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Coca cultivation, Peru

Coca cultivation in Peru

Despite a growing understanding of the close relationship between development and drugs, there remains a lack of cohesion in policy moving toward the United Nation...
On March 23, Canada's House of Commons passed Bill C-2, the Respect for Communities Act. Pretty title, but like so much Conservative legislation, the meaning of the...
The politicians were right: marijuana kills. Especially when swallowed wrapped up in a plastic bag, while fleeing the police. The mother of 19-year-old Rafał from...
A recent study investigating the user-dealer dynamic -- broadly speaking, people who engage in both the use and selling of illicit drugs -- draws attention to a...
needle exchange
It is a dark time for harm reduction in Hungary: another life-saving service has fallen victim to political paranoia. As we reported last year, the largest needle and...

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov being shown illicit narcotics seized by Iranian authorities

Recent claims by Iran's interior minister that his country is conducting counter-narcotics operations without outside help run counter to an overwhelming body of...

UK government's 2010 campaign against 'legal highs'

Fear-based drug education has served as a cornerstone of prohibitionist drug policies for decades, despite its apparent lack of impact on drug use levels. In a recently...

A drug detention center in Lao PDR

This infographic highlights the criminalization and punishment imposed on people who use drugs in 32 Asian countries, both of which constitute key legal and policy...

Mexican authorities detain "La Tuta"

The recent detention of Servando “La Tuta” Gomez and Omar “Z42” Treviño was arguably the culmination of Mexico's high-value target...

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