In July the First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum was held, bringing together some 30 representatives of local communities involved in opium cultivation and local community workers from the major opium growing regions in Southeast Asia.
On December 10, 2013, the General Assembly of Uruguay approved a law that made the country the first one in the world to fully regulate the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes. This infographic gives a short overview of the main aspects of the new law.
Uruguay's approval of regulation under state control marks a tipping point in the failed war against drugs as it makes Uruguay the first country in the world to fully regulate the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes. This infographic gives a quick summary of the reasons why Uruguay is regulating cannabis.
L'Uruguay è diventato il primo stato a regolamentare l'uso di cannabis, invece di criminalizzare i consumatori. Questa infografica spiega perché hanno fatto questo passo e come funzioneranno i regolamenti.
This is a guide to regulating legal markets for the non-medical use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected communities all over the world, who are witnessing the question change from, 'Should we maintain cannabis prohibition?' to 'How will legal regulation work in practice?
For fairer and more democratic societies, people need to claim control over the EU’s trade and investment policy processes. We need to change EU’s trade and investment policies and the way in which decisions are made.
Un informe realizado por la Seattle to Brussels Network desmitifica los presuntos beneficios económicos del tratado TTIP y pone al descubierto cómo éste podría perjudicar al medio ambiente y a la economía a los dos lados del Atlántico.
A presente publicação divulga os resultados da parte brasileira de uma pesquisa latino-americana estruturada por meio do CEDD – Coletivo de Estudos Drogas e Direito -, sobre a proporcionalidade das normas jurídicas que proíbem e punem criminalmente as condutas relacionadas a algumas drogas, definidas como ilícitas por listas internacionais incorporadas ao direito interno. Uma primeira versão deste trabalho em espanhol fez parte do livro Justiça Desmedida: Proporcionalidad y Delictos de Droga en América Latina, organizado por Catalina Pérez Correa e publicado pela Editorial Fontamara, em 2012. O presente artigo, agora publicado em português, mantém a mesma versão, mas incorpora dados penitenciários brasileiros mais recentes, de forma a não perder a atualidade do texto, sendo mantidas as conclusões.
In November 2012, voters in two US states – Washington and Colorado – approved ballot initiatives to establish legally regulated markets for the production, sale, use and taxation of cannabis (commonly referred to in the US as marijuana). This is the first time anywhere in the world that the recreational use of the drug will be legally regulated – the wellknown coffee shop system in the Netherlands is merely tolerated rather than enshrined in law. Needless to say, with implications both within and beyond US borders, the drug policy community is watching Colorado and Washington closely.
Ces dernières années, l’agriculture a connu un regain d’intérêt sur l’agenda international avec l’explosion récente des investissements fonciers (trans)nationaux dans des projets (agro)industriels à grande échelle. Toutefois, cette ruée sur le foncier à l’échelle mondiale, souvent présentée comme favorable au développement rural, constitue une nouvelle vague agressive « d’accaparement des terres » mettant en péril le devenir de l’agriculture paysanne.
Conventionally, the concept of ‘labour’ is understood as referring to waged labour – the capacity to labour as exercised through a market. It was precisely this narrow understanding of labour that the discussions in this stream challenged from several angles.
At a time when genuine progress towards real climate action is more vital than ever, this guide exposes how the corporations most responsible for climate change have taken over this year’s UN climate talks.
The Transnational Institute (TNI) organized an expert seminar on Costs and Benefits of Cannabis Regulation Models in Europe in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on October 31/November 1, 2013. The objective of the seminar was to identify and map existing and possible future cannabis regulation models in Europe, looking at the local, provincial and national levels and the potential impact of such models on the illicit cannabis market.
The fourth item on the agenda of talks “to end the conflict,” on the issue of drugs, seems to reflect rather a flat and simplistic view of the classic circuit of drug production, processing, trafficking and use. The relationship between drugs and armed conflict in Colombia is in fact much more complex. This report analyses the challenges that drug trafficking poses to the development of a sustainable peace.
Cannabis dependence is a disorder primarily experienced by young adults, especially in higher income countries. It has not been shown to increase mortality as opioid and other forms of illicit drug dependence do. Our estimates suggest that cannabis use as a risk factor for schizophrenia is not a major contributor to population-level disease burden.