Cat Packer highlights how the Biden administration could use existing norms on equity as a framework to understand and address how cannabis laws and policies create barriers for underserved communities.
Dianova highlights the powerful impact the words that we choose in our everyday language can have on perpetuating stigma against people who use drugs, and provides respectful, person-first alternatives.
The Working Group proposes a staggered approach starting with home-growing and decriminalising personal use, then moving to a system of supply structured around state-owned or state-licensed dispensaries.
Movement for Family Power highlight the important steps necessary to end the war on drugs on families, such as decriminalizing drug use by parents and removing barriers to healthcare access, in order to prioritize the well-being of pregnant people and families oppressed by systems of control.
Metzineres and IDPC illustrate through official documents, research and personal testimonies the need to eliminate discrimination, criminalisation and systematic violence against women and gender-diverse people who use drugs.
Richardson et al. show highly inconsistent application of arrest protection provisions in cases of overdose, including due to poor understanding of the legal framework by people who use drugs and police.
HRI, SANPUD, VOCAL Kenya, Rumah Cemara and EHRA urged the Global Fund to maintain its commitment to harm reduction funding (including by promoting domestic investment) as well as community-led programming.
Magnolini et al. show drug checking offers valuable information and accountability in the context of a dynamic and uncertain supply of unregulated substances, whilst highlighting policy barriers hindering accessibility.