Release, the UK centre of expertise in drugs and drug law launched a new report called ‘A Quiet Revolution: drug Decriminalisation policies in practice across the globe’ as part of the campaign ‘Drugs: It’s time for Better Laws’, which started in June of 2011. The aim of the report is to demonstrate that the current drug policy model applied globally fails to address the drug problem and that the criminalisation of people who use drugs only creates harm to the individual and society.
The report summarises the drug policies of the countries that have attempted to apply the decriminalisation policy model in a global level, focusing on available research and existing evidence. The purpose of this research and summary is to show that the decriminalisation model adopted in many countries has little impact on drug prevalence within a given society.
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