Stimulus Connect 14
September 23, 2021
10am – noon Pacific/Yukon | 11am – 1pm Mountain | noon – 2pm Central | 1 – 3pm Eastern | 2 – 4 pm Atlantic | 2:30 – 4:30pm Newfoundland & Labrador
It’s time to decriminalize drugs now across Canada. The Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD) is suing Canada to remove criminal penalties on drug use!
In response to the ongoing overdose epidemic that has killed tens of thousands of Canadians, CAPUD is suing the government of Canada to remove the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) penalties (decriminalize) all forms of drug possession and some forms of drug trafficking. These criminal penalties create various harms for people who use drugs (PWUD) and prevent PWUDs from accessing medical treatment and harm reduction.
The Legal Case
CAPUD is seeking to have all references to drug possession struck from the CDSA. CAPUD and the co-plaintiffs are also seeking to have references to drug trafficking (the sale of drugs) interpreted to remove trafficking when a PWUD traffic drugs due to necessity. Necessity might include situations where a PWUD sells a supply they have guaranteed is safe or when they sell solely to make enough money to support themselves.
Full decriminalization across Canada for several drug activities (possession and necessity trafficking) is needed to stop the deadly epidemic. Notice of Civil Claim located in hyperlink here: Notice of Civil Claim
Please consider donating to this cause to help support CAPUD and these brave individuals with this litigation or sharing this gofundme page to spread the word about the action and the movement for drug decriminalization. To learn more, please go to drugdecrimcanada.com or watch for the hashtag #DrugDecrimCanada on social media.
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