Jeff Bourne is the Executive Director of the U-Turn Drop-In Centre in Carbonear. He has seen the impact that marijuana addiction has had on people’s lives.
Author David Keating
Having a job that puts you out of sync with the rest of the working world means becoming part of a subculture that lives its off hours in mirror opposite of everyone else.
As far as the law is concerned, it’s worse to have weed on you than magic mushrooms?
Surprising as it might seem, social life in the province did not always revolve around alcohol. In pre-Confederation times, the role of religious groups dominated, and these often placed teetotalling – non-drinking – at the centre of public life.
“Access to detox in St. John’s is a problem because it’s medical now,” says Walsh. “The folks who don’t need medical detox are forced to go through that process.
If you’ve picked up a new favourite drink in the past year, its days on the shelf may already be numbered.
An old fish plant in Placentia Bay will be the province’s first legal marijuana grow op.