Influential public figures in Saudi Arabia are calling for the mandatory drug testing of all men who seek to marry Saudi women, just months after a similar rule was introduced targeting non-citizens.
At least ten people were reportedly executed for drug offences in Iran last week, despite authorities having publicly questioned the rationale behind executing people for such crimes.
The Home Office has demonstrated yet again that, when it comes to drug policy, it is more concerned with political posturing than public health.
A new report published by the UK’s Ministry of Justice reveals that white people are considerably less likely to face arrest or imprisonment for drug offences than people from black, Asian, or other minority ethnic groups.
As the proposal moves forward to open the UK’s first drug consumption room (DCR) in Glasgow, here are five key things that naysayers should take note of.
The most read newspaper in the UK, and the 8th most popular news website in the world, has published an article implicitly supporting the extrajudicial killing of thousands of people in the Philippines.
One of London’s most popular nightclubs, Fabric, was closed following drug-related deaths in the venue. I wrote an open letter to Mayor Sadiq Khan describing how such deaths could be prevented without any extra expenditure. (Article republished from the Huffington Post)
Theresa May is set to become prime minister of the United Kingdom tomorrow. While serving as home secretary, May has supported a prohibitionist approach to drugs, and has overseen the annual number of drug deaths rising to its highest level since 1993.
The international community has lambasted ISIS for its distinctive form of brutality, yet remained curiously silent on ISIS atrocities commited in the name of drug control, perhaps because they mirror so well repressive drug laws elsewhere around the world. ISIS, the militant group which has seized control of swathes of Iraq and Syria since 2013, implements authoritarian... Continue Reading →