A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy
The purpose of this report is to help the Heads of State and Government of the Americas to establish a frame of reference to address the drugs problem in their countries and to guide future multilateral policies and actions.
These scenarios are stories about what 'could' happen in the future in and around the hemispheric drug system, based on current trends, and including relevant political, economic, social, cultural and international dynamics.
The review was mandated by Heads of State at 2012 Summit of the Americas. The new study should enrich the already-vibrant hemispheric debate over drug policy alternatives, including the option of legal, regulated markets for cannabis.
For the first time, sitting presidents in Latinamerica are questionin the international drug control paradigm and calling for debate on alternative approaches. Their actions have had repercussions internationally,
The BC Provincial Health Officer warns that changes to sentencing and other justice practices brought about by the enactment of the Canadian SSCA will have very negative effects on the health of Aboriginal people.
The report documents the failing role that current federal drug policies play in supporting safety and health and draws attention to the acute need for an improved system of supports for people who inject drugs.