Happy 420!

Happy 420!

Happy 420! Although April 20 is generally a happy day for cannabis users, today is an extra special day for drug policy worldwide! While in Toronto (and across Canada) hundreds of people will be coming together to celebrate the best known cannabis holiday at Dundas...
Psychedelics in Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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...
Election Drug Policy Report Card

Election Drug Policy Report Card

CSSDP has created an Election Drug Policy Report Card analyzing our party leaders based on their platforms on cannabis, harm reduction and mandatory minimums. We invite you to share this report card widely on your campus and community to help inspire students and...
920 Psilocybin Mushroom Day: 920 Montreal Day 2

920 Psilocybin Mushroom Day: 920 Montreal Day 2

920 Psilocybin Mushroom Day hosted by CSSDP Concordia, CSSDP McGill, & Psymposia on Sept. 20, 2015 Mathis Harpham, CSSDP Concordia organizer The day started early for attendees who signed up for a transpersonal breathwork session with limited space. A yoga session...
Psychedelic Stories: 920 Montreal Day 1

Psychedelic Stories: 920 Montreal Day 1

 Psychedelic Stories hosted by CSSDP McGill, CSSDP Concordia, & Psymposia on Sept. 19, 2015 Mathis Harpham, CSSDP Concordia organizer The doors of Caravane Cafe opened at 7pm to welcome students, scientists, psychonauts, and laymen alike. Pamphlets and 920...
920 Canada

920 Canada

CSSDP Brings 920 Psilocybin Mushroom Day to Canada

5 Ways Drug Policy can Prevent Overdoses

5 Ways Drug Policy can Prevent Overdoses

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day of mourning for friends, family and communities who have lost loved ones. Aiming to destigmatize grieving a person who died a drug-related death, the day is also about raising awareness. Overdoses don’t...
World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

Kelly Rose Pflug-Back This past Tuesday, July 28th, over 200 organizations around the world commemorated World Hepatitis Day by hosting events and campaigns, doing public outreach, and raising awareness about the often misunderstood viruses. Over 400 million people...
Test It Before You Ingest It

Test It Before You Ingest It

Hilary Agro How do you know that what’s in a wine bottle is actually wine? Well, unless you bought it in a used plastic bottle from a guy at an abandoned construction site who wouldn’t tell you his name, you know it’s wine because it’s...
Drug Users Memorial Day

Drug Users Memorial Day

Kelly Pflug-Back The facts are in: Ontario is officially suffering from an epidemic of opioid overdose deaths, and has been for at least the past 15 years. According to the Prescription for Life report, which was released by the Municipal Drug Strategy...
Extract Trial Update

Extract Trial Update

Patients Weigh in on the Extract Trial Kelly Pflug-Back  On June 11th 2015, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of legalizing medical cannabis in all forms. The ruling was unanimous, meaning that all seven judges on the panel agreed with this decision. Previously,...