prohibition

Australia’s Vape Prohibition Replicates Drug-War Disasters

In the land down under, a burgeoning illicit market for vaping products paints a stark portrait of failed prohibition. Australia's…

February 13, 2024

“Drug Legalization Handbook” Urges Individual Reparations, Repealing CSA

It’s time to end prohibition and instead legalize and regulate all drugs, according to a new Reason Foundation report from…

November 1, 2023

Afghanistan’s Poppy Ban May Fail. Its Success Could Bring Global Crisis.

For decades, the war-torn country of Afghanistan has been the world’s largest producer of illicit opiates (opium, heroin and morphine).…

August 30, 2023

If You Care About the Climate Crisis, Fight to Legalize Drugs

On June 26, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its annual report on the illicit drug trade.…

July 7, 2023

Brazil Promises “Evidence-Based” Drug Policy, a Term That’s Lost All Meaning

In March, at Session 66 of the United Nations' Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the delegation from Brazil vowed to take…

April 6, 2023

“Lawmakers Have to Google It”: Inside the Struggle to Regulate Kratom

Dozens of legislatures across the United States are currently weighing how to regulate or ban kratom, a plant with mild…

March 28, 2023

The Case for Prohibition—and Its Violence—as UN Rights Breach

It’s well documented that banning drugs leads to violence. But a new paper, published in the International Journal of Drug…

February 27, 2023

California Votes to Ban Sales of Almost All Flavored Nicotine Products

California residents voted in the November 8 midterm elections to ban the sale of almost all flavored nicotine products, as…

November 9, 2022

Lula Inherits Legacy of Bolsonaro’s Drug Policy Harms—and His Own

On November 1, President Jair Bolsonaro gave a brief speech in which he did not acknowledge his defeat in Brazil’s…

November 2, 2022

“Democracy Will Die” If We Don’t End Drug War, Colombian Pres. Tells UN

Colombia’s recently inaugurated president told members of the United Nations on September 20 that “democracy will die” if global powers…

September 21, 2022