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Toronto overdose deaths jump dramatically

Source : http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/09/21/toronto-overdose-deaths-jump-dramatically.html A 41% rise in nine years is blamed in part on increasing use of heroin and fentanyl. Peter Leslie remembers that late spring day well. While standing in the lobby of a Parkdale apartment building, someone told him a man was overdosing on heroin upstairs. Leslie rushed into ...

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Methadone program pioneer now says program isn’t working

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/methadone-program-pioneer-now-says-program-isn-t-working-1.3234892 A man who helped start the province’s methadone program says he no longer thinks methadone is a good way to treat narcotics addictions. « Get off drugs, get involved with long-term treatment and counselling. That’s where I think money would be better spent, » said Ron Fitzpatrick, executive director of ...

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Marijuana prohibition can do more harm than good, doctors tell federal parties

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/marijuana-pot-legalize-cmaj-1.3236904 If Canada’s new government chooses to legalize marijuana beyond medical use then it should get into the business of controlling its supply and sale to prevent the rise of a « Big Cannabis, » addiction specialists say. Cannabis policy could be an issue ahead of October’s federal election. The governing ...

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Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

Source : http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/15/colorado-just-became-the-first-state-in-history-to-collect-more-taxes-from-marijuana-than-alcohol/ No state has ever generated more tax revenue from marijuana than alcohol—until now. The Colorado Department of Revenue, according to recently released figures, just brought in $70 million in taxes relating to marijuana, compared to less than $42 million for alcohol taxes, over the course of a year. ...

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Le naloxone, un antidote efficace contre le fentanyl

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2015/09/14/004-fentanyl-naloxone-antidote-services-sante-alberta.shtml Services de santé Alberta affirme que des trousses d’un produit médical appelé naloxone ont sauvé la vie d’au moins quatre personnes qui ont souffert d’une surdose de fentanyl à Calgary au cours de l’été. Près d’une centaine de trousses de naloxone ont été distribuées à des patients dans le ...

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Ottawa threatens to bypass VPD and send in RCMP to bust Vancouver marijuana dispensaries

Source : http://www.straight.com/news/528131/ottawa-threatens-bypass-vpd-and-send-rcmp-bust-vancouver-marijuana-dispensaries The Vancouver Police Department is playing it cool in response to the suggestion the RCMP could be on its way into the City of Vancouver to shut down marijuana dispensaries. « We have a great working relationship with the RCMP,” VPD Const. Brian Montague told the Straight. “I’ll let ...

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