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/ .
Methamphetamine is a drug consisting of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, which are substances found in some cold medicines. It is often cut with products such as muriatic acid, ether, sulphuric acid, insecticides, solvents, fertilizers, iodine or detergents.
Methamphetamine is the most common substance in pills that are presented or sold as speed or ecstasy.
Given that methamphetamine is manufactured in clandestine labs, you can never be sure what it actually contains.
A dose of methamphetamine can contain:
In using the drug, the person might:
This effect can be dangerous, even toxic.
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Depending on its form, methamphetamine can be swallowed, smoked, injected or inhaled (snorted).
In small doses, methamphetamine produces euphoric and stimulating effects similar to amphetamines. However, it is much stronger and more likely to create a dependency or be toxic.
Methamphetamine can cause:
Given the intensity of the effects it produces, methamphetamine can cause:
Like some other synthetic drugs, methamphetamine can harm certain parts of the brain. Such damage can sometimes be permanent.
When used in the form of crystal meth, methamphetamine can also cause permanent effects in the long term:
Occasionally, crystal meth can also cause:
Given that methamphetamine is stronger, the risk of developing a psychological dependence is higher than with amphetamines. Dependence can occur very quickly in people who consume the drug in the form of crystal meth.
Psychological dependence means that the user 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.
To learn more, read the Addiction section of Problems Associated with Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use.
Drug possession 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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