Global Commissioners speak out about the failure of and the additional harms created by repressive drug policy – the so-called “war on drugs”. They state how it is important to examine the evidence, why it is necessary to change our perceptions about drugs and people who use them, to decriminalize the consumption of drugs, and ultimately to legally regulate the drug markets in a responsible way.
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- United Kingdom: Call to amend Misuse of Drugs Regulations to make it easier to pilot overdose prevention centres
- Australia: Third of festivalgoers say fear of police deters them seeking help with drug emergencies.
- Singapore: UN human rights experts urge immediate death penalty moratorium
- Executions surge 20 percent in 2021 led by China, Iran: Amnesty
- The UK's first regular drug checking service set to launch in Bristol this month
- Thailand makes marijuana legal, but smoking discouraged
- Afghanistan’s opium problem requires a humanitarian solution
- United States: The methadone clinic system needs abolition, not a tepid reform bill