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International Cannabis Policy Conference | Vienna 2018

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FAAAT launches the International Cannabis Policy Conference | Vienna, Austria | December 7-9, 2018 | #CannabiSDG | www.cannabis-conference.com

Cannabis: WHO just acknowledged historical misjudgment and heads towards global policy update

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After thoroughly assessing Cannabis, THC and CBD in June, the WHO has just recognized its historical misjudgment that led to the placement of Cannabis medicines among heroin or fentanyl derivates, and will consider an international change of scheduling to adequate policies with evidence. #ECDD40

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

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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

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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.

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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).

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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

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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

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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

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#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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 ?

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

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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.

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.

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.

Cannabis: WHO just acknowledged historical misjudgment and heads towards global policy update

Cannabis: WHO just acknowledged historical misjudgment and heads towards global policy update

After thoroughly assessing Cannabis, THC and CBD in June, the WHO has just recognized its historical misjudgment that led to the placement of Cannabis medicines among heroin or fentanyl derivates, and will consider an international change of scheduling to adequate policies with evidence. #ECDD40

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

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

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.

read more
Press release: WHO & Cannabis – 40th ECDD meeting

Press release: WHO & Cannabis – 40th ECDD meeting

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

read more
Crimson paper #3. The review(s).

Crimson paper #3. The review(s).

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

read more

Cannabis review by the WHO: all you need to know

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!

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

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

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

read more
Will modern drug policies come from Norway?

Will modern drug policies come from Norway?

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.

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

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

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

read more
After UNGASS: the Way Forward for UN Drug Strategies

After UNGASS: the Way Forward for UN Drug Strategies

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.

Crimson paper #2. The committee.

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.

Crimson paper #1. The schedules.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Canada: Final recommendations of the Task Force on Cannabis Regulation

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.

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

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.

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

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

Actions à la 69ème Assemblée Mondiale de la Santé

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

Conference « Introduction to Cannabis Social Clubs » at the UN

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.

UNGASS 2016 : Civil Society joint declaration.

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.

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

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
 
OUR CHARTER

FAAAT (For Alternative Approaches to Addiction - Think & do tank) is an international advocacy and research program of the DRCnet Foundation.

FAAAT addresses the policies of addiction, controlled and illicit drugs, and plants, products or substances liable to produce harms or dependence. We work with a multidisciplinary, transnational, non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit perspective.

FAAAT centralizes the collaboration of a global network of experts, with quarters in Austria, Czechia, France, Mexico, Spain and the USA.

FAAAT think-tank researches rigorous evidence-based and ethical policy alternatives to face political, economic, and social drug- and addiction-related issues. Our research advocates for transparent and measurable policies framed by fundamental civic and human rights and the rule of law, grounded on sustainable development, social justice and health, that empowers affected populations.

FAAAT 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, including international and multilateral levels. Our actions rely on social engineering and transversal work, merging affected populations, researchers, doctors, social workers, the law enforcement sector, policy-makers, and all relevant stakeholders.

 

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 OUR VISION

Evidence-based, democratic, transparent and measurable drug policies • framed by fundamental rights • grounded on sustainable development • empowering people and communities • and enhancing social justice and health.

 OUR MISSION

Research rigorous and ethical policy alternatives • and take action through advocacy at all level, social engineering, partnership and collective action • to upgrade policies and practices.

OUR GOALS
EVIDENCE AND RIGHTS-BASED
DRUG POLICIES
HUMANE & SUSTAINABLE
DRUG POLICIES
DO TANK Goal #1.
Ground the updates of international drug policy on sustainable development, human rights, transparency, and inclusiveness.
Goal #4.
Strengthen peer groups, social movements and the nonprofit sector to increase knowledge, sustainability, effectiveness, and capacity for collective action on drug-related issues.
THINK TANK Goal #3.
Impulsing a modern approach to the categorification of “drugs”: renew terminology, taxonomy & scheduling to review the biochemical paradigm of drug use.
Goal #2.
Shift drug policies towards evidence and effectiveness: enhancing positive drug-related programs and actions from the ground.

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