A Top Medical Journal Is Coming Out Hard Against Criminalizing Drug Users


This Vice piece by Max Daly reports on top medical journal The Lancets damning take on the effects of criminalizing drug users. Find an excerpt below, and the full article here:

“The medical community must fight for the rights of people with drug-use problems and offer them “solidarity and protection from the worst excesses of populist politics,” according to an editorial published today in the medical journal The Lancet. The editorial, which appears in a special drugs issue that contains four new papers detailing the latest developments on cannabis, opioids, stimulants, and new psychoactive substances, points out that “policies that might improve the lives of people with health problems relating to drug use are not seen as substantial vote winners.”