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  1. Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

    • Robin Room, Peter Reuter (RAND), Wayne Hall, Benedikt Fischer, Simon Lenton, Amanda Fielding
    01 Septiembre 2008

    Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively marginal position in international drug policy discussions. Amanda Fielding of the Beckley Foundation decided to convene a team of the world’s leading drug policy analysts to prepare an overview of the latest scientific evidence surrounding cannabis and the policies that control its use. The report of the Beckley Foundation's Global Cannabis Commission is aimed at bringing cannabis to the attention of policymakers and guide decision making.

     

     

     

  2. Decriminalization of cannabis

    • Wim van den Brink
    01 Marzo 2008

    This paper discusses the case for decriminalization of cannabis use, based on a careful weighting of the currently available evidence regarding advantages and risks of such a policy change. The issue of decriminalization is a response to the widespread use of cannabis in spite of its current illegal status; that is, as a consequence of the perceived ineffectiveness of the traditional prohibition of cannabis use.

     

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    Decriminalization of cannabis

    • Wim van den Brink
    01 Marzo 2008

    Este ensayo analiza los argumentos a favor y en contra de la despenalización del cannabis. El psiquiatra neerlandés Wim van den Brink, del Instituto de Amsterdam para la Investigación sobre Adicciones (AIAR), sopesa detenidamente las actuales pruebas sobre las ventajas y los riesgos que entrañaría tal cambio en las políticas de drogas.

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