Downloads: Polling Data, News Release Download the report from the International Journal of Drug Policy here. British Columbia’s annual domestic cannabis market could be worth more than $500-million, according to a new study by a coalition of researchers from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. The study, published this month in the [...]
DOWNLOADS: Report, Polling Data, News Release Building momentum A remarkable and growing number of British Columbians are joining the call for the taxation and strict regulation of cannabis for adult use to better protect community health and safety while also reducing related organized crime activity and other community harms, such as the proliferation of illegal grow operations. In [...]
This second report focuses on the impact of drug law enforcement on cannabis availability and the expansion of organized crime in BC. The report recognizes that cannabis prohibition laws are ineffective when it comes to decreasing rates of availability and price, and suggests ways to better protect community health and safety. //
This brief report outlines the links between cannabis prohibition in BC and the growth of organized crime and related violence in the province. The report also defines the public health concept “regulation” and seeks to set the stage for a much needed public conversation and action on the part of BC politicians.