Transform Drug Policy Foundation.

Transform works to protect people better by legally regulating drug products, producers and users. Global drug prohibition has gifted a vast trade to organised crime that reaches every country, is frequently violent and highly profitable. And the trade continues to grow.

Our position is that people would be better protected if we regulated drugs. We take risks every day, but successful regulation is all about reducing risk and making potentially dangerous activities safer. Transform’s five models of regulation show how doctors, pharmacists and licensed retailers would take charge, undermining those who currently control the drug trade.

Transform at Work

Anyone’s Child Campaign.

Families calling for legal regulation

Count the Costs Campaign.

Who pays the real price for prohibition?

International Action.

Taking evidence to the top


Groundbreaking work on legal regulation

Transforming Lives.

Making the case for legal regulation


Our extensive library of books and briefings sets out the global research on drug policy, including our flagship publication, ‘After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation’.

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Transform’s 5 Models of regulation.


Medical prescriptions – for registered users of drugs such as injectable heroin

Specialist Pharmacists.

Sales to registered adult users – for drugs such as amphetamine, powder cocaine and MDMA

Licensed Retailers.

Sales to adult users for drugs such as cannabis

Licensed Premises.

Sale and consumption for adult users – similar to Dutch ‘coffee shops’ – for drugs such as cannabis

Unlicensed Premises.

Sale of lower-risk products such as caffeinated drinks and coca tea

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Recent Tweets

Mexican war on drugs has decreased life expectancy


There were 262,459 registered murders in Mexico between 2005 and 2015!

@elfroyenciso and @jm_aburto call on @lopezobrador_ to reform drug policy and regulate cannabis and opium.

Our tribute to drug policy reform legend @PaulFlynnMP - a Transform supporter and inspiration for more than 20 years.

What a better place the country would be if more MPs had his courage, principles and clarity of thought.

He will be missed


@LabourDrugRef @IanDunt https://t.co/EEzbIydqJb

A thread to explain my new article on the link (or lack of it) between policy 'liberalisation' and adolescent cannabis use. https://t.co/5Xl8dL99rp

Tough cannabis policies do not deter young people - @guardian report on recent analysis by @AlexStevensKent https://t.co/VUL90a2RJp

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