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Survey sheds light on safety issues around drug... June 21, 2016

Originally posted on straight.com on June 9th, 2016 at 1:43 PM Stacey Forrester is a Vancouver-based harm-reduction advocate and nurse involved in projects on health and safety at live-music events and is focusing her…

Canada charts a new path on drug policy May 19, 2016

Scott Bernstein is the global drug policy program officer at the New York-based Open Society Foundations. He’s also the former health and drug policy campaigner for Pivot Legal Society, where he initiated…

Are 420 gatherings still relevant? April 22, 2016

On April 20th, or 420, I spoke with several reporters. They were particularly interested in my thoughts on 420 protests calling for the legalization of cannabis and whether such gatherings…

In The Lead Up to UNGASS, Canada is... April 14, 2016

It feels like we can breathe again. In mid-March, I attended the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, the annual drug policy meeting where delegations from over 50 countries…

War on Drugs Takes Center Stage at UN... March 29, 2016

Hannah Hetzer is the Senior Policy Manager of the Americas for the Drug Policy Alliance. Suchitra Rajagopalan is pursuing her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Mumbai and is…

Drug policy should focus on harm reduction March 29, 2016

Katrina Pacey is the executive director of the Pivot Legal Society. Donald MacPherson is the executive director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition. The flurry of new initiatives introduced by…

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Criminalization of people who use drugs harms some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. This has to stop.

  • Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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