Decriminalisation of illicit drugs is the natural conclusion to decades of research on drug-related harms.
Coca is illegal – and there are harsh penalties for cultivating it. But farmers whose families face poverty say they have no choice.
Bolivia's drug control strategy was once internationally applauded.
Step aside, Pablo Escobar. New research shows it was poor farmers who helped turn Colombia into the world's largest drug producer when they started growing and exporting pot in the 1970s.
The federal government's fight against cocaine distribution wrongly assumes that it's all destined for the US.
Methamphetamine use has increased dramatically in Asia in the past five years, overtaking even the US. Now cartels spy an opportunities in Europe.
Production of coca leaf, the raw material in cocaine, is surging in Peru despite 40 years of forced eradication designed to convince farmers to abandon it. Bolivia shows a better way forward.
It's difficult to find toilet paper, but apparently there's no shortage of cannabis.
Fentanyl has been a prime culprit in the opioid crisis in the United States. It's now turning up in cocaine and methamphetamine in New South Wales.
Addiction to cocaine is wildly difficult to conquer. But physicians may soon have a new type of gene therapy for patients that makes the drug less alluring.
Opium played a fascinating role in southern African colonial politics, conﬂict and social change - from the poppy fields of Mozambique to the early days of Johannesburg city.
Cocaine and alcohol combine to create a deadly chemical known as cocaethylene.
Getting hold of illegal drugs is easier than ever, with home deliveries and even loyalty cards.
There's no evidence drug use is a barrier to job seeking. And testing can't distinguish between one off, irregular or regular use.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
Cross border security is at serious risk. So are the lives of the people who live there.
A safety committee convened by the FDA has declared esketamine safe for severe depression. But isn't this drug the same as ketamine, an illegal street drug? A medical anthropologist explains.
Drug users aren't the problem – the current 'war on drugs' is.
In a completely new approach to treating addiction, researchers use genetically engineered skin cells to inactivate cocaine and block cravings and addiction in mice.
Canadian drug policy began to take shape well before anti-immigration attacks on Chinese establishments in 1908. Drugs like opium and coke were causing grave public health concerns.