The two bills aim to legalize the growth of cannabis when its intended to be used for medicinal purposes together with the depenalisation of its use, not only for medicinal purposes but also for recreational ones.
The prevalence of HIV in prison populations has been estimated to be up to 10 times higher than in the general population according to a new UNAIDS report. Prisons in Moldova have implemented an innovative programme and are helping prisoners to get a new lease on life.
The declaration highlights the pressing need to take into account a human rights and public health approach when addressing the world drug problem, when assessing current policies and when finding solutions.
The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights found that the closure of the largest needle and syringe program in Budapest violated the right to health and the mayor is now accusing the ombudsman of “being controlled by the drug lobby”.
Agios Stefanos prison in Patras is the proud new home of the country's very first "prison" MMT programme, where inmates struggling with addiction can now be provided with proper treatment while incarcerated.
The new regulations will allow family doctors to write the medical cannabis prescriptions under two conditions: when it is an extension of an existing treatment, and only keeping to an existing dosage.
In this new film, activists and community members describe their challenges and their need for accessible, targeted, and quality harm reduction interventions to improve their health and protect their rights.