Commissioners Dreifuss, Santos and Zedillo, Project Syndicate: “Legalization Is the Only Viable Drug Policy”

Read original article on Project Syndicate After decades of wasted money and lost lives, it is time for governments to stop prosecuting a futile war on psychoactive substances, and instead embrace drug legalization and regulation. Only by taking back control of the drug market from criminals can policymakers begin to

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Khalid Tinasti in Der Standard

Read the original article in Der Standard Zukunft internationaler Drogenpolitik: Koordination oder Irrelevanz? Die internationale Gemeinschaft kann es sich nicht leisten, Drogen nur aus der Perspektive der Kriminalitätsbekämpfung zu behandeln. Die internationale Drogenpolitik ist ein besonderer Fall unter den multilateralen Abkommen: Von der Einführung des internationalen Drogenkontrollregimes am Ende des

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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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Press Release: The Global Commission welcomes Dr. ElBaradei as a new member

Access Arabic version Geneva, 28 February 2019 The Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored to welcome as a new member Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who provides a wealth of experience and invaluable knowledge on public policies and

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Commissioner Ramos-Horta in South China Morning Post: “Asia’s brutal drug policies have failed”

Read original article in South China Morning Post. Asia is characterised by some of the world’s harshest approaches to combating illicit use of drugs, an almost entirely one-dimensional security approach as opposed to a more integrated humane, political, social and security approach. The victims are mainly the urban and rural

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Commissioner Ramos-Horta in Asahi Shimbun: “Falsehoods and facts about drugs and people who use them”

For the first time since its founding in 2011, the Global Commission has published an opinion piece in a major Japanese paper, the Asahi Shimbun. With a circulation of over 6.6 million, the Asahi Shimbun is the second most circulated newspaper in the world after the Yomiuri Shimbun, and considered the New York Times of Japan.

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Commissioner Santos in Semana: “Santos, el segundo expresidente de Colombia que ingresa a la Comisión Global sobre Políticas de Drogas”

Read original article in Semana. En su nueva vida como expresidente, Juan Manuel Santos fue designado miembro de la Comisión Global sobre Políticas de Drogas, una reputada organización conformada por un grupo de personalidades de América y Europa que estudian el fenómeno desde la salud pública y los derechos humanos. Con la entrada de Santos, la

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Khalid Tinasti dans Les Échos: “Légalisation du cannabis au Luxembourg : quelles conséquences pour la France?”

Lire l’article original dans Les Échos. LE CERCLE/POINT DE VUE – Le Grand-Duché envisage de dépénaliser la production et l’usage récréatif du cannabis. Dans cette hypothèse, la France sera contrainte de s’adapter. A la suite des élections législatives du mois d’octobre au Luxembourg, la coalition du centre menée par le Premier ministre

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Press release: “The Global Commission on Drug Policy congratulates Michel Kazatchkine on receiving “South Africa’s International Science Diplomacy Award” for tackling HIV/AIDS”

(Geneva, 14 December 2018) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy wish to extend their congratulations to their fellow Commissioner Michel Kazatchkine, who received South Africa’s International Science Diplomacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to tackling HIV/AIDS. Presented by the Minister of Science and Technology at the Science Forum

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Ruth Dreifuss and Bill Richardson in The Daily Caller: “Abstinence from punishment, a path to address the opioid crisis”

By Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, and Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy* More than 70’000 people died from a drug overdose in 2017 in the United States, according to reports. This sets yet a new record, emphasizing the

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