Politics

How the Drug War Eats the Poor

In fact, what is becoming increasingly clear is that international drug prohibition is actually a major driver of global poverty. “There is a self-perpetuating cycle of poverty. People get involved in drugs to afford the basic essentials of life, because of a lack of other options. Then they get arrested and their life chances are…

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Should all drugs be legalised now?

The 50-year war on drugs has been a disaster. It was obviously doomed from the first years of prohibition because it was based on the misconception that it would stop people using drugs. Our drug laws are not based on scientific evidence but rather political expediency, paranoia and ignorance. After 50 years of failure and…

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…will a wall stop opiods? Two high-profile legal cases suggest no.

*average fatal dosage size of fentanyl The [Sackler case is]… a reminder than an opioid epidemic that is largely responsible for lowering life expectancy in the United States for the first time since 1980 began quite legally, with a drug manufactured not by a Mexican cartel but by an American pharmaceutical company. illicit fentanyl, which…

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