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

Coalition of drug policy experts denounces Ottawa’s aggressive war on drugs
Vancouver Sun
Thursday, May 23, 2013

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, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition argues. Their report, Getting To Tomorrow, 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. (See also: Call to legalize 'hard' drugs meets opposition)