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Enough with the hand wringing over cannabis stores (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:28

B.C. is getting its first-ever “cannabis professor” – which seems like a natural progression after Canada legalized pot last month.

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Money laundering, women and heart disease (Dr. Jasmine Grewal)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:15

Talking about money laundering, women and heart disease and more on BC Today with Michelle Eliot.

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‘Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis’ Argues for Ending the War on Drugs (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:46

Maybe it’s a little cliché to start a Canadian film about drugs on Vancouver’s East Hasting Street, but then, where better to begin a conversation about the opioid epidemic and the people on the frontlines than at Insite, North America’s first legalized injection facility.

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Without getting you high, cannabis can still result in a DUI (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:07

You’re not allowed to drive smoking cannabis, period, even if it doesn’t get you high – and there’s still a chance that CBD could get you a DUI, experts say.

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BCIT and UBC Okanagan profs work with Pacific Rim Brands to research cannabis beverages (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:53

Another cannabis company has forged a connection with B.C.'s public postsecondary sector.

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Can marijuana help with opioid use disorder? (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:17

A company that has a massive marijuana greenhouse in Delta has made a commitment to help address B.C.’s opioid crisis with marijuana.

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Medical distress of Mission baby could have been avoided: Angel's Cradle advocate (Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:45

Following the discovery of a newborn in a dumpster in Mission, a program that allows women to safely abandon a baby says there needs to be more places like it.

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Vancouver launches opioid emergency task force

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:13

Vancouver has launched its opioid emergency task force to gather recommendations on how to deal with the ongoing crisis.

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Vancouver launches opioid task force to 'quick-start' solutions to lethal crisis

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:09

Seeking “quick-start” solutions to the city's ongoing overdose crisis, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart announced an opioid task force to recommend the city's next steps.

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Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart launches Opioid Emergency Task Force

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:06

Mayor Kennedy Stewart launched his Opioid Emergency Task Force on Tuesday to help gather quick-start recommendations from a wide array of experts that will help the City of Vancouver quickly save lives. The Task Force was approved unanimously by City Council on November 14 and terms of reference were subsequently circulated to Councillors.

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Province launches Vancouver’s first urgent primary care centre (UCC)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:56

The province is launching Vancouver’s first urgent primary care centre on Monday, according to Health Minister Adrian Dix.

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Stigma impairs cognition in men living with HIV (HIV Trials Network)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:46

Reducing stigma may address cognitive impairment in this population.

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Vancouver’s first urgent primary care centre opens in downtown (UCC, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 08:28

British Columbia’s health minister has announced the opening of the province’s fifth urgent primary care centre in order to lessen demand on emergency departments.

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Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster officially launches

Providence Health News - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:24

Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster officially launches with $153M in funding from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and funding commitments of over $200M from members.

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Baby girl found abandoned in dumpster in Mission (Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff)

Providence Health News - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 08:50

Baby girl found abandoned in dumpster in Mission. A baby girl, just hours old, was found abandoned in a dumpster in Mission.

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UBC professor to study use of cannabis opioid overdose treatment (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:19

The province says clinical trials will look at how cannabis can play a role to help address the opioid overdose crisis in B.C.

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UBC Hires a Professor to Study Cannabis as a Treatment for Opioid Addiction (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:17

Over 1,100 people have died from opioid overdoses in Canada this year, and Vancouver has arguably become the epicenter of this trend. To help combat this crisis, the University of British Columbia wants to take a serious look at medical marijuana as a potential treatment for opioid addiction.

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Higher learning? UBC launches Canada's first professor of cannabis science (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:14

The University of British Columbia is creating a new professorship to study the potential role of marijuana to treat opioid addiction, a move that faculty members say will begin to fill a cannabis research gap.

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UBC creating new professor’s post to study role of marijuna in treating opioid addiction (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:35

The University of British Columbia is creating a new professorship to study the potential role of marijuana to treat opioid addiction, a move that faculty members say will begin to fill a cannabis research gap.

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Professor of cannabis science is launched at the University of B.C. (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 14:46

The University of British Columbia is creating a new professorship to study the potential role of marijuana to treat opioid addiction, a move that faculty members say will begin to fill a cannabis research gap.

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