Items tagged with decriminalization

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Bogotá’s medical care centres for drug addicts (CAMAD) [01-11-12] In September 2012, the mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, launched the first centre for drug addicts in the Bronx, a marginalised city-centre neighbourho...
Portugal progresses toward integrated cannabis regulation [25-10-12] In recent years there has been much talk of the so-called “Portuguese model,” based on an initiative that led to the use of illicit drugs being decrim...
Could drug decriminalization save Brazil’s slums? [24-10-12] Brazil has been struggling with drug violence for years. The problem got so bad that the country passed a law in 2006 to distinguish between dealers a...
It's drugs politics, not drugs policy, that needs an inquiry [16-10-12] What should be researched is not drugs policy but drugs politics, the hold that taboo has on those in power, and the thrall that rightwing newspapers ...
France’s Minister of Education favours cannabis decriminalisation [15-10-12] Speaking on radio France Inter, Vincent Peillon said, "This is a major issue. I now see almost every night on television reports of illicit tra...
Decriminalise drug use, say experts after six-year study [15-10-12] A six-year study of Britain's drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decri...
B.C. favours sensible marijuana policy [05-10-12] Last week, delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention voted in support of the decriminalization and taxation of marijuana. This vote was...
Amidst deep concern for Thailand's drug policies, some space for open debate [28-09-12] On 17th September, 2012, IDPC together with the Transnational Institute (TNI) held a high-level seminar in Bangkok co-hosted with the Thai Ministry of...
B.C. municipal leaders vote to work toward decriminalizing marijuana [26-09-12] British Columbia’s municipal politicians, sensing shifting emotional attitudes towards marijuana and a possible major new revenue source, voted to lob...
Pot decriminalization debated by B.C.'s municipal leaders [24-09-12] Former B.C. attorney general Geoff Plant said the debate comes as Washington looks at a tax and regulation plan, and this is an opportunity for a coor...
Cannabis consumption to be liberalised [20-09-12] Despite dogged opposition by conservatives, parliament has approved a proposal to impose a fine on consumers of small amounts of cannabis instead of o...
Fix to B.C.’s ‘drug problem’ is easy: legalize marijuana [20-09-12] With three western American states mulling legalized marijuana and the Union of B.C. Municipalities set to debate it, a new group wants the province t...
Once a model, crisis imperils Portugal's drug programme [13-08-12] Portugal's famously liberal drug policy has been held up as a model for other countries - Norway is considering adopting parts of it and countr...
Chilean president signs drug prevention law into effect [13-08-12] President Sebastián Piñera signed the new Drug and Alcohol Prevention Act into law on Monday, which sets up an educational program to warn schoolchild...
“In Portugal, We Fight the Illness, Not the People Who Suffer from It” [31-07-12] Portugal’s anti-drug policies have been gaining international visibility since this country's 2001 decision to eliminate all criminal penalties f...
Conservatives seek punishment for drug-using politicians in Chile [30-07-12] In the face of a renewed discussion on the possible decriminalization of marijuana in Chile, conservative politicians called for the revival of a co...
Chilean senator's confession heats debate on legalising marijuana [27-07-12] Marijuana remains an illegal substance in Chile, but there are a growing number of shops in the country which sell cannabis products. A recent admiss...
Experts debate what to do about cannabis [22-07-12] Should pot be outlawed, controlled, or just legalised? For anti-addiction experts, regulating consumption would counter a drug market associated wit...
Legal marijuana debated as Belize joins regional push on drugs [17-07-12] Marijuana possession may be decriminalized in Belize as the Central American nation joins a list of countries from Mexico to Uruguay whose leaders hav...
Brazil Launches Campaign to Decriminalise Drug Use [12-07-12] A host of academic, legal, health, political and social figures are joining together to back a campaign to decriminalise drug use in Brazil, as tens o...

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Chewing over Khat prohibition

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Where strict bans on khat have been introduced they have had severe unintended negative consequences and failed to further the integration, social incusion and economic prosperity of Somali communities in particular, which chew khat most widely.

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