Stigma distorts drug policy

Global Commission on Drug Policy says that ending the stigmatisation of drug users is the only route to an effective, evidence-based drug policy.

We still imprison too many people for using drugs

You can see from the table that 281 people were sent to prison for possessing a Class C drug (Anabolic steroids, benzodiazepines, GHB, GBL, piperazines (BZP), and khat) despite having no previous convictions and a further 212 who had just one previous – bear in mind that 30% of British men have a criminal conviction by the age of 30.

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