Items tagged with cannabis

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Review of the world cannabis situation [01.04.2008] Cannabis is the world’s most widely cultivated and consumed illicit drug, but there remain major gaps in our understanding of global cannabis markets ...
Cannabis resolutions at the 2008 CND [29.03.2008] At the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2008 in Vienna three resolutions on cannabis were tabled. They were all clearly against 'lenient p ...
Decriminalization of cannabis [28.03.2008] An interesting essay discussing the case for decriminalization of cannabis use appeared in the March 2008 issue of Current Opinion in Psychiatry. The ...
Not so silent partners [17.03.2008] In his speech to the NGO forum at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on Wednesday 12 March, Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, the Executive Director of th ...
The INCB and cannabis [02.03.2008] Where legal ambiguities and disagreement persist around cannabis policies, the INCB continues to make narrow legal interpretations of what is allowed ...
Decriminalization of cannabis [01.03.2008] This paper discusses the case for decriminalization of cannabis use, based on a careful weighting of the currently available evidence regarding advan ...
The International Narcotics Control Board [29.02.2008] This briefing paper brings together material and analysis from a number of recent reports that raise questions about the role and functioning of the ...
SCOPE: Proposal by the UNDCP, 1 December 1997 [24.02.2008] FOR PARTICIPANTS ONLY E/CN.7/1997/PC/CRP.11 1 December 1997 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH FOR COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS ACTING AS PREPARATORY BODY FOR THE SPE ...
Invitational Conference Cannabis Policy [12.12.2007] TNI co-signed a letter that was sent to the Dutch Prime Minister and relevant parliamentary commissions, stressing the need for an active Dutch invol ...
Characteristics of the cannabis market in Belgium [01.01.2007] The number of cannabis plantations uncovered by the Belgian judiciary has been rising steadily, and the relocation of cannabis production to the Low ...
Danish cannabis policy in practice [01.01.2007] Danish drug policy has been reversed from liberal to more repressive, especially in 2003, when the Danish liberal-conservative government that had be ...
International Drug Control: 100 Years of Success? [26.06.2006] In its 2006 World Drug Report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) struggles to construct success stories to convince the world that the global ...
A cannabis pandemic? [26.06.2006] In its 2006 World Drug Report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) struggles to construct success stories to convince the world that the global d ...
Study finds no cancer-marijuana connection [25.05.2006] The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. The new fi ...
"Achterdeur open U" [09.02.2006] Het Nederlandse cannabisbeleid verkeert al decennia in een internationaalrechtelijke schemerzone, stelt Martin Jelsma van het Transnational Institute ...
A tale of two cannabinoids [01.01.2006] This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and presents a ra ...
What Does It Mean to Decriminalize Marijuana? [01.09.2004] This paper provides a framework for understanding what decriminalization means within the broader context of depenalization. To illustrate these conc ...
Pot, politics and the press—reflections on cannabis law reform in Western Australia [31.05.2004] Windows of opportunity for changing drug laws open infrequently and they often close without legislative change being affected. In this paper the aut ...
The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy [01.05.2004] Decriminalizing cannabis doesn't lead to more widespread use, according to a study comparing cannabis users in two similar cities with opposing canna ...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
Cannabis Policy, Implementation and Outcomes [01.06.2003] This report examines what is known about the effects of policies regarding the possession and use of cannabis. Such policies continue to be subject t ...
Cannabis control [01.03.2003] Cannabis like other illicit drugs is so-called ‘controlled drug’. A closer look makes clear that these drugs are in fact far from being ‘controlled’. ...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc ...
Crack Heads and Roots Daughters [01.01.2002] An ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...
Drug Use Criminalization v. Decriminalization [01.01.2001] The present paper focuses on the pros & cons of the main dichotomy in the field of drug control policy: that between criminalization and decriminaliz ...
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis by Crack Addicts in Brazil [01.10.1999] This study ensued from clinical observations based on spontaneous accounts by crack abusers undergoing their first psychiatric assessment, where they ...
Full scope on the War on Drugs [30.04.1998] An elderly cleaning lady enters the huge empty UN aula in New York with her polishing cart, to get the venue spic-and-span for an important upcoming ...
Cannabis use, a stepping stone to other drugs? [31.12.1996] Does smoking reefer lead to using other drugs, in daily practice usually described as cocaine and heroin? Raising the possibility that the answer to ...

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