After the War on Drugs: Blueprint to Regulation

There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition of drugs is a counterproductive failure. However, a major barrier to drug law reform has been a widespread fear of the unknown—just what could a post-prohibition regime look like?

‘After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation’ answers that question by proposing specific models of regulation for each main type and preparation of prohibited drug, coupled with the principles and rationale for doing so.

Bewitched, Bedevilled, Possessed, Addicted

“Burning accused witches during the witch hunts may thus be compared to destroying confiscated whisky during Prohibition”
— Thomas Szasz.[1]

In this presentation I will expose you to a way of thinking that tries to work toward a completely different scientific understanding of a behaviour that is now lumped under one vague definition, addiction. In cases of ‘addiction’ to drugs and alcohol, the substance is seen as the cause of the behaviour we call addiction.


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