Category Archives: harm reduction

Vancouver’s Cannabis Substitution Project Vows to Fight on Despite Police Order

CANNABIS CULTURE – Neil Magnuson has been evicted, raided, arrested and just generally persecuted by the Vancouver Police Department. Now the VPD have threatened to impound his vehicle.  Why? Magnuson provides help and support to people fighting drug addictions in the Downtown East Side (DTES). BUT he does this without a license. Magnuson is The […]

Cannabis As Harm Reduction? Study Shows Patients Who Use It Drink Less Alcohol

Would you smoke cannabis if it meant you might consume less alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs? A recent study examining a group of patients adds more convincing evidence to the idea that marijuana is an “exit” drug rather than a gateway drug. Published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the study compared survey results […]

Saskatchewan Woman Says Use Of Cannabis To Help Her Addiction Not Accepted

For Shelby Curtis, keeping away from hard drugs starts with quieting her thoughts. The 26-year-old got a prescription to use cannabis medicinally earlier this year while in recovery and living in Regina’s Raising Hope housing program for new mothers facing issues such as substance abuse. She uses THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, to manage […]

Vancouver Projects Give Weed to Curb Overdoses. Police Just Raided One

A council motion has supported ‘low barrier’ cannabis as an alternative to opioids. Neil Magnuson says he provides more than 200 people free high-potency cannabis edibles as an alternative to them using opioids. On Saturday, he says, Vancouver police raided his supply on wheels. Magnuson, founder of the unlicensed Cannabis Substitution Project, started the project […]