Advisors say no serious rise in consumption is likely if possession of small amounts of controlled drugs is allowed A six-year study of Britain’s drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decriminalisation. The report by the UK Drug Policy Commission […]
David Cameron has been urged to consider legalising drug use by a group of 60 major thinkers and celebrities including Sting, Yoko Ono and the former American president Jimmy Carter. By Rowena Mason, Political Correspondent In a letter to the Prime Minister and every member of Parliament, the public figures […]
Drug Policy Question of the Week – 9-11-11 As answered by Mary Jane Borden, Editor of Drug War Facts for the Drug Truth Network in loving memory of all victims of the tragic events that converged on 9-11-01. http://www.drugtruth.net/cms/node/3534 Question of the Week: What was the Rainbow Farm? Paraphrasing a […]
The Benefits of Decriminalizing Drug Use By Artur Domoslawski In 2000, the Portuguese government responded to widespread public concern over drugs by rejecting a “war on drugs” approach and instead decriminalized drug possession and use. It further rebuffed convention by placing the responsibility for decreasing drug demand as well as […]
“The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world,” a high-powered commission whose members include former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan warns today.
The men and women took to the stage in the Mexico City’s vast plaza and tearfully told stories of how they lost their loved ones: how a son was kidnapped, tortured and dumped dead in a car trunk; how a brother was killed for standing up to gangsters; how a […]
by By COHA Research Associate Zoë Amerigian • U.S. drug policy needs to be altered; legalization must be subject to serious debate • Legalization could eliminate illegal demand for Mexican marijuana and curb drug-related violence • Medical dangers of marijuana may be largely exaggerated • Economic costs and benefits should […]