From opium to opioids: A look at British Columbia’s illicit drug history

VANCOUVER – Hundreds of British Columbians have died from overdoses in recent months, but the powerful painkiller fentanyl isn’t the first drug to spark a crisis in the province. Here’s a look at British Columbia’s history with drugs: 1870s to 1900s: British Columbia’s first troubles with illicit substances stemmed from racism, not public health concerns, … Continue reading From opium to opioids: A look at British Columbia’s illicit drug history