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The Pope plans to embrace one of Bolivia’s strongest indigenous traditions by chewing coca leaves. In doing so, the pontiff could give a boost to the Bolivian government’s efforts to gain international legal status for its sacred leaf, which is erroneously banned as a narcotic drug in the 1961…
A bill which will allow Chileans to grow small amounts of marijuana for medical, recreational or spiritual use has been approved by the country's lower house of Congress, however the new bill must go before a health commission and then the Senate for approval.
Harm reduction service provision ended in Montenegro on June 30th 2015 because Montenegro is now classified as an upper- middle income country and, as such, is no longer eligible for further funding by Global Fund for Tuberculosis, AIDS and Malaria.
The Indonesian government is pushing compulsory treatment for people with drug dependence. This coercive approach is jeopardising health gains made by existing harm reduction programmes and is fertile ground for corruption and abuse.
A new UN study showing a steep rise in the cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine offers fresh support to Colombia’s recent decision to end the aerial spraying of drug crops with herbicides, as officials recognise repression to be an insufficient tool.