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History Slam 216: Heroin & the History of Canada’s Drugs Laws & Use

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/History-Slam-216.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In recent years, there has been no shortage of news stories on opioids and overdose deaths in Canada. What tends to be missing from these reports, however, is the historical context that shapes public understanding of these issues. The legal, social, and cultural processes that have shaped both access and perception… Read more »

Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD On the Canadian Prairies

Reviewed by Joanne Epp When University of Saskatchewan professor Erika Dyck began investigating the use of lysergic acid diethylamide (commonly known as LSD) in psychiatric research, she was surprised at what she found. LSD has a bad reputation, to say the least. It’s widely seen as a dangerous drug that leaves its victims permanently damaged and prone to debilitating flashbacks. LSD has… Read more »