Drug policy roadmap for Canada

Canada is in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis. In 2016, overdoses killed more than 900 people in BC. A recent poll conducted by the Inner Change Foundation found that 63% of respondents in BC would consider exploring alternate non-criminalization approaches to drug regulation if they had more information about the risks and benefits.  In this context, there is an opportunity to create a roadmap for transitioning away from a criminal prohibition and toward a regulatory model focused on health and human rights.