In the face of widespread violence, presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has advocated for amnesty for non-violent drug traffickers along with an increase in governmnet spending on infrastructure and creating more jobs for youth people in order to combat crime and the drug war.
U.S. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman put forth a resolution that includes a formal apology from Congress for the failure and destruction the war on drugs has caused, specifically to people of color, and additionally proclaims that future drug policy should be based on health evidence.
IDPC expresses concern about Commissioner Gaviria's endorsement of a presidential candidate whose proposals on drug policy are in stark contrast with the ones made by the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
'The Wallich', a Welsh charity finds that an increased supervision of substance use in Wales, would serve as a useful tool for the promotion of public health and would reduce drug related deaths considerably.
Frank Busconi documents his work and time as a care provider for those in the LGBTQ+ community who struggle with addiction as he stresses the importance of Motivational Interviewing in order to form a bond with patients and provide low barrier avenues of assistance.
Manuel Cardoso, a global health expert who helped Portugal implement its current drug policy model, advises Australia to decriminalise drugs in an effort by the Government to treat drug use as a public health matter rather than a failing criminal justice effort.
The International Indigenous Peoples Movement on Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) releases statement condemning the extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh and calls for the Government to uphold human rights.