In May 2015 members of the Russian Civil Society Mechanism for Monitoring of Drug Policy Reforms in Russia, with technical assistance of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network drafted and submitted to the Office of the UN High…
Vancouver has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burgeoning market – and setting it on a collision course with the country’s federal government.
Today is an important day for focusing on the threat of the production, trafficking and use of illicit drugs. Robust action is needed to strengthen criminal justice systems, break-up the criminal networks who deal in misery and suffering, and to nurture health and human rights-based responses.
On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, let us raise awareness about the value of applying a balanced approach to these problems based on an understanding that sustainable development can and must catalyze change across all these fronts.
We cannot make our societies drug-free. But we can do something to reduce infection and overdose deaths, eliminate the problem of discarded needles, and treat drug dependence. This campaign is about real solutions - the choice is ours!
For years, Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".
For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kicks off our new “Global Compass” series, examining novel approaches to policy problems.
A group of drug strategy representatives from across the Province called upon the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to take immediate action to provide Naloxone in an effort to help prevent accidental deaths and injuries caused by opioid overdose.
For the first time, key stakeholders will discuss wide issues related to Hepatitis C prevalence among people who use drugs, existing challenges in accessing prevention and treatment services and improving the rights of people who use drugs in getting relevant services.
The UK governments response, as presented by Lord Bates to Lady Meacher’s question as to whether cannabis could be re-scheduled, out of schedule one, which determines that it has no medicinal value, to schedule two or three was to parrot the Home Office’s usual line on cannabis being a harmful drug.
Beginning late in the George W. Bush years and continuing through the Obama administration, the US has been deporting immigrants for drug offenses at a record rate, however, these measures are disproportionately harsh when applied to low-level drug offenders.
The Ukrainian Government has not allowed the delivery of OST to the uncontrolled territories, and the authorities of Luhansk People’s Republic decided to close down the programme, with devastating effects on patients.
This photo essay tells the stories of four women, each providing a unique insight into the deeply troubling cycle of poverty, low-level involvement, imprisonment, and recidivism into which women are too often pushed.