Today, we stand together from Amsterdam to Nairobi to Buenos Aires to New York to Bangkok and raise our collective voices that will not be silenced to loudly clamour for an end to repression and punishment as instruments of drug control.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy analyze the last thirty years of over-incarceration in closed settings, from prisons to migrant administrative detention and from mandatory treatment to private rehabilitation centers.
The World Drug Report will be launched during a Special Event of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, chaired by Ambassador Mirghani Abbaker Altayeb Bakhet, Chair of the 62nd session of the CND.
The issue of the medical use of cannabis is one in which the Board has failed to match the progress it has made in certain other areas, such as the death penalty. Its position on the therapeutic applications of cannabis remains as it was at the close of the UNGASS decade; indeed, if anything, it…