This report was published by the London School of Economics' Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy. The report examines the failure of the prohibitionist approach adopted by the international community and proposes the adoption of new policy principles. These principles include the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the drastic expantion of public health approaches, the adoption of harm reduction policies and the development of monitored social scientific policy experimentation, based on public health and human rights premises.
Topics covered include:
- The role of multilateralism in a post War on Drugs scenario;
- The regulation of drug consumption and supply;
- Supply-side harm reduction policies;
- Sustainable Development Goals in Drug Policy.
Citation: LSE Ideas, ‘After the Drug Wars: Report of the LSE Expert Group on The Economics of Drug Policy’ (February 2016).