Far from protecting youth from the perils of drug abuse, prohibition causes crime, and makes the drugs themselves more harmful, especially to the addicted. As a broad-mission, national membership organization that unambiguously comes out for drug legalization (which can also be thought of as regulation and control), StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) plays a unique and important role in the public debate.
Please check back at this page frequently, as we are currently in the process of extensively increasing our educational publishing on the important issue of prohibition vs. legalization.
to read about our 2003 Latin American drug legalization summit, "Out from the Shadows: Ending Drug Prohibition in the 21st Century" ("Saliendo de las sombras: Terminando con la prohibición de las drogas en el siglo XXI").
"Conseqences of Prohibition" category feeds:
Crime & Violence
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Out from the Shadows conference:
Press Conference: Canadian Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, Marco Cappato, Arnold Trebach
Interview: Sen. Nolin
Interview: Larry Campbell, Mayor of Vancouver
- YouTube Video: Gustavo de Greiff, former Prosecutor General, Colombia
- YouTube Video: Marco Cappato, Member European Parliament
- YouTube Video: Margarita Percovich, Parliament of Uruguay
- YouTube Video: Ronaldo Alfaro, Parliament of Costa Rica
- YouTube Video: David Borden, Welcoming Remarks
- YouTube Video: Eric Sterling, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
- Video: Luis Paulo Guanabara reads statement from Fernando Gabeira, Parliament of Brazil
- Interview: Jaime Malamud-Goti, former Solicitor General, Argentina
- Interview: Mario Menéndez, Publisher, !Por Esto!
(now a Canadian Senator)
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Cops Against the Drug War
Foreign Policy article
After the War on Drugs: Tools for the Debate
and Options for Control
cocaine prices plummet
Peter Cohen: Looking at the UN, Smelling a Rat
-- A Comment on 'Sweden's Successful Drug Policy: a Review of the Evidence' UNODC September 2006
Prohibition in the Media
more coming soon...