A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy
TNI is an international network of activist-scholars committed to critical analysis of the global problems of today and tomorrow, with a view to providing intellectual support to those movements concerned to steer the world in a democratic, equitable and environmentally sustainable direction.
Uruguay’s senate voted on 10 December to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes.
The review was mandated by Heads of State at 2012 Summit of the Americas. The new study should enrich the already-vibrant hemispheric debate over drug policy alternatives, including the option of legal, regulated markets for cannabis.
The key question we should ask is whether these Guiding Principles will help break the failed logic applied until now, which has prioritised forced eradication and added development as an afterthought.
This study ensued from clinical observations based on spontaneous accounts by crack abusers undergoing their first psychiatric assessment, where they reported using cannabis in an attempt to ease their own withdrawal symptoms.
This research focuses on the role of the drugs trade in criminal violence and policy responses (militarization and private security) in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, known as "The Northern Triangle".