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.

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.

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.

[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.

Crimson paper #3. The review(s).

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

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

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?

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

#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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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