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Major Studies of Drugs and Drug Policy
Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs
Volume 2 - Policies and Practices In Canada

Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs

37th Parliament, 1st Session
(January 29, 2001 - September 16, 2002)

Volume II - Policies and Practices in Canada

Table of Contents

VOLUME II

PART III - POLICIES AND PRACTICES IN CANADA

CHAPTER 11 - A NATIONAL DRUG STRATEGY?

PHASE I - DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

Creation of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Creation of Canada's Drug Strategy Secretariat

PHASE II - RENEWAL

PHASE III - RENEWAL WITHOUT SPECIFIED FUNDING

CANADA'S DRUG STRATEGY - A SUCCESS?

CONCLUSIONS

 

CHAPTER 12 - THE NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE CONTEXT

1908-1960: HYSTERIA

Opium Act, 1908

The Opium and Narcotic Drug Act, 1911

Amendments to the Opium and Narcotic Drug Act (1920-1938)

Amendments to the Act to Amend the Opium and Narcotic Drug Act in 1954

Senate Report of 1955

FROM 1960 TO THE LE DAIN COMMISSION: THE SEARCH FOR REASONS

Narcotic Control Act (1961)

An Act respecting Food and Drugs and Barbiturates (1961)

The Le Dain Commission (1969-1973)

The special report on cannabis

Bill S-19 and Cannabis

AFTER LE DAIN: FORGING AHEAD REGARDLESS

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Part I: Offences and Punishment

Part II: Enforcement

Part III Disposal of Controlled Substances

Part III Disposal of Controlled Substances

Part VI General

CONCLUSIONS

 

CHAPTER 13 - REGULATING THERAPEUTIC USE OF CANNABIS

BACKGROUND TO THE RECENT REGULATIONS

Section 56 - Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Charter Challenges - Therapeutic Use of Marijuana

Government Reaction

MARIHUANA MEDICAL ACCESS REGULATIONS

Authorization to Possess

Licence to Produce

Other Provisions

COMPASSIONATE ACCESS?

Eligibility

Access to cannabis

Products

Costs

RESEARCH PLAN

Scientific Research

Research-Grade Marijuana

CONCLUSIONS

CHAPTER 14 - POLICE PRACTICES

ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

RCMP

CHARGES UNDER THE CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES ACT IN 1999

TheCanada Customs and Revenue Agency

Provincial and Municipal Police

COSTS

POLICE POWERS

Searches and Seizures

Entrapment and Illegal Activity

Conclusion

STATISTICS

Reported Incidents

Charges

Concerns

Customs Act - Fines

SEIZURES

CONCLUSIONS

 

CHAPTER 15 - THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

PROSECUTION

COURTS

Drug Treatment Courts

DISPOSITION AND SENTENCING

Criminal record

CORRECTIONS

CRIMINAL RECORD

COURT CHALLENGES

CONCLUSIONS

 

CHAPTER 16 - PREVENTION

INITIATIVES THAT FALL SHORT OF THE MARK

Not enough prevention

Prevention lacks focus

There is not enough evaluation of preventive measures

Preventive and social messages in contradiction

There is a body of knowledge on which we have to draw

PREVENTING WHAT AND HOW?

RISK REDUCTION AND HARM REDUCTION

CONCLUSIONS

 

CHAPTER 17 - TREATMENT PRACTICES

CANNABIS DEPENDENCY

FORMS OF TREATMENT

EFFECTIVENESS OF TREATMENT

CONCLUSIONS

 

CHAPTER 18 - OBSERVATIONS ON PRACTICES

DIFFICULTIES IN HARMONIZING THE PLAYERS

INCONGRUITIES OF APPROACH

SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COSTS

Conclusions

 

 

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