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Published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:09:31 -0700

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CN ON: Editorial: Dealer's Sentence The Right Approach

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 21 Jul 2017 - An eight-year prison sentence doled out at the Ottawa courthouse earlier this week was a refreshing indication that the judiciary can get it right - at least on drug crimes. Routinely, judges seem to give out-of-touch, soft-on-crime rulings that shock common-sense Canadians. But in a recent case, Ontario Court Justice Ann Alder was uncompromising, throwing the book at a local fentanyl dealer.

Uruguay: Getting High In Uruguay Now Means Just A Stop At The

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 19 Jul 2017 - MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - The rules are a bit of a buzzkill. Drug users must officially register with the government. Machines will scan buyers' fingerprints at every purchase, and there are strict quotas to prevent overindulgence. But when Uruguay's marijuana legalization law takes full effect on Wednesday, getting high will take a simple visit to the pharmacy.

CN AB: Majority Of Drugs Seized By Alert Is Marijuana

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 17 Jul 2017 - Of the $8.65 million in illegal drugs the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) pulled off of Alberta's streets, well over half of it was marijuana. "Marijuana remains highly profitable for organized crime," said Insp. Dave Dubnyk with ALERT. "It's traded for other drugs, used for financing illegal enterprises."

CN SN: Column: Drug Talk Now A Family Essential

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 15 Jul 2017 - The lethal danger of fentanyl is becoming well-known. No one knows precisely how many people die per year in Canada from opioid overdoses. Last year, there were 922 opioid overdose deaths in B.C. alone, and more than 340 overdose deaths in Alberta were specifically from fentanyl. While Saskatchewan numbers are much smaller and their official count is unclear at this point, the drug's lethal toll may well be on the rise in this province as well; it is clearing coming east from the coast and from Alberta. Fentanyl is a pain killer, once used solely in veterinary treatment of large animals. It is an opiate, used effectively by medical specialists, especially surgeons, but used inappropriately, it is very dangerous. Unfortunately the drug is also used illicitly as a mood-modifying, recreational drug. It is often used unknowingly by youth, or with careless abandon on an experimental basis, after being acquired on its own through illicit street transactions or laced into other drugs. It is also used by intensely addicted individuals living a lifestyle expressing an intention of gradual suicide.

US FL: Real-Time Drug Tests At Music Festivals Show 'Molly' Often

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Orlando Sentinel, 12 Jul 2017 - 'MOLLY' Scientists, public health experts and volunteers working with them have started to show up at music festivals, concerts, raves and other public gatherings where illicit drugs are frequently used. Equipped with special chemical testing kits, they help attendees test pills and powder for purity in real time so people can make better informed decisions about whether to take them.

CN BC: Column: Why Addicts Still Play Russian Roulette With Fentanyl

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 11 Jul 2017 - "People doing drugs now are dope-sick and it's so painful, you'd rather die." - Constance Barnes, Overdose Prevention Society The day you read this column, four people in British Columbia will die of a drug overdose, two-thirds due to the powerful opioid fentanyl.

UK: Ecstasy Being Studied As Treatment For Alcoholism

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Post, 03 Jul 2017 - Taking party drug ecstasy may help boozers break their addiction to alcohol. Scientists are set to carry out the first ever trial to see whether the controlled substance can help treat heavy drinkers.

CN MB: Drug Charges Tossed After Suspectsa Rights Violated

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 28 Jun 2017 - DRUG bust worth about a quarter of a million dollars has been tossed out of court because city police violated the charter rights of two men they detained and subjected to a warrantless search. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Sheldon Lanchbery dismissed all drug trafficking charges against Benjamin James White and Jaden Joshua Omeasoo earlier this month, after he ruled officers violated their rights every step of the way.

CN BC: Drug Users Need To Be Part Of Solution To Overdose Deaths

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 17 Jun 2017 - VANCOUVER - Drug users are the solution to addressing overdose deaths and providing services to people before they die alone, says a woman who attended a meeting of health professionals in Vancouver trying to develop new strategies to deal with a growing crisis in B.C. Karen Ward, a board member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, was among about 20 drug users who joined doctors, including the provincial health officer, and the chief coroner at the all-day meeting Friday.