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FAAAT (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 Barcelona, Geneva, New-York, Paris and Vienna, FAAAT think & do tank 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.

40th ECDD meeting in Geneva: pivotal moment for global Cannabis policies.

You can read this post in French Spanish

This week in Geneva for the first time ever, the WHO drugs committee has heard the voices of doctors, patients, and researchers, and started to weigh the harms and benefits of Cannabis neutrally.

Press release: WHO & Cannabis – 40th ECDD meeting

You can read this post in French Spanish

PRESS RELEASE • Cannabis policy reform: Activists from all continents converge in Geneva – Historical day inside of the World Health Organization.

Human Rights violations in the name of Drug Control: contribution to UN Human Rights

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57 years of Global and Systematic Human Rights violations in the name of #DrugControl: Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law.

[VIDEO] Hepatitis C among people who use drugs, Governments & the UN.

You can read this post in French Spanish

FAAAT co-hosted, last March at the United Nations, a consensus conference where governments and representative of drug users discussed the global state of Hepatitis C and recommendations raised from the practice. Video and track record.

Crimson paper #3. The review(s).

You can read this post in French Spanish

Pre & Critical reviews: insights into the processes of the WHO scientific abuse liability assessment for drugs.

Cannabis review by the WHO: all you need to know

You can read this post in French Spanish

In 2018 for the first time, the World Health Organization is assessing the medical uses and harms of Cannabis, and will recommend the suitable classification to be applied internationally. We promote an objective and independent assessment, that recognizes and acknowledges modern research on Cannabis. Support us!

Major shift in global drug policies: the Human Rights Council catches up with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

You can read this post in French Spanish

Last month, the main UN body on drugs self-disqualified, leaving room for UN Human Rights organs to increase influence over global drug policies.

Will modern drug policies come from Norway?

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The Norwegian Association for Safer Drug Policies, FAAAT and 20 policymakers and stakeholders from 10 countries recalled that Norway should be a model for the rest of the world’s drug policy reforms.

[VIDEO] Hierarchy of norms: Human rights vs. drug control. #LegalRegulations

You can read this post in French Spanish

#LegalRegulations • Do the Drug Conventions really forbid legal regulations? We ask properly the question to key experts: Is it allowed to legalize drugs?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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.

40th ECDD meeting in Geneva: pivotal moment for global Cannabis policies.

You can read this post in French Spanish

This week in Geneva for the first time ever, the WHO drugs committee has heard the voices of doctors, patients, and researchers, and started to weigh the harms and benefits of Cannabis neutrally.

Crimson paper #3. The review(s).

You can read this post in French Spanish

Pre & Critical reviews: insights into the processes of the WHO scientific abuse liability assessment for drugs.

Cannabis review by the WHO: all you need to know

You can read this post in French Spanish

In 2018 for the first time, the World Health Organization is assessing the medical uses and harms of Cannabis, and will recommend the suitable classification to be applied internationally. We promote an objective and independent assessment, that recognizes and acknowledges modern research on Cannabis. Support us!

Major shift in global drug policies: the Human Rights Council catches up with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

You can read this post in French Spanish

Last month, the main UN body on drugs self-disqualified, leaving room for UN Human Rights organs to increase influence over global drug policies.

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.

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.

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 ?

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.




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Staff

Board

Sébastien NAAR-MOLHO.

Chair of the Board

Graduated in Political sciences from the Geneva University, Sébastien acted as a journalist and foreign correspondent of the French public radio (in particular in Afghanistan). Disabled, he has been spending the last 10 years supporting civil society movements and traveling the globe, always keeping an eye on drug trends and geopolitical drug policies.

Michel SITBON.

Vice Chair of the Board

Michel is an editor and bookstore holder based in Paris. He has been specialized for the last 2 decades in translating, editing, distributing and spreading research on drug-related matters. He has a special focus on the history of French foreign affairs and diplomacy

Permanent committee

Kenzi RIBOULET ZEMOULI.

Head of research

Settled in Barcelona, Kenzi has grown in the southern-France Occitania region, where he initially worked with drug-related health and social stakeholders, as well as with local authorities on the design of events, information and program proposals that mitigate locally the harms of national prohibitive policies. One year after having co-founded NORML France, Kenzi took part in 2012 to the tentative French Cannabis clubs initiative (CSCF) until its judicial dissolution, but kept working on modelizing the consumer-led non-profit cannabis dispensaries in Europe. Since 2013 with the European Coalition ENCOD, and with the think & do tank FAAAT after 2015, Kenzi has been working on the international drug policy reform movement. He occasionally writes about drug-related social movements and policy reforms (Leafly news, RBH, Cañamo, Cannabis Magazine…). Nowadays, Kenzi focuses for FAAAT on the international scheduling of substances, while following closely the Catalan and Spanish drug-related movements.

Farid GHEHIOUÈCHE.

Head of advocacy

Farid Ghehiouèche has been a key public figure in the debate on drug policies in France. Initially arrived to drug policies through his involvement for the defense of Human Rights in Myanmar, Farid has followed his reflexion over public policies related to addiction and plants or substances liable to create harms, internationally as an active member and former chairman of the European coalition ENCOD, nationally through a political work within the French green party (1998-2008), organizing the Marijuana March (2001-2017) and running for several elections (European Parliament, French National Assembly and regional ballots). In 2014, Farid and his NGO “Cannabis without borders” joined NORML France, an organization that he has been leading until 2017. Nowadays, he is focusing within the FAAAT think & do tank on sustainable development issues linked to drug policies.

Associates

Michael KRAWITZ.

Senior Global Drug Policy Associate

Michael is a disabled Air Force staff sergeant, seriously injured in Guam during operations in 1986. Nowadays, he is the Executive director of the organization Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access (VCMA), an adviser to the Board of Patients Out of Time, and a representative of the International Association for Cannabinoids as Medicine (IACM). Michael was responsible for reforming Virginia State’s medical marijuana law and, in 2010 for obtaining adequate access to pain management from the federal Veterans Affairs administration. Complementarily, he has been involved in the international drug policy reform movement since he took part to the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 1998 (which called for the total eradication of illicit drugs), and brought some meaningful contributions to the “Beyond 2008” process and to the cannabis scheduling review process by the World Health Organization. Michael is co-founder and secretary of the New-York NGO Committee on Drugs (NYNGOC), the official liaison structure between the UN New-York office and civil society for drug-related matters. Since 2014, Michael focuses on scheduling aspects of Cannabis and its derivatives under international law.

Hana GABRIELOVÁ.

Fundraising Associate

Hana is graduated in agriculture from the University of South Bohemia in 1999, active with the NGO Konopa since 2000. Later on, she got involved in the European Coalition ENCOD as a steering committee member, in the Czech policy reform organization Legalizaceand co-founded the Czech medical cannabis patients association KOPAC in 2014. Since 2011, Hana has been member of the Ministerial Petitions Committee that provides authorizations for medical cannabis patients in the country. Nowadays, Hana splits her days between the support-providing company Hempoint that she launched in 2014, her Patient-focused Certifications programs, consultant activities for the International cannabis and cannabinoids institute (ICCI) and fundraising activities for FAAAT think & do tank.




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40th ECDD meeting in Geneva: pivotal moment for global Cannabis policies.

You can read this post in French Spanish

This week in Geneva for the first time ever, the WHO drugs committee has heard the voices of doctors, patients, and researchers, and started to weigh the harms and benefits of Cannabis neutrally.

Press release: WHO & Cannabis – 40th ECDD meeting

You can read this post in French Spanish

PRESS RELEASE • Cannabis policy reform: Activists from all continents converge in Geneva – Historical day inside of the World Health Organization.

Human Rights violations in the name of Drug Control: contribution to UN Human Rights

You can read this post in French Spanish

57 years of Global and Systematic Human Rights violations in the name of #DrugControl: Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law.

[VIDEO] Hepatitis C among people who use drugs, Governments & the UN.

You can read this post in French Spanish

FAAAT co-hosted, last March at the United Nations, a consensus conference where governments and representative of drug users discussed the global state of Hepatitis C and recommendations raised from the practice. Video and track record.

Crimson paper #3. The review(s).

You can read this post in French Spanish

Pre & Critical reviews: insights into the processes of the WHO scientific abuse liability assessment for drugs.

Cannabis review by the WHO: all you need to know

You can read this post in French Spanish

In 2018 for the first time, the World Health Organization is assessing the medical uses and harms of Cannabis, and will recommend the suitable classification to be applied internationally. We promote an objective and independent assessment, that recognizes and acknowledges modern research on Cannabis. Support us!

Major shift in global drug policies: the Human Rights Council catches up with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

You can read this post in French Spanish

Last month, the main UN body on drugs self-disqualified, leaving room for UN Human Rights organs to increase influence over global drug policies.

Will modern drug policies come from Norway?

You can read this post in French Spanish

The Norwegian Association for Safer Drug Policies, FAAAT and 20 policymakers and stakeholders from 10 countries recalled that Norway should be a model for the rest of the world’s drug policy reforms.

[VIDEO] Hierarchy of norms: Human rights vs. drug control. #LegalRegulations

You can read this post in French Spanish

#LegalRegulations • Do the Drug Conventions really forbid legal regulations? We ask properly the question to key experts: Is it allowed to legalize drugs?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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