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  1. COVID-19 and the global fight against mass incarceration

    COVID-19 and the global fight against mass incarceration

    03 ဇွန်လ 2020 - Event

    The pandemic has led governments to release an unprecedented number of people from prison and to curb new admissions. Activists and researchers from across the globe will discuss and share strategies by civil society on how to ensure this is a turning point to reverse the long-standing trend of mass incarceration as a response to crime.

  2. 4 common myths about the smokable cocaine market

    17 ဧပြီလ 2020
    Article

    From 2014 to 2018, our research partners in Latin American and Caribbean cities gathered information from people who use or sell smokable cocaine, in order to identify key patterns in the regional markets of smokable cocaine. The information and testimonials we gathered reveal a lack of policy responses beyond punitive measures. Meanwhile, myths and misunderstandings about smokable cocaine and its users prevail. Read on below as we attempt to debunk the four most common myths.

  3. Joint Call for Action: Protecting public health and safety from COVID-19

    06 ဧပြီလ 2020
    Declaration
  4. Smokable cocaine markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

    • Ernesto Cortés Amador, Pien Metaal
    02 မတ်လ 2020
    Report

    Smokable cocaines are commonly referred to as “the most harmful drug”, and considered not just a threat to public health, but also to public security in the urban centres of many large cities. As a result, its users are frequently subject to hostility and stigmatization.

  5. The ‘deja vú’ of aerial crop spraying in Colombia

    Nicolás Martínez Rivera
    29 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2020
    Article

    At the end of 2019 the government of Iván Duque presented a draft decree to resume the spraying of drug crops used for illicit purposes. It argued that spraying is the only instrument to curb the increase in coca crops.

  6. Events at the 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    02 မတ်လ 2020 - Event

    The 63rd Sesssion of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs takes place from 2nd to 6th March 2020. TNI and its partners will participate at this annual series of meetings and co-hosts five side events on 5th and 6th March 2020.

  7. Launch of Study on Smokable Cocaine in Latin America and the Caribbean

    05 မတ်လ 2020 - Event

    Societies in the Americas have coexisted with smokable cocaines for over four decades, but - surprisingly - there is a dearth of research on the development of the market, or much first-hand evidence of how this substance is actually commercialized and used by millions of people in the region. After a few years of field research, our study on the topic will be launched at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

  8. Cannabis in Latin America

    13 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2020
    Press release

    This research by the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) analyzes a duality facing Latin America: the prohibitionist discourse and its effects on human rights persist, alongside reforms to laws and policies related to the use of cannabis.

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    UN Common Position on drug policy - Consolidating system-wide coherence

    • Martin Jelsma
    03 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2019
    Policy briefing

    In November 2018, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy through effective inter-agency collaboration’, expressing the shared drug policy principles of all UN organisations and committing them to speak with one voice.

  10. Growers' voices at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    Sai Lone, Pedro Arenas
    24 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2019
    Declaration

    From 16 to 18 October 2019, representatives of member states, intergovernmental organisations, and civil society attended the 6th Intersessional Meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. On 17 October 2019, representatives of coca and opium growers from Colombia and Myanmar delivered statements highlighting the situation of communities involved in the illicit cultivation of coca and opium in both countries. Below are their full statements.

  11. The Challenges of Medicinal Cannabis in Colombia

    • Nicolás Martínez Rivera
    29 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2019
    Policy briefing

    In July 2016, the Colombian government enacted Law 1787, which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis and its trade in the country. With this decision and a series of subsequent resolutions, Colombia joined the more than a dozen countries that have put into practice different types of regulation to explore the advantages of this plant as an alternative pharmaceutical.

  12. A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive

    Tom Blickman
    18 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2019
    Opinion

    When the Dutch government liberalised cannabis policy in 1976, they understood that the legalisation and regulation of cannabis was actually the best solution, or at least the least bad one.

  13. Psychedelic Liberty Summit

    25 ဧပြီလ 2020 - Event

    The Psychedelic Liberty Summit, organised by the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, will bring global experts to San Francisco to discuss legal, cultural, and political issues of the psychedelic renaissance. We are proud to be a community partner to this conference.

  14. Transnational Institute’s Drugs & Democracy Programme Team

    World Drug Day 2019

    26 ဇွန်လ 2019
    Declaration

    Today marks the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Its origin can be traced back to the institutional architecture of the global drug control system which for the last five decades has served as a mechanism that regulates, controls, or prohibits the use and distribution of more than 300 psychoactive substances.

  15. Statement from the 7th Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    10 မေလ 2019
    Declaration

    During 8-10 May 2019, representatives from Kayan, Kayah, Pa-O, Shan, Lahu and Kachin opium farming communities came together to discuss their challenges in life and find ways to solve their problems.

  16. The 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    02 မေလ 2019
    Report

    From 15 to 18 November 2018, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) jointly organised the 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD). It was organised in collaboration with the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) of Myanmar and held at Inle Lake, Southern Shan State, Myanmar.

  17. Hojas de coca

    Migrants and Traditional Use

    Pien Metaal, Constanza Sánchez, Natalia Rebollo
    25 ဧပြီလ 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.

  18. Cannabis Regulation in Europe

    30 မတ်လ 2019
    Snapshot

    Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, local and regional authorities, non-governmental pressure groups and grassroots movements are advocating a regulation of the recreational cannabis market.

  19. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Germany

    • Heino Stöver, Ingo Ilja Michels, Bernd Werse, Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel
    29 မတ်လ 2019
    Report

    While medical cannabis is well accepted in Germany and small-scale possession is officially decriminalized, many cities are struggling with high levels of street dealing. A number of cities are pushing for different kinds of public "experiments" in legal distribution that would allow them to better control cannabis in their jurisdictions. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of German cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  20. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Belgium

    • Tom Decorte
    27 မတ်လ 2019
    Report

    An official policy of giving a low law enforcement priority to small-scale possession or production of cannabis for personal use led to the emergence of Cannabis Social Clubs around Belgium. However, the attitude to cannabis can vary widely at the local level, and the future of these organised user groups is unclear. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Belgian cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

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