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HHS Counters the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act

After 107 years of drug war-induced misery and futility, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally reversed the legal remnants of the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act that…

Drug lawfare funds death squads in Honduras

Lawfare turns laws into weapons. No better example of lawfare exists than the never-ending saga of the South American Drug War. Drug lawfare is waged by the DEA and the…

A message from our Executive Director: Six drug policy takeaways from 2020

2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges and chaos. The global pandemic has been devastating and will have far-reaching consequences in the years to come. Global inequality – already…

Coca: Time to remove the stigma and embrace the potential

By Ross Eventon, David Restrepo, and David Bewley-Taylor  Last year, the journal Molecules published the most comprehensive review to date of scientific research on Erythroxylum, the genus of the coca…

Switzerland set to launch cannabis pilot projects 2021

By Christoph Schindler, GREA  – Groupement Romand d’Etudes des Addictions While Prohibition remains in place in Switzerland, law enforcement is rather progressive compared to other latitudes: Using cannabis in public spaces attracts…