Personal Use of Hard Drugs Decriminalized in British Columbia


Published: June 6, 2022

There has been a significant uptick in drug overdose deaths in Canada in the last five years. A new law established in British Columbia aims to address the issue. The legislation that takes effect next year will decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine, methamphetamines, and opioids. Individuals will be allowed to have up to 2.5 grams of these drugs on their person. Champions of the experimental law are confident that reducing the stigma around substance use will encourage more people to seek help for their addictions.

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