Stakeholders React to Proposed Regulation for Cannabis in Canada

As Health Canada publish their Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis and launch a 60-day public consultation, politicians, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders were quick to express their views on the matter. Entrepreneurs seem satisfied with this long awaited proposed regulation as recreational cannabis will be officially legal in a little over eight months, Dan … Continued

Durham Police to Stop Prosecuting ‘Low Level Dealers’

In an exclusive interview with the Mail on Sunday, Durham police chief constable Mike Barton revealed his plan to stop prosecuting drug addicts and ‘low level dealers’. The controversial plan, coming into effect next month, implies the Durham police will stop prosecuting small dealers, who usually face a minimum of 18 months in prison. Instead they … Continued

Anyone’s Child Mexico i-doc Review

Launched in April 2017, Transform’s ‘Anyone’s Child Mexico’ campaign enables victims of the country’s devastating drug war to tell personal stories via a free telephone line. Voices of pain, anger, fear and courage pervade the poignant anecdotes. The innovative way in which campaign coordinator Jane Slater has collated audio, visual, and textual content (in the … Continued

Was ‘Hot Topic’s’ a HIT?

  Now in its seventh year, the HIT ‘Hot Topics’ Conference on harm reduction took place on November 10th at Lutyens Crypt in Liverpool. In the context of rising drug related deaths, treatment cuts, novel psychoactive drugs and rising chemsex population harm reduction is more important than ever. From my experience of working in treatment … Continued

Watching the Canadian Cannabis Industry Evolve

Lamps, fertilisers, harvesting tools and security devices, inventory software, storage containers and testing equipment – such products are already used by the black market in every country where cannabis is classified as an illegal drug. And yet last weekend here in Niagara, Ontario, for a special conference and expo were the black market’s mainstream counterparts and … Continued