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Today, the House of Commons passed Bill C-2, the Respect for Communities Act. Pretty title, but like so much Conservative legislation, the meaning of the title, like the bill, is cruelly ironic.
Convincing kids that they should stay away from weed can get tricky, the pediatricians acknowledge, especially as support for legalization grows.
Researchers say the substances in synthetic cannabis are difficult to identify and constantly changing, making both treatment and law enforcement difficult
We look at the growing movement for drug decriminalization that is moving ahead in the United States and being amplified by former heads of state from around the around.
CANNABIS CULTURE - With the Golden State's legislative clock ticking down toward session's end, two harm reduction measures have been approved this week. One would expand access to sterile syringes; the other would expand access to the overdose prevention drug naloxone.
Our guest is Amanda Reiman, Ph. D. MSW of the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare who will be discussing her research into the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Cannabis substitution is a harm reduction strategy which has proven highly successful with many individuals who have had severe problems with alcohol or other drugs.
Colorado legislators approved not one, but two measures aimed at reducing the harms of drug use this week. Both a syringe exchange bill and a naloxone provision bill passed the legislature and now head for the governor's desk.
France looks to be the latest European country to embrace the harm reduction practice of providing supervised injection sites, according to France 24 TV. Facilities could be open by year's end, said Health Minister Marisol Touraine.