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    The Home Office report on drugs is emblematic of the global shift towards re-evaluating current drug policies

The Home Office report on drugs is emblematic of the global shift towards re-evaluating current drug policies

The Home Office has just released a report that finds no evidence that criminalising drug use has any effect on consumption rates. John Collins welcomes the report, writing that the evidence has been clear for a long time that criminalisation not only fails to curb consumption and supply but also has a highly detrimental impact on public health. He writes that […]

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    It is time to end the ‘war on drugs’ and redirect resources toward evidence-based policies underpinned by economic analysis

It is time to end the ‘war on drugs’ and redirect resources toward evidence-based policies underpinned by economic analysis

Drugs and the problems associated with illicit drug markets are one of the major issues facing countries in Europe and elsewhere across the world. John Collins outlines findings from a report by an LSE Expert Group on the need for a new global drug strategy. He writes that the so called ‘war on drugs’ has led to significant negative […]

Adding nuance to drug control: Britain shouldn’t be afraid to move away from the flailing international drug regime

John Collins sets the current hegemonic drug prohibition regime in its historical context and suggests that Britain has an opportunity to radically rethink its attachment to this failed model, and begin instituting more pragmatic, beneficial and cost effective policies.  The House of Commons Select Committee on drug policy provides Britain with an excellent opportunity to break with past failures and embark […]

January 26th, 2012|John Collins|0 Comments|