Canada has announced it will temporarily decriminalise the possession of small amounts of some illicit drugs in British Columbia (BC).
This time-limited three-year trial is the first of its kind in Canada.
Adults will be allowed to possess a combined total of 2.5 grams of opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA.
While those substances will remain illegal, adults found in possession for personal use will not be arrested, charged or have their drugs seized. Instead, they will be offered information on available health and social servicesCanada trials decriminalising cocaine, MDMA and other drugs – BBC News