Feu vert à trois sites d’injection supervisée à Montréal

Source : http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/sante/491007/feu-vert-pour-trois-sites-d-injection-supervises-a-montreal Montréal aura trois sites fixes de consommation de drogue supervisée à Montréal, a fait savoir lundi la ministre fédérale de la Santé, Jane Philpott, après avoir accordé les exemptions légales requises. Ces sites, qui seront situés dans Ville-Marie et Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, en plein coeur de la métropole, vont s’ajouter aux ...

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British Medical Journal calls for legalisation of drugs

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/war-on-drugs-british-medical-journal-heroin-cannabis-cocaine-a7417171.html The British Medical Journal has called for the legalisation of illicit drugs for the first time. Prohibition laws have failed to curb either supply or demand, reduce addiction, cut violence or reduce profits for organised crime, the journal argued, saying the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ had been ...

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Health minister says a change to Harper’s anti-Insite law likely needed to meet rising overdose deaths

Source : http://www.straight.com/news/826771/health-minister-says-change-harpers-anti-insite-law-likely-needed-meet-rising-overdose Since fentanyl arrived on Canadian streets and illicit-drug overdose deaths began to skyrocket, cities across Canada have attempted to open supervised-injection sites like the one called Insite, which has operated in the Downtown Eastside since 2003. No city—including Vancouver, which has sought to open additional sites—has yet ...

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Obama: Federal Prohibition Not ‘Tenable’ After State Marijuana Votes

Source : http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2016/11/obama-federal-prohibition-not-tenable-after-state-marijuana-votes/ President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good news is is that after this referenda, to some degree it’s gonna call the question, because if in fact it passed in ...

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Medicinal marijuana is now legal to grow in Australia

Source : https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/33047529/medicinal-marijuana-is-now-legal-in-australia/#page1 Budding cannabis producers can now apply for a licence to legally grow the crop in Australia, for medicinal use only. The Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act 2016, which came into effect on Sunday, allows businesses to apply for a licence to cultivate cannabis or manufacture cannabis products for ...

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