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The Marijuana Superweapon Biden Refuses to Use
Legalizing marijuana is extremely popular. So why won’t Joe Biden embrace the idea?
Independent review of drugs: call for evidence, part 2
This call for evidence is part of the information-gathering phase of part 2 of the review and Dame Carol Black encourages all interested people and organisations to share evidence, and their insights and experiences to increase understanding of challenges involved in drug treatment, prevention and recovery and opportunities for improvement.
Reforming cannabis laws is a complex challenge, but New Zealand’s history of drug reform holds important lessons
In less than three months, New Zealanders will vote in the world’s first national referendum on a comprehensive proposal to legalise the recreational use of cannabis.
Publications
Exaggerating Harmful Drug Effects on the Brain Is Killing Black People Exaggerations of the detrimental impact of recreational drug use on the human brain have bolstered support for draconian drug policies and have been used to justify police brutality against Black people. This situation has led to disproportionately high Black incarceration rates and countless Black deaths.
Overview: The opioid crisis in America As the United States—and the world—reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, the epidemic of opioid use disorder continues to ravage the country. It too has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, devastated families and local communities, and exposed critical weaknesses in U.S. drug policy as well as in the health and welfare systems available to our low-income population.
Drug Offences and the Death Penalty in Malaysia: Fair Trial Rights and Ramifications This report considers whether Malaysian death penalty trials for drug-related offences comply with fair trial guarantees, and whether accused persons are provided with the high level of procedural fairness and access to justice required.