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Kenney won’t use tax dollars for federal campaign ads; Almost 15% of Canadian workers admit to using cannabis before and during shifts

Alberta Premier will support conservative leaders but not through ads

The New Alberta Premier said he won’t use tax dollars to run any federal campaign ads. If Jason Kenney wants to run ads on his own he will have to register as a third party, but he hasn’t hinted taking that road yet. Kenney did say he will be supporting Conservative candidates leading up to October’s though

New cannabis users are middle aged or older

Half of new cannabis users so far this year are 45 or older. That’s according to a Statistics Canada survey. The use in that age range is up a third compared to the same time period last year. With marketing campaigns geared towards younger adults, the concern is how older ones are using the drug and whether they have all the information they need.

Drug prevents HIV transmission

It might now be a cure for aids but it is being considered a breakthrough. A European study found gay men with HIV taking antiretroviral drugs didn’t transmit the disease to their partners in any of the 1,000 cases. The eight-year study followed the couples who had sex without condoms.

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Concerns over the rate of cannabis use before and during work

Over half a million Canadian workers admitted to consuming cannabis before or during their shifts. Statistics Canada said the number amounts to almost 15 percent of total workers across the country. The findings are raising concerns about workplace safety and people driving to and from work after consuming the drug.

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