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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Commissioner Clark: Another decade lost to the global war on drugs

Read original article in The Hill. In my experience as head of my country’s government and previously a health minister, as a former senior official at the United Nations, and more recently as a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, I’ve found debates on drug policy tend to be divisive

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TMN: “America’s ‘new’ global anti-drug plan embraces old-school eradication policies”

Read original article in Talk Media News.   UNITED NATIONS — President Trump kicked off a busy week at the U.N. on Monday, hosting a meeting on the “world drug problem.” The U.S.-sponsored event was invite-only, and to earn a spot in the room, countries needed to sign on to a four-part

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Commissioners Clark and Kazatchkine: “Time for a change in drug policy in Belarus”

This opinion piece was published in Russian. Read original article in KYKY. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, countries which emerged from it and others nearby, like Belarus, experienced a wave of injecting drug use, which in turn, fueled an epidemic of HIV and hepatitis C. Belarus was exemplary in following evidence-based

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Commissioners Sampaio, Clark and Kwasniewski also in El Espectador: “El proceso de paz está por encima de la política”, dice Comisión Global de Políticas de Drogas

Read original in El Espectador A propósito de las elecciones del próximo domingo en Colombia, pronunciamiento en carta abierta de este grupo de notables internacionales, encargado, junto con Naciones Unidas, del monitoreo y verificación del punto 4 del Acuerdo de paz con las Farc. La Comisión informó que su mensaje de

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Commissioners Sampaio, Clark and Kwasniewski in El Tiempo: “Exmandatarios piden a Colombia seguir con la sustitución de cultivos””

Global Commissioners Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, write and the need to maintain the peace agreement in Colombia and respect engagements made to coca crop farmers.

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