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Prohibition-based policies have led to a rise in drug-related violence, prison overcrowding, and an increase in HIV epidemics. The Open Society Foundations support organizations that put forward alternatives.
The cultivation of drug crops such as opium poppy, coca, and cannabis is a vital source of economic and physical security for poor, marginalized, and vulnerable communities in the Global South.
Many governments are using the wrong metrics to evaluate their approach to drugs.
In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.
The report explores the environmental costs of conventional drug policies and provides recommendations for governments to recognize this problem and explore new approaches to lessen this collateral environmental damage