There is a wide range of policy options for controlling the supply and distribution of drugs, from prohibition to free-market legalization. Each involves decisions and restrictions that shape not only the market but also the resulting health and social problems. While Canada can look to other countries for lessons in drug policy reform (e.g. Portugal for decriminalization), Canadian policy must reflect our own values and objectives, which strongly suggest policies that support public health and human rights.
Considering Alternative Drug Policies: Decriminalization and Legal Regulation
Source : Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC)Published: 2020