UPDATED: More than 130 people in B.C. died of illicit drug overdoses in July
August 22, 2018 | The Ashcroft-cache Creek Journal

There were 134 overdose deaths due to illicit drug overdoses in July, as the latest data from the BC Coroners Service show how volatile the opioid crisis can be. The deaths mark a 12-per-cent increase over the same month last year, and a 25-per-cent uptick from June. It equates to four deaths per da...

St. Paul’s hospital pushes for change in approach to addiction treatment
August 22, 2018 | The Star

VANCOUVER—Physicians and staff at Vancouver’s century-old St. Paul’s hospital are pushing for changes in how addiction is understood, both in the medical community and in the city writ large. Seonaid Nolan, medical director for the addiction program at St. Paul’s, said her views on how hospi...

International Overdose Awareness Day 2018 will see Vancouver call for steps beyond harm reduction
August 21, 2018 | The Straight

The event scheduled for August 31 is one of a series around the world in response to an epidemic of drug-overdose deaths that is increasingly global Five years into an epidemic of drug-overdose deaths that shows no sign of abating, Tabitha Montgomery concedes that advocates like her are frustrated. ...

Legal Pot Will Mean a Boom in Canadian Cannabis Research
August 20, 2018 | The Tyee

For decades in Canada, cannabis has been a controlled substance in the eyes of the government and as tough for legitimate scientists to obtain as other illegal drugs. Scientists and researchers must obtain an exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to use cannabis for re...

Why cannabis vape pens and concentrates will not be allowed for recreational marijuana
August 13, 2018 | CBC News

Cannabis vape pens can be found in several dispensaries across Vancouver. But after Oct.17, cannabis concentrates and vape pens will not be allowed for recreational marijuana. Vape pens allow cannabis users to ingest concentrated extracts from the cannabis plant. Cannabis concentrates usually consis...

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