We built a map with data from the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study that condenses data collected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other research.
Though the US said this month that Bolivia has "demonstrably failed" to fulfill its counter-narcotics commitments, there is less violence, less cocaine, and even less coca in Bolivia than there was before.
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.
The United Nations is drafting a document that will shape global drug policy in the coming years, but critics say it's insufficiently supportive of policies like harm reduction and decriminalization.
Following reports of Iran's recent killing of all adult males in an unidentified village over purported drug ties, its routine bloodletting has increased international revulsion at the United Nations' complicity.
The UN was apparently about to release a report advising exactly that this week before suddenly changing its mind.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime authored a paper advocating the decriminalization of drug use, then apparently tried to bury it — but Branson wasn't having that.
"Blood flashing" is a side effect of endemic drug addiction in East Africa's largest port, which has rapidly evolved into a major international heroin transit hub.
Cultivation of the plant used to manufacture cocaine has declined in Bolivia for the fourth straight year, a success achieved without relying on heavy-handed eradication programs.