decriminalization

Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

VANCOUVER—Talk to historians and they will tell you Vancouver — the city that spawned Greenpeace and the anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters — has always marched to its own, cloudy-skied beat. It is a city whose residents don’t look east for kindred spirits but south to progressive-minded… Read More »Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

B.C. must look to Oregon on recreational drug decriminalization, legalization of mushrooms: UBC expert

A UBC expert on drug policy says B.C. should carefully observe what happens in states south of the border that have just decriminalized some or all hard drugs — and see how those policies could hypothetically be applied here. People caught with small amounts of… Read More »B.C. must look to Oregon on recreational drug decriminalization, legalization of mushrooms: UBC expert

Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

OTTAWA—The delicate politics of drug policy were on full display this week, as Canada’s chief health officer suggested decriminalizing hard drugs should be discussed to address a spike in opioid overdose deaths, while Health Minister Patty Hajdu insisted decriminalization was not a “silver bullet” solution.… Read More »Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says