One year ago, Canada legalised cannabis for recreational purposes. What can we learn from that experience, and how might Canada develop its cannabis policy to improve outcomes across society? This briefing looks back at the first year and considers next steps.
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Tomorrow (17th October 2019) marks the one year anniversary of Canada’s establishment of legally regulated adult market for non-medical (recreational) cannabis. Canada follows Uruguay and 11 US States in legalising cannabis for recreational use, and is the first commonwealth country and G7 member to do so.
Sunny Dhadley is helping Transform establish an Anyone's Child network in the West Midlands. Here he reflects on drugs and race in the UK.
By prohibiting drugs that are increasingly in demand, an extremely lucrative market has been gifted to organised crime. This briefing exposes the exploitation of young and vulnerable people as a direct result of drug prohibition, through the ‘county lines’ drug supply phenomenon.
Danny Kushlick reflects on his 25 years at Transform ahead of leaving in October.
Labour is calling for a Royal Commission on drug law - we think there's a better approach.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29th August 2019 Bereaved families call for drugs to be legalised and regulated Public Events - Wales: Take Drugs Seriously Friday 13th [...]
Press Release 14 March 2019 No Embargo Major UN report slams punitive drug policies A new report from the United Nations System Coordination Task Team denounces punitive drug [...]
Read our submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into Problem Drug Use in Scotland here
Current drug policy is not just ineffective: it is cruel, and it increases social injustice