Drug policy reform

Help the BCCCS fight the Conservative Government’s Cruel Omnibus Crime Bill.
The BCCCS need you to help us Stop the Conservative Government’s Cruel Omnibus Crime Bill. Please take action through the campaign launched at leadnow.ca to Make Canada Safer, Not Meaner. About Bill C-10:... [...More]
The Compassionate Voice Winter 2011
The October-December edition of the BCCCS' newsletter features updates from our recent roundtable meeting with Health Canada, as well as the Dispensaries Are Indispensable capmaign. Other updates include vapourizer news, and posts from the member picnic as well as Pride.
Health Canada Must Include Compassion Clubs in Medical Marijuana Program
Op-ed for the Georgia Straight on the importance of having compassion clubs included in the proposed changes to Health Canada's Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR).
Health Canada meets with the province’s dispensaries
Health Canada meets with the province’s dispensaries to gather their input on changes to the Medical Marijuana program  September 7th, 2011 – Vancouver – Today Health Canada will be meeting with representatives of British Columbia’s dispensaries for consultation on proposed changes to the federal Medical Marijuana program.... [...More]
BCCCS Submission to Health Canada Regarding Proposed Changes to the MMAR
In response to proposed changes to the federal medical marijuana program announced in June, the BC Compassion Club Society submitted its report about the important role that qualified dispensaries can have in meeting patient needs under the federal program. Download and read our full report to Health Canada here.
Experts In UK Turn Against War on Drugs
Advocates of drug law reform had reason to celebrate today after public statements by senior figures in the medical and legal community suggested the argument was turning in their favour. The chair of the Bar Council argued in his most recent report that decriminalising drug use would have substantial public benefits, while the editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the UK's most well-respected medical publication, came out publicly in support of drug law reform.
Beckley Foundation Cannabis Coalition & Global Cannabis Report
The Beckley Foundation is a UK organization, the mainstay of their work being to direct and support world-class research into the practices used to alter our conscious states, and the policies that seek to regulate some of these practices. Their activities include:... [...More]
Whyprohibition.ca
A content-rich site with many current articles, videos, and links about prohibition of cannabis and other drugs as well as topics such as harm reduction and prostitution.  Updated daily. 
cannabisfacts.ca
A Canadian site with many interesting facts about cannabis, cannabis policy, and the most recent Canadian drug laws and legislation.
Veterans for More Effective Drug Strategies (USA)
Group formed as the US plans to expand military involvement in the Colombian drug war.
Drug policy reform, US
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (USA)
Students for Sensible Drug Policy is committed to providing education on harms caused by the War on Drugs, working to involve youth in the political process, and promoting an open, honest, and rational discussion of alternative solutions to our nation's drug problems.
Drug policy reform, US
Managing Pain — A Project of Common Sense for Drug Policy
Pain management: where healthcare and drug control policies intersect.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (USA)
LEAP is made up of current and former members of law enforcement who support drug regulation rather than prohibition.
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers
An association of lawyers and judges encouraging examination of the consequences of the drug war.
Drug policy reform
Educators for Sensible Drug Policy
Educators for Sensible Drug Policy seeks to encourage open debate between educators, parents, law makers, law enforcement and students.
Drug War Facts
The book Drug War Facts provides reliable information with applicable citations on important public health and criminal justice issues. It is updated continuously by its Editor, Douglas A. McVay.
Drug policy reform
DrugSense
Moving the debate on drugs from insanity to humanity. Also, see the Drug Sense Weekly newsfeed.
Drug policy reform
Drug Reform Coordination Network / Stop the Drug War
The central Internet resource for drug reform activism. Learn why prohibition is a failure, and what you can do to help end the disastrous Drug War.
Drug policy reform
Drug Policy Alliance Network
DPA Network is actively involved in the legislative process and seeks to roll back the excesses of the drug war, block new, harmful initiatives, and promote sensible drug policy reforms. The site features full-text articles from the academic and popular press focusing on drug policy from economic, criminal justice, and public health perspectives.
Drug policy reform
DRCN Drug Library
The world's largest online drug policy library.
Drug policy reform
Common Sense For Drug Policy
A non-profit organization dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy by resonating the voices of those raising questions about existing law and educating the public about alternatives to current policies.
Drug policy reform
Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy
A group of Canadian lawyers, researchers and other experts working to reform the nation's drug laws.
NORML (USA)
NORML is the oldest and most prominent American legalization group. Like MPP, they also have an ongoing medical marijuana campaign.
Marijuana Policy Project (USA)
This Washington-based organization has a campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Many resources for activists.
NORML Canada
NORML (The National Resolution for the Legalization of Marijuana) Canada is a non-profit, public interest, member operated and funded group, chartered at the federal level in Canada since 1978. The organization aims to eliminate all civil and criminal penalties for private marijuana use – through government lobbying, public education, research, and legislative and judicial challenges.
Waiting to Inhale
USA 2005. Director: Jed Riffe. Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. It takes viewers inside the lives of patients who have been forever changed by illness—and parents who lost their children to addiction, and presents shocking new evidence that marijuana could hold a big stake in the future of medicine.
BCCCS presents at Beyond Prohibition conference
BCCCS presents at Beyond Prohibition, a conference put on the the BC Civil Liberties Association, May 8, 2004. (on Pot-TV).
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