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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Réforme de la loi sur les drogues : une opportunité pour réparer les dommages et montrer à nouveau l’exemple

Nick Clegg, membre de la Commission globale et ancien Vice-premier ministre, Royaume-Uni, s’exprime dans La Presse, premier quotidien en langue française du pays, sur la question de l’abrogation de la loi 92-52 sur les stupéfiants et une réforme possible des politiques en matière de drogues en Tunisie. Lire l’article dans

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Ruth Dreifuss meets with Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, met with Global Commission Chair Ruth Dreifuss to exchange views on a pending drug policy reform that places greater emphasis on public health, harm reduction, proportionality in sentencing, and human rights. Read article

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Comment la régulation du cannabis permettrait des politiques en matière de drogues plus efficaces

Deux membres de la Commission globale – Paul Volcker, ancien président de la Réserve fédérale américaine et Maria Cattaui, ancienne secrétaire générale de la Chambre de commerce internationale – ainsi que Pierre Bergé de la Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves St Laurent – défendent l’efficacité de la régulation des drogues, en prenant

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