Top ten international drug policy stories of 2021

News Top ten international drug policy stories of 2021

13 January 2022

By Psmith /

With 2021 now receding in the rear view mirror, we look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly in the arena of drug policy around the world.

  1. The International Criminal Court Eyes Philippines Drug War Killings

  1. Afghanistan's Government Falls, Opium Remains

  1. Mexican Drug War Violence Just Keeps Going

  1. Mexico Didn't Get Marijuana Legalization Done (Again)

  1. Bangladesh Drug War Killings Draw Pushback

  1. Pushing the Boundaries in Canada

  1. Malta Becomes First European Union County to Legalize Marijuana -- Germany, Luxembourg Next?

  1. Italy's Pending Referendum on Marijuana and Plant Psychedelics

  1. Cocaine Production Has Doubled in the Course of a Decade

  1. World Health Organization Declines Move Toward Labeling Kratom a Controlled Substance