BC government orders ban on drug use in public places

By: 600011 On: Apr 27, 2024, 5:23 PM


As part of the drug decriminalization pilot project, the BC government has announced that drug use will be banned in all public places, including hospitals and parks. Premier David Eby said the government has made a formal request to Health Canada to change the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act under a three-year decriminalization pilot project.

AB's final decision that the changes are necessary comes after the attorney general indicated that the province's own legal battle to enact restrictions on drug use in public places will continue in court for at least a year.

Under these laws, the police can take action against people who use banned drugs in public places like transit, restaurants and beaches. The police can remove the drug user from the area. The law allows them to seize drugs or arrest them if necessary.