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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.
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 event, organized by OSF the CEU School of Public Policy, analyzed how the current policies undermine poor lifestyle and have resulted in serious human rights abuses. In the event they made some recommendations to improve this conditions.
This special issue aims to critically examine and advance research on differences in the characteristics, motivations, cultivation methods and organisational structures of those involved in cannabis cultivation. The deadline for submissions is 31 May.
UNODC and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will join forces to promote grass-roots development and alternative livelihoods in poor rural communities dependent on the cultivation of illicit drug crops.
In Burma poppy cultivation grew 17% last year, according to UNODC and around 300,000 households in the country are currently engaged in its cultivation, Burma is now feeling increased pressure to tackle its drugs problem.
The cultivation of drugs is a sign of poverty rather than a sign of wealth. Rather than a “war,” the treatment of the drug problem must be approached as development, security and health issues, the panelists of the workshop “Drugs and Development: Punishing the Poor” said.