Mayor Kennedy Stewart pushes for Vancouver to decriminalize drug possession

The Thorn

Nov. 19, 2020

On Wednesday, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart unveiled a plan to ask the Canadian government to allow Vancouver to decriminalize simple possession of all drugs. This would first involve passing a motion at Vancouver City Council.

Read about it in this story from Global News: Plan unveiled to make Vancouver first jurisdiction in Canada to decriminalize simple drug possession

In 2001, Portugal became the first country to decriminalize the possession and consumption of all illicit substances, and by all accounts, the policy has been a resounding success. Read all about it in the following article in The Guardian: Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?