Vancouver doctor wins prestigious award
March 31, 2010 | Westender

Despite the federal government’s continued opposition to Insite, the Downtown Eastside facility that offers a medically supervised injection environment for drug users, one of its founding principal investigators has received a top honour from the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) for ...

Canadians ‘ahead of politicians’ on marijuana laws
March 26, 2010 | The Province

Canadians are ahead of their federal politicians on the issue of liberalizing marijuana laws, according to two high-profile lawmakers from BC With Californians heading to the polls in November to decide whether possession of a small amount of marijuana should be legal, a similar law in Canada is not...

CBC: Interview with Dr. Evan Wood
March 24, 2010 | CBC News

On March 23, the Urban Health Research Initiative at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS released new research about the relationship between police crackdowns and drug violence. Evan Wood is the initiative’s Co-Director. He’s also the co-author of the new report called, Effect of D...

Drug-crime crackdown seen as harmful
March 24, 2010 | The Montreal Gazette

The Conservative government’s efforts to crack down on drug crimes may do more harm than good, a recent report suggests. The study released yesterday from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS concludes that stepping up the enforcement of drug laws is unlikely to reduce gang v...

War on drugs’ backfiring badly: UBC report
March 23, 2010 | The Province

Canada’s “war on drugs” has done nothing to stop the supply of street drugs and is actually increasing drug-related violence. This is among the controversial findings of a University of BC report, to be released today in Ottawa, that has backing from “across a political spect...

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