• Policing illicit drugs effectively

    John Coyne     |      July 27, 2018

    Real successes in reducing the supply and use of illicit drugs are frequently overlooked or undermined, often because they’re inconvenient for the many advocates of decriminalisation.

  • Cannabis does not relieve chronic pain

    Open Forum     |      July 5, 2018

    A four-year study suggests that the use of medicinal cannabis is not as effective at relieving chronic non-cancer pain as its proponents usually claim.

  • 1 in 20 Australian deaths are caused by alcohol and illicit drugs

    Lynelle Moon     |      April 2, 2018

    Alcohol and illicit drugs are responsible for nearly 1 in every 20 deaths in Australia, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

  • Pursue drug harm reduction, not a punitive response

    Deborah Rice     |      March 21, 2018

    A Melbourne roundtable organised by Australia21 argues that the social and personal toll of drug use should be tackled through harm reduction measures rather than prosecution and imprisonment.