Bonn et al. urge for a continuation of effective responses implemented during the pandemic, including emergency safe-supply prescribing and housing provision, and further efforts to address the harms of criminalisation and prohibition.
The Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation established that much work remains to achieve a diverse, competitive and legal cannabis industry in Canada, in ordert to ensure that historically over criminalised racialized groups are not excluded.
Eggins et al. found that there is limited high-quality scientific evidence that can be used to examine the impact of the law-enforcement mechanisms of supplier arrest and seizure on a range of drug-related outcomes.
The legalisation of the drug market as a way to undermine the power of organised crime groups and reducing the risk of vulnerable people by diminishing the opportunity and profit motive for human exploitation.