A comment on marijuana legalisation

A comment on marijuana legalisation As many of you are aware the Canadian government has agreed to legalize marijuana. Subsequently, it has caused much controversy by a wide variety of organisations. From school boards to health care providers to human resources to insurance companies and drug rehab centers just to name a few. All have a say in this complex issue. Though there are limited benefits to the legalisation of marijuana, it is a matter of time before this solution starts generating new problems. In fact, this is exactly what it’s doing. Many of the above-mentioned interest groups are concerned about the ways this law will affect their ability to control their respective areas. Pot is a mind-altering substance, if you are unsure about this then smoking a joint will change your mind. You will feel and act differently than prior to the joint. There are so many questions to be answered. What about the addiction treatment facility that deals with people struggling...
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Is your child drug-free for school?

Is your child drug free for school? As summer winds through to its end are you certain your son or daughter is drug or alcohol free for their next school year? There are ways to determine if this is not the case and options to handle before school begins and save the study year. One of the main indicators that possible drug use is out of control is that your family member has become distant. Apart of the possibility of asserting their independence, they are less present at family gatherings, giving odd reason or being vague about why they cannot be present or simply being defensive at the idea of spending quality time with the family. This can be a sign of hidden activities, that your son or daughter know very well you would disapprove of, and they are ashamed to admit to it. Another observation that there may be drug abuse is physical changes, such as noticeable loss of weight. Usually...
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New government, Legalizing Pot

New government, Legalizing Pot Well here we stand in 2015 with a new liberal government to guide the Canadian people to wealthier, healthier and more productive lives. At least this is what the campaign of the elected candidate has told us. But how factual are those statements made by our newly appointed Prime Minister. I cannot speak for the wealthier nor the more productive but as for the healthier this is an area that I can give an opinion. The new Prime Minister made his intent clear on legalizing Pot. Legalizing Pot It has been a long time in the making that Canadians want to follow in the footsteps of our American counter-parts. The debates on legalizing Pot are just a few step away from approval. But this only means it will cut down dramatically on the cost of arresting someone with two joints in their pocket. Legalization of Pot does not mean you can simply stand around a corner and smoke an ounce...
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Environments & Drug Rehabs

Environments & Drug Rehabs When a person is struggling with their drug addiction or alcohol abuse and need drug rehabilitation the first thing that is normally on their mind is to get through the physical and emotional pain that follows the attempt to quit their substance of choice. Anyone who has ever been through a withdrawal period of some opiate addiction can attest to the terrible discomforts associated with such action, the environment of the drug rehab center in which it is done is important. This has been observed by various professional addiction counselors; the drug rehab center’s environment is just as vital as the drug rehab center program itself. Whenever an addict enters a program at a drug rehab center they know that they are putting their life into the hands of professionals. Though, unfortunately some facilities don’t have the funding to upgrade their surroundings. Rundown Environments & Drug Rehabs Many drug addicts will have some experience with crack houses, and rundown drug...
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Drug free Canada day 2015

Drug free Canada day 2015 Happy Canada Day will be shouted by everyone, from Halifax Nova Scotia to Victoria BC this July first. Canada day celebrates the confederation of the various provinces into a united country and each year in cities and communities from coast to coast various celebration will be organized and bring cheers to all. Many of these events include concerts from well-known international Canadian artists and some not so well-known artists for everyone to enjoy and celebrate. In most large or small social events, such as these, various types of drinks are raised but this also attracts the dealers of black market drugs for a quick and easy distribution. Alcohol When one looks back in history it can be found that all great events include some form of mind altering substance, usually alcohol is the choice substance. Its legal, it’s cheap and it creates an altered state of mind pretty quick. A little will make one giddy, a bit more causes...
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Government and Addiction

Government and Addiction It’s a well-known fact that drugs and alcohol abuse are a daily occurrence in our present society. There exists a wealth of information on the internet and in documents across Canada, stating the terrible conditions that surround anyone struggling with some form of drug addiction. In a recent announcement by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health Canada, stated that across the nation we can expect to see video Ads specifically targeting prescription drug abuse. With over $130 million dollars invested each year for tangible solutions for the treatment, education, research and sensitization campaigns on drug addiction; we should expect to see some results in the consumption of illicit and prescription drug abuse. Pills on the Black Market According to some reports the situation appears to be gaining control and is bettering, yet in another government report we read how thing are getting worse. The question one should ask is, are the taxpayer’s money being well invested or is it...
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