drug policy

Drugs

The US Government Knew the War on Drugs Was Doomed from the Start

A 1967 Commission on Law Enforcement report on drugs was way ahead of its time.
Zachary Siegel
6.4.18
Drugs

Cocaine Hospitalisations Are Up 90 Percent in the UK

A Freedom of Information request also showed that incidents where cocaine is mentioned have more than doubled over the past four years.
Mark Wilding
3.19.18
Drugs

Art from the Frontline of the War on Drugs

We spoke to the executive producer of the Museum of Drug Policy.
JS Rafaeli
10.26.17
Drugs

How Massive Busts Could Create More Harm for People Who Use Drugs

With the biggest drug bust in Ontario history—$250-million—the province’s cocaine supply may have just gotten more dangerous.
Allison Tierney
8.31.17
Weed Week

Richard Di Natale Explains Why the Greens Want to Decriminalise Most Drugs

"Not only is our approach not working, it is actively harming the very people we are supposed to be helping."
Richard Di Natale
4.14.17
Drugs

Former Head of the AFP Calls for Australia to Decriminalise Drugs

"We cannot hope to nanny ourselves out of risk," says Mick Palmer, who was Australia's top cop between 1994 and 2001.
Maddison Connaughton
3.20.17
High Wire

Why Every Generation Freaks Out About a New Drug

The cycle of outrage Americans have over whatever drug is fashionable hasn't gotten us any closer to figuring out why people abuse narcotics.
Maia Szalavitz
2.13.17
Drugs

The Story of Mephedrone, the Party Drug That Boomed and Went Bust

In 2010 it was the UK's fourth favourite substance; nowadays it's used almost exclusively on the chemsex scene.
JS Rafaeli
1.18.17
Stuff

Meeting British 'Daily Mail' Readers Who Smoke Weed

If any one news outlet represents the Middle Englander aversion to progressive drugs policy, it's the 'Mail'. So what do its weed-smoking readers think about all that?
David Hillier
10.28.16
High Wire

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.
Maia Szalavitz
7.1.16
News

Everything You Need to Know About What Happened at the UN Drug Convention

What could have been a chance for the world to take a progressive approach to drugs ended up as a huge waste of time.
Sophia Hyatt
4.25.16
Stuff

What the UN Still Gets Wrong About Drugs

Instead of fighting the politicization of drug policy, the UN has failed to challenge the ideology and junk science that fuel the demonization of drugs.
Carl Hart and Joanne Csete
4.13.16