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  1. Martin Jelsma

    Profile
    Programme Director Drugs & Democracy

    Martin Jelsma is a political scientist who has specialised in Latin America and international drugs policy.  In 2005, he received the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship, which stated that Jelsma "is increasingly recognized as one of, if not the, outstanding strategists in terms of how international institutions deal with drugs and drug policy."...

  2. Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks tipping point

    10 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2013
    Press release

    Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes.

  3. Uruguay’s historic cannabis regulation explained

    10 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2013
    Infograph

    Uruguay has become the first state to regulate cannabis use instead of criminalising users. This infographic explains why they took this pioneering step and how the regulations will work.

  4. De wankelende ‘Weense consensus’ over drugsbeleid

    • Martin Jelsma
    10 ဧပြီလ 2013
    Policy briefing

    Nederland is met zijn drugsbeleid in de achterhoede terecht gekomen. Zo zijn Uruguay en de Amerikaanse staten Washington en Colorado, met hun besluit de cannabismarkt van teelt tot gebruik te legaliseren, Nederland voorbijgestreefd.

  5. A Pointless War

    • Tom Blickman, Jorge Atilio Silva Iulianelli, Luiz Paulo Guanabara, Paulo Cesar Pontes Fraga
    09 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2004
    Policy briefing

    In this issue of Drugs & Conflict, the background to the drugs-related violence in the Brazilian North-East marijuana cultivation area, as well as in the favelas in Rio, is described.

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    Cannabis social clubs in Spain

    • Martín Barriuso Alonso
    10 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2011
    Policy briefing

    Cannabis social clubs in Spain are noncommercial organisations of users who get together to cultivate and distribute enough cannabis to meet their personal needs without having to turn to the black market.

  7. The development of international drug control

    • Martin Jelsma
    15 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2011
    Policy briefing

    The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug control regime.

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    Cannabis Social Clubs en Espagne

    • Martín Barriuso Alonso
    11 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2011
    Policy briefing

    Les Clubs Sociaux du Cannabis (CSC) sont des associations d’usagers qui s’organisent pour s’auto-approvisionner sans avoir recours au marché noir. Profitant de une zone grise juridique, il existe depuis plusieurs années, des clubs privés qui produisent du cannabis pour le distribuer, sans but lucratif et en circuit fermé, à des consommateurs adultes.

  9. Scheduling in the international drug control system

    • David Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma, Christopher Hallam
    16 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Policy briefing

    Scheduling is mostly prioritised in its repressive pole, though present debates are increasingly highlighting the need to modify the balance of the system in order to affirm the importance of the principle of health.

  10. The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition

    • David Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman
    07 မတ်လ 2014
    Report

    Cannabis was condemned by the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as a psychoactive drug with “particularly dangerous properties” and hardly any therapeutic value. Ever since, an increasing number of countries have shown discomfort with the treaty regime’s strictures through soft defections, stretching its legal flexibility to sometimes questionable limits.

  11. Expert Dialogue on Cannabis Regulation Models

    25 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2014
    Report

    The Expert Dialogue took place in the Miramar Palace in San Sebastian and was hosted by the municipal authorities of the city. Dialogue focused on examining some regulation models currently being implemented. 

  12. Drug Policy Reform in Practice

    • Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman
    25 သြဂုတ်လ 2009
    Paper

    The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the paper "Drug policy reform in practice: Experiences with alternatives in Europe and the US".

  13. Monitoring and evaluation of the new regulatory law on cannabis in Uruguay

    07 ဧပြီလ 2014
    Multi-media

    Martin Jelsma joined a side event of the 57th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. He tells how cannabis came to be included in the schedules of the CND. (2:45 into the video)

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    International Impacts of the U.S. Trend toward Legal Marijuana

    Martin Jelsma, Wells C. Bennett
    21 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2014
    Multi-media

    American attitudes toward marijuana policy are shifting. Recent polls suggest that the majority of Americans think marijuana use should be legalized. How might a shift in American marijuana policies affect the prohibitionist drug treaty system?

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    Spanish Village Leases Out City Land for Pot Farm

    Lucy Steigerwald
    06 မတ်လ 2012
    In the media

    Rasquera, a village of 900 near Barcelona, Spain, feeling the crunch of Euro-austerity measures and heavy debt, voted 4-3 on Wednesday to let a nearby cannabis association use a stretch of city land to grow marijuana for its 5000 members.

  16. Uruguay postpones vote on 'state as dealer' approach to drug regulation - but not for long?

    Sara Miller Llana
    02 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2013
    In the media

    Uruguay has been on the vanguard of drug policy reform in the Americas, proposing a state regulatory market for the cultivation and consumption of marijuana. President Mujica always said he wouldn't push the proposal if a majority of Uruguayans didn't accept it. But few think this postponement means the project is forever shelved.

  17. U.S. votes to legalize pot

    Tim Johnson
    07 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2012
    In the media

    Voters in Colorado and Washington state who approved the recreational use of marijuana Tuesday sent a salvo from the ballot box that will ricochet around Latin America.

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    Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels

    Sara Miller Llana
    05 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2012
    In the media

    A Mexican study says legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the US - an issue on the ballot in three US states - could cut the proceeds of Mexican drug gangs by 30 percent.

  19. Latinamerika udfordrer USA i krigen mod narko

    Jesper Løvenbalk Hansen
    23 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012
    In the media

    En lang række latinamerikanske regeringer ønsker at legalisere narkotika for at undgå mere vold. USA kæmper imod

  20. Crime and Drugs -- To legalize or not to legalize

    Marcela Sanchez
    04 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2010
    In the media

    Nations throughout Latin America and the world are debating whether to legalize drugs or not. For anyone who has seen the violent effects of illegal drugs -- decapitated bodies, drive-by shootings, car bombs -- a thorough and honest exploration of alternatives is long overdue.

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