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Helen Clark calls for the decriminalization of drug use

Listen to Helen Clark talk about drug policy and the overdose crisis in North America on CBC Listen Power & Politics (from 11:30 to 15:40). Power & Politics for Wednesday, February 24th with Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force Chair Retired General Rick Hillier, former New Zealand prime minister Helen

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Richard Branson

Changing the cannabis conversation

By Richard Branson Read the op-ed on Virgin.com When it comes to ending the so-called war on drugs, the pace of change has been slow. Many parts of the world still pursue the same failed policies of the last six decades, wasting billions on tough law enforcement, criminalisation, and mass

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Helen Clark

George Shultz was among the first to understand drug policy and prohibition

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

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STATEMENT: The Global Commission on Drug Policy honors the contribution of George Shultz

Download the statement by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Geneva, 8 February 2021 The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are deeply saddened by the passing of their esteemed colleague and Honorary Chair George Shultz, on 6 February 2021. George Shultz was among the founding members of

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Khalid Tinasti

La lutte contre le trafic de drogue nuit-elle aux politiques de développement ?

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

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Paved with good intentions is the road to the gallows

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.

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É tempo de Portugal inspirar a União

Leia o artigo na íntegra no site do Diário de Notícias A partir de 1 de janeiro de 2021, Portugal presidirá ao Conselho da União Europeia durante seis meses. O seu mandato surge num momento em que a UE acaba de aprovar uma nova estratégia em matéria de drogas para

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Maroc: le royaume vote du côté de la science et non selon l’idéologie

Lire la tribune sur le site de Tel Quel. – Alors que le Maroc a voté, le 2 décembre, en faveur de la sortie du cannabis de la liste des substances toxiques dans le cadre de la Commission des stupéfiants des Nations Unies, plusieurs questions se posent quant aux tenants

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Non, l’ONU n’a pas reconnu l’utilité médicale du cannabis

Lire l’article sur le site des Echos Les pays de l’Organisation des nations unies sur les stupéfiants ont reconnu le 2 décembre certains effets positifs du cannabis. Pour autant, ils n’ont pas approuvé son utilité médicale, précise Khalid Tinasti, secrétaire général de la Commission mondiale pour la politique des drogues.    

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La dépénalisation marche partout où elle est appliquée.

Lire l’interview sur le site du Figaro LE FIGARO.- Pourquoi la stratégie mondiale de lutte contre le trafic de drogue a-t-elle échoué ? Juan Manuel SANTOS.- En 1998, on estimait les consommateurs des drogues illégales à 185 millions depersonnes dans le monde. Fin 2018, ce chiffre a augmenté à 269

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