Globe and Mail: “Commission calls for ‘responsible control’ of illicit drugs through legalization, regulation”

Read original article on Globe and Mail. ANDREA WOO PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018UPDATED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 A commission comprising of former heads of state and international experts is calling for the “responsible control” of currently illicit drugs through legalization and regulation. But Canada is just weeks away from cannabis legalization and

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Globe and Mail: “Canada signs on to U.S.-led renewal of war on drugs”

Read original article in Globe and Mail. Canada was rebuked on Monday by a group of world leaders and experts on drug policy for endorsing a Trump-led declaration renewing the “war on drugs” and for passing up a critical moment to provide global leadership on drug regulation. The Trudeau government’s decision

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Ruth Dreifuss dans Le Devoir, Canada: “Pour une réforme efficace des politiques sur les drogues”

Co-signé par Ruth Dreifuss, ancienne présidente de la Confédération suisse et présidente de la Commission globale de politique en matière de drogues; et Richard Elliott, directeur général du Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida Lire l’article original dans Le Devoir. Le mois dernier, le Canada a réussi à faire adopter la toute première résolution concernant la lutte

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Chair Dreifuss in Globe and Mail: “Ottawa should decriminalize all drugs – it’s effective policy”

by Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commissioner and former President of Switzerland, and Richard Elliott, Executive Director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Read original article in Globe and Mail. Last month, Canada secured the adoption of the first-ever resolution on addressing stigma against people who use drugs at the

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The Global Commission calls for decriminalization as key to addressing the opioid epidemic in North America

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 1 November 2017 The current opioid epidemic that is sweeping across North America urgently requires a balanced and responsible legal framework for managing the presence of drugs in society. Authorities initially responded to the crisis by limiting the supply of prescription opioids from health care providers. Evidence

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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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