New report from Canada’s Drug Futures Forum outlines recommendations for the next decade of drug policy in Canada

Toronto, Canada (July 14, 2017) — Against the backdrop of a national opioid overdose crisis and the fracturing of the global consensus on criminalization-based drug policies, over 200 participants met in Ottawa at Canada’s Drug Futures Forum in April 2017 to produce a ten-year agenda for the future of Canadian drug policy. A new report outlines wide-ranging recommendations from the Forum, and calls for the exploration and implementation of innovative policies to reduce the harms of drugs and drug policy in Canada.

Canada’s Drug Futures Forum is supported by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Canadian Public Health Association, Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Ottawa Global Strategy Lab and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.