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How long various drugs stay in your body

Contrary to what many advertised drug tests might promise, not all substances leave their telltale chemical signature in the body for the same amount of time.<p>The moment we take a drug — whether we snort, smoke, or swallow it — our bodies begin to break it down. In the process, metabolites, or …

Morphine

Before we legalize pot, Canada has to decide: How high is too high to drive?

Article 253 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada outlaws the operation a motor vehicle, boat, aircraft or railway engine while a "person's ability to operate . . . is impaired by alcohol or a drug." The provision has existed for decades, but it's only recently that the justice system has seriously …

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Entrepreneurship

California Stoners Against Legalization Repeat the 'A Non-Store Ounce Is Illegal' Scare

No sooner do I get the latest post up about the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA or "Sean Parker Initiative") then my Facebook lights up with a tagged post<p>from longtime California marijuana activist Steve Kubby.<p>THE LIE BEING USED TO SELL THE PARKER INITIATIVEAccording to Russ Belville, …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is moving ahead on plans to make Canada the first G7 nation to legalize pot

Perhaps Canada should put a new kind of leaf on its national flag.<p>The country’s recently elected prime minister Justin Trudeau appears ready to follow through on his campaign pledge to legalize marijuana. The new Liberal government reaffirmed its commitment to the plan in a Dec. 4 speech offering …

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