ARD/Tagesshau: “Drogenhandel staatlich regulieren?” (Government-regulated drug markets?)

Read original article on Tagesshau. Listen to audio interview with Ruth Dreifuss. Von Anne-Katrin Mellmann, ARD-Studio Mexiko-Stadt Die Weltkommission für Drogenpolitik will die Märkte staatlich regulieren. Das sei der effektivste Weg, um die Probleme in den Griff zu bekommen, sagte deren Präsidentin Dreifuss. Schon seit ihrer Gründung vor sieben Jahren

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DPA/Die Zeit: “Staaten müssen laut Kommission den Drogenhandel regulieren”

According to the Commission, States must regulate drug markets. Read original article on Zeitonline. Rund 250 Millionen Menschen weltweit konsumieren illegale Drogen. Ein internationales Gremium empfiehlt den Staaten, in die Produktion und den Handel einzugreifen. Die Weltkommission für Drogenpolitik sieht eine Regulierung der Drogenmärkte als den effektivsten Weg, um die Probleme in

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Commissioner Bém, Dreifuss and Kazatchkine in BMJ: “Why doctors should support regulated markets in illicit drugs”

Read original article in BMJ. Drug policy affects health. Legalisation is needed not because drugs are safe but because they are risky, write members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Michel Kazatchkine, Pavel Bém, and Ruth Dreifuss Doctors are well aware of the health risks associated with different illicit drugs. What

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Agence Belga/RTL – Drogues: la Fedito soutient les conclusions du rapport de la Commission globale

(Drugs: Fedito supports the conclusions o the Global Commission’s report) Read original article on RTL Info. (Belga) La Fédération bruxelloise des Institutions pour Toxicomanes (Fedito Bxl), la Fédération Addiction (France) et le Groupe Romand d’Etudes des Addictions (GREA, Suisse) soutiennent les conclusions du nouveau rapport de la Commission globale de

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Reuters – Regulate: ex-world leaders’ solution to ‘failed’ drug war

Read original article on Reuters. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – More governments should turn away from a repressive war on drugs that has “failed” and look to proven strategies to implement regulated markets for risky substances, a group of former presidents and leaders said in a report published Monday. Since the

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CNN Spanish covers Commissioner Zedillo on presentation of 2018 report on Regulation

Expresidente de México: Prohibiciones de drogas han sido un fracaso El expresidente de México Ernesto Zedillo reconoció que durante su mandato siguió una política equivocada en el tema de las drogas. Esto lo dijo durante la presentación del informe sobre la regulación de narcóticos que realizó la Comisión Global sobre Políticas de

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Khalid Tinasti, Secrétaire exécutif dans Les Échos: “Vers une coalition mondiale de commerce du cannabis?”

Les pays qui légalisent et régulent le cannabis lancent une réflexion générale sur leur capacité à pouvoir produire et commercialiser du cannabis entre eux, sans porter atteinte au paradigme de prohibition en place dans le reste du monde. Une gageure. Lire l’article original dans Les Échos. Le débat national autour du cannabis  s’est

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Commissioners Clegg and Kazatchkine in Science et Avenir: “Lutte contre les drogues : “‘L’approche prohibitive ne protège pas nos enfants’, affirme Nick Clegg”

War against drugs: “Repressive drug policies do not protect our children”, says Nick Clegg. Read the original interview in Science et Avenir. Lutte contre les drogues : “L’approche prohibitive ne protège pas nos enfants”, affirme Nick Clegg Par Dominique Leglu le 12.07.2018 à 18h23 L’ex-vice Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni Nicholas Clegg est membre de

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Repressive drug policies fuel the incarceration of women and dislocate families

By Global Commissioners Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi; Maria Cattaui, former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce; Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; and Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland. International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, often serves to highlight the achievements of women towards

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Khalid Tinasti in The Hill: “International drug policy: Is the UN becoming irrelevant?”

Read Original Article in The Hill When the wave of adult marijuana legalization in some states started in 2013, the position of the federal authorities regarding the government’s international obligations to prohibit drugs was based on a flexible interpretation of the United Nations drug conventions, commonly known as the Brownfield doctrine. The legality

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