Canada’s Opening Statement at CND 2017

CANADA – Opening Statement CND 2017The Sixtieth Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is this week in Vienna. Vienna, Austria, 13-17 March 2017. You can find the…


Cannabis Use and Driving: Evidence Review

This policy brief is the result of a review of the research on cannabis impairment and driving that is currently underway at the CDPC. This project has involved an extensive…


Organized Crime in the Cannabis Market: Evidence and Implications

Claims that portray Canada’s current and pre-existing cannabis industry as dominated by organized crime have the potential to misinform government policy and the direction of legislative reform. This briefing note…



Pour Journée Mondiale Du Sida – Dec 1, 2016 Politiques sur les drogues er réduction des méfaits – Français


La Loi Sur Le Respect Des Collectivités: À Abroger et Voici Pourquoi plus Q&R

La soi-disant Loi sur le respect des collectivités a été adoptée au cours de la législature précédente (en 2015) avec l’objectif évident d’entraver l’expansion des services de consommation supervisée (scs)…


Civil Society Statement to the National Opioid Summit

Canada is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. This statement outlines concerns that civil society organizations have about the emerging federal, provincial and territorial response to this crisis…


Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Treaties: Strategies for Reform

As jurisdictions enact reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively “medical and scientific,” tensions surrounding the existing UN drug treaties and evolving law and practice in…


Challenging Drug Prohibition

This report is a summation of a public forum of the same name held on May 17, 2014 at Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The event was a…


An Injection of Reason: Critical Analysis of Bill C-2

A joint brief with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network presenting our concerns about the federal government’s proposed Bill C-2 — which undermines the rights of people who use drugs to access lifesaving…


Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response in Canada

In consultation with experts who work in frontline overdose prevention programs across Canada, this brief was developed to identify policy changes that can save lives and make Canada safer for all.

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Façons de contribuer décembre 21, 2016

Alors que 2016 tire à sa fin, nous nous remémorons le drame qui perdure au Canada; le nombre sans précédent de décès liés aux surdoses cette année. À la CCPD,…

Are 420 gatherings still relevant? avril 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…

The Political Parties Response to our Drug Policy... octobre 9, 2015

Last month, we worked with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and “moms united and mandated to saving the lives of Drug Users” (mumsDU) to send out a policy questionnaire to…