Commissioner Grover on cannabis debate in South Africa: interview on News24

‘SA likely to prioritise health and human rights’ While a High Court bid to legalise marijuana continues in Pretoria, several international experts weighed in on the topic during the recent Drug Policy Week conference in Cape Town. Watch. Human rights activist Anand Grover serves on the Global Commission on Drug

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La criminalización del uso de drogas es dañina (The criminalization of drug use causes harm)

Comisionado Michel Kazatchkine, ex Director Ejecutivo del Fondo Munidal para la lucha contra el VIH/Sida, la tuberculosis y la malaria, explica en una entrevista sobre los daños causados ​​por las políticas represivas de drogas. Para Kazatchkine es hora de que los gobiernos piensen en una ‘regulación legal’. Lea el artículo

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Interview with Commissioner Gaviria: “Die droguenpolitik ist grundverkehrt” (Drug policy is wrong from the ground up)

A new UNO report shows a dramatic increase in the production and consumption of illicit drugs all over the world. César Gaviria from the Global Commission on Drug Policy calls for a new approach. Read original article in German in the NZZ am Sonntag here. Die droguenpolitik ist grundverkehrtDie droguenpolitik

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La guerra alla droga è fallita

A colloquio con l’ex consigliera federale Ruth Dreifuss, oggi presidente della Global Commission on Drug Policy, sulla lotta agli stupefacenti nel mondo e su come affrontare l’irrazionalità che si è impossessata della politica Leggi l’articolo in Azione  

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Legalise cannabis, and do it now, says Nick Clegg

Read original article in the British Medical Journal In 1926, an American trade unionist, William Roberts, gave evidence on the effects of alcohol prohibition to the Senate Judiciary Committee: “Everywhere we went there was plenty of distilled liquor, but seldom real beer. We found that the homes of the people

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Two steps forward, one step back on drug policy

Richard Branson: Ending The War on Drugs Read original post on Virgin website You’d think that after nearly five decades of failed policies, trillions wasted and thousands killed, the so-called War on Drugs (first declared by US President Nixon in the early 1970s) would give way to more sensible approaches

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Comissionado Michel Kazatchkine en La Reforma: “Urgen a regular el uso de drogas”

En México son urgentes reformas para regular el uso de drogas como la mariguana y despenalizar su consumo, estimó Michel Kazatchkine, miembro de la Comisión Global de Políticas de Droga. Leer artículo completo en El Manana/La Reforma

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Why legalize pot, but shy away from addressing opioids?

Op-Ed by Commissioners Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, and Grover, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, focusing on cannabis legalization in Canada, the opioid crisis and harm reduction. Read article in The Globe and Mail.

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Quelques défis à surmonter pour réguler légalement le cannabis

Khalid Tinasti, Secrétaire exécutif de la Commission globale, explique dans cette tribune comment le Maroc pourrait franchir le pas et légaliser sous condition le cannabis. Lire l’article dans Tel Quel.

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Southeast Asia seeks new solutions to drug crisis

Swissinfo interviews Commissioner Ruth Dreifuss on her advocacy visit early April to Southeast Asia, addressing in particular the policy shift in the region towards health-based solutions for chronic drug abuse – a notable evolution in a region long known for its “tough-on-drugs” position. Please read article here. Available in ten

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