Search results

148 items
  1. Thumbnail

    Mariguana DF

    • Carlos Zamudio Angles, Jorge Hernández Tinajero
    31 October 2012

    cuadernos-cupidh5Marihuana DF es una aportación importante porque presenta un acercamiento al mercado de la cannabis en el la Ciudad de México, así como a las distintas maneras en que los usuarios se suman como consumidores, y al mismo tiempo cómo se relacionan con su entorno y con otras sustancias ilegales. No menos importante es que este Cuaderno ofrece una respuesta viable a distintos problemas planteados por la dimensión del mercado.

    Descargar el informe (PDF)

  2. Thumbnail

    Aportes del Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho (CEDD)

    31 October 2012

    cedd-oaeCon este informe el Colectivo de Estudios de Drogas y Derecho (CEDD) pretende aportar al análisis y la reflexión iniciado en el marco de la evaluación de las políticas de drogas de la CICAD/OEA, por mandato de la VI Cumbre de las Américas, compartiendo con los expertos un importante esfuerzo de investigación realizado en los últimos años en parte del hemisferio, sobre dos áreas planteadas: “los desafíos en materia de seguridad y relaciones entre drogas, violencia y crimen organizado” y, “los aspectos jurídicos y normativos alternativos”.

    application-pdfDescargar el informe (PDF)

  3. Bogotá’s medical care centres for drug addicts (CAMAD)

    Julián Quintero
    31 October 2012
    Article

    In September 2012, the mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, launched the first centre for drug addicts in the Bronx, a marginalised city-centre neighbourhood. Called the Medical Care Centre for Dependent Drug Users (Centro de Atención Médica a Drogo­dependientes - CAMAD), it is staffed by psy­chiatrists, psychologists, doctors and nurses. The people given care in these cen­tres are in an at-risk situation and socially excluded due to their high levels of drug dependency.

     

  4. IDPC response to the UNODC World Drug Report 2012

    31 October 2012
    Report

    This IDPC response to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s flagship publication, the World Drug Report, provides an overview of the data and topics presented in the Report and where appropriate, within the broader context of the current state of the UN drug control framework, offer a critical analysis of both.

  5. Portugal progresses toward integrated cannabis regulation

    Martín Barriuso Alonso
    31 October 2012
    Article

    The “Portuguese model” of drugs decriminalisation has clearly demonstrated that greater tolerance to drug users does not lead to an increase in consumption. Nevertheless it is a model with immense loopholes and contradictions.

  6. Cannabis pass abolished? Not really

    31 October 2012
    Article

    The new coalition government agreed to abolish the cannabis pass, but access to coffeeshops remains limited to residents of the Netherlands. It shows all the signs of a half-baked compromise between two diametrically opposed positions.

  7. Mexico study: US legalization cuts cartel profits

    30 October 2012
    Other news

    A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington could cut Mexican drug cartels' earnings from traffic to the U.S. by as much as 30 percent. Opponents questioned some of the study's assumptions, saying the proposals could also offer new opportunities for cartels to operate inside the U.S. and replace any profit lost to a drop in international smuggling.

  8. Thumbnail

    Legalizar mariguana en EU golpearía al narco en México: IMCO

    30 October 2012
    Other news

    si-los-vecinos-legalizan-smallLa legalización de la mariguana en algunas entidades de Estados Unidos pegaría de forma significativa en los ingresos del narcotráfico en México, lo que implicaría el mayor golpe financiero en décadas, proyectó el Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO). El director de Seguridad del organismo, Alejandro Hope, estimó en conferencia de prensa que habría potencialmente una caída de 20 a 30 por ciento de los ingresos del narcotráfico, aunque el cártel de Sinaloa, que sería el más afectado, perdería hasta 50 por ciento.

  9. Cannabis pass abolished? Not really

    Tom Blickman
    30 October 2012
    Article

    The new coalition government of conservative liberals (VVD) and social-democrats (PvdA) presented its coalition agreement on Monday. They agreed to abolish the cannabis pass, but access to coffeeshops remains limited to residents of the Netherlands. Customers need to identify themselves with an identity card or a residence permit together with a certificate of residence. Non-resident foreigners are still banned. In other words, there will be no cannabis pass, but the policy continues.

  10. The impact of Alternative Development in Burma and Laos

    Ernestien Jensema
    30 October 2012
    Article

    Alternative development and crop substitution programmes seem to be a guise for the Chinese government to support large scale agro businesses in Northern Burma and Laos. 

  11. Op-ed: Approve I-502, legalize marijuana and cripple organized crime in B.C.

    Evan Wood, David Bratzer
    29 October 2012
    Other news

    Passing Initiative 502 is one of the best ways to reduce international gang violence? Like the violent cartels gripping Mexico, British Columbia is affected by the organized-crime groups which control its huge marijuana industry. These gangs produce and export BC Bud to American consumers, including the 6.8 million residents of Washington state.

  12. Thumbnail

    Ley sobre marihuana se aprobará antes de fin de año

    29 October 2012
    Other news

    plantacion-marihuanaLa intención de los legisladores que están trabajando en el tema es que la ley se apruebe antes de fin de año. El proyecto de ley con múltiples artículos quedará redactado la semana próxima. Luego, lo discutirá la bancada del Frente Amplio y la Comisión Especial sobre Adicciones de Diputados. Finalmente, Bango espera que en diciembre la aprueben los plenarios de Diputados y Senadores.

  13. Portugal avanza hacia la regulación integral del cannabis

    Martín Barriuso Alonso
    29 October 2012
    Article

    El caso de Portugal demuestra que la descriminalización del uso de drogas ilícitas sirvió para reducir su consumo así como los problemas asociados al consumo.

  14. Wietpas scrapped but coffee shop entry rights a grey area

    28 October 2012
    Other news

    The new cabinet plans to press ahead with restricting access to the country's cannabis cafes to local residents but is dropping the introduction of compulsory registration of users via a membership card system. 'The wietpas will go but entrance to coffee shops will be restricted to residents with ID or a residency permit and a local council statement of residency,’ the coalition agreement states. (See also: Cannabis pass abolished? Not really)

  15. Thumbnail

    Uruguay se abre a la marihuana

    28 October 2012
    Other news

    Tres meses después de su anuncio, el proyecto se encuentra en la Cámara de Diputados. El Frente Amplio, la formación de 13 grupos con la que alcanzó la presidencia José Mujica, espera conseguir su aprobación antes de fin de año. Y la del Senado en el año siguiente. ¿Por qué ha sido Uruguay el primero en dar ese paso? “Alguien tiene que ser el primero”, declaró en junio el presidente de Uruguay, José Mujica, en una entrevista concedida a O’Globo.

  16. Thumbnail

    Marihuana: varios tipos y con venta a la americana

    28 October 2012
    Other news

    alicia-castillaEl Poder Ejecutivo y el Frente Amplio avanzan en la ley que regulará la venta y consumo de marihuana. Habrá autocultivo a nivel de clubes y, probablemente, individual. El cultivo estatal se realizará en invernaderos y se venderá en dispensarios. La instrumentación de un sistema que regule el cultivo, distribución y venta de marihuana resulta compleja. En el Parlamento, el proyecto de ley de artículo único enviado por el Ejecutivo se transformará en una ley muy elaborada.

  17. UK aid to Iran's war on drugs has led to rise in hangings, UN warns

    27 October 2012
    Other news

    Britain's funding of Iran's anti-drugs trafficking programmes has been called into question after a UN watchdog expressed alarm at a sharp rise in the number of narcotics smugglers executed in the Islamic state. A new report by Christof Heyns, the UN's special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, spells out concerns that the flow of overseas aid to Iran has been followed by an increase in hangings.

  18. Land grabbing and Human Rights

    26 October 2012
    Other news

    The TNI newsletter of 25 October 2012

  19. Portugal progresses toward integrated cannabis regulation

    Martín Barriuso Alonso
    25 October 2012
    Article

    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 decriminalised in 2001. In fact, it is often said that Portugal was the first country in Europe to decriminalise drug use de jure, while Spain, for example, took that step de facto for the first time in 1974, except that it was not through a specific law but rather as a result of a Supreme Court ruling.

Pages