Count the Costs

Calling on governments to count the costs of half a century’s ‘war on drugs’ – and explore the alternatives.

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The Alternative World Drug Report – 2nd Edition
The second edition of the Alternative World Drug Report details the damage caused by the drug war. It demonstrates that the current approach is creating crime, harming health, and fatally undermining all “three pillars” of the UN’s work – peace and security, development, and human rights.

Debating Drugs How To Make The Case For Legal Regulation
This concise guide will give you the knowledge and confidence to make the case of the legal regulation of drugs.

Cannabis Regulation And The UN Drug Treaties: Strategies For Reform
As jurisdictions enact reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively “medical and scientific,” tensions surrounding the existing UN drug treaties and evolving law and practice in Member States continue to grow. How might governments and the UN system address these growing tensions in ways that acknowledge the policy shifts underway and help to modernize the drug treaty regime itself, and thereby reinforce the UN pillars of human rights, development, peace and security, and the rule of law?

Will Drug Use Rise? Exploring A Key Concern About Decriminalising Or Regulating Drugs
This report argues that decriminalisation of personal drug possession or the introduction of legally regulated drug markets can produce better outcomes while also avoiding dramatic increases in use.

After The War On Drugs: Blueprint For Regulation
Transform’s flagship guide to regulating drugs, ‘After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation’ sets out, for the first time, what a legally regulated system of drug control could look like in practice.

How To Regulate Cannabis A Practical Guide
Transform’s guide to regulating legal markets for the recreational use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected communities all over the world, who are witnessing the question change from, ‘Should we maintain cannabis prohibition?’ to ‘How will legal regulation work in practice?’