At the global level, much has changed since 1998 that undermines the previous global consensus on punitive counternarcotics strategies, however, there continues to be much global disagreement which will be reflected at UNGASS 2016.
Although it has provided a life-saving service with proven results, the Dr. Peter Centre (the lesser-known supervised injection site in Vancouver) has waited over a year for a decision on its application for an exemption of Canada's Controlled Drugs and Substances Act which has been granted to…
Despite repeated pleas for mercy from family members, citizens, human rights organizations, the United Nations, and governments around the world, eight people condemned for non-violent drug offences faced a firing squad at just past midnight Indonesia-time.
The announcement of Assembly bill A.7060, that would direct the state of New York to establish a programme to help critically ill patients obtain emergency access to medical marijuana as soon as possible, has come as a relief to patients, family members and activists.
The Colombian health ministry is recommending the immediate suspension of aerial spraying of glyphosate after the World Health Organisation said last month that glyphosate was probably carcinogenic in humans.
At the occasion of the Congress, Gloria Lai, IDPC Senior Policy Officer, highlighted the negative consequences of disproportionately harsh drug laws, and their specific impact on incarceration rates and prison overcrowding.
A report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has reopened the debate about the advisability of aerial spraying with glyphosate in Colombia. Nevertheless, the Colombian Ministry of Health is keeping silent on the official propaganda that maintains that glyphosate is not damaging to…