Prohibitionists love talking about Sweden. You'll hear it mentioned by the likes of Drug Free Australia and MP Alan Tudge. They claim that tough, punitive enforcement of abstinence in Sweden has reduced illicit drug use there. But there's a dark secret - the reality of the situation and what it says about ‘zero tolerance‘ approaches is damning.
'Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartless, disastrous" movement to stamp out the drug trade. He gives two big reasons we should focus on intelligent regulation instead.'Read more
'This is a guide to making the case for the legal regulation of drugs from a position of confidence and authority. Organised into 12 key subject areas, it provides an at-a-glance summary of the arguments for legal regulation, followed by commonly heard concerns and effective responses to them. It is the product of Transform’s extensive experience debating the issues around legal regulation, and running workshops to equip supporters of reform with the arguments and nuanced messaging needed to win over a range of audiences.'Read more