Drug-related deaths in Scotland have reached the highest figure ever recorded, and the rate of such deaths may now be the highest in the EU. This highlights the urgent need for harm reduction measures, such as the establishing of a safe drug consumption room.
President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the introduction of the death penalty in the Philippines for a range of offences – including drug possession - as his country’s brutal slaughter of people who use drugs continues.
A new report has revealed astounding estimates of the global illegal drug trade’s scale, and has detailed a variety of new trafficking trends.
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.