World AIDS Day - Dec 1, 2016

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World AIDS Day 2016 – Three Papers To... December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day 2016 is on December 1st. View three important publications relating HIV/AIDS to harm reduction and drug policy. We will continue to work towards the equitable, safe and dignified treatment…

We’ve Been Here Before – Overdose Deaths in... November 24, 2016

Former BC Chief Coroner Vince Cain, in his report on British Colombia’s opioid overdose catastrophe in the nineties, conducted a thorough analysis of the problem we were facing then. Among…

The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition on Cannabis Regulation August 17, 2016

Canada is at a turning point in terms of cannabis policy. The Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation has released its discussion paper for input. The Task Force proposes five elements…

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…

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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.

(Photo credit: Farhang Ghajar, CBC)