Vancouver may decriminalize possession of drugs including psychedelics

Vancouver, Health Canada to formally discuss drug decriminalization, mayor says

In an effort to tackle the ongoing overdose crisis in Vancouver, Health Canada has agreed to discuss a plan to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illicit drugs. The city council of Vancouver voted unanimously to put the idea forward to the federal government back in November 2020. Mayor Kennedy Stewart is hopeful that if granted the exemption, Vancouver will see a decline in drug-related deaths after a record number of overdoses in 2020.

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