Make Access to Drugs Harder, Say Reform Advocates
The global drug reform discussion is not just about marijuana.
Countries such as Portugal, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, and several Central American nations have or are discussing changing how they deal with illicit drugs. In Portugal, possession of any drug for personal use is legal and Uruguay is expected to soon become the first nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.
In Canada, while the federal government is firmly opposed, support for overhauling how we deal with illegal drugs comes from groups representing provincial public health officers, front-line mental health and addiction workers, and HIV/AIDS researchers and service providers.
Jean Kavanagh Reports
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner