Drug Policy in India 2005: Compounding Harms. Charles M, Bewley-Taylor D and Neidpath A (2005)

Drug Policy in India 2005: Compounding Harms. Charles M, Bewley-Taylor D and Neidpath A (2005) Contemporary international drug policy seeks to control both the demand and supply of drugs through the criminalisation of production, trafficking and use. Furthermore, adherence to the United Nations drug control conventions ensures that most nation states adopt a similar prohibition-oriented approach when formulating national drug control legislation. Recent research suggests that this can be problematic in some Asian countries where longstanding cultural sanctions already existed for drug use; particularly those involving psychoactive plant products such as cannabis and opium.

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