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New Report Offers Strategies for Regulating Cannabis in Ways that Uphold and Modernize International Law [16.06.2016] As an increasing number of jurisdictions consider whether and how to legalize and regulate access to cannabis, tensions are growing between these ini ...
Legal cannabis cultivation would cut violent crime: report [30.05.2016] Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime related to illegal cultivation and could therefore protect human rights, accordi ...
Canada's marijuana legalization plan flouts 3 UN drug conventions [16.05.2016] The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana contravenes Canada's adherence to the UN drug control conventions, according to a commentary in t ...
Rethinking the global war on drugs [25.04.2016] The U.S. is in the untenable position of violating the existing treaties — now that four states have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. Th ...
TNI at UNGASS 2016: reports from New York [20.04.2016] The Transnational Institute (TNI) attended the 30th session of the UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in New York from the ...
Cannabis and the Conventions: UNGASS and Beyond [19.04.2016] With an increasing number of jurisdictions enacting or contemplating reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively "m ...
Weed and the UN: Why international drug laws won't stop legalization [19.04.2016] Under the outcome document for UNGASS that was drafted by diplomats in Vienna and formally adopted at UN headquarters in New York, weed still remains ...
Trouble in Europe's pot paradise [18.04.2016] Though the Dutch have struck a compromise with international treaties that shows great results for reducing harm for drug users, the approach has lar ...
Cannabis Science and Policy Summit 2016 [16.04.2016] With California and other states likely to vote on full cannabis legalization, decisions made in 2016 may well shape the future of cannabis policy fo ...
Canada on drugs at the UN: Standing up for a long-overdue policy shift [12.04.2016] The applause persisted until the chair of the session eventually gavelled it to an end. The occasion? Canada’s statement at the UN Commission on Narc ...
The UN’s war on drugs is a failure [02.04.2016] A policy of prohibition has put the drugs trade in the hands of criminals and led to suffering for millions. 2008 was the year that the world didn’t ...
Five former presidents demand an end to the war on drugs [23.03.2016] As the drug war has rumbled on, with little to show for all the money and violence, its critics have become a more diverse. The latest broadside agai ...
Will UNGASS 2016 be the beginning of the end for the ‘war on drugs’? [16.03.2016] In April 2016, the UN will dedicate, for the third time in its history, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to discuss global ...
Striving for system-wide coherence [11.03.2016] In April 2016, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) will convene its 30th Special Session (or ‘UNGASS’) – and the third to focus on the ‘w ...
Top US international drug official signals green light for countries to decriminalize [09.03.2016] William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, gave a qualified go-ahead for countries to ...
The history of cannabis and international control [02.03.2016] This timeline draws on The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition, a report that described the history of international control, how cannabis was i ...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [29.02.2016] 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 ...
The Heemskerk Declaration [20.01.2016] In a global meeting small scale farmers of cannabis, coca and opium from 14 countries in Heemskerk, the Netherlands, discussed their contribution to ...
Legalizing pot in Canada will run afoul of global treaties, Trudeau warned [04.01.2016] The Liberal government will have to do substantial work on the international stage before it can follow through on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pr ...
Ayahuasca: From the Amazon to the Global Village [14.12.2015] Indigenous peoples in the Amazon have used ayahuasca for centuries as a remedy for physical and psychological health, and to ensure the life and well ...
Govt urged to secure share of international ganja market [15.11.2015] President of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association Ras Iyah is urging the Government of Jamaica to "align" with other countries to secu ...
Oregon marijuana legalization challenges US drug policy [02.10.2015] Oregon joined Colorado and Washington in implementing a commercial cannabis market. Alaska, which also legalized marijuana through a ballot initiativ ...
World drug problem violates human rights in five key areas, says UN official [27.09.2015] The global drug problem violates human rights in five key areas – the right to health, the rights relating to criminal justice and discrimination, th ...
The White House blacklisted Bolivia for growing coca while US states sell legal weed [15.09.2015] The US has "decertified" Bolivia over what it calls a failure to comply with the UN drug control conventions, despite recent data showing the country ...
Decriminalise cannabis; consider its commercial benefits - Akrasi-Sarpong [28.07.2015] Yaw Akrasi-Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, called for an open debate with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to join in ...
IDPC recommendations for the "ZERO DRAFT" of the UNGASS outcome document [22.07.2015] Preparations are gathering pace for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, to be held on the 19th to 21st April 2016 ...
International Law and Drug Policy Reform [03.07.2015] Drug policy reform is currently higher on the international agenda than it has been in recent memory. With a United Nations General Assembly Special ...
The 2015 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [14.06.2015] The international drug control regime is facing the most profound challenge of its existence. Member states have for some time been experimenting wit ...
Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb calls for cannabis legalisation [31.05.2015] The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for the UK to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis. The former care minis ...
The new drug warriors [01.05.2015] The war on drugs is edging towards a truce. Half of Americans want to lift the ban on cannabis. America’s change of heart has led many to wonder if t ...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [28.04.2015] 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 ...
2016: The UN's year to take on drugs [26.04.2015] Global disagreement over drug policies provides an important opportunity to reconsider the effectiveness of existing counternarcotics policies, addre ...
The Road to UNGASS 2016 [14.04.2015] On 19th to 21st April 2016, there will be a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) held in New York, dedicated to the issue of drug ...
Jamaica to lead charge to change int'l treaties on marijuana [17.03.2015] Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says Jamaica intends to lead a charge in the United Nations to effect changes to the i ...
The UN’s prohibitionism impedes drug policy reform [16.03.2015] The U.N. commission on drugs insists that the ultimate goal of its prohibitionist drug policy is to ensure “the mental and physical health and welfar ...
TNI calls for a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options at UNGASS 2016 [11.03.2015] Just over one year away from the 2016 UNGASS, denying the reality that the drug policy landscape has fundamentally changed and that tensions with the ...
The ketamine controversy, continued [06.03.2015] The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna will decide next week between two opposite proposals by China and the WHO about international contro ...
UN drugs body warns US states and Uruguay over cannabis legalisation [03.03.2015] The United Nations has renewed its warnings to Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that their cannabis legalisation policies fail to ...
Despite U.N. treaties, war against drugs a losing battle [25.02.2015] As the call for the decriminalisation of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a new study by the London-based charity Health Poverty Action concl ...
Reguleer wiet, en niet alleen de achterdeur [25.02.2015] De advocaten Spong, Smeets en Vis houden een pleidooi voor het reguleren van de achterdeur van de coffeeshops in een opiniestuk in het NRC. Zij zette ...
CND decision to schedule ketamine would undermine WHO treaty mandate [16.02.2015] The 58th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2015 has been asked to consider a Chinese proposal to place ketamine – an esse ...
US official cautions Jamaica on ganja legalisation [29.01.2015] The U.S. Government has signalled discomfort with Jamaica's move to decriminalise marijuana for specific uses. According to assistant secretary, Will ...
Illegal drugs laws: Clearing a 50-year-old obstacle to research [26.01.2015] The United Nations drug control conventions of 1960 and 1971 and later additions have inadvertently resulted in perhaps the greatest restrictions of ...
Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations? [17.12.2014] These are interesting times for drug law reform, which, as it gathers pace, is asking important questions of international law. A UN General Assembly ...
Drug control body concerned by pot legalization in some U.S. states [03.12.2014] The head of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) monitoring compliance with international drug control conventions expressed concern abou ...
«Das Cannabis-Verbot bringt nichts» [01.12.2014] In Deutschland hat der Schildowerkreis, eine Vereinigung von mehr als 100 Strafrechtsprofessorinnen und Strafrechtsprofessoren, vor zwei Wochen das V ...
The 'Fifth Stage' of Drug Control [30.11.2014] Writing in 1996, Norbert Gilmore noted that ‘little has been written about drug use and human rights. Human rights are rarely mentioned expressly in ...
Into the breach: Drugs, control, and violating bad laws in good ways [27.11.2014] An October statement on drug control from the US State Department has prompted much comment and speculation at home and abroad. Delivered by Ambassad ...
Fatal attraction: Brownfield's flexibility doctrine and global drug policy reform [18.11.2014] State-level cannabis reforms, which gathered steam this month, have exposed the inability of the United States to abide by the terms of the legal bed ...
The UN really wishes that voters in Alaska and Oregon hadn’t legalized weed [13.11.2014] The director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said that state-level marijuana legalization initiatives in the U.S. are ...

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