Prohibiting pot use in rentals could hurt opioid harm reduction efforts in Saskatoon
July 17, 2018 | CBC

Opioid users using medical marijuana as treatment for addiction. No link yet to suggest effectiveness The executive director of AIDS Saskatoon sees his clients using marijuana as a tool to fight a more harmful addiction to opiates. Jason Mercredi said he believes in pot as a harm reduction measure. ...

Research Breakthroughs: Overdose Crisis Intervention
July 17, 2018 | St Pauls Foundation

Vancouver Foundation steps up for the community in a time of crisis, making significant donations to support the work of the BC Centre on Substance Use As BC grapples with the fentanyl crisis, opioid-related overdoses have become the province’s leading cause of unnatural death. The BC Centre on Su...

South Surrey businessmen get a taste of pot legalization
July 11, 2018 | Peace Arch News

Probus Club of White Rock South Surrey invites researcher for a presentation A curious group of more than 50 businessmen cleared the haze on cannabis legalization Wednesday after hearing from an expert on what regulated pot will mean, generally, for them and the country. Probus Club of White Rock &a...

Canada’s housing crisis reinforces violence against poor women
July 10, 2018 | The Conversation

Canadian cities are in the throes of an unprecedented housing crisis. Lax housing policies and lending practices, along with a previously non-existent national housing strategy have converged, contributing to record-level housing and rental prices. Cities such as Toronto and Vancouver are most affec...

A Mother’s Struggle: If severe addicts don’t want help, should the law allow forced treatment to try to save their lives?
July 08, 2018 |

Christian DeSousa has just entered a treatment centre in B.C.’s Interior after a horrendous eight-year journey with drugs that led him to the streets, hospitals and jails — and, his mother feared, would have ended at the morgue. Because for the last three years of Christian’s downward spiral, ...

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