When substance use is misleadingly linked to criminality by legal teams, it underlines the bias against addiction – and helps perpetuate racism.
Source: Conflating drug use and criminality is reinforcing racism in the courts
The criminal justice system has become a government tool to marginalize people. So the state cannot take a knee when it’s the only actor that’s able to make real change
Source: Opinion: Breaking the law: How the state weaponizes an unjust criminal justice system – The Globe and Mail
The long read: Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime
Source: Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it? | News | The Guardian