Let’s learn from the mistakes of drug reform pioneers

It is just as important to discuss how cannabis is going to legalised as it is whether it is going to be legalised
Volteface (UK)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

regulations marijuanaCountries around the world are moving towards a legally regulated cannabis market. But what can we learn from them about the implications of cannabis legalisation? What are the different models available to those looking to draft legislation? What mistakes have been made by the pioneers in this area? These are questions that are addressed in the International Journal of Drug Policy. The journal contains a variety of articles and studies examining specific consequences of cannabis policy reform, from levels of consumption to pesticide regulations. The editorial, entitled ‘Advancing knowledge on cannabis policy, using evidence from North America’ gives background to the debate and offers a neat synthesis of the content of the journal.