded-194900737.html Shocking video released by a Philadelphia-area police department shows a man injecting heroin on a crowded city bus, authorities say. It also shows the 25-year-old appearing to lose consciousness and fall to the floor. The edited footage, released by the Upper Darby Police Department, shows first responders administering ...

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Un pas de plus vers une plus grande accessibilité à un antidote contre les surdoses de drogue

Source : http://www.journaldequebec.com/2016/02/26/un-pas-de-plus-vers-une-plus-grande-accessibilite-dun-antidote-contre-les-surdoses-de-drogue À la suite de la vague de surdoses mortelles de fentanyl connue l’an dernier à Québec, le CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale a fait un pas de plus vers un projet pour rendre plus accessible la naloxone, ce médicament antidote pouvant sauver des vies. Une demande de financement pour ...

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