The Hub, Feb. 10, 2023
BC liberalized drug laws through decriminalization – will that fix the addiction crisis?
“Julian Somers, Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, specializing in homelessness, substance use and mental health, says:
“B.C. is the only place in the world that has recommended decriminalizing drugs and providing a publicly funded supply to people at risk,” said Somers over email. “𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘀𝗼 𝗯𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗿𝘂𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲.”