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March 7, 2016

Dose of Science: Cognitive Decline and Adolescent Marijuana Use

The ‘cognitive impairment theory’ proposes that cannabis causes cognitive decline. The hypothesis has gained some support from a 2012 study, but a recent paper with twin participants strongly argued against the theory. Both studies agree on the association between smoking and cognitive decline. Where they disagree is whether the relationship is causal or merely correlation. In this Dose of Science we take a close look at the question. 

March 3, 2016

INPUD Consensus Statement

Watch Drugreporter’s new video, marking the launch of the Consensus Statement from the International Network of People Who Use Drugs. 

February 26, 2016

The Warsaw Declaration on Urban Drug Policies

The Polish Drug Policy Network organised a conference on urban drug policies in Warsaw, where participants adopted a new declaration which will be promoted at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs by the Polish government. Read our report from the conference! 

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 17, 2016

The Municipal Assembly of Lisbon Decided to Open Drug Consumption Rooms as Soon as Possible

The first room will be opened in Alta de Lisboa, in the parish of Lumiar.  

February 17, 2016

Let's Get Real About Drugs! - Poster Contest

Drugreporter is now accepting entries to a poster contest about the alternatives of punitive drug policies.

February 12, 2016

The World Has Failed People Who Use Drugs

A speech delivered by Olga Szubert on behalf of the Harm Reduction International at the ongoing civil society hearing at the UN Headquarters in New York. The hearing aims to update member states in preparations for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, to be held in April. 

February 11, 2016

Danish Parliament Discusses Bill to Allow Assisted Injections

Danish MPs today debated a bill which would allow people to bring a friend with them into the drug consumption room, to assist them with injecting. We interviewed Nanna W. Gotfredsen, head of Gadejuristen (Danish Street Lawyers) about the significance of this reform.

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!

December 11, 2015

The Washington Sessions

Watch the most important speeches and sessions from the 2015 Drug Policy Reform Conference, held in Washington D.C.

December 7, 2015

First Drug Consumption Room Pilot Program launched in Slovenia

Unlike other countries from the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is experimenting with drug policy in order to improve the public health response to drug use. After almost two decades of advocacy and preparatory legal work, a drug consumption room (DCR) pilot project was launched in Ljubljana, in 2015, by the local NGO, 'Stigma'.

November 30, 2015

Cushion Effect: How do We Deal With Austerity in Drug Policy?

The consequences of the economic crisis are threatening the continuity of the integrated intervention system that characterises the “Portuguese Model”. Read what our local partner APDES is doing to preserve the country's achievments in the field of drug policy.

November 29, 2015

DYING A SLOW DEATH: Inside Indonesia's Drug War

PKNI and Drugreporter launch their new documentary film in 4 cities across Indonesia ahead of World AIDS Day 2015. Watch and share the film to end the war on drugs in Indonesia!
November 26, 2015

Where Do Poles Inject? - The “Room for Change” Campaign in Poland

Public discussion of harm reduction in Poland - especially the country's attitude to injecting drug users - is stuck in the 1990s. Read what needs to be done, in terms of the realities described by Polish drug policy experts, to save lives and lower the costs of treating users.

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 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 13, 2015

Decriminalisation Is Not Rocket Science – The UN Must Endorse It!

Criminalising people who use drugs doesn't work, and it harms our society. We congratulate the UN drug agency for having prepared a paper which supports decriminalisation – and we encourage the agency to endorse their own report. Watch our video, to find out more about how the UN paper on decriminalisation was suppressed, and how it was received at the international harm reduction conference!     
 
November 10, 2015

Cost-effective Yet Underfunded: The Harm Reduction Program of Odyseus in Slovakia

In Slovakia, the cost/benefit analysis carried out on a needle and syringe exchange program showed that every euro invested in C.A. Odyseus´s harm reduction program generated benefits worth almost three euros. Read what the figures show about why it's worthwhile investing in harm reduction!

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.    

October 26, 2015

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions

The Drugreporter filmed some of the key sessions at the Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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