Canada: Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drugs

From the Vancouver Sun By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver May 23, 2013

OTTAWA — The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle drug abuse, a B.C.-based national coalition of drug policy experts argue.

In a report to be released Thursday, the coalition denounces the Harper government’s aggressive war on drugs, which puts the emphasis on law enforcement while steering money away from harm-reduction initiatives like Vancouver’s supervised injection site. . . .Read Complete Report

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