At first, the rule will be valid for the next 3 years, until January 31, 2026.
On Tuesday (31), British Columbia, a province of 5 million inhabitants in the far west of Canada, began an experiment that includes the temporary decriminalization of small amounts of drugs.
Canada has made it legal to possess and use: opioids (such as heroin, morphine and fentanyl); crack and cocaine powder; methamphetamine and; MDMA (ecstasy).
At first, the rule will be valid for the next 3 years, until January 31, 2026. During this period, adults in possession of up to 2.5 grams of total narcotics released for their own consumption will not be arrested or fined by the government. The substance will not be learned either.
According to the norm, users should be instructed by authorities to enter programs for the treatment of chemical dependents. However, traffickers will remain subject to criminal prosecution.