Let users carry certain amounts of drugs without criminal sanctions: Vancouver mayor

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:09:18 +0000

Its proposal aimed at combating the overdose crisis is part of an application to Health Canada and lists possession thresholds for four main drugs: opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine and amphetamine.

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Daphne Bramham: With great expectations, B.C.'s addictions minister bears a heavy burden

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:07:45 +0000

Analysis: 2020 was the province’s worst ever for opioid overdose deaths, with a record 1,716 British Columbians dying

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Daphne Bramham: Compulsory addiction treatment high on Canadians' priority list

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:01:15 +0000

As the opioid overdose crisis worsens, poll finds Canadians want compulsory treatment, decriminalization and supervised injection sites.

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Daphne Bramham: Vancouver faces both a humanitarian and existential crisis

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 02:58:10 +0000

Analysis: Vancouver’s core is at risk of becoming like New York City’s in the 1970s — a place abandoned by everyone except for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged who have nowhere else to go

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Daphne Bramham: Decriminalization alone won't solve the overdose crisis

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 01:01:51 +0000

Opinion: Vancouver’s experience shows that decriminalization is not a stand-alone solution.

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