Drug policies have traditionally sought to suppress supply and deter use through the application of punitive laws. Today, there is a growing recognition that these drug policies have not only failed to reach their objectives but have resulted in a great deal of collateral damage. Drug policy must be reformed to focus on health, human rights and development objectives, with the aim of making the market less harmful rather than necessarily reducing its size.
On or around 26th June, for the 2019 Global Day of Action, you can also join thousands of activists worldwide by organising an action in your city to highlight the need to improve drug policies from a health and harm reduction perspective!
Due to domestic party disagreement, the Democrats were unable to pass a bill to legalise cannabis and that to many was an 'urgent' civil rights issue and an opportunity to deal with the consequences of the war on drugs on minorities.