Commissioner Ramos-Horta in Asahi Shimbun: “Falsehoods and facts about drugs and people who use them”
For the first time since its founding in 2011, the Global Commission has published an opinion piece in a major Japanese paper, the Asahi Shimbun. With a circulation of over 6.6 million, the Asahi Shimbun is the second most circulated newspaper in the world after the Yomiuri Shimbun, and considered the New York Times of Japan.
Read original article in STAT. A new survey of Americans shows that many regard addiction as a behavioral failing, and most would not welcome those suffering from addiction into their neighborhoods, workplaces, or families. Such attitudes toward addiction, which mirror those in many other countries, perpetuate the abundant false narratives about drugs
For many years, I’ve been talking about the need to reform global drug laws and to put people’s safety, health and wellbeing at the centre of drug policy. There has been remarkable progress as some governments have moved towards cannabis regulation while others made harm reduction the primary goal of
The Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy urges Governments and opinion leaders to treat drugs seriously and provide the public with reliable information. I have a radical notion for you. What would you say if I told you that using drugs or other techniques to alter consciousness is
Read original article in Myanmar Times People who use drugs or possess small quantities for personal use engage in a non-violent act that potentially harms only them. Yet out of fear and a limited understanding of the complex nature of drug use and dependence, Myanmar has for many years taken a