Video: what Portugal does about drugs

Video: what Portugal does about drugs

by David Hewson Recently, the government of Portugal revealed that 10 years after it had decriminalized all drugs in 2001, drug abuse had reduced by half. It was a heartening validation for those of us against the drug war, and the news got plenty of press coverage,...

What's Wrong With Bill C-10?

by: Allysa Olding Parliament is back in session and the MPs and senators have busied themselves in intense debate, reading bills and deciding their validity, proposing amendments or outright dismissing them. As Canadians who are concerned about drug policy, we have a...

Pass that Dutch…Legislation

by Alex Rowan This past October, I, like so many travelers before me, travelled to the Netherlands knowing little more about the country than that that I could buy pot or hash from my corner “coffee shop”. I stayed not in Amsterdam itself, but in a nearby town named...
The Peaceful Oktoberfesters

The Peaceful Oktoberfesters

by David Hewson photo credit: Muenchen Kotzt Hi all, I'm writing this from Germany, where I'm doing an internship at the moment. One of the most natural, and enjoyable, things to do when travelling is to just stop, look around, and realize that you're in a...

Overdose awareness- our demands

August 31st was overdose awareness day. An event was held on the human rights monument in Ottawa, ON. There were speakers, an exchange of information and a call for action. here is what I (Alex Rowan) had to say. Now that we have addressed the issue of overdose in the...

Safer crack use kits

Thank you for visiting CSSDPs new blog. It isn’t all that ornate, but we’re ok with that. We are excited to post more entries from a variety of members. And now on to a recent issue close to this posters heart. Some of you might be aware that Safeworks, a...