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/ .
Ketamine is an anaesthetic, a substance that reduces sensitivity to pain. It is used in human and veterinary medicine.
Ketamine is a synthetic drug consisting of chemical molecules produced in labs. Synthetic drugs sold on the street are manufactured in clandestine labs.
A dose of ketamine can contain:
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You can never be certain what you are actually consuming when you buy ketamine off the street.
Ketamine can cause:
Ketamine can cause the following physical problems:
Ketamine can also damage parts of the brain. Such damage can sometimes be permanent.
Ketamine use may cause the following psychological problems:
In case of overdose, ketamine can cause:
To lean more, consult the Intoxication section of Problems Associated with Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use.
Frequent and prolonged use of ketamine can lead to psychological dependence, which means that the person needs to take the drug more often in order to feel better about himself or herself, relax, calm down, feel stimulated or have the courage to face problems. The dependent person trying to stop using may experience irritability and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
To learn more, read the Addiction section of Problems Associated with Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use.
Possession of synthetic drugs such as ketamine 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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