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CANNABIS CULTURE – North America wide, we are in a opioid crisis. In every city and many small towns, people die everyday from overdoses of patented pharmaceutical drugs. In response, a growing movement of critical thinkers use cannabis to free themselves from addiction. While big pharmaceutical talking heads scoff at this anecdotal evidence, more andRead More

CANNABIS CULTURE – On many drug addiction programs, “abstinence” is the keyword. The reasoning? Perhaps something akin to “Using cannabis keeps you in a drug-using environment, and potentially makes you susceptible to using other drugs (gateway theory). Also, cannabis is a drug, and you cannot use drugs to get off other drugs.”

CANNABIS CULTURE – There’s been a lot of talk in the media about cannabis “overdoses” at public events like 420. This language, particularly as we face a continent wide opioid crisis, is entirely irresponsible. An overdose, is serious and tragic. People die from overdoses. And while, “greening out” can be a very unpleasant consequence ofRead More

CANNABIS CULTURE- America is experiencing the worst drug crisis in American history. Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are killing more than 28 thousand people a year, and the death toll is on the rise.

In the world of addiction and drug abuse Cannabis can be a very effective harm reduction tool and, as shown in a recent UBC study, it can also be an effective substitute for opioids and other “street drugs.” I learned this back in 2004 when I was running the “Vancouver school of drug war historyRead More