Sure - Canadian Substance Use Resource and Knowledge Exchange Centre

Over the past 60 years, governments have embarked on a global ‘war on drugs’ which has entirely failed to achieve its stated goal of a ‘drug-free world’. Instead, these policies have only succeeded in stimulating highly coercive state responses that prioritise surveillance, punishment and criminalisation while increasing harms. This briefing provides an overview of the key questions that drug decriminalisation advocates should consider to mobilise for and demand reform.