Come on out for our AGM on Tues Dec 11, 11am. Membership is free and open to anyone who identifies as a current or former user of illicit drugs (note: ‘illicit’ does not apply to marijuana or alcohol use). Great chance to learn about our outreach and education programs, elect our new board of directors and learn more about how we operate. See you there!
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 Project 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-funded and much-needed pilot project but we need more help!
Interested in supporting this program? Make a donation by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (password: solid)
Join us Tuesdays 3-4pm (except welfare week)
- $5 stipend and lack snack provided
- Open to all who identify as indigenous women
- A safe place to provide support and advocate together on issues that impact us most.
SOLID is a naloxone distribution site: if you or someone you know is at risk of overdose, 20 minute drop-in trainings are now Mondays 10am. Email email@example.com to book a training for a larger group, or to let us know you’re dropping in.
Six months ago, the Province declared a public health emergency – we demand immediate, local emergency responses. Working on an application for a federal exemption for supervised consumption services is NOT an emergency response – an emergency response MUST be the IMMEDIATE creation of SCS services. [read the full demands and recommendations here]
Interim responses are required in Victoria NOW. These must include:
1. Access to widespread Opiate Substitution Therapy (OST) dispensing, including prescription heroin through HR sites and community health clinics.
2. Interim crisis funding for harm reduction agencies that are responding to overdose events and training others in Naloxone. (done)
3. Satellite harm reduction sites immediately established and staffed in locations experiencing overdose events. (done)
4. Interim exemption policy by provincial government to allow the creation of SCS while federal approval is pending. (done)
5. Access to drug testing equipment
6. Suspend local police enforcement of the war on people who use drugs.
7. Meaningful engagement of people who use(d) drugs in responses to ODs, and engagement of service users locally and at BC’s Joint Task Force and the Federal Opioid Summit