Items tagged with canada

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Legal changes cause questions for medical marijuana users [09.12.2011] The Tories omnibus crime legislation casts a shadow on the future of the medical marijuana program. The toughening of drug trafficking laws means tha ...
It's time to end the phoney war on drugs [29.11.2011] We are supposedly engaged in a "war on drugs." What war on drugs? A phoney war, because it provokes that which it proclaims to repress. Take three co ...
Dr. Evan Wood: There is nothing conservative about supporting marijuana prohibition [28.11.2011] Imagine an extremely expensive government policy proven to be completely ineffective at achieving its stated objectives. Consider also that whenever ...
Four former Vancouver mayors back call for an end to pot prohibition [23.11.2011] Four former Vancouver mayors have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to pot prohibition in Canada that they blame for rampant gang violence. Lar ...
Doctors refuse to OK marijuana use [01.11.2011] A decade after Canada legalized the medical use of marijuana, most doctors are still refusing to sign the declarations patients need to get legal acc ...
Legalizing pot would cut gang violence: experts [28.10.2011] A new coalition of high-profile health, academic and justice experts is mounting a campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana in British Columbia, a ...
Budding research may remove stigma around cannabis cultivation [20.10.2011] Two Canadian researchers hope their work — mapping the cannabis sativa genome — will get rid of the stigma which they say surrounds the cultivation o ...
Breaking the Silence [01.10.2011] This brief report outlines the links between cannabis prohibition in British Columbia (Canada) and the growth of organized crime and related violence ...
U.S. wanted Vancouver's supervised injection site closed [30.09.2011] A diplomatic cable shows U.S. officials opposed the Insite supervised injection site in Vancouver and wanted the federal and municipal governments to ...
B.C. drug injection clinic can stay open, Supreme Court rules [30.09.2011] The Supreme Court of Canada has opened the door to supervised drug injection clinics across the country in a landmark decision that ordered the feder ...
Medical marijuana law under review [29.09.2011] Health Canada began two days of closed-door talks Wednesday about changes to the controversial medical marijuana law that has faced legal challenges ...
Canada needs a more realistic public health approach to cannabis, study finds [23.09.2011] Canada's existing public health approach to cannabis use is unrealistic and should be adjusted to reflect the way the system approaches alcohol. An a ...
Bring back the free crack pipes [05.09.2011] When you hear that your government is helping addicts shoot up or smoke crack, it's normal to wonder: how can this possibly be good? Until recently, ...
Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Canada (LRCUG) [01.09.2011] More than one in ten adults – and about one in three young adults – report past year cannabis use in Canada. While cannabis use is associated with a ...
Free crack cocaine pipes enable the saving of lives [21.08.2011] In 2008, Safeworks, an outreach program of Alberta Health Services, began a harm reduction program aimed at mitigating the effects of sharing crack p ...
Free crack pipe service discontinued in Calgary [19.08.2011] A decision to stop a clean crack-pipe distribution program has disappointed those working to rehabilitate street addicts. Since 2008, Alberta Health ...
Drug users to receive crack pipes as part of pilot project [02.08.2011] Vancouver health officials will distribute new crack pipes to non-injection drug users this fall as part of a pilot project aimed at engaging crack c ...
Uptake, benefits of and barriers to safer crack use kit (SCUK) distribution programmes in Victoria, Canada [30.06.2011] Crack use is prevalent amongst street drug users in Canadian cities, and associated with severe drug use, health and social problems. Whilst few targ ...
Insite’s next battle: supervised inhalation [14.05.2011] Insite’s operators have twice applied for a federal health exemption to allow crack cocaine smokers to use the room – the request was rejected in 200 ...
No evidence to contradict studies that supervised drug injections save addicts’ lives [12.05.2011] Under tough judicial grilling, the Harper government conceded it had no evidence to counter scientific research showing supervised drug injections sa ...
Former mayors speak out for Insite [11.05.2011] Divided by politics but united by drug policy, five former Vancouver mayors have issued a last-minute plea to Ottawa to drop its appeal of earlier co ...
Globe editorial: Supervised injection for the sake of public health [11.05.2011] Vancouver’s supervised drug-injection clinic, Insite, saves lives and prevents human misery. Providing addicts with a safe, sterile place to inject h ...
The arguments for and against Vancouver’s supervised injection site [11.05.2011] When the Supreme Court of Canada convenes to consider Vancouver’s supervised injection site, it will hear detailed arguments that hinge on the fine p ...
Do crack smoking practices change with the introduction of safer crack kits? [30.04.2011] Crack smoking has increased in Vancouver despite the harms associated with its use. Many people who smoke crack share their equipment, thereby increa ...
It’s time to inject some Insite into this campaign [19.04.2011] For all the thunderous warnings about Stephen Harper’s hidden agenda, there has been remarkably little talk in this election about one of the few rea ...
Dying for a change on safe-injection site [18.04.2011] A health-care facility that saves lives and prevents the transmission of deadly diseases should be hailed as an innovative advancement in medical car ...
Vancouver's safe injection site cuts overdose deaths [18.04.2011] The number of drug-overdose deaths on Vancouver’s notorious downtown Eastside fell sharply after the opening of a safe injection site, new research s ...
Ruling brings optimism for medical marijuana users [14.04.2011] The Ontario Superior Court in Canada declared the rules that govern medical marijuana access and the prohibitions laid out in sections 4 and 7 of the ...
Marijuana's journey to legal health treatment [16.08.2009] In 2001, Canada became the first country to adopt a formal system to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana — the Marijuana Medical Access Regulatio ...
Cannabis Use in Canada [01.03.2009] Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in Canada, used by 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 students. Other forms of drug use (e.g., alcohol or injec ...
Distributing safer crack use kits in Canada [01.09.2008] A number of public health departments and community organizations in Canada distribute safer crack use kits to people who use crack cocaine. The kits ...
Lessons learned from the SCORE project [31.05.2008] The aim of this report is to provide key findings related to the SCORE project. It is our hope that the insights that we have gained may be of benefi ...
Safe injection site still not safe [30.05.2008] Ignoring all the scientific evidence, Canada Health Minister Tony Clement will move to close Canada's only sanctioned safe-injection site, announcing ...
Canada drug law contributes to the harm it seeks to prevent [28.05.2008] In a surprise ruling yesterday, the British Colombia Supreme Court supported Vancouver's experimental supervised injection clinic Insite - North Amer ...
UN: conflicting views on harm reduction [18.02.2008] Conflicting views and policies within the UN system on harm reduction have become a major concern. Consistency in messages is crucial especially wher ...
“I inject less as I have easier access to pipes” [30.04.2007] Among injection drug users (IDUs) in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, prevalence rates of HIV (20.6 percent) and hepatitis C HCV (75.8 percent) are amo ...
Displacement of Canada’s largest public illicit drug market in response to a police crackdown [10.05.2004] Law enforcement is often used in an effort to reduce the social, community and health-related harms of illicit drug use by injection drug users (IDUs ...
The Erratic Crusade of the INCB [18.02.2003] In the Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2002 that was released on February 26, the president of the Board, Dr. Philip O. Emafo ...

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