Commissioner Branson: “US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinds state-level legal cannabis guidance”

Read original article on Virgin website. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will rescind the so-called ‘Cole Memo’, guidance issued in 2013 by deputy Attorney General James Cole under the Obama administration, promising limited federal interference in US states where voters have approved the legalisation and regulated sale of

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George Shultz in NYT: “The Failed War on Drugs”

By GEORGE P. SHULTZ and PEDRO ASPE The war on drugs in the United States has been a failure that has ruined lives, filled prisons and cost a fortune. It started during the Nixon administration with the idea that, because drugs are bad for people, they should be difficult to obtain. As a

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Commissioner Branson: Drug Reform in Norway

By Commissioner Richard Branson. Original article at Virgin website blog. Last week, Norway became the first Scandinavian country to decriminalise drug possession and use. The historic vote in parliament, supported by a broad alliance of political parties, puts harm reduction and public health at the centre of Norway’s drug policy, allowing

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Commissioner Grover: “Removing the drug-use stigma”

Read original article in Myanmar Times   People who use drugs or possess small quantities for personal use engage in a non-violent act that potentially harms only them. Yet out of fear and a limited understanding of the complex nature of drug use and dependence, Myanmar has for many years taken a

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Fentanyl et autres drogues synthétiques: «Un défi émergent auquel il faut faire face»

Instaurer des contraventions pour usage de drogue ? Le gouvernement Macron fait fausse route, selon Khalid Tinasti, Secrétaire exécutif de la Commission globale de politique en matière de drogues. Mais ce débat permet d’ouvrir les yeux sur les ravages du fentanyl. Lire la tribune dans Le Monde

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ASEAN: Drugs might harm individuals, but current policies undermine social cohesion

Global Commissioners and former presidents Ruth Dreifuss of Switzerland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, and Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, publish an opinion piece on drug policy reform in Southeast Asia in eight major papers, in ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand) and Hong Kong. Bangkok Post (Thailand)

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Former President of Timor-Leste, Nobel Prize recipient José Ramos-Horta, and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, join the Global Commission

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, 8 November 2017 Further expanding its breadth and diversity, the Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored and delighted to welcome two distinguished new members, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2009-2017) and Nobel Peace

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Our International Perspective On America’s Response To The Opioid Epidemic

Read original article in the Huffington Post A lot has been written about the current crisis of opioid addiction and overdose, which is now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. Even if this dramatic development affects almost solely North America, there are many parallels to situations that other

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La Comisión Global recomienda la descriminalizacion como elemento clave para frenar la epidemia de opioides en Norteamérica

NOTA DE PRENSA Miércoles 1 de noviembre de 2017 La actual epidemia de opiáceos que está azotando América del Norte requiere urgentemente de un marco legal equilibrado y responsable para gestionar la presencia de drogas en la sociedad. Las autoridades inicialmente respondieron a la crisis limitando el suministro de opioides

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La Commission globale appelle à la dépénalisation comme élément central de la riposte à la crise des opioïdes en Amérique du Nord

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Genève, mercredi 1 novembre 2017 La présente crise des opioïdes qui sévit en Amérique du Nord met en évidence la nécessité de disposer d’un cadre législatif bien conçu et correctement appliqué pour le contrôle des drogues. Alors qu’une première réponse des autorités a été de se concentrer

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