Sensible Solutions to the Urban Drug Problem
A Fraser Institute Electronic Publication
These policy papers were originally presented at Fraser Institute
Conferences in Vancouver in April, 1998 and in Toronto, October 1998. The
papers were revised and updated in 2001.
Introduction and Overview
- Patrick Basham
Patrick Basham is a Senior Fellow at The Cato Institute in
Washington, D.C., and was formerly Director of the Social Affairs Centre at The
Witch Hunts and Chemical McCarthyism: The Criminal Law and
Twentieth-Century Canadian Drug Policy [.pdf file]
- Eugene Oscapella
Eugene Oscapella is a Barrister and Solicitor in Ottawa, Canada
Swiss Drug Policy: Harm Reduction and Heroin-Supported Therapy
- Martin Buechi and Ueli Minder
Marin Buechi is head of the Section for Policy and Research,
and the deputy vice-director of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. Ueli
Minder is the drug policy coordinator in the Swiss Federal Office of Public
Drugs, Violence and Public Health: What Does the Harm-Reduction Approach Have to Offer?
- Patricia G. Erickson
Patricia Erickson is Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
The Empires Strike Back
- Gil Puder
The late Gil Puder was a decorated 16-year veteran of the
Vancouver Police Department and instructor at the British Columbia Police
Psychoactive Substances in Canada: Levels of Harm and Means
- Robin Room
Robin Room is Professor and Director of the Centre for
Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs at Stockholm University, Sweden.
Canadian Attitudes towards Decriminalizing The Use of Marijuana
- Daniel Savas
Daniel Savas is Senior Vice-President of Ipsos Reid,
Canada’s leading market research and public opinion company.
Medicalization: A "Third Way" to Drug Policy
- Jeffrey A. Singer
Jeffrey Singer is a general surgeon in private practice in
Phoenix Arizona, where he also served as Medical Spokesperson for Arizonans for
Drug Policy Reform.
The Economic Cost of the War on Drugs
- Richard Stevenson
Richard Stevenson directs the Health Economics Unit and
lectures in the Department of Economics at Liverpool University.
Note: The authors of these papers have worked independently
and opinions expressed by them are, therefore, their own, and do not
necessarily reflect the opinions of the members or the trustees of The Fraser
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