Transform is pleased to announce that our latest publication, 'After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation' will be launched at an event in the House of Commons on November the 12th, with simultaneous launches taking place in the US (at the Drug Policy Alliance conference in Albuquerque), Australia and Mexico. December will see further launch events in Brazil and the EU parliament.
There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition of drugs is a counterproductive failure. However, a major barrier to drug law reform has been a widespread fear of the unknown—just what could a post-prohibition regime look like?
For the first time, ‘After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation’ answers that question by proposing specific models of regulation for each main type and preparation of prohibited drug, coupled with the principles and rationale for doing so.
We demonstrate that moving to the legal regulation of drugs is not an unthinkable, politically impossible step in the dark, but a sensible, pragmatic approach to control drug production, supply and use.
- Hardback copies are also available. Exec summaries are available in print and pdf format in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
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Media coverage (updated 13.11.09) newest first
- CNN Connect the World (Global) 17.11.09
Interview with Steve Rolles(video)
CNN Connect the world blog (200 comments)
- BBC Radio 4 Today programme 14.11.09
Interview with Steve Rolles
- Late Night Live with Philip Adams (ABC Australia) 22 min audio. 16.11.09
After the War on Drugs (interview with Steve Rolles and Deborah Small)
- The Economist 13.11.09
Drugs - virtually legal
- Associated Press 13.11.09 (US)
Advocates Against War on Drugs working on options
- The Daily Record 13.11.09 (Scotland)
Legalise drugs and Save Scotland £2biillion a year
- BBC news 12.11.09
Sell drugs in shops - think tank
- Sue Blackmore on the Guardian CiF 12.11.09
The jaw-jaw after the War on Drugs
- Reason magazine 12.11.09
A Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy for Opium Dens
- Johann Hari in the Independent 11.11.09
Accept the facts - and end this futile war on drugs
- Johann Hari on The Huffington post 11.11.09 (same as Independent article above)
Face the Facts and end the War on Drugs
- Sunday People 08.11.09
Not as Nutty as you think