Youth Report on Cannabis Legalization

Youth Report on Cannabis Legalization

Together with the support of Lift and the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP), CSSDP hosted a youth roundtable in Toronto on September 7, 2016, providing a platform for young people to contribute input to the Task Force for Marijuana Regulation and...
Legalizing Cannabis: Lessons for Canada

Legalizing Cannabis: Lessons for Canada

Canada has set a deadline for legalizing cannabis. By spring 2017, the substance will be available for recreational use. During the summer, the Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould, on behalf of the Liberal government, unveiled the Task Force for Marijuana...
A Story of Overdose

A Story of Overdose

CSSDP board member Dessy Pavlova tells her personal story of overdose and harm reduction on International Overdose Awareness Day.

Position Statement: Stop Raiding Dispensaries!

Position Statement: Stop Raiding Dispensaries!

Dispensaries in Canada continue to fill a void in access to medical cannabis, engaging in this act of civil disobedience for almost 20 years. On Wednesday, August 10th, Toronto police conducted a continuation of the Project Claudia raids on several more dispensaries,...
Légalisation du cannabis: la lumière au bout du tunnel?

Légalisation du cannabis: la lumière au bout du tunnel?

Au fil des quatre dernières décénies, nombre de politiciens ont martelé un discours pronant que la prohibition tiendrait les drogues loin de la portée des jeunes. Cependant, comme nous avons pu l’observer, la situation inverse s’est produite et les taux d’usage de substances illicites sont plus hauts que jamais.

Cannabis Legalization: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Cannabis Legalization: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Read the French translation. For the past four decades, politicians have argued that prohibitionist policies will keep drugs out of the hands of youth. As we’ve seen, the opposite has occurred and rates of drug use are higher than they used to be. Canadian youth lead...
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...
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,...
Bill 45: Barring Healthier Choices

Bill 45: Barring Healthier Choices

Dessy Pavlova On May 26 2015, the Ontario government passed the Making Healthier Choices Act. Hiding behind the facade of helping families make healthier food choices, the bill focuses on banning electronic cigarettes, which includes vaporizers as well as flavoured...
Defend Dispensaries

Defend Dispensaries

Dessy Pavlova Today kicks off the first day of Sensible BC’s Week of Action, May 11-15. Health Minister Rona Ambrose is demanding that the City of Vancouver raid and lay charges against all marijuana dispensaries, rather than regulate the dispensaries as planned....
Global Marijuana March

Global Marijuana March

Daniel Greig Spirits were high at the 17th Global Marijuana March in Queens Park in Toronto. The gathering marks an end to the “High Holidays”, which unofficially began on April 20th at Dundas Square for 420. This year’s march was a first for me and in spite of the...
420 Toronto

420 Toronto

Dessy Pavlova 420 in Toronto was a happy, high gathering of thousands, but the true meaning behind the protest didn’t fade away with the smoke. Despite the haze, it was a clear picture why we need to reform drug policy in Canada and around the Globe! CSSDP Toronto...
420 Brantford

420 Brantford

Nick James Alvernaz I am a member of an amazing group called the Brantford Cannabis Club (BCC), which is focused on the community and changing the stigma around cannabis consumers. We also have a small group called the “Lazy Stoners: which is dedicated to...
420 Vancouver

420 Vancouver

Christine Coulter  April 20 in Vancouver was a beautiful day; Mother Nature gave the 20,000+ in attendance the perfect weather to rally against unjust and unethical governmental policies in place against marijuana use. The vibes were positive and the crowd was just as...
Montreal 420 Rally

Montreal 420 Rally

Gonzo Nieto Montreal’s 420 rally took place at Mount Royal Park, a large park west of downtown Montreal that hosts hundreds on sunny weekends. As the day began with rain and wind, the crowd was slow to gather. By 2:30 pm, about 60 people had gathered close to the...