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Cannabis umnebelt die Koalition [26-11-14] In der Großen Koalition in Berlin ist eine Debatte um die zulässige Menge für Eigenkonsum von Cannabis entbrannt. Die CDU will das Limit auf sechs Gra...
Will Guatemala really explore marijuana legalization in 2015? [21-11-14] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina in a recent interview mooted the idea of his country legalizing marijuana next year. Can we really expect bold ...
Un peu moins de fumée autour des politiques antidrogues [20-11-14] Il faut changer la loi de 1970 pénalisant l’usage de cannabis : c’est ce que préconisent deux députés, auteurs d’un rapport sur les drogues illicites ...
Pot luck [19-11-14] Smoking, growing, buying, selling or merely possessing cannabis is a criminal offence, according to America's federal government. Ask the states,...
Positives Echo auf Cannabis-Modellversuch [18-11-14] Die CDU will den von der Gesundheitsdezernentin Rosemarie Heilig angestrebten Modellversuch zur Entkriminalisierung von Cannabis erst einmal in Ruhe p...
Auf dem Weg zur Legalisierung [17-11-14] Gesundheitsdezernentin Rosemarie Heilig (Grüne) hat sich auf der Ersten Frankfurter Fachtagung zu Cannabis für einen Modellversuch zur Entkriminalisie...
Pot legalization: Gateway to what? [12-11-14] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) plans to stay on the sidelines of future pot legalization campaigns – already supported by groups plotting b...
The dark-horse policy reform that has both Obama and some GOPers optimistic [10-11-14] With Democrats holding the White House and Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it's been suggested that the odds are slim of any m...
Marijuana may mean ticket, not arrest, in New York City [09-11-14] The New York Police Department, which has been arresting tens of thousands of people a year for low-level marijuana possession, is to stop making such...
US vote refuels ganja debate [07-11-14] The local pro-ganja lobby in Jamaica is welcoming the vote for the legalisation of ganja in the American states of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. ...
6 facts about marijuana [05-11-14] Attitudes about marijuana have undergone a rapid shift in public opinion, paralleled by few other trends in the U.S. Our recent data, along with histo...
Denmark funds medicinal cannabis research [31-10-14] A political agreement between all of the political parties in parliament for funding research into the medicinal effects of cannabis is seen as a sign...
Norman Baker: 'Genie is out the bottle' on drug reform [30-10-14] Westminster has finally reached a tipping point in the drug debate and radical change is now becoming possible, Norman Baker has said. The Liberal Dem...
Chile plants cannabis for medicinal use [29-10-14] In most countries in the world, if you asked the local authorities for permission to grow 750 cannabis plants in a residential area of the capital cit...
Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos [29-10-14] Neos chairman Matthias Strolz has spoken out in favour of selling cannabis over the counter in pharmacies and allowing people to grow their own plants...
Grow your own marijuana law [26-10-14] Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may ...
Ecuador is freeing thousands of drug mules [06-10-14] In Latin America’s latest challenge to Washington’s “war on drugs,” Ecuador has quietly begun releasing thousands of convicted cocaine smugglers. The ...
Huge majority thinks 'war on drugs' has failed, new poll finds [05-10-14] An increasing proportion of Britons favours a more liberal approach to drugs and would support decriminalisation strategies, according to a comprehens...
Cannabis – a conflict of generations [26-09-14] The legalisation of cannabis in Luxembourg is turning into a conflict of generations, as the youth branches of several parties opposed to such a move,...
Cannabis-Klubs als Lösung? [25-09-14] Derzeit werden im Kanton Genf konkrete Projekte für Cannabis-Klubs erörtert. Es stellt sich die Frage, wie solche Konzepte unter dem geltenden Betäubu...

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UNGASS 2016: Prospects for treaty reform and UN system-wide coherence on drug policy
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This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 1998), and tracks subsequent policy events and trends. It discusses the wide array of increasing tensions and cracks in the "Vienna consensus," as well as systemic challenges and recent treaty breaches. Various options for treaty reform are explored.

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