r / worldnews – Vancouver Mayor Makes Motion to Decriminalize Possession of Illicit Drugs | “This is not a criminal problem, it is a health problem,” he told reporters, adding that the initiative was “long overdue.”
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Mayor Kennedy Stewart brings forward a motion that, if passed, would decriminalize simple possession of illicit drugs in Vancouver.
The motion will be discussed with Vancouver City Council at next week’s meeting, although it notes that decriminalization “is not a quick fix.”
If passed, the City of Vancouver will contact the federal government to “decriminalize personal possession of illicit substances within city limits for medical purposes.”