Marijuana Policies

December 14, 2016

German Cities Move Forward With Cannabis Reform - An Interview With Georg Wurth, Chairman of the German Cannabis Association

While the federal government of Germany does not dare to change cannabis laws, cities like Berlin and Düsseldorf are taking over the lead in reform. We interviewed Georg Wurth, the chairman of the German Cannabis Association about the situation. 

October 13, 2016

Legalisation of Medicinal Cannabis in Macedonia

In February 2016, Macedonia legalised medicinal cannabis but the law is far from ideal. Drugreporter's Macedonian partner, Healthy Options Project Skopje – HOPS – carried out an analysis of the law. Read their key remarks and recommendations presented by Vlatko Dekov.

September 5, 2016

"Italy Has Reached a Point of No Return on Cannabis Legalisation"

Marco Perduca is a leading cannabis reform advocate in Italy and he was one of the first civil society representative who spoke up against the drug conventions at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. We interviewed him about the prospects of cannabis law reform in Italy. 

July 21, 2016

The Amendment of the Bulgarian Narcotic Substances and Precursors Control Act

In June 2016, an amendment to the Bulgarian Narcotic Substances and Precursors Control Act came into force. Read the notes of an eye-witness. 

 

July 11, 2016

Dose of Science: Can CBD inhibit THC induced paranoia?

Every cannabis smoker knows that the major psychoactive ingredient of the plant is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but there is also a range of other chemicals in marijuana smoke. One of the other significant components is cannabidiol (CBD). Anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD can inhibit some negative side effects associated with marijuana, but does this claim stand up to scientific scrutiny?

June 6, 2016

Inaugural Conference on Medicinal Cannabis in Hungary

Leading national and international experts and activists discussed barriers and opportunities at the first conference on medical cannabis in Hungary.  

May 17, 2016

Let Us Live and Save Our Loved Ones

A struggle for making medical cannabis legal in Poland: an article by Iga Jeziorska on our new video produced by Paweł Libera and the Polish Drug Policy Network.

May 2, 2016

Cannabis Reformers in the Serbian Parliament

Medical cannabis activists formed an alliance with a political party, in order to contest the parliamentary elections in Serbia. Read Irena Molnar's report from Belgrade, and watch the video!

April 22, 2016

The UNGASS on Drugs: Reform Aborted

After a long gestation, the UN drug reform experiment suffered a miscarriage. It seems the UN is not the catalyst of change but its mirror. Reformers can learn many lessons - but can also be proud of their achievements. 

April 20, 2016

The UN Summit on Drugs Ended Before It Began

The UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) adopted the outcome document without a debate, right before the real discussion could have started. 

March 24, 2016

Polish Government Supports Legal Access to Medical Cannabis

A surprise decision from the otherwise super-conservative Polish government: it improves access to cannabis for medical purposes. 

March 14, 2016

Growing Disagreement at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

While Colombia and the Czech Republic spoke up for drug policy reform at the opening day of the CND, others such as Russia or Thailand prefer the status quo and oppose any changes. 

February 17, 2016

Norway Promotes Forced Drug Treatment Under a False Flag

Norway claims to have a progressive drug policy - but does it really? Our guest author from NORML Norway thinks otherwise. 

February 9, 2016

Report on the Criminalisation of Cannabis Users in Slovenia

ONEJ, a Slovenian cannabis reform NGO, has published a report on the criminalisation of cannabis users in Slovenia - a country which will soon see its first legal supervised injection room. The report also highlights the need to reform the country's drug laws!

February 4, 2016

Luxembourg’s Drug Policy: Jekyll and Hyde

Inside Luxembourg's drug consumption room - read the story of our guest author about drug policies in one of the smallest but most interesting countries of Europe. 

November 22, 2015

We Are a Movement for Freedom - Drug Policy Reform Conference 2015

Progress should not cause us to lose sight of our core values. Please watch our video and read our article about the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, which was held in Washington DC between 18-21 November!  

November 21, 2015

International Drug Policy Reform Conference - Opening Session

Watch and share the speeches captured at the opening session of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington DC, 19th of November, 2015.  

November 20, 2015

Ethan Nadelmann: We Are a Movement for Freedom

A speech delivered by the Director of the Drug Policy Alliance at the opening session of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington DC.  

November 4, 2015

Legalisation? Yes, But Not at Any Cost!

Ohio voters did not reject the legal regulation of cannabis - they only rejected one particular form of legalisation. We think they were wise to do so.    

August 25, 2015

Cannabis Social Clubs in Catalonia – A European Model of Cannabis Legalisation?

Please watch our video interview with a Catalan cannabis activist, about how political attitudes to cannabis are changing in Spain. 

 

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