. As Canada takes a step toward decriminalizing hard drugs, here’s what it can learn from other countries « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBC – Advocates say decriminalization alone won’t stop Canadians dying, because the drug supply is uniquely toxic.

But as many Canadian public health experts call on lawmakers to go a step further — and replace black market street drugs with a regulated safe supply — their international counterparts say they are watching to see what their countries can learn from one another.

Ottawa announced last week that from Jan. 31, adults in B.C. will be allowed to possess up to 2.5 grams of opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA — a signal it will treat addiction as a mental health issue rather than a judicial one.

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