Friday, November 06, 2009

Transform launch new guide to legal regulation of drugs

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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10 comments:

Martin said...

"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?"

Definitely. I'm trying to set up a branch of SSDP here at UWE, and "What else do you suggest?" is the most common objection.

strayan said...

Where is the launch taking place in Australia?

Emily C said...

The Australian launch is due to be held on 16th of November when our colleagues get back from the Drug Policy Alliance conference in the US. I think the launch will be heald in Darlinghurst NSW.

Martin Powell said...

The Sydney launch is at 1100 hrs (Sydney time) Monday 16 November in the NSW Parliament in Sydney.


The book will be launched by Phillip Adams, a well known broadcaster on the ABC
and writer and Peter Baume, former gastroenterologist, Liberal Party (ie equivalent in the UK to Conservative Party) Senator, former Federal Minister for Education, former Chancellor of the Australian National University.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillip_Adams
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Baume

andrei said...

Where will the launch take place in Mexico?

Sergio said...

Bravo! Very good news! I can't wait to read it tomorrow - keep on with the hard work! you are changing the world into a better dream!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work Transform and Steve :)

Marco Renda said...

How can I get a hard copy of this.

Merry Xmas

Marco Renda
Federal Exemptee
Publisher
Treating Yourself
The Alternative Medicine Journal

weedmaster@treatingyourself.com

Danny K said...

Hi Marco

You can order it from our website.

Danny

inchirieri apartamente cluj said...

"There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition of drugs is a counterproductive failure".

I don't think so. Why it should be easier to obtain drugs? Statistics say that after the opening of so called "legal herbs" shops more people have died from an OD.

It is a personal decision to use drugs, and knowing that they are hard to get stops some people from the trouble of achieving it, and the dealers can be arested. Why should we change this?