Category Archives: Reality

Let Me Get This Straight

The CBC article More than 7000 lives lost to toxic drugs in 5 years and this BC health crisis is only getting worse” noted five years have passed since the increased toxicity of the illicit drug supply resulted in a significant increase in drug deaths from illicit drug use that created a crisis in BC.

Five years after the crisis the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Sheila Malcomson, announced the BC government will formally request the federal government grant a province wide exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Five people a day are dying because of the poisonous toxicity of the illicit drug supply and the BC government’s priority is to ensure people’s access to the toxic drugs that are killing them is not interrupted by legal issues.

With help like that…….

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Politic’s Rocking Chair Principle

A few days after reading a Fraser Health Authority Request for a Proposal to implement Health Contact Services for people who use illicit drugs I read that Vancouver and the federal government were close to an agreement that would see the possession of a small quantity (personal use) of illicit drugs not result in prison time.

Central to both the Request for Proposal and the Federal/Vancouver agreement is the use of illicit drugs. The juxtaposition of the two had me shaking my head at how the Rocking Chair Principle has become so pervasive in politics, causing issues and problems to seem intractable.

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A Slice of Life – 24398

December 31, 2019/January 1, 2020

Life can be strange. Is strange if you are a creatively maladjusted polymath [but that is a conversation for another time]

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because I don’t want to set myself up to fail or to practice poor mental hygiene.

Not because I am against change or because I am perfect. After all, perfection is neither here nor there when you seek Awesomeness.

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