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Montreal public health director wants small amounts of illegal drugs decriminalized in city – CBC

Dr. Mylène Drouin says B.C’s new drug policy is needed in Montreal

Jun 08, 2022

Montreal’s public health director says she wants to follow in the footsteps of British Columbia, which will see the decriminalization of small amounts of illicit drugs as of next year.

“We want to make sure … that we have this tool in our harm reduction strategy for Montreal,” said Dr. Mylène Drouin in an exclusive interview with Radio-Canada.

Just over a week ago, Ottawa announced that British Columbians 18 and older will be able to possess up to 2.5 grams of opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA within the province as of Jan. 31 next year.

Drouin said decriminalization is needed in Montreal as it has an important impact on drug users.

Having a criminal record means “they will have difficult access for work, [it] may have [an] impact on their family, on their revenue,” she said.

“We believe that [decriminalization] could allow consumers to use drugs in much safer contexts and avoid all the prejudice associated with judicialization.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-public-health-decriminalization-1.6481411

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