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The CDPE publishes blog posts on current and relevant topics in the field of drug policy, as well as press releases related to high profile reports and publications that we produce.

Category: Press Release
Posted: October 14 2020
Author: CDPE

A policy brief by the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation and the University of Toronto found that Black and Indigenous people, and women, are underrepresented in leadership positions in the Canadian cannabis industry.

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Category: Drug Checking Alert
Posted: September 17 2020
Author: CDPE

Between September 9 and 17, 2020, carfentanil was found in 11% of the expected fentanyl samples checked by Toronto’s drug checking service. Carfentanil was found in trace amounts, alongside fentanyl, caffeine, etizolam (benzodiazepine-related), and trace amounts of other fentanyl-related drugs.

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Category: Drug Checking Report
Posted: September 2 2020
Author: CDPE

Between August 15 - 28, 2020, 52 samples were checked using mass spectrometry technologies (gas- and liquid-chromatography). This report details the results from the analysis of those samples.

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Category: Drug Checking Report
Posted: August 18 2020
Author: CDPE

Between August 1 - 14, 2020, 101 samples were checked using mass spectrometry technologies (gas- and liquid-chromatography). This report details the results from the analysis of those samples.

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Category: Drug Checking Report
Posted: August 4 2020
Author: CDPE

Between July 18 - 31, 2020, 98 samples were checked using mass spectrometry technologies (gas- and liquid-chromatography). This report details the results from the analysis of those samples.

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Category: Drug Checking Report
Posted: July 21 2020
Author: CDPE

Between July 4 - 17, 2020, 64 samples were checked using mass spectrometry technologies (gas- and liquid-chromatography). This report details the results from the analysis of those samples

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Category: Drug Checking Report
Posted: July 7 2020
Author: CDPE

Between June 20 – July 3, 2020, 19 samples were checked using mass spectrometry technologies (gas- and liquid-chromatography). This report details the results from the analysis of those samples.

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Category: Drug Checking Report
Posted: June 23 2020
Author: CDPE

Between June 6 – 19, 2020, 22 samples were checked using mass spectrometry technologies (gas- and liquid-chromatography). This report details the results from the analysis of those samples.

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Category: Drug Checking Alert
Posted: June 15 2020
Author: CDPE

Between May 20 and June 5, 2020, a synthetic cannabinoid we haven’t seen before was found in 30% (9) of the opioid samples checked by Toronto’s drug checking service. This synthetic cannabinoid is known as ACHMINACA and was found in trace amounts, alongside fentanyl and heroin.

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Category: Drug Checking Report
Posted: June 9 2020
Author: CDPE

Between May 23 – June 5, 2020, 45 samples were checked using mass spectrometry technologies (gas- and liquid-chromatography). This report details the results from the analysis of those samples.

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