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.