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Our nation’s drug policy is in crisis. While countries all around the world are moving forward with progressive policies, Canada is going backwards. We are building more prisons and putting more people in jail.
65% of Canadians support the legalization or decriminalization of cannabis, but arrests for possession have risen dramatically.
Supervised consumption sites, like Vancouver’s Insite, save lives and stop the spread of HIV and hep C, and yet no new sites have opened in the last ten years.
While the war on drugs in Latin America continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives, the Canadian military has doubled-down and increased its role in the conflict.
Prohibition has been a complete failure and the war on drugs is an ongoing disaster.
It wastes money that could be spent on education and healthcare, destroys communities, costs lives, spreads corruption and empowers criminal gangs.
We can, and must, do better.
Canada needs a new drug policy, one based on evidence that makes economic sense – a drug policy that prioritizes the health and safety of our communities while protecting human rights.
The CDPC is working hard to make this a reality, but we need your help.
This spring, we will release our first report on Canadian drug policy. The findings of this report make the case for urgent change, and we need you to help spread the word and make that change happen.
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Let’s make 2013 the year where we end the war on drugs and build a build a better drug policy for a better Canada.