Did Canada Legalize the Medicinal Use of Cocaine?

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Canada legalized the medicinal use of cocaine.


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On Sep. 20, 2019, Huzlers published an article positing that Canada legalized “the medicinal use of cocaine”:

Canada Legalizes Medicinal Cocaine

Canada became the first Western country to legalize the medicinal use of cocaine today. In a close 158-150 vote the House of Commons passed the Drug Policy Modernization Act (DPMA), which allows doctors to prescribe the drug to treat various medical ailments.

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“Huzlers is a Chicago based satirical news blog that focuses on celebrities, hip hop and urban entertainment.”


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Huzlers.   “Canada Legalizes Medicinal Cocaine.”
    20 September 2019.