decriminalizing possession of drugs for personal useVANCOUVER — British Columbia is introducing a policy of decriminalization on Tuesday as part of what it says is an overall plan to prevent overdose deaths from illicit drugs. The pilot project will continue until Jan. 31, 2026, after a federal exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Here are five things to know about decriminalization:WHICH DRUGS WILL PEOPLE BE PERMITTED TO POSSESS, AND HOW MUCH? However, drug users and advocates are concerned that services will not be available when people are ready to use them, especially in rural and remote communities. Illegal drugs will still be prohibited for youth under 18, on school grounds, at licensed child-care facilities and at airports.
Source: CBC News January 31, 2023 07:07 UTC