Tag: Harm

  • Study: More Americans Using Cannabis, Finding it Less Harmful

    A new study has found a dramatic increase in the numbers of Americans who use cannabis, and also found that attitudes towards cannabis have shifted over time to reflect a wider acceptance of its use. The study — published in the British medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry — analyzed survey data from 596,500 adults gathered every […]

  • Libby Leads Battle for Reform : History of Downtown Eastside’s Champion

    Libby Davies came to Vancouver in 1969 after immigrating to Canada with her family in 1968. She was involved in grassroots community organizations from that time on in Vancouver, with a focus on the Downtown Eastside—she dropped out of university in 1973 to help found the Downtown Eastside Residents Association (DERA) with Bruce Erik- sen, […]

  • Mulcair, Marijuana, and the NDP

    By Dana Larsen Hello my friends, here are some thoughts about the drug policy reform movement, the New Democratic Party, and Thomas Mulcair. First off, I backed Peggy Nash’s leadership bid, and worked hard to elect her, along with End Prohibition Directors Nicole Seguin and Jacob Hunter—they set up her BC phone bank and database. […]

  • Big Name Panel Calls Global Drug War a “Failure”

    By Phillip Smith The global war on drugs is a failure and governments worldwide should shift from repressive, law-enforcement centered policies to new ways of legalizing and regulating drugs, especially marijuana, as a means of reducing harm to individuals and society, a high-profile group of world leaders said in a report issued in June. The […]