In this TC Global Explainer, two Latin American scholars lay out the basics of drug policy, expose the 'war on drugs', and offer reform suggestions.
In Brazilian prisons, overcrowding, corruption and gang infiltration are a combustive combination. But it all started with bad drug policies.
Bolivia is the first cocaine-producing country to take a harm reduction approach to tackling the drug trade.
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
Why would the Philippine president risk alienating an important and generous ally?
The Philippines is seeing a surge of extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals and drug users since Rodrigo Duterte assumed office last month.
PolicyCheck unpacks the details and history of the Greens' proposed $10 million Harm Reduction Innovation Fund drug policy.
It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
The UK may have signed the UN drugs convention – with its emphasis on prohibition – but that doesn't mean it can't legalise the drug.
If countries are serious about drug reform, they must address the disproportionate harm of current drug policies on women worldwide.
There are scores of reasons why people get hooked on drugs. But governments play a key role, too.
Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm told parliament that of the $1.5 billion spent annually on drug law enforcement, 70% is attributable to cannabis. Are those numbers correct?
The government's blanket ban on psychoactive substances is all over the place.
In tackling the problem of drug abuse, Indonesia should change its criminalisation and punitive approach into a public health one.
Clinton, who named drug companies among her enemies in this week's debate, is pushing populist-inspired policies that could hamper the flow of new medicines.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said ice is far more potent, far more dangerous, and far more addictive than any other illegal drug. Is that supported by the data?
New proposals put drug and alcohol councillors in an ethical bind.
Indonesia's war on drugs aims to protect the country's young generation from an alleged "national drug emergency." But the government's coercive approach is harming the people it wishes to protect.
The government's "blanket ban" on legal highs goes against the evidence.
The myth has been debunked time and time again.