Fischer et al. assess five years of cannabis regulation, including in relation to reductions in contact with the criminal legal system and stable prevalence among young people, as well as concerning trends regarding emergency visits and intoxicated driving.
EHRA's regional assessment concludes that most health systems are not prepared to address the needs of people who use drugs, recommending changes in policy, professional guidance and community support to mitigate these shortcomings.
IDPC lays out the main challenges and opportunities offered by the upcoming 2024 mid-term review, underscoring that the objectives set out in 2019 have not been met and that a new approach is urgently needed.
The International Coalition on Drug Policy Reform and Environmental Justice shines a light on how global drug prohibition fuels organised crime, corruption and environmental devastation, and calls for closer collaboration between environmental and drug policy movements.
Rioux et al. explore the ways in which virtual overdose monitoring services and overdose detection technologies can help to expand the reach of 'traditional' harm reduction interventions whilst highlighting concerns —including related to privacy and surveillance.
Levenson et al. note how the overdose crisis in the United States is inextricably linked to wider systems of criminalisation and incarceration, calling for the abolition of policing and prisons in order to uproot structural causes of harm.
Drug Policy Alliance underscore how chronic underinvestment in public services and the criminalisation of social issues have fuelled several concurrent crises, calling for increased investment in jobs, education, housing, and health care.