Vancouver’s drug-dispensing machine: Why it exists and how it works
January 17, 2020 | CBC News - BC

Health advocates say a safe supply of opioids is critical to help prevent people from overdosing on tainted street drugs. Now, a pilot project in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside provides some high-risk users with access to an automated machine that dispenses opioids prescribed by a doctor. CB...

Sweet treat? Chewy trauma? Digesting the details
January 10, 2020 | Winnipeg Free Press

At an undisclosed location somewhere in Winnipeg, a new candy factory is quietly nearing completion. When it’s done, the 50,000-square-foot facility will be a cornucopia of confectionery, pumping out chocolates and caramels, biscuits and cookies, chewing gum and gummies, all with one key ingredien...

People Visiting Safe Injection Sites Are Less Likely To Die Compared To Other Drug Consumers, Study Finds
January 06, 2020 | Marijuana Moment

As a growing number of Democratic presidential contenders are voicing support for harm reduction programs such as supervised injection facilities (SIFs), a recent study shows that these candidates are on the right track if they’re really interested in helping save the lives of people who use curre...

Considerations for healthier cannabis consumption
January 03, 2020 | Leafly

The new year is unofficially the best time for setting goals and intentions for the year to come. That could mean hitting the gym more often, eating less sugar or quitting smoking. It could also be a starting point for considering healthier cannabis consumption habits. Here are a few things to consi...

Family doctors should begin screening patients for alcohol addiction at age 12, B.C. guideline says
December 18, 2019 | CBC News - BC

Family doctors in British Columbia are being urged to annually screen every patient starting at age 12, in a move to prevent alcohol addiction, a leading cause of social and economic harms. The guideline developed by the BC Centre on Substance Use and endorsed by the province encourages primary-...

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