Tough on crime’ drug laws

published on April 6, 2010

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS must be congratulated for its important study demonstrating that Canada’s overemphasis on drug-law enforcement will not reduce drug supply or drug-related violence. Columnist Peter McKnight is right to point out that many governments have an illogical attachment to the “tough on crime” approach to drug use, and this study is an important call to policy-makers, who must start using evidence, not ideology, as the basis for laws. … More >>