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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Drogues: «Il faut franchir le pas de la régulation des marchés»

Présidente de la « Commission globale sur la politique des drogues », Ruth Dreifuss regrette que la France reste à « mi-gué » avec la future création d’une amende punissant l’usage de cannabis. En juin 2011, plusieurs anciens dirigeants internationaux, dont l’ancien secrétaire général des Nations unies Kofi Annan et les anciens présidents du Brésil, du

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Time for pragmatism in tackling North America’s Opioid Crisis

Read article on Sir Richard Branson’s blog. Not too long ago, I wrote about the devastating opioid crisis that is holding much of North America in its grip. The numbers are staggering. In 2016, about 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States. In the hardest hit county,

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Legalise cannabis, and do it now, says Nick Clegg

Read original article in the British Medical Journal In 1926, an American trade unionist, William Roberts, gave evidence on the effects of alcohol prohibition to the Senate Judiciary Committee: “Everywhere we went there was plenty of distilled liquor, but seldom real beer. We found that the homes of the people

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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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Quelques défis à surmonter pour réguler légalement le cannabis

Khalid Tinasti, Secrétaire exécutif de la Commission globale, explique dans cette tribune comment le Maroc pourrait franchir le pas et légaliser sous condition le cannabis. Lire l’article dans Tel Quel.

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