EDMONTON - A police report on a two-night rave in Edmonton says drug use was so bad on the second night that on-site doctors ran out of life-saving Valium injections to treat victims and had to ask for more.
The report on April's Elements Music Festival also suggests an unsupervised entrance was the portal for illegal drugs into the venue at the city's Northlands complex.
It says the drugs were brought in through a DJs and promoters entrance not supervised by police or security, or were tossed over a fence into a smoking area.
It also says that over two nights, several patrons had to seek on-site medical help for life-threatening conditions.
Sgt. Nicole Chapdelaine of the city's Public Safety Compliance Team says that without prior emergency medical planning, the likelihood of someone dying from an overdose would have been extremely high.
The report, which will go to the city's executive committee next week, says one patron is still in intensive care and may need acute medical aid for the rest of their life.
City Coun. Dave Loken says despite all security efforts, there are still questions about how illegal drugs can be kept out of such events.
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Asked if he smoked cannabis in an interview before becoming the mayor of New York, he replied "You bet I did. And I enjoyed it."
The US president has admitted to using cocaine and marijuana. In his autobiography he wrote he liked "pot" and "maybe a little blow when you could afford it".
The shadow business secretary has <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167424/Labour-MP-Chuka-Umunna-I-smoked-marijuana-I-teenager.html">admitted smoking cannabis as a teenager. </a>
The mayor of London has tried cocaine and marijuana. "I tried it [cocaine] at university and I remember it vividly. It achieved no pharmacological, psychotropic or any other effect on me whatsoever," he <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2007/jul/20/drugsandalcohol.immigrationpolicy">said of the former.</a> Of cannabis, he said: "It was jolly nice. But apparently it is very different these days. Much stronger. I've become very illiberal about it. I don't want my kids to take drugs."
Clinton famously smoked but didn't inhale.
"It was hard to go through Cambridge in the 70s without doing it a few times," Maude said of cannabis.
"I had two puffs and didn't like it," he said
Harriet Harman has admitted to doing cannabis, <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6907040.stm">telling the BBC: </a>"Yes I did when I was at university 30 years ago, just for a short time."
The former Home Secretary admitted to smoking cannabis. "I did break the law... I was wrong... drugs are wrong," she said.
"At Cambridge, I was a very pretentious student. I grew a beard and took up a pipe. On one occasion some friends put some dope in a pipe I was smoking. It had absolutely no effect on me at all. I don't inhale pipes," he has said.
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While in government the former health secretary said he <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-469445/Now-TEN-cabinet-ministers-admit-We-smoked-cannabis.html">had used it "once or twice."</a>
Former Labour minister Ruth Kelly admitted taking cannabis
Alistair Darling, the former chancellor, said he had smoked weed "occasionally in my youth."