Drugs & Race

Members of the Paï-Tavytera community in the Amambay department, eastern Paraguay.

Members of the Paï-Tavytera community in the Amambay department, eastern Paraguay. (Source: Wikimedia)

The illegality of Paraguay’s cannabis trade is fuelling violence in the country, with indigenous communities facing some of the worst consequences. According to...
Different police approaches to drugs around the world

The 2017 Global Drug Survey aims to be the biggest drug survey ever carried out.

Getting caught with drugs can be extremely stressful. Criminal records for personal possession of drugs can ruin careers and opportunities. It also costs the police and...
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), often referred to as the UK's police watchdog, has published its 2015 review into the use of stop and search...
carl hart drugs
Dr Carl Hart’s biography on the Albatross Congress’ website is a masterpiece of understatement. Reference is made to his “therapies to reduce cocaine...
In England and in Wales the policing and prosecutions of drug possession, is focussed on black and minority communities. Release, the UK's centre of expertise on...
As columnist Jim Dwyer once wrote for The New York Times, “Whites smoke pot, but blacks are arrested”. Unsurprisingly, this belief has recently turned out to...

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