FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 8 (2013)   

Global drug policy is ripe for reform:
The emphasis should be on harm reduction instead of law enforcement

Published 27.3.2013

Mikael Wigell
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The global "war on drugs” has reached a turning point. The EU should seize the opportunity to promote an alternative approach to global drug control. Harm reduction policies need to be extended, while not expecting legalization to solve everything.