After recently hosting a safer drug use & harm reduction workshop with residence assistants at my university’s residence, some reporters from CBC News Montreal got in touch with me to talk about drug education and harm reduction services available at the university. This led to a discussion of the importance of increasing access to drug testing services. Check out the article, or watch the segment that aired on TV!
Recently, Stephen Harper said legalization is the wrong direction for society, and that if re-elected he would increase funding to target grow ops. Yet 70% of Canadians support either legalization or decriminalization for possession of small amounts of cannabis.
Radio Canada International’s Terry Haig reached out to me to chat about drug policy in the upcoming Canadian election. Click here to read the article with a six-minute phone interview at the end. Enjoy!
Drug Policy Alliance executive director Ethan Nadelmann recently gave an excellent TED talk on the failed war on drugs. In it, he rightly describes the near-global adaptation of the US’s drug policy model as the international projection of a domestic psychosis about drug use, and urges for sensible drug policy and for the treatment of drug abuse as a medical issue, not a criminal one — changes that couldn’t come soon enough.