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A top UN official is not happy about US states legalizing weed [13.11.2014] The UN's top narcotics official said on Wednesday that recent votes by US states to legalize marijuana have put America in deeper violation of the in ...
U.S. states' pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency [12.11.2014] Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said, adding he w ...
Pushing treaty limits? [19.10.2014] Suppose the United States government helps to negotiate, and subsequently champions, certain framework treaties – ones justly viewed as imposing sign ...
How marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington is making the world a better place [16.10.2014] No pressure, Colorado and Washington, but the world is scrutinizing your every move. That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brooking ...
Marijuana legalization is an opportunity to modernize international drug treaties [14.10.2014] Two U.S. states have legalized recreational marijuana, and more may follow; the Obama administration has conditionally accepted these experiments. Su ...
State Department official calls for 'flexibility' on drug control treaties [13.10.2014] Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield called for "flexible" interpretations of international drug control treaties at the United Nations in ...
US signals shift in international drug policy [12.10.2014] In a press conference at the United Nations in New York on October 9, US official William Brownfield laid the groundwork for a new US approach to int ...
The Guardian view on overdue overhauling of US and global drug laws [27.07.2014] The war on drugs has been a losing fight for 40 years. The response to unending failure has always been to demand more law enforcement and more priso ...
La légalisation du cannabis est inévitable selon un expert en politique des drogues [24.07.2014] La légalisation du cannabis fait peu à peu son chemin dans le monde, suscitant un débat politique qui dure depuis l'an dernier au Maroc. Après que l’ ...
Reforming the global drug-control system: The stakes for Washington [27.06.2014] The extent to which the ongoing drug-control reforms across the Americas are pushing the boundaries of the global legal framework laid down in three ...
Scheduling in the international drug control system [13.06.2014] While often viewed as an obscure technical issue, the problem of scheduling lies at the core of the functioning of the international drug control sys ...
Global drug policy is still deadly and ineffective [02.06.2014] If you actually read the treaties, while they do set firm limitations on the legal, "non-medical" or "non-scientific" sale of schedule drugs — limits ...
Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban [22.05.2014] Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of prohi ...
Internationaal recht en cannabis [14.05.2014] Voor het rondetafelgesprek over het rapport: ‘Internationaal recht en cannabis’ op 15 mei 2014 voor de Vaste Commissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie in ...
Uruguay not a ‘pirate’ [17.04.2014] The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight ag ...
The Transnational Institute interviewed by The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum [20.03.2014] The Transnational Institute (TNI) released a new report this month called The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition’. This report will be presente ...
New report: UN stuck in denial over cannabis regulation [10.03.2014] The current trend towards legal regulation of the cannabis market has become irreversible and requires an urgent dialogue by UN member states on the ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
INCB speaks out against death penalty [05.03.2014] UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) unprecedented condemnation of the use of death penalty for drug-related offences is welcome if long ...
Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform and end counter-productive blame-game [03.03.2014] As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the internat ...
Are the three drug conventions still the cornerstone of the world drug control system? [20.01.2014] UN member states are currently in the process of hammering out a ‘Joint Ministerial Statement’ for the upcoming High Level Review of the world drug r ...
INCB vs Uruguay: the art of diplomacy [17.12.2013] International tensions over Uruguay’s decision to regulate the cannabis market reached new levels when Raymond Yans, president of the International N ...
'Stop lying': Uruguay president chides UN official over marijuana law [14.12.2013] Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, of lying and double standards, after ...
Uruguay's Prez rips into UN official over marijuana law: 'Stop lying' [12.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica shot back at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administration ...
The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences [31.10.2013] The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and wh ...
Expert Seminar: Costs and benefits of cannabis regulation models in Europe [30.10.2013] The Transnational Institute (TNI) organized an expert seminar on Costs and Benefits of Cannabis Regulation Models in Europe in Amsterdam, The Netherl ...
Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction? [15.10.2013] This week both the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna and the UN General Assembly 3rd Committee in New York discuss new drug control res ...
Coca leaf: A Political Dilemma [07.10.2013] For fifty years the World’s attitude to and treatment of the coca leaf and coca farmers has been controlled by the UN Drugs Conventions beginning wit ...
The 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [31.05.2013] Reflections upon this year’s CND are mixed. On the one hand, some states went further than ever before in openly challenging the current regime on th ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [30.04.2013] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followe ...
Drug policy must return to focus on public health, SPP panelists say [11.04.2013] Global drug policy must move away from stigmatizing and criminalizing users and focus on the public health issues at stake, panelists concluded at th ...
De wankele 'Weense consensus' over drugsbeleid [31.03.2013] ??Nederland is met zijn drugsbeleid in de achterhoede terecht gekomen, zo stelt Martin Jelsma. Zo zijn Uruguay en de Amerikaanse staten Washington en ...
Life after cannabis prohibition: The city announces its ambitions [15.03.2013] The tide is turning against the criminalisation of cannabis. Copenhagen wants to join the movement with a three-year trial to decriminalise the drug. ...
Cannabis and the 1961 Convention [12.03.2013] Over the past years, there have been some soft and hard defections on cannabis control. It is now time to discuss alternatives that are based on fact ...
Ex-DEA heads, U.N. panel urge feds to nullify Wash., Colo. pot laws [05.03.2013] Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs warned the federal government that time is running out to nullify Colorado and Washington's new l ...
Guatemala proposes "alternative strategies for combating drugs" [24.02.2013] The Secretary General of the OAS highlighted the assignment received during the Sixth Summit of the Americas in 2012, which urged the OAS to analyze ...
The great experiment [23.02.2013] A whiff of change is in the air regarding drug control policy. Officials in two American states, Colorado and Washington, are pondering how to implem ...
Towards a ceasefire [22.02.2013] Partial reforms have their limits. Most drug crime is not cannabis-related. Moving from punishment to harm reduction may help drug users, but it leav ...
Coca and Snus: Sweden's self-defeating hypocrisy on drugs [15.01.2013] Tradition is disposable. Evidence is marginal. Economic arguments are not important. This, in a nutshell, is what Sweden said to the UN to oppose tra ...
Major victory for President Morales: UN accepts “coca leaf chewing” in Bolivia [14.01.2013] Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the trea ...
Bolivians demand the right to chew coca leaves [13.01.2013] A major international row with wide-ranging implications for global drugs policy has erupted over the right of Bolivia's indigenous Indian tribes to ...
The condemned coca leaf [12.01.2013] Last week, the United Nations voted on an appeal by Bolivia to amend the international treaty that prohibits the chewing of coca leaf. Bolivia won a ...
Schijnheilig bezwaar van Nederland tegen het kauwen van coca bladeren [11.01.2013] De Nederlandse regering heeft bij de Verenigde Naties bezwaar aangetekend tegen de herintreding van Bolivia in het Enkelvoudig Verdrag inzake verdove ...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11.01.2013] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Conven ...
Partial, symbolic victory for Bolivia in battle to legalize coca leaf [11.01.2013] Evo Morales’ global crusade to decriminalize the coca leaf, launched in 2006 after the coca growers’ union leader was first elected president of Boli ...
To look tough on drugs, and please the US, the UK is willing to trample on indigenous rights [06.01.2013] The UK says in its objection to Bolivia's reaccession to the 1961 UN Single Convention with a reservation that allows for the traditional chewing of ...
Objections to Bolivia's reservation to allow coca chewing in the UN conventions [03.01.2013] Sweden joined the United States and the United Kingdom in objecting to the re-accession of Bolivia to the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ...
Roadmaps for Reforming the UN Drug Conventions [30.12.2012] The three UN Drug Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 currently impose a ‘one-size-fits-all’ prohibitionist approach to drug policy throughout the wor ...
How to do drugs right [24.12.2012] Recently, two states in the US, Washington and Colorado, liberalised their narcotics laws and decriminalised recreational marijuana. India though, is ...
INCB President voices concern [15.11.2012] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in th ...

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