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.
Joaquin Guzmán is Mexico’s worst 'bad hombre', but his extradition to the US won't stop the Sinaloa Cartel.
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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.
West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said his state has the "worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country". We asked the experts to check the evidence.
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?
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?