The objectives of development should be integrated into drug policies, particularly in developing countries. Crop eradication should not be carried out unless alternative livelihoods and the infrastructure on which they depend have been put in place first. In addition, the effectiveness of drug policies must be gauged against developmental and human security criteria.
Despite methamphetamine seizures quadrupling between 2008 and 2013, Asia’s harsh anti-drug policies are falling out of step with the rest of the world and are filling prisons with low-level offenders, driving corruption, and fueling black markets.
It has been a highly eventful and busy year for IDPC, not least because of UNGASS 2016. We hope that you will enjoy reading this latest progress report that gives an overview of our activities and key achievements during the period April 2015 to March 2016.
Cannabis has not been reviewed by the WHO since 1934 and much has changed since then. DrugScience produced and presented a report (alongside IDPC) which has now led the WHO to order a cannabis pre-review for CND 2018.
This literature review examines the evidence of effectiveness of different types of drug prevention and education for children and young people in Scotland, principally that which is delivered in schools.