Vancouver is on the fast track to regulating the illicit drug trade

The rash of gang related shootings in Vancouver is causing everybody to rethink everything. More and more people I talk to, from doctors and lawyers to people on the street, are coming to the conclusion that the war on drugs is accomplishing little – except making the streets of Vancouver more dangerous.

As if to put on exclamation mark on that point, Ian Mulgrew – a columnist with the Vancouver Sun – wrote a great column entitled Legalize pot, a key drug fuelling gang wars.

For those not based in Vancouver – read it. Something is brewing out here.

2 thoughts on “Vancouver is on the fast track to regulating the illicit drug trade

  1. brenton walters

    this could be big. sea change? one question: how much influence could the provincial and civic governments have in drug policy? i am not at all familiar with the powers of the various levels of government as they pertain to drug policy.

    i assume that the provincial and civic governments would be the driving force behind any change that might happen here in vancouver.

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  2. brenton walters

    this could be big. sea change? one question: how much influence could the provincial and civic governments have in drug policy? i am not at all familiar with the powers of the various levels of government as they pertain to drug policy.i assume that the provincial and civic governments would be the driving force behind any change that might happen here in vancouver.

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