Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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 consider problematic drug use in society primarily a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and we advocate for appropriate responses to reduce and prevent harm from drug use.

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.





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Drug Policy Election Report Card

What can we expect as we move forward?

CND Day 3: Things That Aren’t Cannabis

These blog posts are made in collaboration between CSSDP, SSDP and Youth RISE as part of our joint effort to provide youth with information about the Commission of Narcotic Drugs. We are the Paradigma Coalition.

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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