Venerable Councilor Kerry Jang, I am an East Vancouver resident with concerns regarding Federal Regulation of Cannabis.
While opioid pain relievers offer critical benefits to certain patients, such as those with cancer-related pain, the rise of opioid prescriptions has had devastating public health consequences.
With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant:
Forty-four people have overdosed after using a chemically engineered marijuana imitation.
CANNABIS CULTURE - With the Golden State's legislative clock ticking down toward session's end, two harm reduction measures have been approved this week. One would expand access to sterile syringes; the other would expand access to the overdose prevention drug naloxone.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse released an eyebrow-raising statement to PolitiFact on Monday, denying that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol.
As an ex-junkie, I know how harmful addiction is.
One European government says it could help reduce overdose rates by shifting a culture of injectors toward a safer method of use.
An Atlanta-area man was killed in a drug raid over the weekend, and a coroner's report shows that a pregnant Georgia teenager died after trying to hide drugs during a traffic stop earlier this year.
An epidemic of Oxycodone abuse has struck America in the last decade, but as law enforcement locked up street pushers and corrupt doctors, the DEA gave Big Pharma the go-ahead.