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.
After the confiscation of Billy Caldwell's cannabis oil, Home Office minister Nick Hurd will create a panel to provide advice to government on cannabis related prescriptions which could serve as a pathway to medical legalisation.
Research suggests that the stark increase in the risk of age-related methadone-specific deaths in UK, calls for administrators of the drug to alert their clients about a potential increased risk to their health as they age.
New publication by EMCDDA suggests new psychoactive drug usage is rapidly growing in prisons and may be causing further drug problems in federal facilities, a phenomenon in need of a widespread response by communities and policymakers.
Dear Members, The VNGOC will also hold an informal Membership meeting on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 from 1 pm to 3 pm (Vienna time)at the Vienna International Centre, Room C0237, 2nd floor, C-BuildingThe draft agenda can be found on our website. We look forward to welcoming as many members as possible…