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Published: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:28:24 -0700

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CN ON: City's Ranking 'Wake-Up Call'

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 16 Sep 2017 - Report puts Brantford at top in province for emergency room visits due to opioid poisoning, A report putting Brantford at the top of the provincial list for emergency room visits due to opioid overdoses is a "wake-up call," says Ruth Gratton.

CN ON: Jimi Hendrix's Best Christmas Present Ever

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 17 Sep 2017 - After getting arrested at Pearson for drug possession, trial was like a 'nightmare' for legendary star In 1969, legendary rock musician Jimi Hendrix declared Canada had given him "the best Christmas present" when a Toronto jury acquitted him of drug possession charges.

CN ON: Editorial: Decriminalize All Drugs? Not A Bad Idea

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 16 Sep 2017 - NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh's recent promise that, as prime minister, he would move quickly to drop criminal penalties for possession or purchase of small amounts of all drugs will no doubt seem radical to many. Broad-based decriminalization would be a stark reversal after decades of increasingly punitive policies. And this would certainly add a layer of complication to the already-complicated task of legalizing marijuana, which Ottawa and the provinces are struggling to do by next summer. The Trudeau government's current position on decriminalization is understandable: Ottawa already has its hands full with pot.

CN SN: Legalization Looming

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 14 Sep 2017 - Province turns to citizens for consultation on how marijuana should be sold in Saskatchewan Love it or hate it, legislation that legalizes pot in Canada is coming. The provincial government launched a survey last week, seeking the public's response to questions ranging from where and how marijuana should be sold, to a minimum age for users, and priorities when it comes to enforcement and education. These are some of the top concerns for users, sellers, legislators, and law enforcement alike.

CN ON: Larkin Says New Pot Law Brings 'A Lot Of Worry'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 14 Sep 2017 - Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin says police are gearing up for the July 1 deadline when pot will be legal in Canada but he says there is "trepidation and worry" about the upcoming law. Larkin, who is president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, said any new legislation and public policy brings "a lot of trepidation" and "a lot of worry."

CN QU: Edu: Editorial: McGill Cannot Ignore The Fentanyl Crisis

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The McGill Daily, 11 Sep 2017 - Content Warning: drug use and overdose Last week, public health officials in Montreal warned of an imminent fentanyl crisis that poses a serious risk to the city's drug users. Fentanyl is an opioid prescribed to relieve chronic pain, but its intensity is 40 times that of heroin, and its toxicity 100 times that of morphine. Fentanyl can be found in opiates, as well as party drugs such as cocaine, PCP, and MDMA. Because it's often present without the consumer's knowledge, it can easily cause a fatal overdose. In British Columbia, 706 overdose deaths from January to July 2017 involved fentanyl. In Montreal, there have been 24 confirmed drug overdose cases since the beginning of August 2017. Faced with this growing public health crisis, the McGill community must waste no time in supplying the tools and information necessary to keep students safe.

Canada: Feds Green-Light $274 Million For Policing Efforts

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 09 Sep 2017 - OTTAWA - The Trudeau government has earmarked just over $274 million to support policing and border efforts associated with the plan to legalize recreational marijuana use. The government said Friday it is committing $161 million of the money to train front-line officers in how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug-impaired driving, provide access to drug screening devices and educate the public.

UK: Teen Died After Five Bags Of Ecstasy 'Exploded' In Her

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Post, 05 Sep 2017 - A teenage law student from Britain died while on holiday in Ibiza after five bags of ecstasy exploded in her stomach, an inquest heard. Rebecca Brock, 18, was discovered with a pool of blood next to her head in a hotel room after traveling to the party island for a friend's birthday.

CN BC: Feds Not Looking To Decriminalize Illicit Drugs

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 08 Sep 2017 - VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has closed the door on decriminalizing illicit drugs to combat a national overdose crisis but British Columbia's addictions minister says unprecedented deaths are a "wake-up call" to reconsider that stance. Trudeau said decriminalization is not the approach Canada will take to deal with deadly overdoses often involving the opioid fentanyl.