Tag: Cannabis Substitution Project


Vancouver Projects Give Weed to Curb Overdoses. Police Just Raided One


A council motion has supported ‘low barrier’ cannabis as an alternative to opioids. Neil Magnuson says he provides more than 200 people free high-potency cannabis edibles as an alternative to them using opioids. On Saturday, he says, Vancouver police raided his supply on wheels. Magnuson, founder of the unlicensed Cannabis Substitution Project, started the project out of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users office more than three years ago. Two years into Canada’s legal…


A Tale of Two Crises (Down and Out on the Downtown Eastside)


CANNABIS CULTURE – How the Cannabis Substitution Project adapts to serve Canada’s most notorious neighbourhood during COVID-19. The following is a front-line report from CSP Director & Cannabis Culture advocate Neil Magnuson: These are extraordinary circumstances for sure, with the measures being taken to address the spread of the latest version of the Corona virus, there is an eeriness and a very noticeable dampening of spirits on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. There are still…