Tag: drug policy

The Important Drugs Debate Question That Nobody’s Asking

In this piece for Vice, Max Daly explores the impact of societal attitudes toward drug use and drug users on the drug policy debate over prohibition...

Drug Policy Alliance Member Targeted by Philippine President

From the Drug Policy Alliance: Last week, Drug Policy Alliance Board Member Dr. Carl Hart visited the Philippines to speak at a drug policy forum....

“Pharma May Have Defeated Prop 61, But State Battles Over Pricing...

STAT reports on the continuing struggles of state governments to reign in pharmaceutical costs in the wake of failed efforts in California.

Ireland to Decriminalise Heroin, Cocaine and Cannabis

The UK Independent reports that Ireland is moving toward a policy of decriminalizing small amount of drugs like heroin, cocaine, and cannabis in what amounts to a “radical cultural shift.” While it would remain a crime to profit from the sale of these substances, users will have specially designated areas for safe use. The chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy told the paper: “I am firmly of the view that there needs to be a cultural shift in how we regard substance misuse if we are to break this cycle and make a serious attempt to tackle drug and alcohol addiction.”