Fighting the drugs war: the role of prohibitionist groups in Australian illicit drugs policy
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-02, 01:16 authored by Mendes, Philip
Prohibitionist lobby groups appear to be exerting an increasing influence on Australian illicit drugs policy. Yet remarkably little is known about their history, membership, sources of funding, political and ideological agenda, and employment of empirical evidence. This paper provides a critical introduction to their key activities and objectives. Some conclusions are drawn about their current and likely future influence on national drugs policy.