UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cannabis-legality-uk-government-finally-admits-marijuana-has-a-medicinal-effect-a7355941.html The government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has found that Cannabidiol (CBD) has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions” when administered to humans, in a potential milestone in the campaign to legalise cannabis and bring about evidence-based laws regarding drugs. The review ...

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Could marijuana sales save Canada Post in digital age?

Source : https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/09/12/could-marijuana-sales-save-canada-post-in-digital-age.html Could legalizing pot save Canada Post? Canadians looking to use recreational marijuana could help boost the post office’s revenues and be part of the answer to its financial woes, a new report suggests. “Through its currently unparalleled national delivery network, Canada Post stands to capture a large ...

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Québec débloque 12 millions pour des centres d’injection supervisée à Montréal

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/Montreal/2016/09/28/003-centres-injection-supervisee-montreal-quebec-12-millions.shtml Le gouvernement du Québec investira plus de 12 millions de dollars sur trois ans pour l’implantation de centres d’injection supervisée à Montréal. Il s’agira des premiers endroits du genre au Québec. Une partie de cette somme servira à aménager les locaux de ces centres. On souhaite ainsi qu’ils ...

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Marijuana legalization is leading in every state where it’s on the ballot this November

Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/05/marijuana-legalization-is-leading-in-every-state-where-its-on-the-ballot-this-november/ Marijuana advocates are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 campaign with the wind at their backs as the latest polling shows legalization measures currently favored by voters in all five states where they’re on the ballot. This is something of a reversal from just a ...

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Canada now allows prescription heroin in severe opioid addiction cases

Source : http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/09/07/canada-now-allows-prescription-heroin-in-severe-opioid-addiction-cases.html Health Canada has amended regulations allowing doctors to prescribe heroin to people who are severely addicted to opioids. The government says the country is facing an opioid overdose crisis and health-care providers need help in treating patients suffering from chronic dependency. The change to the former Conservative government’s ...

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Heroin OD deaths more common during recovery

Source : http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/10/22/heroin-od-deaths-more-common-during-recovery/92456144/ Bange was aware of some of the medications that she could have used to help with cravings and withdrawal, Karen Cunningham said, adding she believes that Bange used a medication, possibly Suboxone, at some point in her recovery. Bange stopped because she considered it a « a Band-Aid, » Karen ...

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