Study: Cannabis May Reduce Crack Use

M-J Milloy, University of British Columbia and M. Eugenia Socias, University of British Columbia North America is in the midst of a drug overdose d...

Written by The Conversation Global, ContributorM-J Milloy, University of British Columbia and M. Eugenia Socias, University of British ColumbiaNorth America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016, officials have declared a public health emergency. While over-prescription of painkillers and contamination of the illegal opioid supply by fentanyl, a potent synthetic analgesic, are at the heart of the problem, o...