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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".
The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the USA that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by adults in Colorado and Washington.
Mexico has agreed to host a liaison office of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime that will provide training and share resources with the authorities. The Liaison and Partnership Office (LPO) would offer specialized training, trend analysis, and research related to drugs and citizen security.
From the beginning of next year, the government will launch a new initiative in the struggle against drug-related deaths. In collaboration with far-left support party Enhedslisten (EL), the government has decided to set aside six million kroner for so-called 'overdose kits' that are intended to...
On Monday 17th September, the Ministry of Justice, alongside the Transnational Institute and the International Drug Policy Consortium, held a high-level meeting to review the country’s legal response to drug use.
Four themes were discussed during the dialogue: the European Union drug policy agenda, cannabis policy reform, the future of the UN drug control conventions and the upcoming 55th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
The last few years have witnessed a boom in new cannabis user associations in Spain. Although there are no reliable figures for them, most are known to have been created for the collective cultivation of marihuana crops, and are now several hundred-strong
In Uruguay, the consumption of drugs, including marijuana, is not punishable with prison time. Paradoxically, the cultivation of marijuana for personal consumption is a crime, as is the purchase of marijuana.