Western Europe remains at the forefront of evidence-based harm reduction and treatment interventions. The majority of the countries in the region have adopted a health-based strategy towards drug use (including decriminalisation of possession for personal use), and are moving towards more proportionate sentences for drug offences.
C-EHRN provides an update on the work to ensure access to harm reduction services and other forms of care and support for populations in situations of vulnerability in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy International and Youth RISE are launching a new Erasmus+ project intended to increase the capacity of youth-led organisations that engage in drug policy reform and young people to advocate at the European Union level.
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.
Drug Policy Voices emphasises the importance of integrating the views and experiences of people who use drugs into future research and activism, also highlighting how values and ideology are influenced by a broader set of factors than personal drug use