After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation

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There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition of drugs is a counterproductive failure. However, a major barrier to drug law reform has been a widespread fear of the unknown – how could drugs be made safely available after prohibition ends?

For the first time, 'After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation' answers that question by proposing specific models of regulation for each main type of currently prohibited drug.

We demonstrate that legal regulation is not an unthinkable, politically impossible step in the dark, but a sensible, pragmatic approach to control drug production, supply and use.


Media coverage for Blueprint

War on drugs: bring out the peace pipe - The Guardian | 18 August 2010

An Alternative to the War on Drugs - The British Medical Journal | July 2010

Sell drugs in shops - think tank - BBC News | 12 November 2009

En la hora de la legalización de las drogas - El Universal | 4 August 2010

Fresh thinking in the war on drugs - Reuters | 3 October 2009

'Should drugs be regulated?' - BBC Radio 4 Today Programme (interview with Transform's Steve Rolles) | 14 November 2009

NewshourBBC World Service (Steve Rolles discusses drug policy reform with President Nixon's former Drug Tsar) | 21 November 2009

¿Cocaína para beber? - El Spectador | 21 November 2009


Watch Steve Rolles, the author of Blueprint, discussing the book on CNN