Medical Heroin for Addiction Now Legal in Canada

rxCanada has become one of the first countries to ever allow heroin for medical use, under a new rule put into effect this month.

The new rule by Health Canada’s Special Access Programme┬álets physicians prescribe medical grade heroin (diacetylmorphine), for the use in cases of severe addiction to opioids.

In order for a physician to access medical heroin for their patient, the patient’s condition must be serious and life-threatening, and it must be shown that conventional treatment methods have failed to bring adequate relief.

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DEA Chief Admits ‘Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana’

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DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg.

Chuck Rosenberg, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), says that “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana”, the first sitting DEA chief to admit what most people have known for years.

The comment was made by Rosenberg during a conference with reporters on Wednesday morning. Rosenberg was clarifying comments he made last week, when he said that cannabis is “probably not” as dangerous as heroin.

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FBI Agent Arrested for Stealing and Using Hundreds of Grams of Heroin

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FBI Headquarters in D.C.
In Washington, DC, an FBI agent was arrested last Friday for stealing hundreds of grams of heroin seized in drug raids, keeping it in his car, and occasionally using the drug.

Matthew Lowry, 33, is expected to plead guilty to all 64 charges brought against him, which includes charges of obstruction of justice, heroin possession, and conversion of property, according to his attorney Robert Bonsib.

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New Report: Cannabis Use On the Rise, Use of Prescription Painkillers, Cocaine and Meth Declining

The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health was released today, finding for at least the 6th straight year that cannabis consumption is on the rise.jointsmoking The report found that 7.3% of those 12 and older consumed cannabis in 2012, up from 5.8% in 2007.

Despite the rise in cannabis consumption, the use of prescription painkillers, cocaine and meth has been on a consistent decline; the usage of other drugs, such as psychedelics, remain steady.

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