Addiction experts decry ban on cannabis sales in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

published on April 25, 2019 by Yvette Brend in CBC News (BC)

Cannabis was legalized in Canada last year, but that hasn’t made it easier for people who want to buy weed on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Health workers and addiction experts say new municipal rules and licensing regimes are leaving people at the epicentre of the country’s opioid crisis with no legal options if they want to use cannabis, which can help them kick more dangerous drugs.

New local research has shown that cannabis use can help drug users sleep, detox and even transition to less deadly addictions…

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