Support decriminalizing possession of drugs for personal use?

Poll: Decriminalize drugs?

Vancouver’s council made history this week by asking the federal government for an exemption from Canadian drug laws to decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use.

Council voted on the motion  the same day the BC Coroners Service reported 1,386 people have died so  far this year of an overdose, with deaths increasing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

So what happens now?

The day after the vote, Mayor Kennedy  Stewart met with Dr. Patricia Daly, the chief medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, and Adam Palmer, Vancouver’s police chief. 

In both meetings, the mayor  spoke about “next steps on decriminalization and how we would begin to  gather critical local input into our request for the federal  government,” said Alvin Singh, the mayor’s chief of staff.

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