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MEDIA ADVISORY: Public forum to look at models of legal regulation of drugs in Canada

Going beyond decriminalization and envisioning a post-prohibition Canada where substances are legal and regulated What: Community forum featuring an international panel of experts on drug policy and experts with lived…

National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis 2019

Hundreds of supporters and community members converged in downtown Vancouver to send a message to policymakers. Prohibition is costing lives and safe supply is urgently needed.

STIMULUS 2018: DRUGS, POLICY AND PRACTICE IN CANADA

From October 3 – 5, 2018, advocates and those inspired to create new approaches to drugs will be together in Edmonton, AB. This has been a CDPC vision for a long time….

INTERNATIONAL INTEREST IN DRUG CHECKING

This is a guest blog provided by Nazlee Maghsoudi. The Canadian Drug Policy attended HR17 and we are pleased to share this account of the conference. INCREASING INTERNATIONAL INTEREST IN DRUG…

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insite vigil poem by the late Bud Osborn

Last week, for the National Day of Action for the Overdose Crisis, we marched with 922 feathers, one for every life lost in BC in 2016. Our Executive Director, Donald MacPherson,…

In Memory of Raffi Balian

Raffi Balian passed away on February 16, 2017 Raffi was one of the founding members of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC). He was very excited that the founding group…

How to Help the Overdose Crisis

As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on the tragedy that continues to unfold in Canada; the unprecedented numbers of deaths from drug overdoses this year. At CDPC, we…

World AIDS Day 2016 – Three Papers To Read

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…

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We’ve Been Here Before – Overdose Deaths in BC, 1994

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

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…