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These scenarios are stories about what 'could' happen in the future in and around the hemispheric drug system, based on current trends, and including relevant political, economic, social, cultural and international dynamics.
This report contains several recommendations for federal legislative reforms related to civil rights, deficit reduction, law enforcement, foreign policy, sentencing and reentry, effective drug treatment, public health, and drug prevention education.
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.
This Friday, May 17, in Bogotá, Colombia, OAS Secretary General will present TO Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the outcomes of the hemispheric drug policy review mandated by the heads of state in 2012.
For the first time, sitting presidents in Latinamerica are questionin the international drug control paradigm and calling for debate on alternative approaches. Their actions have had repercussions internationally,
Especialistas internacional entregarão esta semana à presidente Dilma Rousseff, ao Congresso Nacional e ao Supremo Tribunal Federal uma carta contra o projeto de reforma na lei nacional antidrogas, em tramitação na Câmara.
The BC Provincial Health Officer warns that changes to sentencing and other justice practices brought about by the enactment of the Canadian SSCA will have very negative effects on the health of Aboriginal people.
The report documents the failing role that current federal drug policies play in supporting safety and health and draws attention to the acute need for an improved system of supports for people who inject drugs.