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Canada on drugs at the UN: Standing up for a long-overdue policy shift

By Richard Elliott      

Canada’s statement read like a checklist of progressive drug policy positions.

A worker at Tweed Marijuana Inc. tends to marijuana plants at the company's Smiths Falls facility in 2014. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The applause persisted until the chair of the session eventually gavelled it to an end. The occasion? Canada’s statement last month at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, where countries were negotiating the text of a declaration to be adopted next week at the UN General Assembly’s Special Session on drugs (UNGASS) in New York.

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