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Drug policy: an examination of Canada and Ukraine

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drug policies, politics, culture

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The use of drugs is not a new phenomena to human society. Drugs have been a staple in human culture for centuries. So, why has drug use been such a controversial topic in the 21st century? A fundamental change is the increased use of psychoactive or mind-altering drugs (Boyd, Carter & MacPherson 2016:1). This paper examines drug policy in two states, Canada and Ukraine, to better understand the role politics and culture play in developing drug policies. This examination explores the development of contradictory policies in both states to understand the underlying systemic factors in decision-making.

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Dechant, A. (2022). Drug policy: An examination of Canada and Ukraine. Crossing Borders: Student Reflections on Global Social Issues, 4(1).


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