Carel Edwards


I am a citizen of the European Union. I was responsible for drug policy coordination in the European Commission from 2003 to 2010. It has left me with a deep sense of scepticism about the way public policy in this field has been conducted over the last 50 years. I also believe that a populist and moralistic attitude to (illicit) drug use poses a risk to a free society based on the rule of law, and that this makes it more difficult to deal with the issue effectively. 


Drug policy, history, society, civilisation