Ottawa accepts provincial government request for exemption from drug law for three years from January 31, 2023
Possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and other hard drugs is a crime in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The federal government has announced that the three-year interim decision will take effect in 2023, according to the Washington Post. From January 31 next year, Canadians living in the western province of Canada will be able to legally hold up to 2.5 grams of certain drugs currently banned for personal use. These include opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA, also known as ecstasy.
Bennett: This is not drug legalization
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According to a “bold” Caroline Bennett, defined by the Canadian Minister for Mental Health and Addiction, but “it is necessary to reverse the course of the crisis in the province.” The smuggling, production, export and import of these drugs will be banned, as will the possession of these drugs near airports, schools or by the military. “It’s not a legalization,” Bennett said. “We did not take this decision lightly.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of death in Canada
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This is the first such attempt in the country. In 2016, British Columbia declared a public health emergency as the death toll rose. Since then, the deaths have increased dramatically: 2,236 people died in high numbers by 2021, up 125% from six years ago. According to provincial officials, drug overdose is the leading cause of death between 19 and 39 in Canada.