Initiatives | Global Commission on Drug Policy


Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso leads the way in the documentary, after accepting Director Fernando Grostein Andrade’s invite to join this quest for successful stories all over the world, in a constant dialogue with local youth and professionals dedicated to giving the drug issue a more humane and efficient treatment than the proposals of the War on Drugs declared by the US forty years ago.

The Pense Livre Network aims to promote a broad and critical debate on drug policy. It brings together more than 60 young leaders from across Brazilian society including business-people, journalists, filmmakers, doctors, psychologists, activists, researchers, lawyers and others.

Count the Costs is a collaborative project between a range of organisations that, while representing a diverse range of expertise and viewpoints, share a desire to reduce the unintended costs of the war on drugs. The project marks the 50th anniversary year of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

Stop the Violence BC is a coalition of academics, past/present members of law enforcement, and the general public concerned about the links between cannabis prohibition in BC and the growth of organized crime and related violence in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

TalkingDrugs is an online space reflecting the global challenge posed by illicit drugs. It provides an opportunity to share stories and insights that will help us find better ways to control illicit drugs and prevent them causing excessive harm.