Are the collected nations going to sign on to yet another tour of duty with the War on Drugs? Or will this new Declaration finally shift the focus of international drug policy towards a human rights, public health-based approach?
Researchers are arguing that drugs that "boost the brain" should be permitted legal if they are safe and effective. Here's where it gets interesting: many drugs that boost the brain also produce a high.
In 1997, the Thai government criminalized yaabaa in the same way as heroine. As a result, the prison population doubled within four years. There are a number of public health consequences of a policy that encourages and overuses incarceration.