events

Archives of the events and conferences organized or co-hosted by FAAAT between 2015 and 2019.

UN hosted Launch of the Cannabis SDG report, 2019

In April 2019, FAAAT co-organized the conference session and workshops of the first Hemp & CBD congress in Southern Europe.

Drug Consumption Rooms: building evidence over what works

Photographs Exhibition shown in 2017 at the United Nations in Vienna, and in 2019 at the Geneva Drug Policy Week.

International Cannabis Policy Conference

Shaping future Cannabis policies: 8 plenary sessions & 5 case study workshops articulated around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Cannabis regulations: markets, standards, blockchain
CANNABIS REVOLUTION FROM A SOCIO-ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE. LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE CHALLENGES OF THE GLOBAL CANNABIS MARKETS. Crossed voices on regulated Cannabis and hemp markets, and the ethics of legalization (fair trade, minorities, developing countries…)

STANDARDS AND NORMS FOR CANNABIS CULTIVATION, TRANSFORMATION AND TRADE: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE MARKETS.

BLOCKCHAIN, CANNABIS & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. What approaches to cannabis policy reform in the context of emerging technologies and the blockchain revolution?

ACADEMIC SYNTHESIS OF THE DAY: BALANCING CANNABIS POLICIES IN A POST-PROHIBITION ERA / REFORMING CANNABIS & HEMP POLICIES IN LIGHT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Health dimensions of Cannabis: harm reduction & health systems
BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND PERSONALIZED MEDICINE: SUSTAINABLE HEALTH SYSTEMS, POLICIES & SETTINGS TO ENSURE ACCESS TO CANNABIS MEDICINES. How can health systems integrate efficiently medical Cannabis, in particular herbal preparations or extracts? To what extent are Cannabis and cannabinoid medicines suitable for our health systems?

CANNABIS: SUSTAINABLE USES & DELIVERY METHODS. Harm reduction consumption patterns, use delivery devices, product safety, cannabinoids, analysis, ratios & concentrates.

Case Study – CANNABIS vs. OPIOID USE DISORDER

Case Study – CANNABIS & ELDERLY PEOPLE: HARM REDUCTION, HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE.

Cannabis & people: Women, Global South, Youth, Elderly
WOMEN & CANNABIS.
From seed to sale, achieving gender equality. Learning from women’s leadership in the Cannabis industry, and outlining the disproportionate impact of prohibition on women and girls.

BETWEEN TRADITIONS AND TRANSITION: A SOUTH-NORTH DIALOGUE. South Africa, Nepal, Central America.

CANNABIS AND HARM REDUCTION: A YOUTH PERSPECTIVE.

CANNABIS & ELDERLY PEOPLE: HARM REDUCTION, HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE.

Positive & negative aspects of Cannabis & the environment
FROM ERADICATION TO PROPAGATION. CANNABIS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: EMERGING INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND BEST PRACTICES.
How can hemp help combat climate change and provide solutions for bettering the environment? How can legal Cannabis policies tend to zero environmental impact?

HEMP, RENEWABLE RESOURCE FOR INDUSTRIES. Energy, graphene, plastic, concrete… these revolutionary materials and commodities made of hemp.

CITIZENS FORUM

Involving broad stakeholders for a comprehensive reform.

United Nations Headquarters, Vienna– March 2017

Commission on Narcotic Drugs 60th Session | Legal Regulations Fora | 1st Forum

ACADEMIC FORUM

Human Rights and the Drug Control System: hierarchy of norms & flexibility for governments.

United Nations Headquarters, Vienna – March 2017

Commission on Narcotic Drugs 60th Session | Legal Regulations Fora | 2nd Forum

Drug policies: what is their most harmful consequence?

Drug policies: what should be changed in priority?

Drug policies: what to foresee towards 2030?

 

co-hosted

Encounters: Civil society & Cannabis policies

Société civile & politiques du Cannabis.

Geneva, Switzerland – June 2018

Co-hosted by FAAAT think & do tank.

The international dimension of drug regulations is frequently recalled in national debates, to rule out any desire to make significant progress on Cannabis policy. Meanwhile, prohibition entails a lot of suffering and costs for individuals and society: non-access to medical care for patients, repression and stigmatization of users, production and unregulated trade conducive to crime, to name only the most obvious. While our modern societies face profound ecological, economic, health and social challenges, the question of how to regulate a plant so difficult to categorize is the subject of many speculations and desires. From June 4 to 8, for the first time in WHO’s history, the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence began its process of evaluating Cannabis and related products, from a public health perspective (harms and benefits)The recommendations are for the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs which still considers Cannabis and its derivatives at the highest level of control, recognizing no legitimate use. Saturday, June 9, 2018, in the idyllic historical setting of the International Geneva, specialists in health, human rights, research, economics or industry gathered to share information and thoughts on the unique potential of Cannabis/hemp as an indispensable player in our future.

Right to Science & Freedom of research with Scheduled Substances

United Nations Headquarters, Vienna – March 2018

Co-hosted by FAAAT think & do tank.

The Human Rights challenge of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

United Nations Headquarters, Vienna – March 2018

Co-hosted by FAAAT think & do tank.

Introduction to Cannabis Social Clubs at the United Nations

United Nations Headquarters, Vienna – March 2016

Organized by FAAAT think & do tank.