Revealed: The UK Government Ignored Its Own Experts’ Advice to Decriminalise Drugs
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1y ago
In 2016, for the first time, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs explicitly recommended decriminalising drug possession and use. The UK government ignored potentially life-saving advice from its own drug advisors, VICE can reveal. In December of 2016, confidential proposals by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) explicitly recommended the decriminalisation of drug use for the first time, by repealing possession and usage laws. It is understood that those recommendations were dismissed by the Home Office, despite expert consensus that drug decriminalisation coul ..read more
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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals Win a Minority Government, Again
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1y ago
After an incredibly unpopular election, the Liberals will be once again forming a government in Canada. By Mack Lamoureux TORONTO, CA Canadians have decided they will be maintaining the status quo as the Liberals have won a minority government, with Justin Trudeau remaining prime minister of Canada.  Results are still in flux, but the Liberals appear to have won about 156 seats, the same as they won in 2019. Trudeau addressed the country from Montreal early Tuesday morning, where he thanked the country for “sending him back to work” and appeared to address how unpopular the elec ..read more
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Jason Kenney’s Job Is in Danger. So He’s Firing People
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1y ago
The Alberta premier replaced his minister of health amid calls for Kenney, himself, to resign. It’s all happening as the province sinks deeper into the fourth COVID wave. By Anya Zoledziowski TORONTO, CA Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is ignoring calls to step down following a federal election outcome that’s especially devastating for his United Conservative Party, all while the province suffers from a preventable fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the Delta variant. On Monday, Canadians reelected Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to lead a minority government—again—after Conse ..read more
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A Nurse with PTSD Used Drugs to Self-Medicate. He’s Been Jailed for Three Years.
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1y ago
Pip Orchard suffered PTSD after working in refugee camps for six years. His family say his sentence is typical of Guernsey’s harsh justice system. By Rebecca Tidy The family of a nurse traumatised by working in Europe’s refugee camps has criticised his harsh imprisonment for drug offences. Pip Orchard, 29, was caught last August ordering around £165 worth of drugs – three grams of cocaine and 15 Xanax pills – over the internet to his home in Guernsey, an island off the coast of France.  In court, his defence team outlined how Orchard had suffered post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD ..read more
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Alberta (!) Is North America’s COVID Hotspot Now
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1y ago
A small town hosts a packed rodeo while Alberta sets new case records and Premier Jason Kenney suspends legislature. By Kevin Maimann Albertans flocked to a two-day rodeo protesting COVID-19 restrictions over the weekend as the province became North America’s No. 1 pandemic hotspot.  The province’s rate of daily case numbers has surpassed any state in the U.S. and nearly doubled the next closest province, Ontario, at 41.3 cases per 100,000, according to University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe, who tracks vaccination campaigns. Alberta’s active case count approached 23 ..read more
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People Don’t Want to Move to Alberta Anymore
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by @sadboy_57
1y ago
More Canadians are leaving Alberta than moving in as thousands of full-time jobs disappear. By Anya Zoledziowski TORONTO, CA Canadians don’t want to live in Alberta anymore. The province was once a popular spot for people, largely in the oil and gas sector, trying to make a large salary while enjoying reasonable living costs. But ever since oil crashed more than six years ago, significantly fewer people have moved to the province.World News According to Statistics Canada, the period between January and March 2021 signalled the fourth consecutive quarter in a row that reported more Canadia ..read more
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Jason Kenney Won’t Stop Defending the Architect of Residential Schools
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1y ago
As people mourn the lost lives of 215 children who were found buried under a residential school, Kenney defended the legacy of Canada’s first prime minister, calling him “imperfect” but a “great leader.” By Anya Zoledziowski TORONTO, CA As people across Canada grieve and contemplate ways to hold colonizers to account after the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found buried under a former residential school, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney again defended the former Canadian prime minister who created the residential school system.  It started when a reporter asked Kenney  ..read more
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Jason Kenney Can’t Even Get the $3M COVID Lottery Right
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by @sadboy_57
1y ago
After a year of confusing pandemic strategies from the Alberta premier, here’s another. By Kevin Maimann Canada’s least popular premier is having a rough time giving away $3 million as an incentive for vaccine-hesitant Albertans to get their COVID-19 shot. Alberta, the second province after Manitoba to launch a vaccine lottery, is home to some of the highest anti-vaccine sentiments in the country.  Kenney filmed a teaser video Saturday for the “Open for Summer Lottery” outside an Edmonton immunization clinic, where he lamented that people were not showing up to get the shot ..read more
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Creso Pharma Signs $2.5 Million Distribution Deal, Enters New Lucrative Asian Markets
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by @sadboy_57
1y ago
Source: Shutterstock Following a landmark decision by the country’s Government, Pakistan, with a population of over 216 million, has entered the multi-billion dollar CBD market Poised to capitalize on the massive new market opportunity, Creso Pharma has signed an exclusive distribution deal to bring the company’s innovative hemp-derived CBD products into Pakistan and the Philippines The deal will also see Creso look at additional potential target markets, with a total addressable market of approximately 750 million people, which includes Cambodia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Georgia ..read more
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Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana and Psychedelic Stock News Stories of the Week
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by @sadboy_57
1y ago
Source: Shutterstock Welcome to the Cannabis Countdown, the Legal Marijuana Industry’s Number One Curated Weekly News Recap. In This Week’s Edition, We Recap and Countdown the Top 10 Cannabis and Psychedelic Stock News Stories for the Week of May 10th – 16th, 2021. Without further ado, let’s get started. 10. Stay Clear of Aurora Cannabis, Says ATB Capital Aurora Cannabis Reported its Q3 2021 Results on Thursday, With the Company Showing Net Sales of $55.2 Million, Down From $73.5 Million a Year Earlier, and an Adjusted EBITDA Loss of $24.0 Million Compared to a Loss of $49.6 Million ..read more
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