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1 CN BC: LTE: Say No To Drugs The Best MessageMon, 03 May 2021
Source:Cowichan Valley Citizen (CN BC) Author:Adam, Cristina Area:British Columbia Lines:52 Added:05/06/2021

I have not heard any reporting on what type of drug education our children are receiving in schools. Considering the high number of deaths due to drug overdoses just this year alone, that is 500 in B.C. in the last three months, I would like to know if the schools have any drug prevention education and if so, what is the message?

Recently the granddaughter of a friend of mine who is in Grade 7 stated that her teacher said, "if you're going to do drugs, do it safely" =2E

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2 Canada: 2 Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept ItsSun, 24 Jan 2021
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Austen, Ian Area:Canada Lines:284 Added:01/24/2021

OTTAWA - When Robert was 18, he was arrested by Montreal's police for possession of a small amount of hashish, an event that would upend his young life.

The charge brought him 30 days in jail, and the conviction ended his part-time job as a translator.

"Back then, you smoke a joint, you would get arrested," said Robert, who asked that only his first name be used because of the continuing stigma of his criminal record. "Then the cops would put you in a car, then pull over and give you a couple of shots in the head. You get slapped around just because of smoking."

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