Drug Policy

Most Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Most Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana for Medical, Recreational Use Legalizing recreational marijuana viewed as good for local economies; mixed views of impact on drug use, community safety https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2024/03/26/most-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana-for-medical-recreational-use/

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Germany legalises possession of cannabis for personal use

Germany’s parliament has passed a law allowing individuals and voluntary associations to grow and hold limited quantities of cannabis, making it the latest in a small group of countries and jurisdictions to legalise the drug, at least in part. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/23/germany-on-track-to-partly-legalise-cannabis-for-personal-use-after-heated-debate

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19 government officials and high level e…

19 government officials and high level experts from around the world describe in great detail the misery, the ineptitude, the corruption and the many other horrors we inflict on ourselves and the whole world via an eternal belief in the policy of drug prohibition.

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Groundhog decade not brave new world

“I was removed from my position as Chief Advisor of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in October 2009. A decade later, UK drug policy has done nothing but go backwards. We are currently in a worse position now than we were 10 years ago. However, there […]

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Changing the Narrative

Changing The Narrative is a network of reporters, researchers, academics, and advocates concerned about the way  media represents drug use and addiction. Our mission is to help journalists and opinion leaders provide accurate, humane, and scientifically-grounded information in this contested terrain. We offer expert sources —including people with lived experience of […]


The U.S. Needs to Decriminalize Drug Possession Now

The founder of Drug Policy Alliance argues that the current laws are a waste of money and ultimately harmful More and more Americans agree that people with drug problems “deserve treatment, not punishment,” that “we can’t incarcerate our way out of the drug problem,” and that it’s a waste of […]