26 Oct 2018

Regulation vs the War on Drugs

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 26 October 2018
Illicit drugs found in Tonga

Illicit drugs found in Tonga Photo: supplied

Ruth Dreifuss, the chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, talks with Kathryn about why the war on drugs is a failure, and why effective regulation of drugs is not admitting defeat.

The Commission was established in 2011 by several former heads of state and other global leaders with the aim of promoting effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs.

She speaks this evening at Auckland University.