Archives for Opioids

British Columbia

Pot could be ‘exit drug’ for people with opioid addictions: study

CTV Vancouver Published Thursday, November 17, Everyone has heard marijuana described as a "gateway drug" to harder substances, but a new study suggests it could actually help people overcome serious addictions. A team from the University of British Columbia has found using pot can potentially aid some people who are…
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British Columbia

Premier Clark’s claim pot laced with fentanyl not true, say police

By Mike Laanela,  November 18, 2016 Clark's office says premier simply repeating info learned from VPD, RCMP, media and other emergency responders It's a claim that's been repeated so often — and now  all the way up to the office of 's premier — it's often assumed to be true. But police and health officials…
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Canadian Government

Medical experts urge Canada to declare public emergency over opioid crisis

y Kirsty Kirkup, The Canadian Press Nov 18, 2016 7:48 AM Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says root causes of overdose deaths must be examined Members of the medical community and front-line soldiers in Canada's opioid crisis are pressing the federal government to declare a national public health emergency. Dr. David…
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Health and Healing

A New, Unexpected Reason to Celebrate Legalizing Pot

By Julia Lurie Mother Jones Nov. 17, 2016 Marijuana's big win in the election could have some surprising side effects. Although President-elect Donald Trump took the spotlight last Tuesday night, the election was also a big win for another contested ballot item: marijuana. Voters legalized recreational marijuana in California, Nevada,…
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