Transform release the second edition of their guide to regulating legal markets for the non-medical use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected communities all over the world.
The voices of affected communities involved in the cultivation of prohibited plants are lacking in the global debate on drug policy reform in general and were at risk of being excluded from the UNGASS 2016. This report presents the discussions at the GFPPP.
How can the outcomes of international drug control policy be measured? Currently, the UN drug control system lacks appropriate metrics to do so. However, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals offers a chance to find new – and potentially better – answers to this question.
Legal regulation models around the globe might inform changes in domestic policy in West Africa, have a look at this great infographic comparing cannabis regulation in the Netherlands, Portugal, and the USA.
Treating and curing active drug and alcohol users, and removing prison as the primary intervention for those with substance use disorders, must be at the center of the global response to viral hepatitis.
Whilst over half of countries with IV drug use have some form of harm reduction programmes, the total spend in low and middle income countries on harm reduction totals only $160m. Much work remains to be done.
DrugScience publishes the first scientific report on cannabis in over 80 years. The report, a pre-review for the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD), could lead to a re-evaluation of the world-wide prohibition of cannabis.
Should more countries follow the example of Portugal, which decriminalised the possession of all drugs 16 years ago? Or do drug laws need to be further tightened to achieve success? Live debate - give your opinions now!
People who inject drugs are a notable subset of HIV/AIDS patients worldwide. If HIV/AIDS is to be effectively tackled by 2030, IV drug harm reduction must not be sidelined, allowing users to slip through the net.
The World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and EUROPAD will select up to 12 oral presentations to be presented during the next American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence congress
Monday 10th October 2016 will kick off a week of sustained actions targeting the Filipino president and government through peaceful demonstrations at embassies and consulates of the Philippines around the world.