Hand it out, they will come

  • May 31, 2024

Regarding The Catholic Register’s May 25 news story and editorial on drug decriminalization, a key concept in the field of substance-related public policy is availability, which refers to the overall ease with which a given substance can be obtained.

When availability increases, so do rates of use and associated problems.

The recent decision of the federal and Ontario provincial governments to reject decriminalization of “hard drugs” was a prudent step towards controlling their availability.

Lise Anglin,


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