Bonn et al sustain that the COVID-19 pandemic should be considered an opportunity to begin addressing the harms caused by the criminalization of drug use by decriminalizing personal drug use and providing a sustainable safe supply of drugs.
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.
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime explores current debates on power, the use of force and inequality and concludes on the need to align responses to organised crime with a wider social justice agenda.