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  1. Coca leaf: Myths and Reality

    • Tom Blickman
    05 August 2014
    Primer

    Many myths surround coca. Every day press accounts around the world use the word coca in their headlines, when in fact they refer to cocaine. TNI's Drugs and Democracy Team exposes the myths and reality surrounding the coca leaf.

  2. Coca Leaf

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    The coca leaf has been chewed and brewed for tea for centuries in the Andean region – and does not cause any harm and is probably beneficial to human health. Yet the leaf is treated as if it is comparable to cocaine or heroin. The inclusion of the coca leaf in the list of narcotic drugs raises questions about the logic behind the current system of classification under the UN conventions. TNI believes we can find a more culturally sensitive approach to plants with psychoactive or mildly stimulant properties, and should distinguish more between problematic, recreational and traditional uses of psychoactive substances.

  3. Project Protest x Venezuela: What’s the real story?

    27 March 2019

    The Venezuelan economy has halved since 2013. Amidst a deep economic crisis, there have been clashes between government and opposition forces and the recent power-struggle has escalated internationally, with multiple Western states introducing extensive economic sanctions. As the propaganda war reaches its peak, we have invited experts to answer some of the most pressing questions.

  4. Ómar with his coffee plants

    Coca and the Colombian Peace Accords

    Martin Jelsma, Coletta Youngers
    11 August 2017
    Article

    Getting to the Briceño region in the heart of Antioquia requires an excellent vehicle, and a lot of time and luck. The week before our journey there in mid-July, heavy rains wiped out part of the road between Briceño and Pueblo Nuevo, stranding folks on one side or the other. We were lucky on the day of our journey – no rain. But it took a six-hour drive to get from Medellín to Briceño, and another three hours of sometimes harrowing curves to Pueblo Nuevo. The dirt-road drive itself was a stark reminder of the challenges Colombia faces as it seeks to eliminate 50,000 hectares of coca this year through the crop substitution program, Programa Nacional Integral de Sustitución de Cultivos de Uso Ilícito (National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops), known by the acronym PNIS.

  5. Hojas de coca

    Migrants and Traditional Use

    Pien Metaal, Constanza Sánchez, Natalia Rebollo
    25 April 2019
    Article

    How to reconcile migrant communities’ right to the enjoyment of cultural life (including the use of traditional plants) with international drug control obligations.

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    Documents

    14 November 2005
    Article
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    Enemy Images on Pakistan Television

    I. A. Rehman
    01 December 1996
    Article
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    DOCUMENTS

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    Documents

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    DOCUMENTS

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    St. Petersburg Horror Story

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    13 July 2006
    Article
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    Like a crime story

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    27 September 2007
    Article
  13. Stories of success

    17 September 2010
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    90 Official documents on the coca leaf and cocaine

    Drugs and Democracy
    01 August 2006
    Article

    90 Official documents on the coca leaf and cocaine.

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    Scholar's Long Detention Dents Iran's Image

    Praful Bidwai
    23 June 2006
    Article
  16. Drug laws and policy documents

    01 January 2010
    Article

    Useful documents regarding drugs legislation in Uruguay

  17. Missing document

    Tom Blickman
    26 March 2008
    Article

    As we noted previously, Mr. Costa opening speech included some remarkably positive - and in the context of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs - sometimes daring statements. His remarks were further elaborated in a so-called Conference Room Paper (CRP) that was distributed at the CND. However, that paper is nowhere to be found on the UNODC website. But you can find it on the Transform blogspot.

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    FBI DOCUMENTS

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    The Story of Cap & Trade

    02 December 2009
    Multi-media

    Producers of the renowned Story of stuff animation have released a new compelling animation that  critiques Cap and Trade. TNI's Carbon Trade Watch were part of a team of advisers behind the film. View the animation that is causing a big debate and forward it on.

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