Cannabis addiction is real

“You can’t get addicted to cannabis.” It’s a common belief that, at least anecdotally, I’ve long known isn’t true. I’ve watched a friend, fresh out of weed and desperate to get high, comb his carpet with a flashlight in hopes of finding tiny bits of bud. I’ve watched another friend, penniless from his daily toking … Continued

VIU cannabis panel

October 17, 2018 will mark the end of cannabis prohibition in Canada. We gathered folks from the Medical Cannabis Research Institute (MCRI), a nurse practitioner (NP), and a youth councillor (YC) and asked them some questions about cannabis. Medical cannabis will continued to be regulated by Health Canada and prescribed by medical professionals while recreational … Continued

Keeping opioid users alive

I am sick of my friends dying from preventable opioid overdoses. Opioid use disorder is a medical condition and should be treated as such. We don’t force people with diabetes to buy contaminated insulin off the street, so why do we force people with opioid use disorder to buy fentanyl-contaminated opioids off the street? According … Continued

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