The Association of Netherlands Municipalities published a new report highlighting the problem of unregulated black market cannabis production and calling for the government to introduce a system of cultivation licensing to satisfy for the coffee shop demands.
As the West African Commission on Drugs, IDPC and other organisations present recommendations for a movement away from drug criminalisation in African countries, campaigners are pressuring the government of Sierra Leone to implement changes in their drug policies.
The Indonesian Drug Users Network together with Drug Reporter produced a short documentary film on the harmful effects that the renewed national war on drugs has on the Indonesian population and particularly on vulnerable groups.
Public discussion of harm reduction in Poland is stuck in the 1990s. Read what needs to be done based on the realities described by Polish drug policy experts, to save lives and lower the costs of treating users.
Over 10,000 students across the state of Israel were surveyed regarding their thoughts on the current cannabis prohibition, and the figures show an increased support for decriminalisation and regulation.
The New York Times Editorial Board argues that the planned US sentencing reforms may help reduce prison overcrowding, but further steps must be taken in order to help solve the problem of national over-incarceration for non-violent drug crimes.
Cities like Baltimore, New York and Chicago are handing out naloxone to civilians and training them to resuscitate a drug user in case of emergency. The positive effects are already visible on the drug using population.