Vancouver City Council Unanimously Passes Motion to Move Ahead With Drug Decriminalization

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op

WellnessNewsLegalization Vancouver city council unanimously passes motion to move ahead with drug decriminalization “Vancouver has once again decided to lead the way on drug policy in order to save lives.” Author of the article:Sam Riches “It is time to end the stigma around substance use, help connect more of our neighbours to health care and save lives,” Stewart, the 40th mayor of Vancouver, said earlier this month. / PHOTO BY KENNEDY STEWART FACEBOOK

A motion put forward by Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart to decriminalize simple drug possession within the city’s boundaries has been passed unanimously by Vancouver City Council.

The city will now ask the federal government for an exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.If granted, Vancouver will become the first jurisdiction in Canada to decriminalize drugs.

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