Month: May 2022

BC to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs for three years – My PG Now

► Listen Live► Listen LiveStarting on January 31st, 2023, a three-year exemption will take effect that will decriminalize small amounts of certain illicit substances.That includes opioids (including heroin, morphine, fentanyl, and others), cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA.The exemption has been granted under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. (CDSA)“The shocking number of lives lost to the

Over a billion methamphetamine tabs seized in East and Southeast Asia – UN News

SubscribeAudio HubMore than one billion methamphetamine tablets were seized in East and Southeast Asia last year, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has warned.The staggering drugs haul across the vast region is further proof that illicit manufacturing there continues to expand unchecked, with “extreme volumes of methamphetamine” in production, along with a decreasing number of new

New drug worsening Chicago's opioid overdose crisis – AustinTalks

AustinTalks (http://austintalks.org/2022/05/new-drug-worsening-chicagos-opioid-overdose-crisis/) Local public health officials say a new illicit drug is helping drive a record number of opioid overdose deaths in Chicago. And unlike the drug fentanyl, the effects of xylazine – an animal tranquilizer – can’t be reversed with Narcan.Narcan, a medicine that anyone can give to reverse an overdose, should still be