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Toronto police make a record multi-million dollar drug and gun seizure

A man with no previous criminal history has been charged in one of the biggest single gun and drug arrests in Toronto. Police say that 22 Division learned of drug trafficking in an otherwise peaceful neighbourhood in the municipality of »

Health, Politics, Society

Vancouver votes to decriminalize all drugs, a first for Canada

On Wednesday Vancouver city council voted unanimously to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs within city limits.  The move comes as a result of years of suggesting that criminal charges only keep the problem, and addictions in the »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Taking a different perspective on world drug problem

The respected and influential medical journal The Lancet, recently published a series of researched articles on the world illicit drug situations. The purpose was to begin to change the perceptions around illicit drug use and develop evidence-based policies in dealing »

Health, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Extremely deadly opioid willingly exported by Chinese companies

There has been a rash of deaths across Canada and thousands worldwide as the extremely powerful synthetic opioid, fentanyl, has made its way into street drugs. Fentanyl can be up to 50 times stronger than heroin. Recently an even deadlier »

Health, Society

Drug for elephants lethal for illicit users

While fentanyl is causing a sharp increase in overdoses and deaths among illicit drug users in Canada, a new drug is appearing called carfentanil that is far more potent. The U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information lists carfentanil as being 100 »