The survey's respondents were primarily cannabis growers, who had experiences of self-medication with cannabis, and supported different policies of legalisation and regulation - including age restrictions and licensing requirements to apply for commercial growing.
The Taskforce's recommendations focus on extending the reach and engagement in emergency responses, maximising support, and addressing vulnerability —the report acknowledges that criminalisation is harmful.
WOLA shines a light on the harms of the US' 'war on drug' efforts in Latin America and domestically, calling instead for a transition toward regulation that protects human rights and promotes health, gender and racial equality, security and environmental sustainability.
The 65th Session of the CND was characterised by tensions resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the increasingly vocal support for a human rights-approach by most UN representatives, and the resilient engagement and sharp interventions by civil society.
TNI summarises the discussions held by representatives of grower communities in the region on the need to build inclusive and sustainable business models that integrate equity, human rights, public health, patient access, fair trade and environmental resilience.
This collection of papers on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 'UN Joint Statement on Compulsory Drug Detention and Rehabilitation Centres' offers pathways for concerted action to achieve health and human rights for all people whose lives involve drugs.
The UNHCHR stresses the importance of removing punitive legal and policy frameworks; reducing stigma and discrimination; and addressing gender inequalities and related violence to achieve global commitments in relation to HIV 2030.