Drug policy and human rights: concerns mounting

Last week, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network led a group of Canadian organizations, including the BCCLA, in making a submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human […]

A Sensible Cannabis Law in BC

BCCLA Policy Director Micheal Vonn will be speaking at two community dialogue events on BC’s marijuana policy, discussing options for more effective approaches, focused on public health and safety, rather […]

BCCLA Opposes Criminalization of Salvia Divinorum

Vancouver, BC: The BC Civil Liberties Association is opposing Health Canada’s proposal to criminalize the herbal product Salvia Divinorum. Salvia is currently regulated under Natural Health Products Regulation and the […]

BCCLA joins national call to end drug war

The BCCLA has joined a national call welcoming and endorsing the Global Commission on Drug Policy’s report. The report recommends political leaders adopt evidence and rights-based approaches to drug policy, […]

Cannabis pharmacy raids abusive, says BCCLA

The BCCLA objects to a police-led campaign to shut down medical cannabis pharmacies across Canada. Quebec police shut down three medical cannabis dispensaries, also known as “compassion clubs” today, arresting […]