The nation of Colombia has decided to stop allowing the use of the herbicide Glyphosate for coca eradication. The New York Times reported on May 14, 2015 that:

"The government of Colombia on Thursday night rejected a major tool in the American­-backed anti-drug campaign — ordering a halt to the aerial spraying of the country’s vast illegal plantings of coca, the crop used to make cocaine, citing concerns that the spray causes cancer."

The Organization of American States has released a new report titled "Report on Drug Use in the Americas, 2015." According to the OAS, it is an "exhaustive analysis of drug use in OAS member states and offers a hemispheric and subregional outlook with respect to the consumption of psychoactive substances in recent years."

The report, by Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, can be downloaded from