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After the Drug Wars

After the Drug Wars

The War on Drugs is over. In this report, the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy sets out a framework for the future of international drug policy based on the Sustainable Development Goals.

To build the drugs peace we must replace prohibition based policies with a 'development first, drug control second' approach built upon principles of harm reduction and human rights.

The report includes articles on regulation, policing, public health, and the impacts of drug policy on women, and considers throughout metrics and how to build an evidence base for policy reform.

Read the report:

After the Drug Wars

This report has been endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize Winners, including Colombian President Santos.

Launch Event

After the Drug Wars

Watch & Listen to the After the Drug Wars report launch event

In this event, contributors to After the Drug Wars from the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy set out a new framework for drug control based on Sustainable Development ahead of the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS). Listen now.



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