Mexico's new president has outlined a security strategy aimed at reducing drug-related violence that, rhetorically at least, contrasts starkly with the emphasis his predecessor placed on using force to go after the cartels.
Real decriminalization efforts are still lagging behind in Europe because of foot-dragging on the part of member states, Drugreporter learned at a Brussels conference dedicated to the EU's next drug strategy.
In this statement at the UNAIDS PCB, INPUD blames UNODC's inadequate relationship with civil society networks and unwillingness to work in meaningful partnership with the community of people who use drugs.
Youth RISE is a global, youth-led network advocating for harm reduction and drug policy reform, and represents the rights and needs of young people who use drugs. They are currently recruiting our International Working Group (IWG) for 2013.
People who use drugs are, on average, more educated than the average citizen. This is one of the conclusions of a recent survey made to the adult population of Mexico City by the "Colectivo por una Política Integral hacia las Drogas A.C."
The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GDCP) met in the Polish capital in October to discuss the disappointing impact of the war on drugs on public health in Eastern Europe, and the prospects for change around the world.
President Barack Obama declared that federal authorities should not target recreational marijuana use in two Western states where it has been made legal given limited government resources and growing public acceptance of the controlled substance.