In response to the ban on the use of federal funds to support needle and syringe exchange programmes, advocates have drafted a Position Statement condemning the ban, while emphasizing the efficacy and effectiveness of these programmes.
Bolivia has signed an agreement with the US and Brazil to help reduce the production of illegal cocaine. The US and Brazil will provide technical assistance, including satellite monitoring of coca crops.
A drug project plans to set up the country’s first consumption room to allow users inject drugs under medical supervision. Such a facility is currently illegal under Irish law, but the Anna Liffey project wants to open one by the end of 2014.
Ricardo Soberon, the reformist head of DEVIDA, the Peruvian drug agency, has been fired and replaced. Soberon made waves last August when he implemented a temporary ban on forced eradication of coca plants, taking the US Embassy by surprise, but that was soon reversed on the orders of his boss,…
In keeping with the regressive turn that the Dutch drug policy has taken under its conservative coalition government, the government said it will ban khat, a plant used by people from the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula for its mild stimulant properties.
Denmark has one of the highest overdose death rates in the European Union. Contrary to common beliefs overdose is a preventable cause of the death and its prevention does not cost a lot of money: you need to provide skills and tools for preventing lives and a safe environment to use drugs.
The Mexican government updated its drug war death toll on Wednesday, reporting that 47,515 people had been killed in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderón began a military assault on criminal cartels in late 2006.
The Copenhagen City Council is pushing ahead with a proposal to decriminalise cannabis, and has set up a committee to investigate the best way to regulate the supply and distribution. The favoured option is for 30 or 40 cannabis shops controlled by the city in which adults may legally buy…
The Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) fellowship program supports research on organized crime, drug policy, issues of governance, and associated topics across the social sciences and related disciplines.
According to a study on 5965 persons arrested in prisons from Cordoba, federal offenses are the fourth cause of imprisonment in Cordoba, and affect persons involved in the lower ends of illegal drug markets.
In November, the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission held its 50th session in Buenos Aires. During the meeting the Commission agreed to expand some of its programs to other regions, such as Central America and the Caribbean. The project for the establishment of Drug Treatment Courts and…