HCLU has warned that rates of hepatitis C infection among injecting drug users in Budapest almost doubled between 2011 and 2014 – in a period when access to harm reduction programmes rapidly decreased.
Researchers and medical cannabis patients met at the Prague Medical Cannabis Conference to discuss the latest developments in the field. On the sidelines, Drugreporter interviewed two activists who were involved with the recent founding of the International Medical Cannabis Patients' Coalition.
In this open letter, HCLU, ENPUD and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine ask the president of the INCB to act in order to protect the core principle of the international drug conventions: public health.
An increasing number of Slovak non-governmental and ministerial experts have come to recognise the validity of evidence from abroad underpinning the success of non-punitive drug policy approaches in other parts of the European Union.