Bamboo Bass Festival’s number one priority is the safety of its patrons. While we do not encourage or condone the use of illicit substances, we are fully committed to provide all necessary medical services to keep our patrons safe in the event of any medical emergencies.
Bamboo is partnered with Karmik and ACEID to provide outstanding harm reduction care:
Karmik is a west coast Harm Reduction organization which provides pragmatic harm reduction services to festivals and nightlife events across British Columbia. Based in Vancouver, BC, we advocate for evidence-based drug policy and community engagement through research, training programs, and public education.
We acknowledge the aspects of party culture that are inherently hazardous so Karmik’s trained Harm Reduction workers provide peer support with a non-judgemental perspective. We do not condemn or condone, and we support rather than punish.. We provide open and honest education about issues such as drug safety, anti-oppression, and sexual health in a way that is accessible, professional, and fun.
ACEID is a nonprofit organisation formed by a group of professionals, artists and activists interested in drug policy reform in Costa Rica, based on a human rights approach.
Our purpose is to contribute to reducing stigma and discrimination against drug users, as well as the risks and harms associated with it.
It is for this reason that ACEID also aims to support, collaborate with, and encourage in solidarity efforts by individuals, public institutions, universities or civil society organizations to bring about social change in drug policy in Costa Rica and across Latin America.