Safe Supply Concept Document
- 1. (CAPUD)
This report is a general outline of the “safe supply” concept, of what safe supply is, and the role of
safe supply in drug policy. The purpose of this document is to provide clarity to what is meant by the
term “safe supply” with a mind to keeping conversations on point when safe supply and drug policy
are being discussed.
The safe supply ideas set out in this report are meant to be examples of how they could be provided
and are not meant to form a comprehensive guideline for designing a safe supply system. Safe
supply program designers should be creative and thoughtful to the needs/wants of the drug using
population being served. The thoughtful approach to safe supply requires thinking as economists
to imagine policies and programs that will truly appeal to those who would otherwise prefer to
consume drugs purchased on the illicit market.