Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is a grassroots network of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact our drug policies have on individuals and communities. We consider drug use a health and human rights issue rather than a criminal-legal issue. We advocate for evidence-based responses to reduce and prevent harms associated with drug use and drug criminalization

Our Mission…


We support young people to make informed decisions about their health, starting with evidence-based drug education. Education is empowerment.

Harm Reduction

Drug use is a public health concern and a human rights issue, not a criminal justice issue.  We advocate for appropriate responses to reduce and prevent harm.

Drug Policy

We work to support harm reduction, evidence-based legislation, and drug policy reform on local, national and international levels.

Where We Stand

CSSDP Policy Stances

Read our official position statements on various drug policy concerns.





Day 1 of the Paradigma Coalition at the CND

Author: Azra Panjwani International Liaison at Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and...

Psychedelic Psychotherapy: History, Theory, and Regulation in Canada

Author: Lucas Standing When I first began my university program at the University of British...

CSSDP X Support. Don’t Punish.

Blog by Kiah Ellis-Durity, Artwork by Emma Richard On June 24th 2021, CSSDP held a roundtable...
Youth delegates at Paradigma 2019

Before CND: Coming of Age in International Drug Policy

“The reality is that censorship and access to information are heavily influenced by large corporations like Facebook, and that social media companies are preventing young people in Canada and around the world from sharing and accessing information they need to make informed choices about cannabis use.”

What’s happening in BC with drug policy reform and activism: A focus on youth

By Taylor Fleming, Michelle Olding, and Samara Mayer of CSSDP Vancouver April 14th 2021, marked...

Contact Us

Are you interested in working towards sensible drug policy? We welcome students and youth to join our campus and regional chapters to support our local, national and international work towards creating better drug laws and disseminating science-backed educational resources.

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