Global Drug Policy Index

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09 November 2021 Current Affairs:On November 7, 2021, the Harm Reduction Consortium released the first Global Drug Policy Index.

♦ Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Australia are the top five countries in this rating when it comes to compassionate and health-oriented drug regulations.
♦ Brazil, Uganda, Indonesia, Kenya, and Mexico are the five countries with the lowest rankings.
♦ Out of a total of 30 countries, India is positioned 18th, which received 46 out of 100 scores and 63 out of 100 on the “usage of severe sentences and responses” criterion.
♦ It received a 49 out of 100 for health and harm reduction and received a score of 38 out of 100 for proportionality in criminal justice reaction.
♦ India received a 33 out of 100 for the availability and accessibility of internationally prohibited medications for the alleviation of pain and suffering.

 Global Drug Policy Index
♦ The Global Drug Policy Index is a data-driven examination of global drug policies and their execution. 
♦ The index is made up of 75 factors that cover five different aspects of drug policy: criminal justice, health and harm reduction, access to globally controlled medications, extreme responses, and development.

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