Tag Archives: criminology

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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Solutions to Crime, Part 1: Peacekeeping Canada

In my last post, I suggested that there are features shared by the RCMP and the Hells Angels. Both are identifiable organizations or “gangs” which attract young people by offering excitement, camaraderie and the prospect of status and material rewards. Canada … 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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Forecast: Increased Crime

The Senate has recently passed a bill to provide mandatory minimum sentences (MMS) for anyone growing more than 5 marijuana plants “with the intent to sell”. Growers with 200 or more plants face a maximum of 14 years in jail. … Continue reading

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