A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy
Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows.
This policy brief aims to promote the realization of gender equality and human rights in terms of an effective harm reduction response to HIV for women who inject drugs in community and prison settings.
Following the groundbreaking call last month by the World Health Organization (WHO) for countries to stop criminalizing drug use and treat the issue as a public health one, this infographic outlines the stance of a handful of UN agencies toward drug decriminalization.
While huge numbers of people and organisations all over the world have been calling for drug policy reform, including the Global Commission on Drug Policy, the WHO has now joined our call for the decriminalisation of drug use.
Legal systems which encourage openness and transparency, promote comprehensive anti-discrimination codes, and treat consensual behaviour by adults in private as a matter beyond the reach of the criminal code tend to have much greater success in dealing effectively with HIV.