The shift towards synthetic drugs, coupled with prohibition-led unpredictable and toxic drug supplies, has sparked a harrowing overdose crisis in North America, demanding policy reforms that advance harm reduction and learn from the pitfalls of the 'war on drugs'.
WOLA discusses the coca market crisis in Colombia, exploring its many potential causes and urging authorities to seize the opportunity to provide aid, improved civilian governance and avenues for economic development.
The INCB's biased representation of the impacts of cannabis regulation and lack of engagement with constructive ideas to overcome its legal tensions with international law do nothing to address a growing global trend toward legally-regulated drug markets.
A legislative proposal in Argentina aims at reducing recidivism within formerly imprisoned women by tackling the debilitating challenges experienced in finding stable employment and housing due to stigma.
WOLA shines a light on the harms of the US' 'war on drug' efforts in Latin America and domestically, calling instead for a transition toward regulation that protects human rights and promotes health, gender and racial equality, security and environmental sustainability.