Dr Geoff Gallop, former Premier of Western Australia, makes the case for a pragmatic and health-centered drug policy, including the legal regulation of cannabis.
Commissioners Arbour and Gallop in Salon: “It’s time for drug policy reform – in America and across the globe”
Read original article in Salon America’s “war on drugs” has failed. We need more policies that treat drug abuse as a public health issue. Written by: Louise Arbour, Geoff Gallop and Miriam Aroni Krinsky Last week, a Philadelphia judge rejected federal objections to the opening of what will be the
Ruth Dreifuss et Michel Kazatchkine dans Libération: Plan national contre les stupéfiants : non au tout répressif
Lire l’article dans Libération Le gouvernement a présenté mi-septembre son nouveau plan national de lutte contre les stupéfiants. Cette présentation a symboliquement eu lieu à Marseille en présence de quatre ministres (Intérieur, Justice, Budget, ainsi que le secrétaire d’Etat auprès du ministre de l’Intérieur). Nous prenons note, comme nombre
Commissioner Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, reaches out to the Japanese public in an interview with the Asahi Shimbun on the need to classify drugs according to a scientific assessment of their harms, and to legally regulate drugs.
Commissioner Kazatchkine in BMJ: “The time has come to implement harm reduction policies in Eastern Europe and central Asia”
Read original article in the British Medical Journal The evidence is clear, Eastern European and Central Asian countries should adopt opioid maintenance therapy and needle exchanges to curb HIV and Hep C outbreaks, says Michel Kazatchkine For many years, evidence has shown the effectiveness of opioid maintenance therapy in the treatment
Read original article in EUObserver. Luxembourg’s cannabis legalisation is EU opportunity The announcement that Luxembourg would legalise and regulate cannabis for recreational purposes attracted much media attention this summer. Similar to the outcome of similar discussions that took place in Canada, Uruguay, and many US states, Luxembourg authorities reached the
States should take charge of and regulate all drugs: Global Commission on Drug Policy The Global Commission on Drug Policy says that in a perfect world, states would take charge and regulate all drugs. For more on this, BNN Bloomberg spoke with commissioner Maria Cattaui. Link to video
Commissioners Branson and Cattaui in Cannabis Pro/Globe and Mail: “Cannabis in the Americas: It’s time to talk about marijuana policy”
In this opinion piece, Sir Richard Branson and Maria Cattaui highlight the need for an effective regulatory framework for the growing international medical cannabis production and trade. Indeed, legalization is helping to end many of the harms related to decades-old prohibition; we must now ensure that we do not create