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Vancouver… details of drug decriminalization plan

In a letter to [Patty] Hajdu and the Vancouver and British Columbia working groups on decriminalization, a coalition of 15 organizations said the current proposal must be scrapped immediately as it risks reproducing the harms of prohibition.

The coalition is asking the city to raise the proposed drug thresholds from a three-day supply and demanded the Vancouver Police Department take a back seat in discussions. [Director of Policy, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Scott Bernstein] said there won’t be room to easily make revisions to the policy. “It’s not just an academic exercise that we can come back to and adjust later and tweak,” he said.

Original Article (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation):
Vancouver mayor says no time to argue over details of drug decriminalization plan
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