The Citizens' Voice, 20 Mar 2016 - Proponents Say Potential Ordinance Would Refocus Police Resources WILKES-BARRE - Passage of an ordinance downgrading the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia has sparked serious discussion among city officials - on marijuana decriminalization.
Chicago Tribune, 20 Mar 2016 - Tim Ryan, a Former Heroin Addict Who Lost His Son to the Drug, Aims to Bring Users into Rehab and Recovery, but Some Question His Methods Two years after emerging from prison on drug-related charges, Tim Ryan has become a beacon for families scarred by Chicago's heroin crisis.
Globe and Mail, 19 Mar 2016 - Frank Coburn, 70, says he overdosed on the drug fentanyl last year while furtively shooting up in Seaton House, one of the downtown's largest homeless shelters. He says he blacked out and his heart stopped. The next thing he knew, he woke up on a stretcher, looking up at the paramedics who revived him. "In a safe-injection site, it would never have gotten that far," said Mr. Coburn, who is no longer homeless but still uses drugs and the services of the Works, a harm-reduction clinic for drug users near Yonge-Dundas Square where he also serves as a "peer outreach worker."
Alaska Highway News, 18 Mar 2016 - Last February, the City of Dawson Creek was in the grips of a nasty "drug war" that made headlines across B.C. after a man was abducted, shot and left for dead. City police went on to field 690 calls for service that month, one of the busiest months in recent memory.
Metro, 18 Mar 2016 - It's not surprising that feeling supremely stoned in front of two uniformed police officers is a truly embarrassing feeling. Yet that's exactly how I felt Thursday when Ottawa Police Const. TJ Jellinek was instructing me to walk toe-to-toe in a straight line while counting out loud at the Shaw Centre.