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Legalizing Marijuana: The Importance of Nursing Knowledge to Inform Drug Policy, by Bernie Pauly RN

In the Vancouver Sun on March 28th, 2012, there was an announcement that Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer, has joined other provincial, national and international experts arguing for the decriminalization of marijuana (http://tinyurl.com/6rromxw). This is good news. The harms of drug use are exacerbated by current drug policy, which focuses on the criminalization of people who use illegal drugs.  In particular, current drug policy impacts those who are… Read More »Legalizing Marijuana: The Importance of Nursing Knowledge to Inform Drug Policy, by Bernie Pauly RN