Drugs are notorious for their damaging effects on individuals and communities, and for the burden they put on policing resources throughout the world.
Many governments are shifting towards more liberal drug policies, ranging from legalising marijuana to decriminalising harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin. But does a liberal drug policy help solve drug-related problems, or does it make them worse? What makes a successful drug policy and what are different countries doing to tackle the issue?
This guide is produced in conjunction with My Perfect Country, for the BBC World Service, presented by broadcaster Fi Glover, entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, and Henrietta Moore, director of UCL Institute for Global Prosperity.
Source : Would society work better if drugs were decriminalised? (BBC News)