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!

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,...

Support. Don’t Punish: Contact Your MPP

Write your MPP to tell them why Support. Don’t Punish. is important! You can download our printable PDF or doc email templates, or copy and paste the email below. Find your MPP and help them understand the youth voice and sensible drug policy! Http iframes are...

SSDP 2016 Conference: An Overview

Board member Kyle Lumsden talks about his experiences attending the 2016 Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference in Washington, DC.

Summer Intern – Community Organizing (English)

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy Number of Positions: 2 Duration: 30 hrs/wk for 8 weeks beginning as soon as possible Wage: $11.25/hr Location: Canada Deadline to apply: June 10, 2016 Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is a grassroots network...

University of Winnipeg chapter

University of Winnipeg We are the University of Winnipeg chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy! We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice. If you’re...

#PsychedelicsBecause

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is proud to partner with Psymposia for the #PsychedelicsBecause campaign. Psymposia, a group of collaborative social activism projects based on psychedelics, plants, and policy, brought forward this campaign with the...

The Road to UNGASS

Michelle Thiessen This year’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) annual conference in Washington, D.C. occurred the weekend before the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, so some sessions were in preparation for this high-level...

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?

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...

UNGASS: An Overview

It was a week of high hopes at the UN with Canadian Minister of Health Jane Philpott’s announcement of the country’s plan to legalize cannabis in Spring 2017. The Minister’s statement also focused on safe injection sites, naloxone distribution, support for people who use drugs, and harm reduction practices.

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

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....

Current Research on Prevention

On January 26th 2016, CSSDP Okanagan, a fledgling chapter, hosted its first public information talk. Our guest speaker was Dr. Marvin Krank. He has extensive research experience in substance use, with a focus on use by adolescents. His presentation for us was, “In the...

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...