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Entries by Ethan Nadelmann from 07/2012

Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Marijuana, As Latin American Momentum for Drug Policy Reform Continues

| Posted 07.02.2012 | World

Colombia's Constitutional Court Friday approved the government's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for personal use.

Belize to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

| Posted 07.18.2012 | World

It is encouraging to see Belize's government join the growing number of countries calling for alternatives to the criminalization of people who use drugs. In the past months, Latin America has been at the forefront of this trend.

The Genie Has Escaped the Drug Prohibition Bottle

| Posted 07.30.2012 | World

The long term alternative to the failed global drug prohibition regime ultimately lies in embracing three specific policy options: legal regulation of cannabis; full decriminalization of possession of small amounts of drugs; and legal access to pharmaceutical versions of other illicit drugs for addicts.