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Adding Articles/Topics[edit]

Making a few suggestions directly on the Project page, and will post here in future as the Project grows before making changes to the actual Project page. I'm going to add things like Addiction Treatment/Harm Reduction from a Policy perspective, as I think that "Drug Policy" shouldn't just encompass criminal matters and the scheduling of substances. I've previously suggested that the "Drug Injection" page be broadened to include IM and SkinPopping on top of IV use, and the style/tone needs to be changed so as to NOT sound like a HowTo. I suggest that to maintain NPOV, we have to look at both the Decriminalization/Legalization movement and the formal government policies. Policy on illicit drug manufacture (such as the scheduling/control of chemical precursers in addition to the products themselves) is another good area, as it's newly implemented by the UN. A list of the lobby groups would also form a good starting place for this Project.Shamanchill (talk) 22:21, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the invite. I'm going to add some articles to the list as I think of them. I've been thinking for a while of making a WikiProject for recreational/psychoactive drugs in general... is it possible this could be broadened? Either way, I think harm reduction fits in fine because a lot of HR programs are government-run or government-funded. Also, you may want to advertise at WP Psychedelics, Dissociatives and Deliriants. --Galaxiaad (talk) 21:46, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Anytime and thanks for the quick join/comment - there's another project, which I belonged to first due to an interest in Entheogens, named Wikipedia:WikiProject_Psychedelics,_Dissociatives_and_Deliriants. This one's a bit broader in scope as far as the substances involved but limited to matters of Policy (in as broad a scope as we can make it to encompass both official/unofficial policy internationally and regionally, as well as tracking/monitoring and even perhaps public opinion), and I'm pretty sure that the "Hallucinogens" project, as it's also known, limits itself to the substances themselves. Harm reduction for sure fits into this Project, and we should probably spend some time in finding synergies between the two once this one gets a bit more steam. Shamanchill (talk) 22:04, 4 May 2008 (UTC)


I know that individual governments and the UN will have lots of documentation about their laws and policy online, but does anyone else have access to academic sources on these matters? I've got an excellent book called "Cocaine Politics" written by two Berkeley profs that looks at the CIA's involvement in the traffick of that substance, as well as both the official and clandestine policy related to it. More sources like that would help... Shamanchill (talk) 22:21, 27 April 2008 (UTC)


I'd like to create a sidebox or endboxfor this project, to help organize and link all DP related articles. We might consider breaking things down much like we have our pages, on Harm Reduction, Legal Policy, Covert Policy, etc. Regions, as well as substances involved might also be included. Templates to consider below - hit edit page to see code for each to cannibalize as we see fit. I also hope that we can make these templates to transcode, rather than pasting all this into each page, but may have to do the latter to customize for each page. Thoughts?Shamanchill (talk) 00:31, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Shall we use or modify this one? Regulation of Theraputic etc[edit]

Sidebox (infobox) example Arthur C Clarke[edit]

Sir Arthur C. Clarke, CBE
Clarke sm.jpg
Arthur C. Clarke at his home office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 28 March 2005
Pen name Charles Willis,[1]
E.G. O'Brien[1]
Occupation Author, Inventor
Nationality British and
Sri Lankan
Genre Hard Science Fiction, Popular Science
Subject Science
Notable works Childhood's End
2001: A Space Odyssey
The City and the Stars
The Songs of Distant Earth
Rendezvous with Rama
The Fountains of Paradise
Spouse Marilyn Mayfield (1953-1964)

Endbox example - Science Fiction[edit]

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Logo for WikiProject Drug Policy[edit]

This discussion was initiated on the project page and moved to here.

I wonder why the project has a logo with a picture similar to a picture of cannabis. Is it possible to change to a more neutral image?Dala11a (talk) 07:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

The image was inherited, but I agree that something more neutral is needed. Anyone who has a chance to look through commons or has a personal image to donate should do so. I'm not sure what a "more neutral" image might be, but would like to stay away from the perception that we're a bunch of stoners trying just working on Marijuana legalization articles. I'd love to get a junky shooting up, or a meth lab, as these images show the reasons for having drug policies and broaden the impression to one of health/harm reduction and /or public safety. Thoughts or suggestions? Shamanchill (talk) 13:12, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm working on a series of commons photographs for safe injecting practices. Any suggestions would be very welcome. Infernal.magnet (talk) 20:56, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
I must agree with Dala11a's concern. As a drug preventionist and licensed counselor (though currently not practicing), I have a very strong interest in drug policy, but I am not crazy about going around waving big pictures of pot plants. I would assume we have a wide variety of perspectives here, both in WP:WPDP and in our general readership, from hardcore libertarians to prohibitionists (and, if our readership is considered, probably a few Dadah Is Death types).Eauhomme (talk) 01:57, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Might I suggest the chemical ball and stick structure for morphine? Given that it has manifestly helped so many people who are in terrible pain. If put from that angle, we are less likely to get the whole 'oh, you are just a bunch of dopeheads' argument, which i'm afraid having a cannabis leaf will probably do..

Also, it's nice to meet you all... i didnt think anyone on wiki was into this stuff, i had to write the article on IV drug use myself... i was shocked there was nothing on it.. I would very much like to do a serious of articles on safe injecting and drug preperation.. Does wiki allow that? or does that go on thier howto site? Infernal.magnet (talk) 20:56, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Since this discussion was originally at the bottom of the project page I did not notice it until today.
Please see:
User talk:Timeshifter/Userboxes/WikiProject Drug Policy
I can create a variety of userboxes for this project by substituting other images. Point out an image you want for your userbox and I will incorporate it into a userbox for you. I am not an expert on userboxes, but I have figured out some of the coding for them. See {{userbox}} for info on creating userboxes. --Timeshifter (talk) 20:09, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
By the way, anybody can create userboxes. Feel free to create some more for this project. List the new userboxes at Wikipedia:WikiProject Drug Policy#Participants. --Timeshifter (talk) 21:49, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

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This might be a nice article for your wikiproject[edit]

Contaminated currency, an article about the prevalence of cocaine and other drug contamination of paper currency, including dollars, pounds sterling and Euros. Let me know if this might be something you might like to add. - Hexhand (talk) 07:29, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to add this template wikicode below to the top of the talk pages of relevant articles:
{{WikiProject Drug Policy}}
See also:
Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:WikiProject Drug Policy --Timeshifter (talk) 08:14, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Right on, thanks. :) - Hexhand (talk) 21:14, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Libertarianism[edit]

Here is a related WikiProject, just started: WikiProject Libertarianism. EVCM (talk) 18:46, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

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What is really criminal?[edit]

I hope I found the correct place to discuss a topic which seems to be absolutely wrong in en.wikipedia. For example: Most countries have legislation designed to criminalise some drug use.

At least, this is wrong for Germany. In Germany there is no law which forbids to use any drug because every human has the right to harm himself. The German drug laws only concern to manufacturing, trading, and possessing drugs, but they don't mention the use of drugs. Similar laws exist also in Austria and Switzerland.

So I wonder which countries really criminalise some drug use. --Plenz (talk) 18:41, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

I think in some cases, the presence of the drug in your body can be considered drug possession. Simultaneous movement (talk) 19:08, 20 October 2008 (UTC)


So, are we pretty much going with the international terms for drugs? I notice there are a few remnants of local terms (e.g. "marijuana" in U.S.-related articles, and tetrahydrocannabinol instead of dronabinol.) It seems like those should be cleaned up. Simultaneous movement (talk) 19:07, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Steroids et al.[edit]

I've added this project template to Anabolic steroid, Ergogenic use of anabolic steroids (newly created) and Androgen replacement therapy. I wasn't sure where on your sections on the main project page to add them....Skookum1 (talk) 16:30, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Regulation of herbals and vitamins[edit]

While I'm here, there'es a movement from Big Pharma in Canada to regulate herbal supplements, vitamins etc. and place them under the same drug-testing regime as pharmacological products, which would effectively shut down the natural-supplements industry and training-supplements industry and bring it under their control, as only they ahve the capital to invest in the testing. I'm not an activist in the area, I just know it's going on and is hotly opposed by the supplements industry. I imagine the same thing may be giong on in the United States and eleewhere. I'm not sure waht to suggest in the way of an article title, but it's definitely a subject under the purview of this project so I thought I'd drop mention of it and "see who bites". I know there's also no article on the Health Protection Branch, which is teh Canadian equivalent, more or less, of the Food and Drug Administration, but I'll raise that on article requests in WikiProject Canada....Skookum1 (talk) 16:52, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Move "Drug trade"[edit]

I have requested Drug trade be moved to Illegal drugs trade because the content of the Drug trade page is about the illegal trade and there is also a vast legal (licensed) trade in drugs. Seems to that the Drugs trade page should be a disambiguation page, with eg pharmaceutical companies mentioned alongside other traders, whether legal or illegal. See also Talk:Drug trade. Laurel Bush (talk) 17:54, 30 January 2009 (UTC).

Related projects[edit]

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History of drug control law[edit]

I am hoping we can establishe "core articles" around which drug-related articles can become usefully interlinked
I have recently created Drug control law, and I am seeing a need, also, for History of drug control law
I imagine much of the content of Prohibition (drug) and War on Drugs could be incorporated in the new article, with the existing articles becoming redirects
I imagine we would need also, however, separate country-specific articles with titles History of drug control law in the United States, History of drug control law in the United Kingdom, etc, etc, each referenced as a "main article" in a section of the core article
Laurel Bush (talk) 16:46, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

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Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act[edit]

Is Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act something that would want to be under WikiProject Drug Policy. Is regarding a specific piece of California legislation currently receiving a large amount of national attention regarding the legalization of marijuana. Just thought I would bring this to your attention in case you wanted to put the article under your umbrella. Thanks! --Another Believer (Talk) 23:31, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

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Merge of hard and soft drugs into Drug policy[edit]

Join in the fun at Talk:Drug_policy#Merger_proposal - 'hard' and 'soft' are merely two adjectives whose whole being lies within the concept of drug policy, and it should all be on the one page. Casliber (talk · contribs) 01:15, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

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I've proposed that Drug prohibition law and Regulation of therapeutic goods be merged. Please join the discussion. — Skittleys (talk) 05:14, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

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Schedule II, C-II substances[edit]

Under the listings of C-II there is Diphenoxylate. This is commonly prescribed as Lomotil a C-V drug. (talk) 15:19, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

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Harm Reduction Revert War[edit]

There is an edit war brewing on the Harm reduction page. I removed the edits of user Minphie and placed the edits on the talk page with my criticisms of them. Minphie then replaced the edits without addressing my criticisms and accused me of vandalism. Anyway, Minphie has now responded to my cricitisms and reinstated the original edits unchanged. If anyone wants to help out with providing a new opinion it would prevent it becoming adversarial between Minphie and I. --rakkar (talk) 01:14, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Renaming Safe Injecting Sites[edit]

Hi all, can I get your feedback here? Talk:Safe injection site#Naming If people are happy, I'd like to change the name of safe injection sites to Safer injecting facilities. The idea of these facilities isn't to promote the idea that injecting is safe, but that the facilities are to make a risky behaviour safer.--rakkar (talk) 06:41, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

new related WikiProject: United States Public Policy[edit]

Hi everyone! I want to invite anyone who's active here and has an interest in American public policy (including drug policy) to join WikiProject United States Public Policy, which is just starting up. We've got some cool things planned, including working with students and their professors for several public policy courses.--Sross (Public Policy) (talk) 13:56, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Articles of interest vs. categories[edit]

I am starting my own WikiProject (WP:WPSUICIDE) and was wondering, is there a benefit to having an "articles of interest" section like you have? It seems in some ways redundant with categorization. Thanks, Tisane talk/stalk 16:39, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

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CIA's Master Degree in Cladestine Chemistry[edit]

I visited CIA's homepage and saw that they had a University that had cladestine chemistry as a feild of study. In my knowledge cladestine Chemistry includes manufacturing diffrent chemicals on your own. Such a battery acid (Sulfuric Acid) and Vineagracid. I think that some of you writers here on Wiki should warn for the Uncle Fester, since he put ideas that are incherenet to its true inventions making people blow up labs and such. Such as confusing exctacy with nitroglycerine. (talk) 21:43, 22 November 2010 (UTC)Lillen (Andre Lindström)

Country specific?[edit]

I'm interested in this project as I've written a few articles from the UK perspective,and that's the problem I think.
Drug Policy is country.region specific, so if you want to talk about drug policy towards Heroin for instance, or even just Heroin itself, you have to make a lot of messy exceptions for other countries, so the whole thing becomes very unreadable, I think and also very long.
The article on Heroin is a good example: It seems to be based on US law/history with a bit of UK law/history with a smattering of other countries thrown in! But generally very difficult to read.
It may be of academic interest to lump drug policy together, but how useful is it to the majority of readers?
IMO, if you want to do this, some way should be chosen to clearly show the differences between the policies in other countries, and not just the US and UK, so that it is readable. Unfortunately, I think, this will make it very long2829VC (talk) 04:21, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

I have added a history category within the uk, which will fall in line with some articles i have written2829 VC 09:30, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

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Category:Drugs by country[edit]

I have created Category:Drugs by country and created subcategories for most (?) countries. It was a well overdue exercise given the amount of articles on the subject that were not connected with appropriate categories. I am still finding gaps in the series which am slowly filling in. Feel free to jump in and help. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 07:53, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Drug law reform?[edit]

Is there not an actual article on drug law reform? So far I am just seeing articles on drug prohibition and drug policy, but not on the actual movement against prohibition itself. Dev920, who misses Jeffpw. 19:22, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

I have created a redirect to drug policy reform. Dev920, who misses Jeffpw. 20:45, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

List of topics on drug policy[edit]

It's really hard to see what exists, what doesn't, and what should be renamed etc. Would anyone be willing to help create an Outline of drug policy, so we can get a good overview of the topic? Or maybe of just drugs? Dev920, who misses Jeffpw. 20:45, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Bad article[edit]

I notice a rename and move proposal is being discussed on Talk:Drug liberalization. Such an article supports a false dilemma what ever the article's called and so really does not make for an encyclopedic subject. One may as well list all the countries that don't execute all drinkers of alcohol, followed by the wives and children and the all their living relatives and declare them 'liberal' because of this. Really it ought to be AfD'ed. The other articles are able to cover all the same issues (Drug decriminalization's place should be in Drug policy reform as it would be this by definition). Also, editors to these articles perpetuate bad reasoning; it is the actions of individual that is subject to the laws, the drugs themselves can not be illegal – they are substances. It is a bad turn of phrase use of the drug enforcement agencies (along with many other logical fallacies). It makes it harder to properly cover the topic when considering the possession of codeine, alcohol and other drugs which are not sanctioned at all in some countries but are in others. This also makes it difficult for a reader (and isn't this what WP if for) to get a good understanding of the subject they are inquiring into. Does anyone else see this? --Aspro (talk) 17:11, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Right, I made that rename proposal, and I have been involved in drug law reform for three years, let me show how I think this article categorisation should go:

Primary topic
Secondary topics of Drugs
Drug policy reform History of prohibition Drug laws around the world
Secondary topics of Drug policy reform
Drug decriminalisation Drug legalisation Harm reduction
Related topics to drug decriminalisation
Timeline of drug policy reform List of countries with the death penalty for drug use and dealing Effects of drug decriminalisation

Drug liberalisation is an article that should exist - as drug decriminalisation. I don't know who wrote the original article, but it seems clear to me that the content of the article should be transferred to either drug policy reform, or into the newly created drug decriminalisation and drug legalisation, the non-existence of which is an absolute travesty for an encyclopaedia with over two million articles. Dev920, who misses Jeffpw. 12:33, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

New User[edit]

Hi, I've watched with interest & some frustration the discussion around drug policies on Wikipedia. I've decided I'd like to contribute to some of the articles, what's the best way to do this? I've been reading the talk pages & have some idea of etiquette and relevant policies. --Dasket (talk) 11:41, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Category:United Nations controlled drugs[edit]

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Opium Wars[edit]

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Leaflet for Wikiproject Drug Policy at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 15:18, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Tobacco Task Force[edit]

Earlier I was looking into whether or not a tobacco wikiproject existed. I found that the idea had been raised a few times, but there wasn't enough interest. In the past folks had suggested that it might have a place as a task force within Wikiproject Drug Policy.

To me this seems like a poor place to place, but I wanted to ask here what the level of interest in such a task force would be and if there might be a better Wikiproject to propose the idea to.

(Note: I am a pipe smoker and was sort of surprised by how bad our articles on Tobacco related topics were compared to the knowledge that I know is out there.)Zell Faze (talk) 16:57, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

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