Drug Decriminalisation [e]Course

Along with the International Drug Policy Consortium and Health[e]Foundation, Mainline is currently developing an e-learning about decriminalisation.

This free online course will support partners worldwide, equpping them to advocate for the end of criminalising approaches to drug use and personal possession. Sign on now!

Introduction video

Watch the introduction video of the [e]course here.


The [e]Course will comprise 7 modules:

  1. Introduction, definitions and support for decriminalisation (Available in English, French, Russian and Arabic)
  2. Existing models of decriminalisation (Available in English, French, Russian and Arabic)
  3. Making the case for decriminalisation (Available in English, French, Russian and Arabic)
  4. Designing a decriminalisation model (Available in English and French)
  5. Thresholds and defining drug possession for personal use (Available in English and French)
  6. Designing decriminalisation: sanctions and intrusiveness (Forthcoming)
  7. The ‘gold standard’ for decriminalisation (Forthcoming)

Sign on, get started

The [e]Course has been designed so that participants can engage with just one module or all seven, in the order that they prefer, prioritising adaptability and flexibility. At the end of each Module, participants will unlock an achievement certificate.

Sign up to the Decrim [e] course

Partnership and contact
Mainline co-designed this [e]course in close partnership with IDPC, Health[E]Foundation and Frontline AIDS. Interested to know more? Contact Simon Williams via


This consultancy is supported by the Pitch programme and by the Robert Carr Fund.


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