British Columbia has been the North American leader in harm reduction. Is there a relationship to its high rates of marijuana use? I’m not a marijuana alarmist. My biggest concern would be whether they have a declining age of first use of marijuana.
They seem to have categorized addition as a lifestyle choice and publically express pessimism about recovery. Could this combination of policy and attitudes create conditions for increases social drug use? Might this effect be mitigated or eliminated by recovery-focused harm reduction? I suspect so.