‘We just disagree’: Premier at odds with B.C.’s top doctor on drug legalization – GLOBAL

June 6, 2024

B.C.’s premier says he disagrees with the province’s top doctor when it comes to the legalization of illicit drugs.

The comments came after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry testified at a federal parliamentary standing committee on health on May 30.

The committee has been hearing from experts on Canada’s drug crisis since last year, and has heard from dozens of people so far.

Last Thursday, Henry was pressed for her position on drug legalization by fellow doctor and Cumberland-Colchester Conservative MP Stephen Ellis.

“I support legalization and regulation of drugs to minimize harms,” Henry answered.

“I think what has gotten us into the situation we are in is prohibition and we have seen that in many different situations over time, we saw that with alcohol prohibition, we see this with cannabis, and I think legalization and regulation minimizes harms.”

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/10550625/eby-henry-drug-decriminalization/

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