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'Budtenders' arrested for drug trafficking speak about working at pot dispensaries

Nova Coates recognized the armed man in the black balaclava as soon as he burst into her Bank Street store.

The clerk had served him as one of her “patients” at the Weeds Glass & Gifts marijuana dispensary. 1,033 more words

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Reader Letter: Health Canada should fund promising cancer research

U of W team finds lab cancer killer; Compounds synthesized to mimic properties of the spider lily plan, by Brian Cross, Feb. 23

Congratulations to the research team at the University of Windsor on discovering another promising alternative to chemotherapy with its devastating side-effects. 187 more words


Calgary man suffers 3rd degree burns after e-cigarette battery explodes in pocket

A Calgary man is recovering from severe burns after an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket Friday night.

Terrence Johnson and his wife Rachel Rex were leaving a restaurant after having dinner, when Johnson was injured by flames that burst out from his pants pocket. 323 more words


Deadly W-18 found in heroin seized from Surrey

RCMP have confirmed the presence of lethal W-18 in drugs seized in Surrey.

W-18 is a powerful opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl. It was previously discovered in… 324 more words


Doing the Lord's work: 'I have a defibrillator. Why wouldn't I have naloxone?'

Ottawa pharmacist Mark Barnes has been an evangelist about getting naloxone into the hands of more people.

So it was a match made in heaven when Barnes learned that Rev. 576 more words

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Number of medical marijuana users soars across Canada, now almost 130K

TORONTO – The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago. 201 more words


Ottawa suggests banning smoking in apartments or condos and cigarette sales to anyone under 21

The federal government is proposing to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21 and ban smoking on college campuses or inside condo and apartment buildings as part of a new drive to dramatically curb smoking rates. 719 more words