Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) is a national organisation for individuals across Australia to join together in their commitment to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use. Making your voice heard is crucial if we are to achieve more humane, effective and balanced drug policies in Australia and beyond. To help join now and show your support.
The government’s scheduling of marijuana bears little relationship to actual patient care. The notion that marijuana is more dangerous or prone to abuse than alcohol (not scheduled), cocaine (Schedule II), methamphetamine (Schedule II), or prescription opioids (Schedules II, III, and IV) doesn’t reflect what we see in clinical medicine. […]
In the days leading up to the execution, serious unfair trials and miscarriages of justice experienced by those to be executed were raised by lawyers, family members and human rights groups. […]
Human rights and drug policy activists gathered outside of the Philippines’ consulate in New York City to protest President Duterte’s violent war on drugs. Duterte’s bloody crusade has led to at least 1,800 extra-judicial killings so far, as police squads and vigilante groups roam the country killing alleged drug dealers. […]
Crucially, Trudeau stressed his preference for legalisation, as opposed to decriminalisation, which he feels does not do enough to shut down the criminal market and to prevent children from consuming cannabis. […]