Youth Speak on Cannabis Legalization

Together with the support of Lift and the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP), CSSDP hosted a youth roundtable to contribute input to the Task Force for Marijuana Regulation and Legalization on what sensible drug policy should look like.

Read what youth have to say!

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Regarding the Ongoing Criminalization of Cannabis Dispensary Workers


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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.

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Drug Checking Workshop

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