US President Nixon launched the "war on drugs" in the 1970s. Today, incarceration, social marginalisation and drug-related deaths have led North America to rethink this strategy. However, although positive developments are happening locally in the fields of harm reduction, alternatives to incarceration, new drug law enforcement approaches and cannabis regulation, the US and Canadian federal governments remain resistant to drug policy reform.
On June 17, 2021, the HIV Legal Network held its 9th Symposium on HIV, Law, and Human Rights. This biannual symposium serves as one of Canada’s seminal events regarding HIV and human rights and offers an opportunity for education and networking among advocates, frontline…
The Center for Court Innovation argues that the most effective way for drug courts to evolve is by integrating the practices and principles of harm reduction, which aims to reduce the harms related to drug use, racialised drug law enforcement, and social health disparities.
The memories of our loved ones, as well as the grief from their untimely departures, strengthens our commitment to rid the world from the violence and neglect that forces harm against people who use drugs.
Kvamme et al. suggest that a significant proportion of Danish users of cannabis as medicine are motivated by a desire to alleviate their ailments whilst minimising the negative side effects that they associate with legal prescription drugs.
June 2021 marks 50 years since Richard Nixon declared “drug abuse” the United States’ “public enemy number one.” It is a grim anniversary that resonates not only in the United States but all over the world. The global drug war is an unmitigated human rights disaster, well-documented in painstaking…
President Joe Biden's Justice Department is urging Congress to pass legislation to permanently end the sentencing disparities between crack cocaine and powder, a policy that has led to the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans across the United States.