With the rapid movement on cannabis regulation happening around the world, it’s more important than ever that the public gets the hard facts.
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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.
A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.
Programs that aim to keep young people abstinent forever, especially by exaggerating the harms of drugs, are unrealistic and may even be counter-productive.
The region’s leaders are vocal proponents of smarter drug policy, but a look at their recent incarceration rates suggests they’re not practicing what they preach.
This report looks at some of the ways in which young people are harmed by drug control efforts, and sets out some recommendations for a focus on children young people at the UN General Assembly Special Session.
At the center of the world’s illicit drug trade, Latin America is well positioned to teach other regions of the Global South what it’s learned about smarter drug policy.
This report details how harm reduction is a central pillar of effective drug response, critical to reaching people who use drugs with services that can help protect them, their families, and their communities.