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Health and Healing

All Cannabis Use is Medicinal – Even if the user misidentified it as ‘recreational’

By Daniel Macris, founder and CEO of Halcyon Organics. The medical cannabis movement is sweeping through the nation with such momentum that even conservative legislators are evolving to see the benefits. All cannabis use appears imminent west of Colorado and north of Virginia while medical cannabis is plowing through the South.…
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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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Health Canada Reports Increasing Use of Cannabis and Cannabis Vaporization

November 17, 2016 by CMCC On November 9th, Health Canada released a report with its most recent data on tobacco, alcohol and drug use. The report compared the incidence of use of these materials in 2015 with a similar study done for 2013. Of particular interest to CMCC blog readers…
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Akwesasne

Native-made cigarettes are bringing wealth and disapproval to reserves

Tom Blackwell, National Post Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 Tucked away at the end of a narrow driveway, the factory is easy to miss, an anonymous blue metal box ringed by a towering green fence. Inside, however, a handful of workers are producing the controversial new lifeblood of Kahnawake Mohawk territory…
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Smoking cannabis ‘may help alcoholics to quit drinking’

Andy Wells 16 November 2016 Cannabis Scientists have claimed that smoking weed may actually help alcoholics kick their drinking habit for good. Despite cannabis being regarded by anti-drugs campaigners as a ‘gateway drug’ to more addictive and harder substances, experts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada think…
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Governance

“Indian Fighting” with Terrorism Laws

Time for the to Admit What It’s Doing—“Indian Fighting” with Terrorism Laws By John Kane, Sept 4, 2013 The Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act (CCTA) and its enhanced amendments through the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act* are supposed to be tools to fight organized crime, violence associated with the illicit…
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