Commissioner Helen Clark in the Asahi Shimbun: “Alcohol, tobacco more harmful than cannabis”

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.

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Commissioner Maria Cattaui speaks to Bloomberg about the need to regulate all drugs

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

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Op-Ed by Commissioner Helen Clark in The Guardian: “Cannabis prohibition doesn’t work anywhere. It’s New Zealand’s turn to legalise it”

Read original article in The Guardian. Cannabis prohibition doesn’t work anywhere. It’s New Zealand’s turn to legalise it In New Zealand, cannabis is classified as an illegal drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. Its possession, use and supply are subject variously to penalties ranging in severity from fines to

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Interview with Commissioner Helen Clark on the 2020 Referendum in New Zealand to legalize cannabis

Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, gave her support to a YES vote in the upcoming cannabis referendum. On 4 September, the Helen Clark Foundation released a report outlining the reasons

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Ruth Dreifuss on CNN Money Switzerland

On the margins of the Geneva Drug Policy Week, interview with Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, on CNN Money Switzerland. Link to video interview.

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Commissioner Michel Kazatchine and Executive Secretary Khalid Tinasti sign a call in L’OBS for the legalization of cannabis in France

Read original article in L’OBS. « Pourquoi nous voulons légaliser le cannabis » La une de « l’Obs », du 20 au 26 juin 2019. (« L’Obs ») EXCLUSIF. Dénonçant la faillite de la politique de répression, 70 personnalités – Glucksmann, Jadot, Kouchner… – appellent à la légalisation du cannabis. En matière de cannabis, le

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Michel Kazatchkine dans Le Temps: “Malgré l’échec, l’ONU poursuit le dogme de la prohibition de la drogue”

Lire l’article original dans Le Temps La politique onusienne menée depuis 2009 n’a en rien freiné le trafic. Mais la Commission des stupéfiants de l’ONU n’en a pas tiré les leçons. La colère de Michel Kazatchkine, membre de la Commission globale de politique en matière de drogues. Depuis le plan d’action

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Khalid Tinasti dans L’Economiste: “Cannabis: Le commerce international s’organise… sauf au Maroc”

Lire l’article original dans L’Économiste Depuis 2013, pas moins de dix Etats américains et la capitale fédérale, ainsi que le Canada et l’Uruguay, ont autorisé l’usage légal du cannabis pour leurs résidents adultes. Dans les mois qui viennent, le Mexique, le Luxembourg, les Pays-Bas et la Nouvelle Zélande leur emboïteront le

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Commissioner Lagos: “Drug regulation must be tackled at the regional level”

Read original article on Insight Crime. Few topics seem to be gaining as much traction, or courting as much controversy, across the Americas as the regulation of drugs. Following the steps of Uruguay, Canada has just legalized the use of marijuana and other countries are debating similar new laws. And

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Global Commission Chair and former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss challenges Trump’s drug action plan

As 120 nations support the US action plan to confront drug abuse, a prominent ex-politician explains why Switzerland is not on board. Read original article on Swissinfo. Ruth Dreifuss, who in 1999 was the first woman to hold the Swiss presidency, is the founder and president of the Global Commission on

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