Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is a grassroots network comprised of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact our drug policies have on individuals and communities. We work on local, national and international levels to promote sensible drug policy, increase harm reduction awareness, and disseminate evidence-based educational resources.

Psychedelics in Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

Daniel Greig and Kyle Lumsden Mental health stigma is not isolated to our cultural perceptions of what it means for an individual to have mental illness. These understandings are perpetuated by the legal and institutional environments in which they are formulated....

CSSDP at the CCSA Consultation!

Andras Lenart In anticipation of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem taking place in April, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) organized a consultation with NGOs working in drug policy in order to inform...

Reflections on Reform Pt. 2

Daniel Greig With inspiration drawn from the reform conference sessions, it was all the more interesting to engage in the Model UNGASS (MUNGASS) sessions hosted by SSDP in collaboration with CSSDP and SSDP UK. The UNGASS (Special Session of the United Nations General...

CSSDP’s Model UNGASS Report

  At this year’s Reform conference, SSDP partnered with CSSDP and SSDP UK to host a simulation of the upcoming Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem. This event provided students with an opportunity to...

Reflections on Reform

Daniel Greig It was refreshing to be around so many people with the shared goal of bringing the war on drugs to an end and yet so many diverse motivations and paths towards that goal. Many people I met had been more deeply impacted by the drug war than I could have...

Drug Policy & Colonialism

Alexander Betsos Tweets by Juliana Willars (@LunaChick) The International Drug Policy Reform Conference takes place on the colonized territories of the Nacotchtank Native American people. Yet sitting in the crowded plenary hall I could not help but notice an absence...

Beyond Cannabis

Not Just About Cannabis Reform – It’s about Changing the World Alexander Betsos For ten years we have lived under Stephen Harper and his abhorrent approach to dealing with drug related issues. For the first time in 10 years the Liberals have Canadian Students for...