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B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson holds a copy of exemption documents that enable British Columbia to decriminalize possession of small amounts of ‘hard’ drugs for personal use. B.C.’s bold experiment will be closely watched as a comparator with other progressive jurisdictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Decriminalizing hard drugs in B.C. follows decades of public health advocacy

British Columbia’s bold experiment provides an opportunity to implement more balance in Canadian drug policy, and a more principled withdrawal from the war on drugs.
West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said West Australia has the “worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country”. AAP Image/Richard Wainwright

Full response from Mark McGowan on methamphetamine use in Western Australia

West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan’s responded to The Conversation’s request for sources and comment regarding our FactCheck on methamphetamine usage rates in Western Australia.
Ice Wars invokes fear and stigma - both of which are very unhelpful in battling drug dependence. Screen Shot/ABC website

‘Ice Wars’ message is overblown and unhelpful

Without doubt, crystal methamphetamine, like many drugs (including alcohol) is capable of causing immense harm. But when facts are distorted to create fear and stigma it helps no one.

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