By Helen Clark Read the full article on Project Syndicate With his evidence-based, public-health approach to drug policy, US President Joe Biden is signaling that America’s longstanding strategies of repression and punishment have failed. The US should also champion a similar shift toward harm-reduction policies internationally. GENEVA – Fifty years
Par Ruth Dreifuss Écoutez le podcast sur Podcatsic.com Jusqu’au 19 juillet sur le Quai Gustave Ador, à proximité du jardin anglais, vous pourrez apercevoir 18 panneaux qui illustrent les conséquences de la guerre aux drogues et les réformes en cours. Des panneaux explicatifs, des photographies, quelquefois poignantes, vous embarquent dans
ByRuth Dreifuss Listen to the podcast on BBC News In the 1990s, Switzerland decided to tackle one of Europe’s worst drugs epidemics by trying radical new policy ideas including providing safe-injection rooms for addicts and even prescribing pure heroin. The new strategy dramatically cut overdoses, HIV infections and the number
By Khalid Tinasti Read the original article on Maverick Citizen A minor legal change within the UN removing some barriers for medical cannabis use has resulted in a clear split in the African countries group. This split is between those who want to embrace science and develop a legal medical
Par Khalid Tinasti Lire l’article sur le site de L’Economiste Mi-avril, la communauté internationale s’est retrouvée à Vienne pour la session annuelle de la Commission des stupéfiants des Nations unies (CND). Pour les pays africains, ces retrouvailles étaient marquées par la division lors du vote du retrait du cannabis de
By José Ramos-Horta Read the original article on Times Malta Malta’s pragmatic cannabis control reform will inspire other countries Cannabis is the most widely used illegal substance around the world, accounting for an estimated 192 million consumers out of the 269 million people reported to have used drugs in 2018.
Today, Sir Richard Branson and members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy release an animation: The Opioid Crisis in the United States. In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic (May 2019 to May 2020), more than 81,000 Americans died of a drug-related overdose. Most overdose deaths were reported between
By Helen Clark Read the op-ed on TheHill.com The late George Shultz was among the founding members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a group of former heads of state and other personalities, which I currently chair. We advocate for an end to the “war on drugs” and its
Par Khalid Tinasti Lire la tribune sur le site de TheConversation.com Depuis la ratification de la Convention unique sur les stupéfiants de 1961, le régime mondial de contrôle des drogues a tenté de changer le comportement humain et de prévenir la consommation de drogues par la punition, afin d’atteindre un
Read the op-ed on The Star Alcohol, like tobacco, can lead to heavy addiction and serious health consequences. We all know that. But consumption of neither would send anyone to the gallows, nor would it subject them to forms of torture and other inhumane and degrading treatments, such as caning.