Drug Policy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:17
Peru has long vied with Colombia as the world's top producer of cocaine, but has only periodically produced high profile drug lords.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 05:42
Companies cashing in on legal cannabis are considering a bet on Mexico after a supreme court decision raised hopes for a legalisation of medical and recreational marijuana in a country reeling from years of drug violence.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 08:03
After meeting with Peru’s Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines described Ollanta Humala’s government as key partner in the fight against drug trafficking.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 07:42
Anti-drug authorities in Peru eradicated a record amount of coca in 2015, but this achievement is unlikely to have a major impact on the regional drug trade.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:17
After nearly 80 years of war, Colombia is on the cusp of closing a historic peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC), the country’s largest guerrilla group. The parties have set a March 23, 2016 deadline to conclude talks. Drug cultivation and trafficking are crucial aspects of the deal, as drug profits have long enabled the country’s violent conflict.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 06:25
U.S. prosecutors are preparing to unveil drug trafficking charges against the head of Venezuela's National Guard, according to people familiar with the case, as the United States investigates the suspected involvement of senior Venezuelan officials in the cocaine trade.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 05:19
Long-standing drug policies backed by the United Nations and financed by the United States have not only failed to slow global drug trafficking, they may also be driving widespread environmental degradation and accelerating climate change.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 07:22
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a decree that removes marijuana from the country’s list of hard drugs.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 13:00


The Honorable Michael Botticelli 
Director of National Drug Control Policy, Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 06:09
In November, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that the personal recreational use of marijuana is constitutionally legal under the right to “free development of personality,” but the ruling was only applicable to the four defendants in the court case.