CDPC envisions a safe, healthy and just Canada in which drug policy and legislation as well as related institutional practice are based on evidence, human rights, social inclusion and public health .. and we are working to make it happen!
The war on drugs creates massive costs, resulting from the enforcement-led approach that puts organised crime in control of the trade. It is time to count these costs and explore the alternatives, using the best evidence available, to deliver a safer, healthier and more just world. This site identifies seen key areas of excessive, destructive drug war costs.
This is a protest and education site by drug policy researcher and educator Dr.Susan Boyd in partnership with Beyond Prohibition Coalition, a Vancouver- based group that promotes community health, safety and drug policy reform.
The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) is a regional network with a mission to promote humane, evidence-based harm reduction approaches to drug use, with the aim of improving health and protecting human rights at the individual, community, and societal level.
The European Drug Policy Initiative (EDPI) is a project of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) in cooperation with professionals and NGOs from six other EU countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, The Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. The aim of the project is to advance drug policy reform in the European Union by providing tools for advocacy in the national and international level:
The mission of the ICSDP is to improve community health and safety by conducting research and public education on best practices in drug policy while working collaboratively with communities, policy makers, law enforcement and other stakeholders to help guide effective and evidence-based policy responses to the many problems posed by illicit drugs.
Established in 2009, the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy is dedicated to developing and promoting innovative and high quality legal and human rights research and teaching on issues related to drug laws, policy and enforcement.
IDHDP's aim is to increase the participation of medical doctors in drug policy reform. It also offers support to doctors in their home countries or regions by providing a forum for doctors to seek and get help from experienced colleagues, making available an action kit for our members to use including an IDHDP slide presentation on the necessity for doctors to advocate for healthy drug policies, relevant clinical and policy resources and research to assist them in promoting best practices, harm reduction and healthy drug policies.
INPUD is a global network that seeks to represent people who use drugs in international agencies such as the United Nations and with those undertaking international development work. We believe that people who use drugs should be meaningfully represented in decision-making processes that affect our lives.
Just Say Now is a campaign for marijuana legalization, made of a transpartisan alliance of organizations seeking to improve our nation’s drug laws: Firedoglake, is a progressive blog and activist hub dedicated to bringing greater transparency and accountability to government, and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
Stop the Violence BC is a coalition of academics, past/present members of law enforcement, and the general public concerned about the links between cannabis prohibition in BC and the growth of organized crime and related violence in the province.
This site is for people who want to develop their opinion on international drugs issues. Most information about drugs takes one side or the other. This makes it difficult for people who want to weigh up the arguments on both sides. In addition, much of this information is biased or of poor quality. To tackle these problems, this site takes the form of an informal argument map.
The government estimates that the War on Drugs costs the United States approximately $69 billion a year. However this figure does unjustice to the toll exacted on millions of Americans and their families. Study the life stories and portraits presented here as you would an academic text. These men, women, and children - whether addicted, convicted, or elected - are inspiring individuals, struggling against all odds, doing their best to stem the growing tide of unacceptable losses.
UNDUN is a coalition of users, ex-users, and allies who are committed to ongoing organizing of local user groups as the basis of an active national movement for harm reduction. We believe that drugs users are the strongest voice for the needs of drugs users.
The United Kingdom Harm Reduction Alliance UKHRA is a campaigning coalition of drug users, health and social care workers, criminal justice workers and educationalists that aims to put public health and human rights at the centre of drug treatment and service provision for drug users.