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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:58:44 -0800

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:10:02 GMT

 



CN NS: Column: Dope? Nope!

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Amherst News, 02 Feb 2018 - Sometimes so little is going through my head that if Ralph were to say something, I'd actually have room to listen to him. Those few times that's happened also seems to be my week to write an article which then leaves me scrambling.



CN BC: Vancouver Blazes Psychedelic Research Trail

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 01 Feb 2018 - Decades after Canada abandoned the field, the B.C. Centre on Substance Use is investigating the benefits of drugs like MDMA and psilocybin In 2011, Gerald Thomas was invited to an Indigenous community in a remote area of British Columbia. Working for the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., he was one of a small team of scientists who observed 12 people take ayahuasca, an Amazonian mixture that induces vivid visual and auditory hallucinations as well as deep emotional and intellectual reflection.



CN ON: Group Urges Safe Use Of Psychedelic Substances

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 25 Jan 2018 - In the hope of spreading awareness of the therapeutic benefits of MDMA, commonly known as ecstacy, one local psychotherapist is encouraging Kingstonians to explore and discuss the opportunities of psychedelic drugs. "MDMA is an empathogen, it gives you more empathy and self-compassion, and so when you're in therapy with it you can look at your trauma with a little bit more openness," Richard Tyo, a registered psychotherapist and member of the Kingston Psychedelic Society, said on Wednesday. "It can really accelerate a lot of therapy."



CN BC: MDMA-Assisted Therapy Trials To Begin Final Phase

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 22 Jan 2018 - Vancouver is one of 16 locations where clinicians hope to use the drug to transform trauma treatment Ed Thompson remembers the helplessness he felt each of the thousands of times his twin daughters would turn blue and go lifeless in his arms.



CN AB: Pot Plan Gaining Approval

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Fort McMurray Today, 19 Dec 2017 - Albertans high on province's marijuana plans: Poll Most Albertans support the provincial government's proposed regulations for legalized marijuana, according to a new Insights West poll. Almost two-thirds of respondents to the online poll agree with the decision to prevent pot stores from selling alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceuticals, while 77 per cent favour setting 18 as the legal age for buying marijuana.



US MD: Kratom: An Old Plant Sparks A New Challenge

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 16 Dec 2017 - When Anne Arundel police seized 158 grams of kratom, a plant from Southeast Asia used medicinally for centuries, it was the first time it was seized in a county investigation, according to police. Officers arrested Michaela Elizabeth Gran, 21, and Chase Seven Gran, 23, both of Glen Burnie, on Tuesday after they said the two were found with small amounts of narcotics as well as the 158 grams of kratom. Its seizure caused some confusion, as the drug is legal in Maryland and can be bought for $1 for a pill-sized capsule in local smoke shops. That, and how many people have ever heard of kratom?



US OH: UT Researchers Study Effects Of Ecstasy On The Brain

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 04 Dec 2017 - For someone caught up in the heat of the moment at a local dance club or rave scene, taking ecstasy may not seem like a life-changing event. But as studies have shown, this decision may indeed be life-altering. A frequent consequence of taking ecstasy is a trip to the hospital. This is because the short-term effects of ecstasy can produce life-threatening increases in temperature and heart rate, and hallucinations.



CN ON: 'It's Not A One-Person Job'

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 01 Dec 2017 - First co-ordinator of drugs strategy says community role key to success As the first co-ordinator of a plan to address local drug use, Lacey DaSilva knows she has been handed a weighty task. The Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy, officially launched earlier this month, sets out goals to delay or prevent substance abuse and keep those already using safe and healthy.



CN BC: Fentanyl Dealer Says Demand For Deadly Drug Is Driving Market

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver Courier, 30 Nov 2017 - Vancouver comic Mark Hughes interviews fentanyl dealer as part of recently launched podcast Death has been a constant in Kyle's life for 25 years. It's a narrative that goes hand in hand with his lifestyle, and shows no signs of abating.