Both focus too much on controlling supply and not enough on demand.
The figures don't really add up.
Mexico and Canada are about to turn medical cannabis into North America's most lucrative new market.
A controversial law to officially engage Mexico's armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently echoed the 1980s philosophy to 'just say no' to drugs. It's important to remember, however, that the policy was ineffective.
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.
Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said conducting on-site drug tests at public events "safely and quickly is not really a practical option". But the technology is available.
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West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan's responded to The Conversation's request for sources and comment regarding our FactCheck on methamphetamine usage rates in Western Australia.
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Evidence increasingly shows the effectiveness of controversial efforts, like northeastern Brazil's Attitude Programme, to feed and house at-risk drug users.
The next American administration will have to choose between following Barack Obama's reform course or relaunching the war on drugs, nationally and internationally.
Will America end its aggressive counter-narcotics strategy, which has battered Latin America for four decades?
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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.