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The war on drugs didn’t work. Oregon’s plan might.

On Dec 17, 2020
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Ballot initiatives across the country suggest we’re finally starting to change the tide in the war on drugs—and undo the damage it's caused.

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On Dec 17, 2020
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RT @DrMtyndall: Great article ⁦@KatEschner⁩ on Oregon’s experiment with decriminalization of possession of small amounts of drugs. Critical first step in restoring justice. ⁦@DrugPolicyOrg⁩ The war on drugs didn’t work. Oregon’s plan might. | Popular Science https://t.co/n5WIfdo4Y6
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The war on drugs didn’t work. Oregon’s plan might.

The war on drugs didn’t work. Oregon’s plan might.

Ballot initiatives across the country suggest we’re finally starting to change the tide in the war on drugs—and undo the damage it's caused.

Carl Hart on why it’s time to legalize drugs: “What is wrong with people making that choice?”

Carl Hart on why it’s time to legalize drugs: “What is wrong with people making that choice?”

Psychologist and author on the myths of the opioid "epidemic," and why it's time to ask Americans to be adults

Portugal’s drug policy shows what common-sense approach looks like

Portugal’s drug policy shows what common-sense approach looks like

San Francisco likes to think of itself as on the cutting edge of everything. If it’s smart and compassionate public policy, the thinking goes, it probably started here. But any quick walk ...

Oregon decriminalizes possession of street drugs, becoming first in nation

Oregon decriminalizes possession of street drugs, becoming first in nation

Partial returns showed strong support among voters for Measure 110, a coup for the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, the same criminal justice reform group that backed Oregon’s ...

The social context of drug abuse

The social context of drug abuse

Letters: Cocaine deaths need to be understood in the context of austerity, writes Woody Caan – while a group of NGO leaders argue that development policy must take account of the disastrous ...

Study: Americans Spent $146 Billion on Illegal Drugs in 2016

Study: Americans Spent $146 Billion on Illegal Drugs in 2016

The drug on which people spent the most changed over a decadelong period.

How coke and MDMA could be legally sold

How coke and MDMA could be legally sold

The push to relax drugs laws is gaining momentum globally, with Oregon becoming the first state to decriminalise. But what would a legalised market in the UK actually look like?

Marijuana and meth are getting more popular in America, but cocaine has declined

Marijuana and meth are getting more popular in America, but cocaine has declined

In 2006, drug users spent more on cocaine than on heroin, marijuana or methamphetamine. By 2016, marijuana expenditures had exceeded the other drugs.

What is the most dangerous drug?

What is the most dangerous drug?

Some drugs classified as highly dangerous are less harmful than alcohol or tobacco

How a New Law in Oregon Could Finally Decriminalize Addiction

How a New Law in Oregon Could Finally Decriminalize Addiction

By making dependency on hard drugs a public health issue — instead of a criminal one — Oregon could help end the war on drugs

Drug use will change significantly in the 2020s – here’s how

Drug use will change significantly in the 2020s – here’s how

From dangerous new synthetic drugs to a growing love of psychedelics, this is how our drug use could transform over the coming decade

Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs

Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs

While other cities are jailing drug users, Seattle has found another way.