Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Policy Brief

Decriminalization: Options and Evidence [Policy Brief]

Examines the various options and evidence on the decriminalization of controlled substances as a means to reduce harms. Based on Canadian and international research, this policy brief notes that recognizing that substance use is a health, rather than a criminal justice, issue is a starting point for reform. Describes how decriminalization covers a range of policies and practices.

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