New Straits Times, Malaysia: “Practical road map to tackle drug menace”

POLICY published its new report, “Regulation — The Responsible Control of Drugs”, at a press conference in Mexico City, followed by a public event. The report examines how governments can take control of illegal drug markets through responsible regulation, thereby weakening criminal organisations that profit from them. The report also

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Commissioner Obasanjo in Project Syndicate: “West Africa’s Failed War on Drugs”

Read original article in Project Syndicate. The region’s drug laws are in desperate need of reform. To reduce the harm caused by the illegal drug trade while maintaining access to essential medicines and services, governments must stop punishing addicts. LAGOS – No matter where you look in West Africa, drug laws

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ARD/Tagesshau: “Drogenhandel staatlich regulieren?” (Government-regulated drug markets?)

Read original article on Tagesshau. Listen to audio interview with Ruth Dreifuss. Von Anne-Katrin Mellmann, ARD-Studio Mexiko-Stadt Die Weltkommission für Drogenpolitik will die Märkte staatlich regulieren. Das sei der effektivste Weg, um die Probleme in den Griff zu bekommen, sagte deren Präsidentin Dreifuss. Schon seit ihrer Gründung vor sieben Jahren

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DPA/Die Zeit: “Staaten müssen laut Kommission den Drogenhandel regulieren”

According to the Commission, States must regulate drug markets. Read original article on Zeitonline. Rund 250 Millionen Menschen weltweit konsumieren illegale Drogen. Ein internationales Gremium empfiehlt den Staaten, in die Produktion und den Handel einzugreifen. Die Weltkommission für Drogenpolitik sieht eine Regulierung der Drogenmärkte als den effektivsten Weg, um die Probleme in

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Commissioner Bém, Dreifuss and Kazatchkine in BMJ: “Why doctors should support regulated markets in illicit drugs”

Read original article in BMJ. Drug policy affects health. Legalisation is needed not because drugs are safe but because they are risky, write members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Michel Kazatchkine, Pavel Bém, and Ruth Dreifuss Doctors are well aware of the health risks associated with different illicit drugs. What

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Agence Belga/RTL – Drogues: la Fedito soutient les conclusions du rapport de la Commission globale

(Drugs: Fedito supports the conclusions o the Global Commission’s report) Read original article on RTL Info. (Belga) La Fédération bruxelloise des Institutions pour Toxicomanes (Fedito Bxl), la Fédération Addiction (France) et le Groupe Romand d’Etudes des Addictions (GREA, Suisse) soutiennent les conclusions du nouveau rapport de la Commission globale de

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Reuters – Regulate: ex-world leaders’ solution to ‘failed’ drug war

Read original article on Reuters. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – More governments should turn away from a repressive war on drugs that has “failed” and look to proven strategies to implement regulated markets for risky substances, a group of former presidents and leaders said in a report published Monday. Since the

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Ruth Dreifuss et Pedro Pires dans Jeune Afrique: “Il faut innover en matière de lutte anti-drogue”

“Les lois actuelles sur les drogues en Afrique de l’Ouest sont loin de produire les résultats escomptés : les trafiquants se servent des côtes et du Sahara pour le transit de la cocaïne acheminée vers l’Europe et la consommation locale ne cesse d’augmenter. Les réponses publiques basées sur la prohibition sont

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Reuters: Former Nigerian Leader Obasanjo Urges West African Governments to Decriminalize Drugs

Read original article on Reuters BY AARON ROSS DAKAR (Reuters) – West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday. In an interview before he was due

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Khalid Tinasti, Secrétaire exécutif dans Les Échos: “Vers une coalition mondiale de commerce du cannabis?”

Les pays qui légalisent et régulent le cannabis lancent une réflexion générale sur leur capacité à pouvoir produire et commercialiser du cannabis entre eux, sans porter atteinte au paradigme de prohibition en place dans le reste du monde. Une gageure. Lire l’article original dans Les Échos. Le débat national autour du cannabis  s’est

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