Regulation of cannabis in Québec
Further the federal government’s decision to legalize cannabis and to the bill tabled on April 13, 2017, the Government of Québec has tabled a bill in the fall of 2017. For more information go to encadrementcannabis.gouv.qc.ca/en/ .
Heroin is an opiate. It is comes from morphine, which is made from the poppy plant. Heroin is therefore a derivative of morphine.
Heroin acts on the central nervous system. It is both a depressant and a hallucinogen, which numbs the brain, slows the body down and affects the senses and the perception of reality.
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Most of the time, heroin is injected intravenously, but it can also be inhaled (snorted) or smoked.
Heroin typically causes:
In case of overdose, heroin can cause:
To learn more, consult the Intoxication section of Problems Associated with Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use.
Heroin use quickly leads to addiction.
Heroin causes psychological dependence, which means that you need to take the drug more often in order to feel better about yourself, relax, calm down, feel stimulated or have the courage to face problems.
Heroin also causes physical dependence, which is a need created by the body’s addiction to the effects of the drug. If you try to go without it, you may experience varying degrees of physical reaction, such as:
To learn more, read the Addiction section of Problems Associated with Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use.
Heroin use leads to tolerance. The more you use it, the more you need to feel the same effects as the first time.
Heroin gradually consumes your life to the point where you:
Possession of drugs such as heroin is illegal. Simply possessing a small quantity can lead to fines and a criminal record. These consequences also apply to people younger than 18. To learn more, consult the Éducaloi website .
Last update: July 21, 2017 10:01 AM
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