20 states report pot legalization measures in 2016 election

Source : http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2016/02/18/20-states-report-pot-legalization-measures-in-2016-election/ Voters in 20 U.S. states could potentially legalize some form of cannabis use in the November 2016 election — part of a historic backlash to the century-old war on marijuana. According to Ballotpedia, the encyclopedia of American politics, activists have submitted ballot measures for public vote in: Arizona, ...

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Lift the Ban: Kofi Annan on Why It’s Time To Legalize Drugs

Source : http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/kofi-annan-on-why-drug-bans-are-ineffective-a-1078402.html Drugs are dangerous, but current narcotics policies are an even bigger threat because punishment is given a greater priority than health and human rights. It’s time for regulations that put lives and safety first, argues former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In my experience, good public policy is best ...

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Naloxone kits distributed to Metro Vancouver homeless shelters

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/naloxone-kits-shelters-fentanyl-1.3454839 Starting this week some homeless shelters and drop-in sites across Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster and the North Shore will be armed with Naloxone, an injection that can revive a drug user if they’ve overdosed on fentanyl or other opioids. As part of a pilot project, Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health are ...

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A toxic drug, more powerful than fentanyl, hits the streets in Alberta

Source : http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/a-new-drug-more-toxic-that-fentanyl-hits-the-streets-in-alberta/ How an Alberta professor’s good research was used to create an ultra-toxic drug, decades after he shelved it Calgary police never really wanted the answer to the question: what can possibly be more deadly than fentanyl? After all, the drug had emerged from virtual obscurity to become Alberta’s worst ...

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Heroin prescriptions help Vancouver addicts rebuild their lives

Source : http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/02/17/heroin-prescriptions-help-vancouver-addicts-rebuild-their-lives.html A B.C. Supreme Court decision allowing staff at a Vancouver addiction clinic to prescribe heroin is producing positive results, and advocates want to see the program expand across the country. At their regular Saturday morning meeting, a group of heroin addicts runs through an agenda posted on the ...

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L’Alberta dévoile sa trousse d’intervention pour lutter contre les surdoses de fentanyl

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2016/02/17/010-alberta-pharmacie-trousse-gratuite-surdose-fentanyl.shtml Les services de santé de l’Alberta ont présenté la toute première trousse gratuite qui permettra d’intervenir lors d’une surdose de fentanyl. La trousse contient notamment de la naloxone, un médicament permettant de stabiliser un patient en surdose. L’année dernière, 272 personnes sont mortes des suites d’un usage excessif de fentanyl, ...

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