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Vancouver's radical experiment in the war on drugs

Vancouver BC tried to quash drug use, to no avial, as elsewhere. More recently, "Canada's third-largest city has embarked on a radical experiment: Over the last several years, it has overhauled its police and social services practices to re-frame drug use as primarily a public health issue, not a criminal one. In the process, it has become by far the continent's most drug-tolerant city, launching an experiment dramatically at odds with the U.S. War on Drugs."

Read this in depth and fascinating look at what Vancouver is doing.

Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy


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