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FAAAT

Foundation for Alternative Approaches to Addiction – Think & do tank

FAAAT (Foundation for Alternative Approaches to Addiction - Think & do tank) is a transnational non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organization working on the issue of addiction, controlled drugs, and plant or substances liable to produce addiction. From Paris (France) and Barcelona (Spain), FAAAT centralizes the collaboration of a global network of experts.

Our think-tank researches rigorous evidence-based and ethical policy alternatives to face political, economic, and social drug and addiction-related issues. We advocate for transparent and measurable policies framed by fundamental civic and human rights and the rule of law, grounded on sustainable development, that enforce personal and community empowerment, social justice and health.

Our do-tank develops collective support, capacity building and community advocacy programs headed to peer groups, ground social movements and the nonprofit sector, for a broader involvement in policy processes at all level, through social engineering and transversal actions that merge affected populations, researchers, the health and social sector, law enforcement, policy-makers and all relevant stakeholders.

Vision

Transparent and measurable drug policies framed by fundamental rights, grounded on sustainable development, enforcing empowerment, social justice and health.

Mission

Research rigorous and ethical policy alternatives, and take action through social engineering, collective action and advocacy for ground-up democratic reformers at all level.




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Ground the changes in international drug policies on sustainable development, human rights, transparency and inclusiveness.
Impulse modern approaches to the categorification of “drugs”: substance scheduling, linguistics of drugs and bio-chemical addiction paradigm.
Shift drug policies towards evidences and effectiveness: enhancing positive drug-related programs and actions from the ground.
Strengthen peer groups, social movements and the nonprofit sector to increase knowledge, sustainability, effectiveness and capacity for collective action on drug-related issues.

After UNGASS: the Way Forward for UN Drug Strategies

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Statement delivered to the 6th Intersessional meeting of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, about the “way forward and preparations for the 62nd session of the CND in 2019” on November 16th, 2017.

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European Parliament: designing a future for drug policies in urban areas

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In the European Parliament, representatives of municipal and national governments, decision makers, law enforcement, civil society, people who use drugs, harm reduction and treatment providers, and academics have been focusing together on substance use in the urban environment, and exchanging experiences on evidence-informed policies to best mitigate drug-related harms.

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Morocco & cannabis: civil society gets organized to prepare the post-prohibition.

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In Chefchaouen, on Avril 30, 2017, an international symposium focused on development and growth perspectives for the cannabis-growing areas in the Moroccan Riff region. The meeting gathered local civil society with experts, academics and various stakeholders from Morocco as well as France, Spain or Germany.

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Tidbits from the United Nations lobbies, 60th Commission on Narcotic Drugs

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Four simple questions about present and future drug policies were asked to stakeholders attending the 60th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Their answers in videos.

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Legal Regulations – series of events on a positive, constructive and consensual future for drug policies

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Legal Regulations – series of events on a positive, constructive and consensual future for drug policies

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Canada: Final recommendations of the Task Force on Cannabis Regulation

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The final report of the Canadian Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, issued on November 30th 2016, is the product of broad consultations within the Canadian society.

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One proposed reading of the UNGASS 2016 outcome document: reassessing substances.

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FAAAT submitted a contribution to the post-UNGASS 2016 thematic debates organized by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, on October 2016. This contribution has been posted online on the website of the UNODC and can be downloaded here.

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Note de synthèse. Réguler le taux de THC ? Le piège à éviter.

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Cette note éclaire un point récurrent du débat à propos des effets psychotropes du Cannabis : Quid de l’impact et des conséquences d’une limitation du taux de THC (delta-9-TétraHydroCannabinol) en cas de régulation de la filière Cannabis ?

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Actions à la 69ème Assemblée Mondiale de la Santé

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Résumé des actions du do-tank FAAAT à la 69ème Assemblée Mondiale de la Santé à Genève, du 23 au 28 mai 2016.

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Conference « Introduction to Cannabis Social Clubs » at the UN

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Cannabis Social Club: a social, ethic, human-scale and health-based model addressing the misuse, abuse and potential damages due to cannabis use while countering the unregulated growth of cannabis supply.

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UNGASS 2016 : Civil Society joint declaration.

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Over 200 civil society groups from all over the world have today released a statement condemning governments for failing to acknowledge the devastating consequences of punitive and repressive drug policies as they prepare for a UN summit on the issue next month.

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Thematic Paper #1 • Booster shots of an international political History of drugs.

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This first document of the series of Thematic Papers provides initial paths for comprehension of the political history of the international drug control system, which only managed to cause the opposite effects to its purposes.

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Crimson paper #2. The committee.

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The crimson papers are a series of short documents aimed at sharing knowledge regarding the process of scheduling plants, medicines and substances within the international drug control treaty framework.

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Crimson paper #1. The schedules.

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The crimson papers are a series of short documents aimed at sharing knowledge regarding the process of scheduling plants, medicines and substances within the international drug control treaty framework.

Read More

Note de synthèse. Réguler le taux de THC ? Le piège à éviter.

You can read this post in French Spanish

Cette note éclaire un point récurrent du débat à propos des effets psychotropes du Cannabis : Quid de l’impact et des conséquences d’une limitation du taux de THC (delta-9-TétraHydroCannabinol) en cas de régulation de la filière Cannabis ?

Read More

Thematic Paper #1 • Booster shots of an international political History of drugs.

You can read this post in French Spanish

This first document of the series of Thematic Papers provides initial paths for comprehension of the political history of the international drug control system, which only managed to cause the opposite effects to its purposes.

Read More




Staff

Sébastien Naar-Molho

President

Michel Sitbon

Vice-President

Enki Sachet

Operations and Finances associate

Farid Ghehiouèche

Head of advocacy

  • Founder of Info Birmanie and active member of the Euro Burma Network (from 1996 to 2006) in support of the burmese democrats;
  • Former head of national commission on drugs at French green Party (from 1998 to 2008);
  • Former chairperson of the European coalition for just and effective drug policies (Encod) within which he helped formalize the Cannabis Social Club model;
  • Organizer of the Million Marijuana March in Paris since 2001;
  • Founder and board member of Cannabis Sans Frontières (Cannabis without borders) and candidate under this banner to several elections in France since 2009 (european parliament, MP and regional elections);
  • Founder and chief editorial of the newspaper “[RBH]23 – La gazette du chanvre” (12 issues from 2011 to 2013);
  • Steering committee member of Chanvre & Libertés-NORML France since 2014;
  • Central person in the press and in the public debate on Cannabis issue in France;
  • Attendee and reform advocate for more than a decade at the Vienna-based on international drug control agencies, with a special approach on the issue of the scheduling of narcotic drugs.

Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli

Head of research

  • Former activist in the region of Toulouse (south of France), engaged with the health and social stakeholders of the area, he has organized events and conferences on cannabis and harm reduction, displayed information in Toulouse with a local collective and took part in the redaction of municipal proposals on cannabis issues ;
  • Co-founder of the first French Cannabis social clubs initiative in 2012 ;
  • Co-founder of Chanvre & Libertés-NORML France, and former board member (2011-2016), he helped developing public relations in a view of policy reform, working in parallel on several ways to implement Cannabis social clubs in France;
  • He has been working along with the European coalition for just and effective drug policies (Encod) on the international drug control system reform issues, nowaadays continues this work within FAAAT;
  • Former correspondent for France and Spain for Leafly news.
  • Living in Barcelona since 2015, he is now involved in the spanish drug policy reform movements. He has a special focus on bottum-up actions and programs impulsed by the health and social sectors and affected populations.




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After UNGASS: the Way Forward for UN Drug Strategies

You can read this post in French Spanish

Statement delivered to the 6th Intersessional meeting of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, about the “way forward and preparations for the 62nd session of the CND in 2019” on November 16th, 2017.

Read More

Crimson paper #2. The committee.

You can read this post in French Spanish

The crimson papers are a series of short documents aimed at sharing knowledge regarding the process of scheduling plants, medicines and substances within the international drug control treaty framework.

Read More

Crimson paper #1. The schedules.

You can read this post in French Spanish

The crimson papers are a series of short documents aimed at sharing knowledge regarding the process of scheduling plants, medicines and substances within the international drug control treaty framework.

Read More

European Parliament: designing a future for drug policies in urban areas

You can read this post in French Spanish

In the European Parliament, representatives of municipal and national governments, decision makers, law enforcement, civil society, people who use drugs, harm reduction and treatment providers, and academics have been focusing together on substance use in the urban environment, and exchanging experiences on evidence-informed policies to best mitigate drug-related harms.

Read More

Morocco & cannabis: civil society gets organized to prepare the post-prohibition.

You can read this post in French Spanish

In Chefchaouen, on Avril 30, 2017, an international symposium focused on development and growth perspectives for the cannabis-growing areas in the Moroccan Riff region. The meeting gathered local civil society with experts, academics and various stakeholders from Morocco as well as France, Spain or Germany.

Read More

Tidbits from the United Nations lobbies, 60th Commission on Narcotic Drugs

You can read this post in French Spanish

Four simple questions about present and future drug policies were asked to stakeholders attending the 60th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Their answers in videos.

Read More

Legal Regulations – series of events on a positive, constructive and consensual future for drug policies

You can read this post in French Spanish

Legal Regulations – series of events on a positive, constructive and consensual future for drug policies

Read More

Canada: Final recommendations of the Task Force on Cannabis Regulation

You can read this post in French Spanish

The final report of the Canadian Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, issued on November 30th 2016, is the product of broad consultations within the Canadian society.

Read More

One proposed reading of the UNGASS 2016 outcome document: reassessing substances.

You can read this post in French Spanish

FAAAT submitted a contribution to the post-UNGASS 2016 thematic debates organized by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, on October 2016. This contribution has been posted online on the website of the UNODC and can be downloaded here.

Read More

Note de synthèse. Réguler le taux de THC ? Le piège à éviter.

You can read this post in French Spanish

Cette note éclaire un point récurrent du débat à propos des effets psychotropes du Cannabis : Quid de l’impact et des conséquences d’une limitation du taux de THC (delta-9-TétraHydroCannabinol) en cas de régulation de la filière Cannabis ?

Read More

Actions à la 69ème Assemblée Mondiale de la Santé

You can read this post in French Spanish

Résumé des actions du do-tank FAAAT à la 69ème Assemblée Mondiale de la Santé à Genève, du 23 au 28 mai 2016.

Read More

Conference « Introduction to Cannabis Social Clubs » at the UN

You can read this post in French Spanish

Cannabis Social Club: a social, ethic, human-scale and health-based model addressing the misuse, abuse and potential damages due to cannabis use while countering the unregulated growth of cannabis supply.

Read More

UNGASS 2016 : Civil Society joint declaration.

You can read this post in French Spanish

Over 200 civil society groups from all over the world have today released a statement condemning governments for failing to acknowledge the devastating consequences of punitive and repressive drug policies as they prepare for a UN summit on the issue next month.

Read More

Thematic Paper #1 • Booster shots of an international political History of drugs.

You can read this post in French Spanish

This first document of the series of Thematic Papers provides initial paths for comprehension of the political history of the international drug control system, which only managed to cause the opposite effects to its purposes.

Read More