The incarceration of women involved in low-level drug offences does not contribute effectively to addressing the world’s drug problem. Instead, it perpetuates a vicious cycle of victimisation, placing them in situations of further injustice.
Whilst St John Medical Director - Tony Smith, thinks it wouldn't make sense to extend Naloxone training to those beyond a medical setting, Charles Henderson of the New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme believes Heroin use is on the rise.
With the Nigerian government seeing reason to implement a needle programme (thanks to the efforts of DHRAN), the milestone project plans to bring many benefits including better representation of Nigerian voices and demands.
The World Health Organisation is calling for the removal of cannabis from schedule IV of the 1961 drug convention and for it to be placed in to schedule I, recognising that the worlds government agencies have been wrong on cannabis.