Drug policies affect everyone, whether they use drugs or not. Our drug laws have handed a multi-billion pound market to organised crime, imprisoned thousands of people, and made drugs more dangerous.
Drug policy can be complicated. One of the biggest challenges is understanding the meaning of technical terms - all of which can make a big difference.
If you want to make sure you understand the difference between decriminalisation and legal regulation, or between stimulants and psychedelics, check in our glossary.