Pants-of-dog wrote:Maybe you US folks should stop doing so much cocaine.
Canadian politicians seem to love smoking crack. Do they not describe the drug problems in Canada as a "crisis" ? Are you that narrow of a thinker to believe that if no drugs passed to the US people with the penchants to murder infant babies would stop at that?
Then again from the looks of it you should stick to Canada you people have serious drug problems. Did you not know this ? https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/09/29/ca ... t-like-it/
Canada is facing a national opioid crisis. The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, is a public health emergency. This is a complex health and social issue that needs a response that is comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate and evidence-based.Sep 5, 2019https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/ ... risis.htmlCanada ranks second in the world for cocaine use (but feels conflicted about it): Reporthttps://nationalpost.com/news/canada/ca ... -it-report
Canadians do cocaine and “totally” trust their dealers more than most other countries, according to a giant new report on global drug use.
The Global Drug Survey 2019, led by Dr. Adam Winstock and his team in London, surveyed more than 130,000 people across 36 countries.
Researchers asked 1,960 Canadians how many days they used cocaine in the last 12 months.
Canada had the second-highest median number of days with 10 — which is almost once a month and close to double the global answer of six days a year. Canadians in the study reported using half a gram of cocaine, which matches the average worldwide.
“It’s not a surprise,” said Susan Bondy, an associate professor at the University of Toronto. “We sit high for drug and alcohol use in a lot of these studies.”
Scotland ranked number one for cocaine use at 12 days a year, and Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Denmark and England tied Canada for second place.
But six of 10 Canadians surveyed who do use the drug want to do less, compared with 61 per cent of Italians, the most conflicted populace in the survey on drug use.
Despite being the most expensive drug in the world, the price of cocaine in Canada compared to the rest of the world might make it hard to quit. It costs about $85 per gram here compared to the global average of $120, according to respondents in the report.Canada ranks third in the world for drunkenness (and 20% know they need help): Report
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Canadians’ reputation of respect also popped up in the report. Just under 70 per cent reported “totally” trusting that their dealer wouldn’t be violent or abusive.
But the study also showed more troubling statistics for Canadians’ use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) — barely legal copycat drugs such as party pills and synthetic cannabis.
“NPS vary widely in their risk profile with inconsistent composition and potency often being significant factors in the risks they pose,” the report reads.
“Drugs with a psychedelic effect profile (including LSD imitations) are on the increase while potent novel opioid drugs like acetyl fentanyl and carfentanyl have been responsible for scores of deaths in Canada and these are the ones to watch in future years.”
We sit high for drug and alcohol use in a lot of these studies
The report found 12 per cent of Canadians surveyed used NPS, which was the second highest number and almost three times greater than the global average of 4.3 per cent. Males 25 and under were most likely to use these drugs, which were primarily powders, crystals and pills designed to create hallucinations.