New Zealand is the next country to fight the prohibition of cannabis, and high time too.

Read the entire article on The Independent. – This year, New Zealanders have the opportunity to turn their backs on the futile policy of trying to prohibit the use and supply of cannabis. For decades, these activities have been criminalised, blighting the future prospects of many and wasting public funding

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Opioid shortages open up a world of pain, the Global Commission says.

Read this Op-Ed in the Financial Times – Coronavirus has shone a new spotlight on an old problem: the questionable usefulness of policies that criminalise certain drugs. During the pandemic the US, normally well-supplied with painkillers, suffered shortages of opioids needed to anaesthetise intubated patients. One reason for this alarming

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Helen Clark in Al Jazeera: “The prohibitionist approach has been a gift to organized crime”

In a May 7, 2020 interview with Al Jazeera’s, Richelle Carey, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Helen Clark talks about the Global Commission’s latest, groundbreaking report on the enforcement of drug laws and why organized crime is making more money

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Commissioners Dreifuss, Cardoso and Clark in Bangkok Post: “Time to let non-violent drug offenders out of jail”

Read original article in Bangkok Post Outdated criminal and correctional laws are threatening the lives of over 1.6 million people incarcerated for non-violent offences. Countries are failing to meet their basic needs and rights. They are also depriving societies of a vital workforce. By releasing people incarcerated for non-violent offences

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Commissioner Gallop presents the case for legalizing cannabis on WA Drive, ABC radio, Australia

Dr Geoff Gallop, former Premier of Western Australia, makes the case for a pragmatic and health-centered drug policy, including the legal regulation of cannabis.

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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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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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Commissioners Clark and Lagos in La Razón: Lista errónea de las drogas – La clasificación responde más a la historia y a la política que a la ciencia.

Leer artículo original en La Razón Helen Clark y Ricardo Lagos de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas: Muchas veces, cuando la gente piensa en las drogas y en quienes las consumen, evoca imágenes de “yonquis” que se inyectan heroína en la calle o de jóvenes profesionales que “echan

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Commissioners Clark and Dreifuss on Swiss Radio talking about “The Lost Decade in the War on Drugs”

Helen Clark et Ruth Dreifuss, membres de la Commission globale, commentent la faillite de la dernière décennie de politique internationale de contrôle des drogues sur la radio RTS. Écouter l’audio (2′)

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