Over the last two years, fentanyl drug poisoning has taken an immense toll on our membership, with too many fatal overdoses and long-term health impacts of recurring overdose within our community. We continue to fight for the options people need to have more control and choice over how they manager their drug use and health.
The Cannabis Substitution Program is one of these options – cannabis is a safe and effective alternative to opiate use for many people, and we promote diverse options for drug maintenance and improved health by providing cannabis substitution on a daily basis to program participants.
We see between 80-100 participants daily, and we work with participants on individualized management plans through weekly meetings to make sure participants are finding the doses and uses of various cannabis options that work best for them.
This project runs thanks to support from dispensaries and the volunteer work of many individuals supportive of the project. We thank all of these contributors for their hard work in supporting this un-unfunded and much-needed pilot project.