Category Archives: illict drugs

Drug Policies to Support Healthy Communities

How can we get past endless, polarized arguments about drugs which are often based on faulty reasoning and begin working towards creating policies which foster healthy communities? Continue reading

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Immoral Drug Addicts?

To assign to one group of drug users our moral condemnation and stigma while remaining largely silent about the majority who abuse more harmful but legal drugs is an exercise in cognitive dissonance. Continue reading

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35 Fentanyl Deaths: The Cost of Prohibition

The responsibility for these 35 fentanyl deaths lies with our draconian prohibition laws. Continue reading

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Systemic Racism, Illegitimate Laws and an Uncritical Media: Obstacles to Drug Policy Reform

The positive health outcomes with respect to tobacco control might be applied to a regulated cannabis market. Continue reading

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Drug Control in Guyana

Sent to the Stabroek News on April 28 2013 Dear Editor, I am a criminologist who came to Guyana for 10 days last month to visit friends in the Corentyne area. I am also a speaker for Law Enforcement Against … Continue reading

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The Immorality of Enforcing Marijuana Laws

The police should now admit that it is immoral for them to enforce the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Laws must be justified on some moral basis in order for them to be supported by … Continue reading

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Drug seizures in Nanaimo fail to stop trafficking

The recent seizure of drugs and weapons by Nanaimo RCMP does nothing to “disrupt supply” and won’t prevent more illicit drugs from entering the city. The largest drug seizure in Canadian history took place in the year 2000 when 100 … Continue reading

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Health Canada’s Drug Policies Endanger Canadians

On Health Canada’s website under the heading, Mission, Values and Activities, the Ministry declares its commitment to “improving the lives of all of Canada’s people”. As part of this mandate, the agency is empowered to regulate psychoactive substances under the … Continue reading

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