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  1. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Spain

    • Xabier Arana
    27 Marzo 2019
    Report

    Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Spanish cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  2. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Switzerland

    • Frank Zobel
    27 Marzo 2019
    Report

    In the 1990s Switzerland was one of the leaders of a movement towards harm reduction for heroin users. Today, the country is also re-thinking its cannabis policy, with municipalities pushing for experiments in more progressive models of regulation, and citizens pushing for legislative reform. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Swiss cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  3. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Netherlands

    • Dirk J. Korf
    27 Marzo 2019
    Report

    The Netherlands has long been considered a leader of progressive drug policy, but it is increasingly being left behind by policy innovations outside Europe. Nonetheless Dutch cities are leading the way towards more progressive and locally adapted cannabis policies. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Dutch cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  4. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Denmark

    • Maj Nygaard-Christensen, Vibeke Asmussen Frank
    27 Marzo 2019
    Report

    After decades of tolerance, cannabis policy in Denmark has seen increasing crackdowns, driven by fears about violence and illegal drug markets. However, some activists and politicians argue that another way is possible. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Danish cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  5. The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis

    • John Walsh, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, David Bewley-Taylor
    19 Marzo 2019
    Policy briefing

    The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the first-ever critical review of cannabis, recommending a series of changes in the current scheduling of cannabis-related substances under the UN drug control conventions.

  6. Opium harvest in early 2019 in Pekhon Township, southern Shan State (TNI)

    ေျမျပင္အမွန္တရားကို လိုရာဆြဲပံုေဖာ္ျခင္း - မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါး၊ ပဋိပကၡႏွင့္ UNODC ၏ ၂၀၁၈ ခုႏွစ္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ ဘိန္းစစ္တမ္း

    Transnational Institute (TNI)
    07 Marzo 2019
    Article

    ကုလသမဂၢ မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးႏွင့္ ျပစ္မႈဆိုင္ရာရံုး(UNODC)၏ လတ္တေလာထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့သည့္ “၂၀၁၈ ခုႏွစ္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ ဘိန္းစစ္တမ္း”၌ ပဋိပကၡတြင္း ပါ၀င္ပတ္သက္ေနသည့္ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းအခ်ိဳ႕ကို တိတိပပစြပ္စြဲေျပာဆိုထားသည့္ အခ်က္မ်ားပါ၀င္လ်က္ရွိသည္။ ဤ သံုးသပ္ခ်က္အတြင္း ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ရႈပ္ေထြးလြန္းလွသည့္ လက္ေတြ႔အေျခအေနမ်ားကို ထင္ဟပ္မႈမရွိဘဲ လိုရာဆြဲ၍ မည္ကဲ့သို႔ပံုေဖာ္ေရးသားထားေၾကာင္း ရွင္းလင္းေဖာ္ျပထားပါ သည္။

  7. Opium harvest in early 2019 in Pekhon Township, southern Shan State (TNI)

    A Distortion of Reality: Drugs, Conflict and the UNODC’s 2018 Myanmar Opium Survey

    Transnational Institute (TNI)
    05 Marzo 2019
    Article

    The recently-released “Myanmar Opium Survey 2018” by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) entails specific accusations against several of the conflict actors. This commentary explains how this further distorts, rather than reflects, the complex realities in Myanmar.

  8. Methamphetamine use in Myanmar, Thailand, and Southern China: assessing practices, reducing harms

    • Renaud Cachia, Thura Myint Lwin
    18 Febrero 2019
    Policy briefing

    Over the past decade, methamphetamine use has grown more popular in Myanmar, Thailand and Southern China. Based on in-depth interviews conducted with individuals who use methamphetamine, this briefing sheds light on the importance of promoting an environment that reinforces, rather than undermines, the ability of people who use methamphetamine to regulate their drug use, preserve their health and adopt safer practices.

  9. Opium Farmers in Myanmar: The Lives of Producers of Prohibited Plants

    17 Diciembre 2018
    Article

    The problem of opium should not be perceived only as a simple, black-and-white, law enforcement problem. To address problems related to opium cultivation, substantial socio-economic development is required to provide meaningful alternatives for farmers, and to ensure that a humanitarian crisis will not occur as the consequence of repressive drug control policies.

  10. Film: Opium Farmer

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    17 Diciembre 2018
    Multi-media

    For most farmers and their families, opium cultivation is a means of survival, especially in the context poverty, insecurity, and repression. This film sensitively portrays the lives of two opium farming families in Myanmar and sheds light on their plight.

  11. Cannabis in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: The Perspective of a Traditional Grower

    14 Diciembre 2018
    Article

    The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) recently introduced a set of bills decriminalising cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. Amid heated debates surrounding the future of cannabis policy in SVG and the wider region, traditional cannabis grower Junior Spirit Cottle shares his insights on the subject through the following opinion piece, which was published by a local newspaper The News on 7 December 2018. An active participant of both the Barcelona and Heemskerk Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants, Spirit has also been part of TNI’s Advocacy Fellowship for Farmers Leaders.

  12. Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in October 2018

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    30 Octubre 2018
    Multi-media

    The voice of communities involved in illicit cultivation had long been excluded from policymaking platforms. However, thanks to growing networks such as the Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum, more and more farmers have gained more space to provide input to drug policy discussions at the UN level.

  13. Alternative development and human rights

    Martin Jelsma
    24 Octubre 2018
    Article

    Around the world, millions of people depend on the cultivation of coca, opium poppy and cannabis for basic subsistence. The 1961 Convention introduced strict controls on the cultivation of these plants and banned centuries-old traditional medicinal, cultural and ceremonial uses. The 1988 Convention reinforced those provisions, obliging states to eradicate illicit cultivation and to impose criminal sanctions.

  14. Connecting the dots... Human rights, illicit cultivation and alternative development

    • Martin Jelsma
    22 Octubre 2018
    Report

    How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework clearly establishes that, in the event of conflicts between obligations under the UN Charter and other international agreements, human rights obligations take precedence. As legally regulated cannabis markets start to grow, now is the time to secure a legitimate place for small farmers using alternative development, human rights and fair trade principles.

  15. The elegant way to end global cannabis prohibition: Inter se modification

    18 Octubre 2018
    Multi-media

    Countries that embrace legal regulation find themselves in breach of international law. In this video, we explain a strategy to resolve those treaty tensions and to enable progressive and sustainable change at the global level.

  16. Donald Trump

    Trump to Host UN Meeting on Drug Policy: Veneer of Consensus Masks Deep Disagreement on Global Drug Policy

    John Walsh, Ann Fordham, Martin Jelsma, Hannah Hetzer
    22 Septiembre 2018
    Article

    The "Global Call to Action" document that the U.S. government is circulating—and heavily pressuring reluctant countries to sign—is explicitly “not open for negotiation.” Far from an effort at achieving mutual understanding and genuine consensus, it is an instance of heavy-handed U.S. “with us or against us” diplomacy.

  17. We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police

    Tom Blickman
    08 Septiembre 2018
    Opinion

    The recent report ‘The Netherlands and Synthetic Drugs: An Inconvenient Truth’ argues for increasing resources to expand anti-drug efforts in the Netherlands. In a topical opinion piece, Tom Blickman addresses the crucial issues at hand.

  18. Online course “Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health”

    10 Julio 2018
    Article

    What are drugs and why are they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How public health policies can address drug use? Learn the answers to these questions and more in the free online course 'Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health'.

  19. Transnational Institute’s Drugs & Democracy Programme Team

    World Drug Day 2018

    26 Junio 2018
    Declaration

    Today, on the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26th June), governments around the world are commemorating their decades-long support of the global war on drugs. 

  20. Human rights and drug policy

    • Ernestien Jensema
    18 Junio 2018
    Primer

    An accessible but comprehensive primer on why TNI believes that human rights must be at the heart of any debate on drug control.

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