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.
Kilmer et al. discuss the inequities associated with cannabis prohibition, particularly its enforcement against racialised communities, and consider opportunities to advance social equity in the area of cannabis policy.
Rêgo et al. argue that, despite the positive progress enabled by the Portuguese model, its limited ambitions, lack of update, and regressions toward punitive responses have severely undermined its potential.
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.
The 64th session of the CND was marked by the increase in prominence of health and human rights narratives, the proceedings' 'hybrid format' and a welcome long-overdue shift in the US stance on harm reduction.