Latin America has long promoted a war on drugs approach. However, the significant levels of violence, as well as other health and social harms related to repressive drug control have led several countries across the region to call for an open debate on drug policy across the region. Uruguay has moved a step further by legally regulating its cannabis market.
David Restrepo critically reviews Colombia’s 2020 legislative proposal to regulate the coca leaf and cocaine markets by providing qualitative analysis of the regulatory regime proposed, its effects across the supply system, and the associated benefit and cost outcomes for Colombia.
Webinar on the implementation of the GIPA principle with people who use drugs in the HIV response in the region and their representation in political and technical decision-making spaces, based on the results of the Technical Assistance of the Global Fund CRG carried out by LANPUD
As production costs of medical cannabis are far cheaper in Europe compared to North America, many investors see this as an opportunity to import medical cannabis products into Brazil, exploiting patients' needs for profit.