Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 2400 - 515 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3
Country: Canada
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Research

  • Other:'Health'
Short description:
CSSDP is a grassroots network of youth and students concerned with the negative impact prohibitionist drug policies have on individuals and communities. CSSDP considers problematic drug use a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and advocates for appropriate responses to reduce and prevent harm from drug use. CSSDP provides education and resources to empower chapters formed by students and youth in their work on substance use issues facing their peer groups and communities. CSSDP mobilizes it members to participate in the political process at all levels, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while combating counterproductive drug policies, particularly those that directly harm young people. A national Board of Directors supports numerous autonomous chapters across Canada. CSSDP holds the only annual national drug policy conference in Canada, hosts annual lobby days, and produces numerous publications.
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