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Will the UN mend the rift between drug policy and development?

We cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals unless we end the ‘war on drugs’, writes Natasha Horsfield.

Filed in: Drugs

Lessons from the past could help tackle today’s narcotics trade

Eric Gutierrez argues that the British East India Company was itself a drug cartel.

Filed in: China Colombia Drugs Trade

Connecting to the world through psychedelic drugs

Stephen Reid makes the case for a life-changing trip.

Filed in: Drugs Law Society

Duped into being a drug mule

Iris Gonzales on how Mary Jane Veloso’s dreams of a new job turned into a death sentence.

Filed in: Drugs Law Migration Philippines

Can Dutch drug policy be an example for Britain?

Charlotte Sexauer looks at how local communities in the Netherlands are leading drug policy reform.

Filed in: Drugs Netherlands Society

Get your legal high in Uruguay

Is this the beginning of the end for the world’s deadly and ill-conceived ‘war on drugs’? asks Vanessa Baird.

Filed in: Drugs Uruguay

What’s the price of the ‘right’ to alcohol?

Mari Marcel Thekaekara on the potential of prohibition in India where women have burnt down liquor shops over alcoholism’s devastation.

Filed in: Drugs India Law Society Women

Otto Pérez Molina and the Mexican drug cartels: one year on

Guatemala’s president promised to reduce drug trafficking, but his success is questionable, says Anna Bevan.

Filed in: Drugs Guatemala Mexico

Best of the web: 2012’s most read

Just in case you missed them…legalizing drugs, vaginal whitening, Kony and Julian Assange: 2012’s Top 10 popular New Internationalist articles.

Filed in: Culture Drugs Health Human Rights India Norway Prisons Society United Kingdom United States Women

Illegal Drugs - The Facts

The demand for illegal drugs is solid and the trade in them resilient - despite expensive and punitive attempts to stop it.

Filed in: Drugs Health

Legalize drugs - all of them!

NI editor Vanessa Baird looks at the many reasons why this is the only option that makes sense.

Filed in: Drugs Health Law

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