Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Bev54

(10,132 posts)
Tue May 31, 2022, 02:48 PM May 2022

British Columbia is the first province in Canada to de-criminalize possession of small amounts of

illicit drugs. Adults will be able to possess small amounts of opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA and drug abuse will be treated as a health matter not a criminal matter. BC was the first province to apply to the Federal govn't for an exemption.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/opioid-crisis-bc-canada-1.6471878

2 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
British Columbia is the first province in Canada to de-criminalize possession of small amounts of (Original Post) Bev54 May 2022 OP
Thousands are dying from fentanyl ods. If they are not afraid to be out in applegrove May 2022 #1
That is part of the purpose of this, many people die alone because of the fear Bev54 May 2022 #2

applegrove

(119,139 posts)
1. Thousands are dying from fentanyl ods. If they are not afraid to be out in
Tue May 31, 2022, 08:28 PM
May 2022

the open or with other people there is a chance they will be saved if they OD. Narcan given to reverse over doses at safe injection sites is 100% effective at saving lives. At least in Ottawa it is.

Bev54

(10,132 posts)
2. That is part of the purpose of this, many people die alone because of the fear
Tue May 31, 2022, 08:31 PM
May 2022

of calling for help or the stigma of the drugs. I expect there will be more provinces to follow if this works well.

Kick in to the DU tip jar?

This week we're running a special pop-up mini fund drive. From Monday through Friday we're going ad-free for all registered members, and we're asking you to kick in to the DU tip jar to support the site and keep us financially healthy.

As a bonus, making a contribution will allow you to leave kudos for another DU member, and at the end of the week we'll recognize the DUers who you think make this community great.

Tell me more...

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»British Columbia is the f...