Drug Policy Reform
Drug policies based on prohibition have fueled violence and corruption, often with devastating impacts on the health and well-being of drug users and the wider community. The Open Society Foundations support groups that put forward alternatives.
The Overwhelming Evidence in Favor of Harm Reduction
Harm reduction services are cost-effective, supportive of healthier communities, and safer. It's time for governments worldwide to follow the facts, not antidrug prejudice.
A Pivotal Decade for the Movement to End the “War on Drugs”
Over the past decade, Open Society’s Global Drug Policy Program has supported reformers all over the world as they organize against the worst effects of the failed “war on drugs.” The future is bright, but challenges remain.
Drug Law Reform Comes to Mexico
Thanks to some crucial recent rulings from the Mexico Supreme Court, as well as the hard work of reformers and civil society groups throughout the country, Mexico is finally rethinking how it regulates cannabis.
Sri Lanka Should Think Twice Before Copying Duterte’s Vicious Drug War
While the world moves on, Sri Lanka continues to drift toward the brutal and criminal “war on drugs” policies championed by the Philippines’ strongman. These heinous policies must be abandoned—before it’s too late.
How a New Approach to Coca Will Strengthen Colombia’s Democracy
A new report shows how, after decades of needless destruction, a grassroots movement in Colombia is breaking from the failed “war on drugs” and devising new strategies for increasing prosperity and strengthening peace.
Marielle Franco Has Not Been Silenced
The outspoken, beloved Brazilian politician may have been violently taken from our world. But her legacy—her tireless dedication to empowering the marginalized and dispossessed—will endure.
How Macedonia’s Bureaucracy Is Failing Young People
Too many of the country’s institutions are simply not equipped with the medicine, expertise, or guidance they need to help young people who are using drugs.
Why Harm Reduction Is Crucial to the Fight Against HIV
New research shows that the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs is worse than we thought. National governments must reject the “war on drugs” and invest in harm reduction policies—before it’s too late.