To decolonize drugs, start with [understanding]…
…this kind of internalized prohibition “shows how the process of colonialism colonizes not only the land, but the people as well, to become a perpetual machine of oppression against themselves.”
…research points to implementation of drug prohibition and penalization policies as a way to “civilize” Indigenous peoples [and “others”]. Over time, these ideas have been internalized and adopted by communities, becoming a societal norm and creating a massive stigma against attempts to introduce policies that are more humane.
Original Article (Filter Mag):
To decolonize drugs, start with prohibition’s settler origins
Artwork Fair Use: Arafat Uddin