From Cannabis Cafes to Death Row: Drugs Laws Around the World

As a commission calls for global drug decriminalisation, we look at how some countries deal with the issue.

US
The hardline drug policies adopted during the 1980s in the “war on drugs”, including mandatory minimum sentences for some drug-related crimes, has led to extremely high levels of incarceration in the country. The US has more than 2 million people in its jails – the second highest rate of incarceration per capita in the world – about half of whom were convicted of drugs-related crimes.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.