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Canada is Legalizing Doctor-Assisted Dying. What Goes on the Death Certificate?

On Thursday, Canada revealed new legislation aimed at making assisted dying legal.(Earlier this year, activist John Hofsess wrote about how he’d helped eight people die, including Canadian poet Al Purdy, before travelling to Switzerland for his own assisted death. read more

Canada sets plans for legalizing marijuana in 2017

At the United Nations General Assembly Special Assembly on drugs in New York on April 20, Canadian Minister of Health Jane Philpott reiterated the government’s pledge to legalize marijuana, and offered a timeline for the plan as she addressed world delegates."We will introduce legislation in spring 2017 that ensures we keep marijuana out of the hands of children and profits out of the hands of criminals," Philpott said in a speech hailed by drug policy reformers for her advocacy of marijuana legalization  and harm reduction. read more

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