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Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:42:45 -0800

Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:10:01 GMT


US: OPED: LSD To Cure Depression?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 13 Feb 2017 - Psychedelics, the fabled enlightenment drugs of the '60s, are making a comeback - this time as medical treatment. A recent study claimed that psilocybin, a mushroom-derived hallucinogenic, relieves anxiety and depression in people with life-threatening cancer. Anecdotal reports have said similar things about so-called microdoses of LSD.

CN ON: Overdoses Raise Fear Of Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 10 Feb 2017 - OHSWEKEN - Police say they are trying to determine whether cocaine laced with fentanyl is circulating on Six Nations after one man died of an overdose and a second man had to be rushed to hospital. Six Nations police Chief Glenn Lickers said in a statement Thursday that an investigation has been launched to determine the source of the suspect cocaine ingested by both men.

CN ON: RMC Blind Drug Test Called 'Good Assessment'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 09 Feb 2017 - Despite a completely clean campus always being the goal, top brass at Royal Military College are pleased with the results of a blind drug test conducted in mid-October that weren't exactly perfect. "Having now tangible, fact-based information is really great. It gives us a good assessment of the current situation," Brig.-Gen. Sean Friday, commandant of RMC, told the Whig-Standard on Wednesday. "The whole idea of a blind drug test is so that we can get actual information to see if our [Canadian Armed Forces] drug control program at large is succeeding or not."

CN ON: Set Up Safe Needle Site In London, Study Says

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 09 Feb 2017 - A startling dissection of drug use in London - with the personal illnesses and public ills exposed - has laid on the table a compelling case for a supervised injection site in the city. But the sticky questions of exactly where the site or sites should go, whether the city can take the other steps necessary to make a site worthwhile, and how crystal meth and fentanyl will play a role remain unanswered.

CN BC: Fernie Prepares For Fentanyl

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Free Press, 02 Feb 2017 - All first responders in the Fernie area are now equipped to take on a potential opioid crisis. Fernie Fire and Rescue were the last group in the area to become trained in opioid overdose situations by BC Emergency Health Services. The main area of focus for training was on Naloxone, the antidote for opioid overdoses.

CN NF: Deadly Drug Wave Ahead

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 30 Jan 2017 - Get ready for the worst, intervention counsellor warns province Andy Bhatti has spent the majority of his life surrounded by hard drugs. As an interventionist, he can talk to you eloquently about the dangers of drug use, quote Canadian statistics, and offer his ideas about what programs and services are needed in order to help drug users and stop overdoses.

CN BC: Drug Responders Meet PM

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 02 Feb 2017 - Last Sunday (January 29), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould sat down in Vancouver with a roomful of people on the frontlines of B.C.'S fentanyl crisis. Trudeau, who was in Vancouver for the Chinese New Year parade, attended the morning meeting at SUCCESS'S Pender Street offices in Chinatown. There were about a dozen stakeholders there for the private meeting at the social-services agency, including Vancouver's police and fire chiefs. Three points were repeated by just about everyone in attendance, according to interviews with five of those people.

CN BC: Editorial: Let's Come Down Hard On Pushers Of Fentanyl

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Now, 02 Feb 2017 - Finally some good news related to fentanyl. That is, there's now less of the deadly filth on the streets, since the Surrey RCMP recently busted three suspects and seized thousands of doses of illegal drugs.

CN ON: Sarnia Judge Rules Search Of Teen Unlawful

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 27 Jan 2017 - The search of a teenager by Sarnia police as a common practice for detained persons was ruled unlawful leading to dismissal of drug charges in Sarnia court this week. Sarnia police were raiding a family member's house in 2015 when the adult teenager was seen leaving the premise. The teenager was detained by an officer and asked if he had anything to harm an officer. The teen said he had cocaine and "weed." A search - which the officer testified was for officer safety - turned up cocaine and marijuana. Defence lawyer Luigi Perzia argued Wednesday there was a total absence of justification for an officer-safety search. He sought exclusion of the drug evidence due to a rights violation.