Canada Cocaine

9-Year-Old Boy Died Of Cocaine Overdose

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada

Marcus Lee Jr. was rushed to hospital in Ohio by ambulance in December.

We Must Legalize Drugs To Fight Opioids

Bill Bogart | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Bill Bogart

Legalization of all non medical use of drugs is an attainable goal. But confronting the opioid crisis is an urgent and unprecedented call to action. Public health experts and their activist allies are leading the way. Let's not get caught up in complicated and protracted arguments about legalization of all drugs.

Legalize And Regulate Drugs Or Watch On As Pushers Peddle Poison

Bill Bogart | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Bill Bogart

Despite criminal prohibition and the prospect of becoming ill or even dying, people still do drugs. So we are faced with a wrenching dilemma: Do we, as a society, take over and regulate the supply and quality of drugs or do we leave these issues to the forces of an unbridled market operating in a dark underworld?

Canadians Allegedly Caught With $30M Worth Of Cocaine On Cruise Ship

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada

Andre Tamine, Isabelle Lagace, and Melina Roberce face potential life sentences if convicted.

Should We Pay People Not To Take Drugs?

Bill Bogart | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

The War on Drugs has been a failure, and soon enough using drugs will shift from a criminal to a public health issue. But what if we paid people not to engage in harmful consumption? If we rewarded them for stopping damaging use? Couldn't the savings in all manner of costs greatly outweigh the comparatively small expense of any incentive?

28 Kilos Of Cocaine Uncovered At Pearson Airport

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - The Canada Border Services Agency says 28 kilograms of cocaine was found in a suitcase at Pearson International Airport.The agency says offi...

Decriminalize It, Commission Urges

CBC | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics

Governments around the world should move beyond marijuana and legally regulate all drugs, including psychedelics, cocaine and heroin, a group of forme...

Toronto's Best Music: A Playlist for Mayor Rob Ford

Wes Marskell | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

I've even taken to exclusively wearing my Blue Jays hat on tour. Sadly, when people see it they connect it with one person: Rob Ford. Since Mayor Ford has been stripped of virtually all of his power, I thought he may have some time to listen to a fraction of the great music that I think defines Toronto.

HUGE Cocaine Smuggling Bust

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Shipping documents described the contents of a marine container from Russia as food products, but border services officers in Vancouver sa...

HUGE Cocaine Raid In Vancouver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police have seized 54 kilograms of cocaine and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.Police say the seizure happened Friday a...

Famous Crack Confessions

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took the city by surprise today with an admission that he did indeed smoke crack cocaine. "I made mistakes in the past," Fo...

Was Rob Ford Talking About Drugs on the Danforth?

Amy MacPherson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada
Amy MacPherson

Ford used his party time on the Danforth to seek the spotlight while posing for countless pictures. He knew all eyes were on him because he was smiling for the attention. He knows the cloud of suspicion that surrounds him is darkening the city's reputation and causing dysfunction within city council. He honestly doesn't even seem to care.

Rob Ford's Obvious Drug Problem

Nikki Thomas | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Nikki Thomas

Dear Mayor Ford: Like it or not, you have a drug problem. I'm not referring to your alleged issues with alcohol, or your DUI in Florida all those years ago. I'm not talking about the time you were arrested for possession of marijuana, or even the alleged video that's said to depict you smoking crack cocaine. I'm not talking about the claims that you were inebriated at a Garrison Ball, or your brother Doug's alleged running of a hash ring during the 1980s. Your drug problem is the fact that nobody believes you. What other mayor could ever be accused of smoking crack cocaine, and have their constituents pause, and say, Yeah, that makes a lot of sense?

Hip-Hop On The Horrors Of Crack Cocaine

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada Music

UPDATE: The Toronto Police have just held a press conference confirming they have the infamous Rob Ford video and that it's "contents" are consistent ...

Woman Decapitated During Police Chase Was High On Cocaine: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Alberta

RED DEER - A fatality report says a woman who was decapitated during a police chase in central Alberta was high on cocaine and there's nothing officer...

Canada's Addiction to the War on Drugs Has Ugly Side-Effects

Dan Werb | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Dan Werb

In the case of Canada and the United States, our addiction to the war on drugs, coupled with an insatiable demand for drugs themselves, has proved a deadly cocktail for those countries unlucky enough to exist along the supply chain. Rather than stifle drug supply, it appears to have fueled it, as estimates suggest that Mexican heroin production has increased 340 per cent since the drug war was launched.

Who Do We Blame for Bath Salts? William-Sonoma, or Government Drug Policies?

Dan Werb | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada
Dan Werb

WIth the recent cases of cannibalism as a consequence of using bath salts, a synthetic drug that's now easily found on the streets, people are wondering: Is this the beginning of the zombie apocalypse? Or is this merely the consequence of slow-moving, half-witted drug policies that in fact encourage this type of drug economy?

Canada's Military May Work With U.S. And Mexico In War On Drugs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his U.S. and Mexican counterparts wrap up a two-day meeting in Ottawa today that has focused on shared Nort...

Wall Street's Drug Problems

Diane Francis | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

There is a concern about a link between substance abuse and fluctuations on the Borsa Italiana, but what is even more worrisome is the fact that stock markets themselves are behaving like addicts. They are unbelievably volatile and fluctuate in a matter of seconds and minutes almost daily.