Wikipedia:WikiProject Drug Policy

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WikiProject Drug Policy is a WikiProject set up to improve Wikipedia's coverage of drug policy.


This project deals with government policy, both official and clandestine, on drugs at the local, state/provincial, national, and international levels. It will also concern itself with not only legal policy but also treatment and prevention, education, supply manipulation, global markets and measurements, and cultural policies.


The primary goal of WikiProject Drug Policy is to provide a coherent framework for development and organization of drug policy-related articles.


See: Category:WikiProject Drug Policy members

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Articles of Interest[edit]


Trying to keep the Project-wide pages categorized in a few functional buckets, rather than regional ones, which are given below.


Policy includes international conventions, policy, treaty and law, as well as more generic terms and policy.


Create template showing scheduling status in various regions, especially for more common drugs of use/abuse including Pihkal and Tihkal substances (just did a section in 2C-B and see the need for a template and listing of pages to add it to)






United Kingdom[edit]

  • The history of Drug Addiction in the UK
  • Current Policy



Drug Policy Portal[edit]

When the project reaches critical mass, in that articles must be selected and an organization of them settled upon, along with templates and policies, as well as rating of articles and a decent body of information collected and relevant Categories audited, a Drug Policy Portal will be created, with new templates such as an infobox and portal banner created.


Project banner[edit]

Place the following code to the top of the talk pages of relevant articles:
{{WikiProject Drug Policy|class=|importance=}}



Cannabis leaf 2.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Drug Policy.

Work Log and ToDo's[edit]

Please list what you're up to, what you've done, and any ToDo's you want to keep track of and communicate.

  • Ok, Heroin Withdrawl is up, but it's a mess, way too much rambling. I'm probably gonna have to split this into a bunch of articles, since i wound up writing a piece on the history of morphine as well. So yeah, please... suggestions, edits, anything, much appreciated.. =) Infernal.magnet (talk) 23:32, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Since no one has written an article on Heroin Withdrawl and how to manage it, i think i'll get started on that. It's information that could really help someone in a time of need. If any of you have tried and true ways of dealing with addiction that does not involve going off to a rehab and having people tell you that you are sick, i would very much like to hear them. Also, I know next to nothing about crack or coke.. not my cup of tea. Can someone fill me in on the withdrawl effects of cocaine? (i mean, going through it, not reading it in a book) Infernal.magnet (talk) 21:33, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Had Project Page (assessed/unassessed) inclusion categories undeleted. Should make things easier to keep track of. Shamanchill (talk) 22:53, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Working through our list of pages above as well as categories we've identified to add project banner to articles, once this is done, we need to rate and begin working. Hopefully adding banners will add to the people part of this.Shamanchill (talk) 22:53, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Create page Uniform State Narcotic Act redlinked in Legal_history_of_marijuana_in_the_United_States
"By the mid-1930s, marijuana was regulated in every state by laws instituted through The Uniform State Narcotic Act.[1]"Shamanchill (talk) 22:53, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Injecting room was merged with Safe injection site, as this title better encapsulates the topic.
  • Drug injection and Intravenous drug use and Intravenous drug use (recreational) (merge or clarify - see), also add skin popping to article.
  • Clinical/medical research policy for drugs (MK Ultra, ketamine for depression, etc.).
  • Economic and foreign policy related to drugs (Opium Wars, Iran-Contra affair).
  • Drug policy (at AfD right now)
  • Redid our organization of articles and included all that have been bannered. I think we've got a good start here - let's get onto rating and editing where appropriate. Some of these categories need to be expanded (Prevention/Education, for example.
  • We need a policy on what gets included in our list, how to approach articles, and how to redo the Wikipedia Categories listed above to ensure that they're audited and relevant/comprehensive.
  • Created or modified a whole lot of stuff on early British Drug Addiction Treatment: The Rolleston Committee, The Brain Committee, Dangerous Drugs Act 1920, Script Doctor definition, Drug Prevention and Misuse Act 1964, Home Office Drugs Inspectorate, Substance Abuse, Release, Poly Drug Use, Polysubstance Dependence, Heroin, Wootton Report,2829 VC 21:10, 23 February 2011 (UTC)



Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]