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Parliamentary health committee recommends decriminalization of simple possession of illicit substances

Andrea Woo

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The Globe and Mail



The report cited Donald MacPherson, executive director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, who said such a policy change would help remove the stigma associated with drug use that often keeps people from seeking help, and Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, who noted related offences such as property crime and trafficking would remain illegal.

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