Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the treaty’s requirement that “coca leaf chewing must be banned” was successful Friday.
An increasing number of policy makers worldwide are declaring that the existing approach to drug policies, which focuses on the use of law enforcement, has failed to prevent illicit drug use and supply.
The HCLU attended CND 2013 annual meeting in Vienna and interviewed key professionals that talked about the new approach of New Zealand to new psychoactive drugs, the views of UNOCD to the legalization of marijuana in the US and the new marijuana regulation scheme of Uruguay.
After analysing the regional debate and national-level reforms, this report concludes with policy recommendations that should be undertaken to maintain the momentum and advance drug policy reforms in the region.
These scenarios are stories about what 'could' happen in the future in and around the hemispheric drug system, based on current trends, and including relevant political, economic, social, cultural and international dynamics.