On 31 July, the Uruguayan House of Representatives approved a marijuana regulation bill, bringing it one step closer to becoming the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana.
Pope Francis’ confused statement about drug “liberalization” not being the solution to the problem of drug dependence, shows the need for more targeted education of both the press and key public opinion leaders.
By Katherine Pettus, PhDAdvocacy Officer, International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)
On 26 June 2013, activists in 41 cities from all around the world took part in the SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH. “Global Day of Action” – a collective show of force that illustrates the ever growing support for drastically changing the way we approach drug control.
The forum aimed to learn more about the challenges faced by people who grow crops declared illicit, and to give a voice to this vulnerable population in the design and implementation of national drug policies.
IDPC co-organised an expert roundtable with the Thailand Ministry of Justice Rights and Liberties Protection Department to discuss and review effective legal frameworks for managing drug-related problems.