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May 2013

New Report : Canada’s Drug Laws Failing, Coalition Calls For Sweeping Reform

By | Drug Policy

Thursday May 23, 2013 – Canadian Drug Policy Coalition – http://drugpolicy.ca/

Last week, we released our first report on the state of Canadian drug policy. Entitled “Getting to Tomorrow: A Report on Canadian Drug Policy”, it examines the overwhelming failure of Canada’s drug laws and provides recommendations on how we can improve the health and safety of Canadians when it comes to drugs. Please download it, read it and share it.

At the beginning of the report you will find the recommendations we have made, which include the regulation of cannabis, the decriminalization of other drugs, the scaling-up of harm reduction services, and the expansion of overdose prevention strategies, among others.

In the coming year we will be working hard to advocate and promote these recommendations. If you would like to help make this happen, please consider making a donation to CDPC. It will be greatly appreciated and your support makes our work possible.

One of our supporters has agreed to match all donations up to $5,000 over the coming months, so please consider making a tax-refundable donation to CDPC on our SFU secure donations page.

Download Report Here

The report release received ample coverage from the Canadian media, which included articles in major newspapers across the country, network television news segments and countless radio interviews. Overall, the response was positive and productive.

Read about it here:

Calgary Herald: Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drugs

National Post: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition recommends decriminalizing hard drugs

CBC Radio: Decriminalizing Drugs

The Province: Harper government to stay tough on drugs