COUNTING THE COSTS OF OVER HALF A CENTURY OF THE ‘WAR ON DRUGS’


A FAILURE ON ITS OWN TERMS

THREATENING PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

UNDERMINING HUMAN RIGHTS, FOSTERING DISCRIMINATION

FUELLING CRIME AND ENRICHING CRIMINALS

UNDERMINING DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY, FUELING CONFLICT

WASTING BILLIONS, UNDERMINING ECONOMIES

 

PATHWAYS TO DRUG POLICY REFORM AROUND THE WORLD 


Many countries are already changing their drug policies. And there are multiple pathways to more humane and effective strategies. 

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