Latin America has long promoted a war on drugs approach. However, the significant levels of violence, as well as other health and social harms related to repressive drug control have led several countries across the region to call for an open debate on drug policy across the region. Uruguay has moved a step further by legally regulating its cannabis market.
A side event to the CICAD will focus on the interconnection between drugs and development, as well as promising responses with different approaches that promote social integration of people with different forms of attachment to drugs.
A report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has reopened the debate about the advisability of aerial spraying with glyphosate in Colombia. Nevertheless, the Colombian Ministry of Health is keeping silent on the official propaganda that maintains that glyphosate is not damaging to…
The Congressional Health Committee in Chile have approved a bill that would legalise the cultivation of marijuana for private recreational or medicinal use, opening up the debate in the socially conservative country.
In just 16 months, the Report managed to open up a discussion as frank as it was unprecedented of all the options available in the quest for more effective policies for dealing with the drug problem in the Hemisphere.