Research has long shown that criminalising otherwise law-abiding citizens for their drug use is no deterrent. It only damages their life chances, in a discriminatory fashion.
British Columbia’s bold experiment provides an opportunity to implement more balance in Canadian drug policy, and a more principled withdrawal from the war on drugs.
Ukraine’s 317,000 injecting drug users face a difficult future.
The Misuse of Drugs act started decades of criminalisation-centred drug policy that hasn’t worked.
The home secretary, Priti Patel, has ordered a review of nitrous oxide. But is this the right drug to get ‘tough’ on?
Accidental ingestion of drugs can have detrimental effects on dogs’ health. Education and awareness can help protect pets from consuming opioids and cannabis products.
Decriminalisation of illicit drugs is the natural conclusion to decades of research on drug-related harms.
Hemp, CBD and marijuana are all forms of cannabis – but they are different in significant ways, from form and legality to their potential uses as treatment for various health conditions.
With the community, the group of theatre-makers and academics created a play that could also serve as a policy brief on what’s missing from the battle to reduce drug use in Durban.
Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
Overseas evidence suggests cannabis law reform should favour caution and strict enforcement of the new rules.
In 2016, drug misuse was cited as the top concern among New Hampshire voters. What remedies are the Democratic primary contenders putting forward to combat the opioid crisis?
If the Tories do go liberal on pot, they should learn the lessons from the regulation of tobacco and alcohol.
A researcher who fled crime-beset Mexico returns to interview the drug cartels behind so much of the violence, asking 33 ‘narcos’ everything about their lives, from birth to their latest murder.
From colonial poppy fields to pharmatrash, southern Africa offers a fascinating history of drug regimes – one that helps us make sense of drug policies and legislation today.
There are proven ways to reduce drug deaths in the UK. But the government is ignoring them.
Muslims make up 9% of France’s population and half of all its prisoners – many convicted on drug charges. But social justice isn’t part of the country’s growing debate on legalization.
There are better ways to deal with drug possession (for personal use) than putting the person behind bars.
The conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who evaded justice in Mexico, is a win for US officials. But it’s a pyrrhic victory in the war on drugs.
There are many ways to reduce harm from drugs at music festivals beyond the much publicised pill testing. Here’s what else we can do.