Lori Hanson


Dr. Lori Hanson is a Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

Node Funded Project (January 2022)

Title: Decriminalization for Simple Possession of Illicit Drugs in Saskatoon, SK

Principal Investigator: Lori Hanson, University of Saskatchewan


Dr. Barb Fornssler, University of Saskatchewan

James Dixon, University of Saskatchewan

Marie Agoritis, Moms Stop The Harm, SK


The purpose of this project is to produce an evidence-based report for Saskatoon Police Services and the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners related to the topic of decriminalization for simple possession of illicit drugs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The aim of providing this information is to strengthen the culture of community safety in Saskatoon by addressing the harms of overdose and problematic substance use.


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