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La política de drogas de Canadá está en malas compañías

Canadá está adoptando una posición controvertida en el campo de las políticas de drogas, al socavar las intervenciones de reducción de daños.

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By Michael Kazatchkine

The world’s nations have begun talks ahead of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016. This is a time of increasing high-level calls for drug policy reform and a sense that policies long dominated by prohibition and law enforcement in many parts of the world have failed miserably. Countries may be better served with a public health policy approach instead.

Canada has long been a world leader in implementing harm reduction policy when it comes to drug use at home.

So it was almost shocking to see it aligning itself to countries such as Russia and China in vocally opposing the inclusion of “harm reduction” in a new a new set of UN principles that will guide talks at the special session in 2016.Canada is adopting a controversial position towards drug policies by undermining harm reduction interventions.

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