Roughly 5.5 billion people — three quarters of the world's population — have insufficient or no access to morphine, codeine, and other controlled substances used for pain relief.
Jamaica called for the UN to review the status of cannabis, questioning why the drug is still legally considered as dangerous as heroin under international law.
The pot supplied by the US government to medical researchers is far less potent than what most Americans can buy from their local dealer or dispensary.
The international treaties that keep weed outlawed won't change after the UN’s drug summit, but the US, Uruguay, and others will still be able to legalize.
The Dutch approach to drugs has shown great promise for harm reduction, but it has also shielded problems with drug crime from public view — until now.
Diplomats from around the world are gathering in New York for UNGASS, a special session of the UN General Assembly that will shape the future of global drug policy.
The Kremlin's new role as the most vocal proponent of the drug war has created a domestic HIV crisis, led to allegations of corruption, and slowed the pace of reform worldwide.
Hawaii's legislature is considering a proposal to look at Portugal's drug laws as a solution to the state's problems with meth and prison overcrowding.