Toronto continues to await drug decriminalization decision

This week marks seven months since Toronto sent its decriminalization request, the same amount of time it took for the federal government to greenlight a similar request from B.C.

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YouHaveBadInfo
YouHaveBadInfo
41 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Drugs are decriminalized in Canada. Courts won’t hear simple possession charges anymore, they do not care.

They are defacto legal.

Be nice if we could actually hold the drug dealers accountable though

CranberryNapalm
CranberryNapalm
14 · 5 days ago · Reddit

I guess I’m a NARC if I don’t want Toronto turning into San Francisco?

morenewsat11
morenewsat11
9 · 5 days ago · Reddit

"As Toronto waits to hear whether the federal government will grant its request to decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs for personal use, harm reduction advocates say approval is urgently needed as governments fail to match the gravity of the opioid crisis.

This week marks seven months since the city sent its decriminalization request to Ottawa, the same amount of time it took for the federal government to greenlight a similar request from British Columbia."

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“We’re seven years into this epidemic of overdose driven by high-potency opioids. We have all the data we need at this point. And we’re looking at a government that is delaying responding, and also responding in ways that do not actually engage with the thing that is killing people.”

Nick5123
Nick5123
5 · 5 days ago · Reddit

When abusing opioids is more legal than having a beer in a sunny park with friends.