There are various issues with drug scheduling systems around the world. In the eyes of many researchers, the way we classify drugs is far from evidence-based and makes no sense. The legal framework in which drugs exist, some argue, is largely based on tradition, fear, and ignorance. The correct way to respond to these issues is a question that often leads to intense disagreement and debate. Possible solutions include the decriminalisation or legalisation of drugs, drug re-scheduling based on evidence, and legislative changes that facilitate research into illegal drugs for medicinal purposes. Obviously, there is a lot to be discussed with an issue as complex as the legal status of drugs.
Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on October 22, 2019.