A recent OHCHR report underscores the vast human rights issues fueled by the drug war, encouraging member nations to transition away from punitive drug control measures in favor of a public health-centered approach.
OHCHR present their report to the Human Rights Council on the impact of the world drug problem on human rights, urging policymakers to shift towards a health and human-rights centred approach to drug policy.
Harm reduction activists and researchers take part in a multi-part series to deconstruct the disease model of addiction, discuss alternate ways of thinking about drug use and present ways to reform current prohibitionist drug policies.
Despite half a century of increased funding, more seizures and heavier policing, the DEA have failed to prevent the flow of drugs into the U.S, and the number of overdose deaths as a result of a toxic drug supply continue to rise.
Instead of doubling down on counterproductive prohibitionist policies, governments should invest in evidence-based health alternatives, supportive services, and better approaches to regulation such as safer supply.
Hendy et al. examine the potential, and limitations, of existing social equity provisions in cannabis legislation, pointing to the importance of reparatory frameworks that address structural forms of social exclusion.